WILMINGTON — The Honorable Danielle J. Brennan was publicly sworn in at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Courtroom 7E at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center for her first term as judge of the Superior Court of Delaware.
Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. welcomed the audience to the ceremony and Judge Brennan’s children led the Pledge of Allegiance. Superior Court Judge Abigail M. LeGrow administered the oath of office as Judge Brennan’s children held the Bible. John W. Donahue IV assisted Judge Brennan in putting on her judicial robe.
Following the oath, Gov. John Carney offered remarks along with Superior Court Judge Paul R. Wallace and recently retired Superior Court Judge Andrea L. Rocanelli.
Judge Brennan filled the vacancy on the court created when Judge Rocanelli retired from the bench earlier this year.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Brennan served as deputy attorney general for the State of Delaware for 17 years, starting in 2004. During her time at the Delaware Department of Justice, she held a number of leadership roles, including in the Misdemeanor Trial Unit, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Unit and New Castle County Felony Trial Unit.
In 2018, she was elevated to the position of statewide asset forfeiture deputy, which she held until her appointment to the bench. Prior to that, Judge Brennan was an attorney and law clerk for Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien & Courtney, P.C., in Wilmington.
Judge Brennan earned her Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Delaware, and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.