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DELAWARE SUPREME COURT: Delaware Supreme Court names Luke W. Mette as Chief Disciplinary Counsel

By Press release submission | Jan 17, 2019

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Delaware Supreme Court issued the following announcement on Jan. 16.

Luke W. Mette has been named Chief Disciplinary Counsel by the Delaware Supreme Court. Mette will now be in charge of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, an arm of the Delaware Supreme Court. The Office receives, evaluates, investigates, and when warranted, prosecutes complaints of lawyer misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. The Office recommends sanctions for attorney misconduct to the Board on Professional Responsibility and the Court. Mette began his work as Chief Disciplinary Counsel on January 7, 2019. “We are pleased to have someone with Luke’s breadth and depth of legal experience and management expertise take on the position of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

The Office is incredibly important to the business of the law in our state and is key to ensuring that the stellar reputation that Delaware attorneys enjoy is maintained,” said Delaware Supreme Court Administrator William S. Montgomery. Mette joins the Arms of the Court after working as Wilmington’s City Solicitor. He is also an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School. Prior to working for the City, he was a partner at McCarter & English in the Business Litigation Practice Group. Before that, he worked for 21 years at AstraZeneca from 1994 to 2015 where he rose to the position of Deputy General Counsel.

“Compliance with the standards of professional conduct by Delaware lawyers is important for clients, the public, the courts and the legal profession itself,” said Mette. “I look forward to leading the Office as it continues to take steps to maximize such compliance.” Mette has served on the Delaware Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Subcommittee, the Delaware State Bar Association’s Executive Committee and is a former president of the Carpenter-Walsh Delaware Pro Bono Inn of Court Mette received his law degree from George Washington University and his undergraduate degree from Haverford College.

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