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Joelle Florax

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    (302) 657-2122
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    (302) 778-1400
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U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


Joelle Florax is a Partner with Rawle & Henderson, and is located in the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware (DE) office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental, mass and toxic torts, medical professional liability, casualty and premises liability, property damage, construction accidents and product liability claims. Ms. Florax joined the firm in 2010 as Of Counsel and became a Partner in 2022.

Ms. Florax served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Maxson Terry, Jr., and the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgley in DE Superior Court, Kent County DE from September 1996 to August 1997. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard R. Cooch in New Castle County, DE Superior Court in 1995.

Upon the completion of her judicial clerkships, Ms. Florax served as a Deputy Attorney General for the DE Department of Justice, from 1997 through 2004. She successfully tried numerous cases prosecuting adult and juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases, and assisted the DE police agencies with all aspects of their investigations. Ms. Florax also established a program for local police departments, educating officers about compliance with DE law. She practiced civil defense litigation at another DE law firm prior to joining Rawle & Henderson.


Widener University School of Law, Wilmington DE   (J.D. cum laude 1996)

  • Dean’s Honors List, Spring/Fall 1994, Spring/Fall 1995, Spring 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi, Harrington Inn of the Court Chapter
  • Certificate of Achievement: Legal Methods, Law in American Society and Immigration
  • Certificate of Achievement: American Jurisprudence, Legal Methods, Research and Writing, Moot Court

Temple University, Philadelphia PA   (B.A. 1992)

  •  Major: Radio, Television and Film   Minor: Criminal Justice
  • Dean’s Honors List

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Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware Defense Group

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