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The magazine Delaware Today has named Gawthrop Greenwood attorney Carl W. Heckert to its annual list of “Top Lawyers” for his practice of Family Law. Each year attorneys are nominated via peer balloting, then vetted through the publication’s editorial process.
A life-long Delaware resident with more than 25 years of experience practicing family law in Delaware, Heckert’s practice include both litigating and mediating divorce. In 2019, he became a Certified Family Law Mediator in Delaware following the state’s inaugural certification program by the Family Court of the State of Delaware as well as the Delaware State Bar Association. A certified Delaware family law mediator is a neutral third party who is charged with preserving confidentiality while helping couples resolve issues more creatively and amicably than they can in court, including custody, visitation, child support, property division and alimony.
Heckert is a member of the Family Law department at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC. He has led Continuing Legal Education courses in family law matters including custody, protection from abuse and representing an unwilling minor as a guardian-ad-litem. He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association and the Melson-Arsht Inns of Court. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.