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Denise D. Nordheimer

Denise D. Nordheimer, Esquire

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate/Trust Administration
  • Adult Guardianships
  • Estate Planning

Biography

Denise is a graduate of New York University, Widener University School of Law, and holds a Certificate in Estate Planning from Villanova Law School's Graduate Tax Program. While in law school, Denise worked as the Chief Deputy Register of Wills for New Castle County and following law school, had the privilege of working as a Clerk in Delaware Superior Court for the Honorable Richard S. Gebelein. Prior to opening her own practice, Denise was an associate attorney at a small boutique estate planning law firm in Old New Castle where she gained valuable experience working with high net worth clients and their families.

Denise is admitted to practice law in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware.

In addition to her law practice, Denise has also enjoyed being an Adjunct Faculty Member at Wilmington University where she has taught Estate Planning and Probate to students in the Paralegal certification program and Business Law to Accounting and Finance Majors.

In 2015 Denise was given a rare Letter of Commendation by the New Castle County Register of Wills for closing an estate that was open for more than 14 years and thereby getting 28 charitable organizations their bequests. It was one of the more complicated matters anyone could recall.

More recently, Denise was honored to be given the Delaware State Bar Association "Access to Justice Award" for her commitment to Pro Bono work "demonstrating a sterling commitment to Access to Justice work throughout her career".

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Juris Doctor
  • New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Criticism - 1987
    • Minor: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 2004

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, teaching Estate Planning and Probate for students in the Paralegal certification program and Business Law to Accounting and Finance Majors, Wilmington University
  • Speaker, “Opening Remarks” 2017. The Second Annual Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Conference. Rehoboth Beach, DE, March 24, 2017
  • Speaker, “Engagement Letter, Fee Agreement, Retainer, and Legal Research Agreement – Oh, My!” 2017. The Law Office Management Assistance Program of the Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, February 16, 2017
  • Speaker, “If I Could Turn Back Time” 2017. The Law Office Management Assistance Program of the Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, January 31, 2017
  • Moderator, “Starting A Law Practice: And So the Adventure Begins!” 2017. The Law Office Management Assistance Program of the Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, January 24th and 31st, 2017
  • Instructor, “How to Draft a Will” 2017. Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, January 9, 2017
  • Instructor, “How to Draft a Will” 2016. Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, October 20, 2016
  • Panelist, Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Conference. Rehoboth Beach, DE, April 1, 2016
  • Panelist, “Closing and Retiring” 2015. Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, December 16, 2015
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Role of Ad Litem Attorneys” 2015 and 2018. Delaware State Bar Association. Wilmington, DE, November 13, 2015

Current Employment Position

  • Owner and Director

Past Positions

  • Chief Deputy Register of Wills for New Castle County
  • Delaware Superior Court for the Honorable Richard S. Gebelein, Clerk

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), Former Chair of the Small Firms and Solos Section
  • Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), Member of the Estate and Trusts, Elder Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law sections as well
  • DSBA Professional Guidance Committee
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee
  • Delaware Bar Foundation, Board Member/Secretary
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Forum of Executive Women
  • Business Networking Breakfast of Wilmington
  • The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware (Steering Committee), Trustee
  • Wilmington Trail Club
  • The Wodehouse Society
  • Church of the Holy Child