Practice AreasCivil Litigation
MICHAEL W. ARRINGTON, a Director and managing partner of the firm, joined Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A., in 2000 after eight years as the Director of Special Court Services for the Family Court of the State of Delaware. He practices in all of the Delaware courts on a wide range of litigation areas including domestic relations, commercial, contract, eminent domain, environmental, and creditor rights.
Mr. Arrington is admitted to practice in Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He is member of the Delaware State Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and related family law sections.
After graduating from St. Joseph’s College (B.S.), Mr. Arrington attended Villanova University (M.A.), and was awarded his J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law. He was inducted into the National Jesuit (Alpha Sigma Nu) Honor Society, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the national legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi has an AV Rating with Martindall-Hubbell. In addition to his work in the legal profession, Mr. Arrington served for 14 years as a secondary school administrator and managed classical musicians.
Mr. Arrington also has served as consultant and policy advisor for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, National Center for State Courts, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
District of Columbia, 1999
U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeal (3rd Circuit), 2104
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
1997 – J.D. – Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
1980 – M.A. (Educational Administration) – Villanova University, Villanova, PA
1978 – B.S. – St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, PA
Full Faith and Credit: Passport to Safety, Chapter 3, Nat’l Council of Juvenile and Fam. Ct. Judges, “Writing, Interpreting & Administering Protection Orders”, Byron R. Johnson & Neil S. Webdale, eds., 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships
Delaware State Bar Association, (Family Law Section, Chair)
Delaware State Bar Association, (ProSe Litigation Assistance Committee, Chair)
Maryland State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Delaware Criminal Justice Committee
Delaware Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, (Chair, 2004-Present)
Juvenile Justice Federal Advisory Committee, (Delaware Designee 2004-2007)
Pro Bono Inn of Court
Rotary Club of Wilmington
New Castle Presbytery Board of Trustees