Judge Charles E. Butler: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

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 April 15, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 15, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 17, 2024

On April 11, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 11, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 12, 2024

On April 10, 2024 a debt / breach of contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 10, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

DEBT / BREACH OF CONTRACT

Practice Area

Creditor

Matter Type

General Creditor

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 12, 2024

On April 9, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 09, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 12, 2024

On April 6, 2024 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 06, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2024

On April 4, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 04, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 05, 2024

On April 3, 2024 a mortgage mediation case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 03, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

MORTGAGE MEDIATION

Practice Area

Property

Matter Type

Foreclosure

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 07, 2024

On April 1, 2024 a debt / breach of contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 01, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

DEBT / BREACH OF CONTRACT

Practice Area

Creditor

Matter Type

General Creditor

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 03, 2024

On April 1, 2024 a civil miscellaneous (other) case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 01, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

CIVIL MISCELLANEOUS (OTHER)

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 03, 2024

On April 1, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Apr 01, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 03, 2024

On March 27, 2024 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 27, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 28, 2024

On March 25, 2024 a medical malpractice case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Malpractice

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 26, 2024

On March 25, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 27, 2024

On March 25, 2024 a mortgage mediation case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 25, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

MORTGAGE MEDIATION

Practice Area

Property

Matter Type

Foreclosure

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 27, 2024

On March 22, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 22, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 23, 2024

On March 21, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 21, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 22, 2024

On March 19, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 19, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 21, 2024

On March 18, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 18, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 19, 2024

On March 15, 2024 a mortgage case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 15, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

MORTGAGE

Practice Area

Property

Matter Type

Foreclosure

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 19, 2024

On March 15, 2024 a debt / breach of contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 15, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

DEBT / BREACH OF CONTRACT

Practice Area

Creditor

Matter Type

General Creditor

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 16, 2024

On March 14, 2024 transfer from ccp case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 14, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

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Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

TRANSFER FROM CCP

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 15, 2024

On March 13, 2024 a personal injury case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 13, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 15, 2024

On March 12, 2024 a personal injury auto case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 12, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

PERSONAL INJURY AUTO

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 14, 2024

On March 11, 2024 a debt / breach of contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of New Castle County. Judge Charles E. Butler presiding.

Filed

Mar 11, 2024

Status

NEW

Judge

Hon. Charles E. Butler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Charles E. Butler

Court

Superior

County

New Castle County, DE

Category

DEBT / BREACH OF CONTRACT

Practice Area

Creditor

Matter Type

General Creditor

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 12, 2024

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