Joelle Florax

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Joelle Florax

Of Counsel

jflorax@rawle.com

Wilmington

Tel (302) 657-2122

Fax (302) 778-1400

Bio

Joelle Florax is Of Counsel to the Firm in the Delaware office of Rawle & Henderson LLP.  She concentrates her practice in the area of environmental, mass and toxic torts.

Ms. Florax is admitted to practice in Delaware (1996) as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (1997) and the Supreme Court of Delaware (1996).  She is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Defense Group.  Ms. Florax served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Maxson Terry, Jr., and the Honorable Henry du Pont Ridgley.  She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard R. Cooch. 

Ms. Florax received her Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law, cum laude, where her distinctions included Dean’s Honors List, Certificate of Achievement Recipient and American Jurisprudence Recipient.  She was also a member of the legal honor society Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn Chapter. 

Ms. Florax received her B.A. in Radio, Television and Film with a minor in Criminal Justice from Temple University where she was on the Dean’s Honors List.  Her experience includes serving as a Deputy Attorney General for the Delaware Department of Justice, where she successfully tried numerous cases prosecuting adult and juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases and assisting the police agencies in Delaware with all aspects of their investigations. Ms. Florax also established an educational program for local police departments and educated officers regarding compliance with Delaware law.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, January 1997
Supreme Court of Delaware, December 1996

Education

Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  Dean’s Honors List, Spring/Fall 1994, Spring/Fall 1995, Spring 1996
  Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn, Honor Chapter
  Certificate of Achievement, Legal Methods, Law in American Society and Immigration
  American Jurisprudence, Legal Methods, Research and Writing, Moot Court

Temple University, B.A., Radio, Television and Film with a minor in Criminal Justice, 1992
  Dean’s Honors List

Professional Associations

Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware Defense Group