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As Kent County’s oldest law firm, we’re here to serve you. Our attorneys have years of experience in the legal profession. We offer a variety of services to meet your legal needs, including personal injury and workers’ compensation. We are committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Our History

Founded by Harold Schmittinger and Nicholas Rodriguez in 1961, Schmittinger & Rodriguez is Kent County’s oldest law firm. Currently, the firm employees approximately 15 attorneys and 50 support staff in three offices statewide.

The original office was located at the corner of State Street and the Green. In 1965, the firm began building a new office to house their expanding practice at 414 South State Street and relocated when construction was completed in 1966.

The firm continued to grow, adding nine more attorneys, and, in 1976, opened satellite offices in both Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. By 1980, it had grown to more than a dozen attorneys. In 1990, the firm added another satellite office in Odessa (which was later moved to Middletown).

The firm’s attorneys boast a number of accomplishments. In 1982, John Schmittinger (brother of Harold Schmittinger) handled what was then the firm’s largest case to date, a multimillion dollar product liability action. Then, in 1984, Nicholas Rodriguez argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. A number of prominent legal officials have served with the firm, including two Attorneys General and five judges.

Schmittinger & Rodriguez is also proud of its close connections to the US military. Found partner Harold Schmittinger served in the military and seven other attorneys currently or previously employed by the firm have served as well.

 

Our Attorneys

Nicholas H. Rodriguez
Douglas B. Catts
William D. Fletcher Jr.
William W. Pepper Sr.
Crystal L. Car
Scott E. Chambers
Fred A. Townsend III
Noel E. Primos
Walt F. Schmittinger
B. Brian Brittingham
Alexander T. Corbin
Gary E. Junge
Dianna E. Louder

Contact Us

Contact us at any of our three locations throughout the state of Delaware.

Dover
414 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
302-674-0140

Middletown
651 North Broad Street
Suite 104
Middletown, DE 19709
302-378-1697

Rehoboth Beach
18489 Coastal Highway
Wells Fargo Bank Building – 2nd Floor
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-227-1400

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