Max Walton is the chair of the firm’s government practice and is the managing partner of the Newark, Delaware office. Max concentrates on advising and litigating on behalf of government entities and business. He handles complex commercial, corporate, constitutional, land use, construction, environmental, energy, election, education, and insurance coverage matters in Delaware state and federal courts.
Max has acted as special litigation counsel for the State of Delaware, several state agencies, New Castle and Kent Counties, over a dozen municipalities, and numerous other boards and public bodies. He also acts as general and litigation counsel to local and national corporations, including quasi-governmental corporations. Max is also the co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice group, which handles administrative appeals and appeals of all kinds in the state and federal courts.
Max enjoys taking on difficult cases and solving difficult problems – and is often referred the difficult cases by other members of the Bar. He regularly appears before the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and the Delaware District Court. Max is known for solving complex legal puzzles and obtaining creative results for his clients.
Max instructs in government law in his capacity as a Senior Fellow in the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration. He is a frequent lecturer and gives seminars on various topics including land use law, FOIA, constitutional law, election law, agency procedure, and takings.
Max has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® for administrative and regulatory law, land use, zoning and municipal litigation. He is also identified in Delaware Today Top Lawyers for appellate, constitutional law, land use and zoning.