The Honorable Charles E. Butler

Appointed By: Gov. Jack A. Markell

Biography

The Hon. Charles E. Butler is a resident judge of the New Castle County Superior Court in Delaware. Butler was initially appointed to the bench by former Governor Jack Markell in 2012. He was subsequently named New Castle County Resident Judge by Governor John Carney on June 6, 2020, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Richard “Dick” Cooch.

Butler earned a B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Delaware in 1978. He then completed a J.D. at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1981.

After graduating from law school, Butler entered into private practice, working as an associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis from 1981 to 1983. He spent the next two years serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the City of Philadelphia.

In 1985, Butler joined the Delaware Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Attorney General until 1995. At that time, he returned to private practice. He worked as a partner at Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins (1995 to 2000) as well as a sole practitioner in Arizona (2000 to 2004) and Delaware (2004 to 2010). Then, in 2010, Butler resumed his duties at the Delaware Department of Justice. He served as Chief Deputy Attorney General until his appointment to the bench.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Cases by Hon. Charles E. Butler

On March 25, 2021 a habeas corpus case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2021

Status

NEW

Type

HABEAS CORPUS

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 26, 2021

On March 25, 2021 a habeas corpus case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2021

Status

CLOSED

Type

HABEAS CORPUS

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 26, 2021

On March 22, 2021 a habeas corpus case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Mar 22, 2021

Status

CLOSED

Type

HABEAS CORPUS

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 23, 2021

On February 8, 2021 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Feb 08, 2021

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Jul 29, 2021

On January 28, 2021 a civil miscellaneous (other) case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Jan 28, 2021

Status

NEW

Type

CIVIL MISCELLANEOUS (OTHER)

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 29, 2021

On January 25, 2021 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Jan 25, 2021

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 26, 2021

On January 14, 2021 a mortgage mediation case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Jan 14, 2021

Status

NEW

Type

MORTGAGE MEDIATION

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 15, 2021

On December 31, 2020 a medical malpractice case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 31, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 01, 2021

On December 28, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 28, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 29, 2020

On December 22, 2020 a court of common pleas case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 22, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 23, 2020

On December 22, 2020 an administrative agency case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 22, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

Case Last Refreshed

Dec 23, 2020

On December 11, 2020 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 11, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On December 10, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 10, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On December 8, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 08, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On December 3, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 03, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On December 1, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Dec 01, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 24, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 24, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 23, 2020 a mortgage mediation case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 23, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

MORTGAGE MEDIATION

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 20, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 20, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 18, 2020 a medical malpractice case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 18, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 18, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 18, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 17, 2020 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 17, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 17, 2020 an administrative agency case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 17, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

On November 9, 2020 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge BUTLER, CHARLES E presiding.

Filed

Nov 09, 2020

Status

NEW

Type

PERSONAL INJURY

County

New Castle County, DE

Judge

Hon. BUTLER, CHARLES E

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