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William J. Walls Jr.

William J. Walls Jr.

Dover, Delaware

William J Walls Jr., joined the firm in November 2016 after serving 24 years as Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware.  He concentrates his practice in family law, including divorce, property division, alimony, custody/visitation, child support and adoption. Other areas of practice include mediation and arbitration and wills and estates.

Before being appointed as judge of the Family Court he was partner in the Dover law firm of Hindman and Walls. He served ten years as attorney to the Delaware State Senate, having held the position of senior attorney to the majority caucus. He has served as City Solicitor to the City of Harrington, Town of Bowers, and Town of Frederica. Prior to entering private practice, he served as Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Division, State of Delaware.

He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, where he is a member of their family law and alternative dispute resolution sections, and a member of the Kent County Bar Association.  He is a member of the State of Delaware Family Law Commission.  He has served as a member of the Family Court Judicial Council. He has also served on various Delaware Supreme Court committees, including Judicial Education, Judicial Ethics and Permanent Advisory Committee on the Uniform Rules of Evidence.

He is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown Maryland and The Delaware Law School of Widener University.

In the community, he was vice president of the Delmarva Council, Boy Scouts of America, president of the Harrington and Milford Lions Clubs, and is a 32nd degree mason.


Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Government Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1979
  • Pennsylvania, 1979


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Economics
  • Lake Forest High School - 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • National Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judge
  • Kent County Bar Association

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