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Daryll Hawthorne-Searight Associate

 
Wilmington, DE | Direct 302.467.4613Fax 302.467.4542
hawthorned@whiteandwilliams.com
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Daryll focuses her practice on complex civil litigation arising from product liability, professional liability, insurance coverage and personal injury. Her diverse legal and scientific knowledge base has allowed her to develop problem-solving skills which provides clients with a unique approach to novel issues. She believes there is a solution to every problem.

Prior to joining White and Williams, Daryll worked as an associate for a Wilmington defense firm representing insurance carriers and self-insureds in cases involving products liability, professional liability, premises liability and motor vehicle and trucking accidents. She was also an associate for a Wilmington IP firm. There she drafted various motions and briefs, prepared for oral arguments, participated in mediation, and represented veterans and prisoners in pro bono cases.

During law school, Daryll interned for the Honorable Carol Sandra Moore Wells at the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There she gained experience reviewing Habeas Corpus petitions and drafting reports and recommendations. Daryll was a summer associate in GlaxoSmithKline’s Global Patents department and a boutique IP firm in Philadelphia. There she gained experience in Patent Litigation and Prosecution.

Prior to attending law school, Daryll was a clinical and forensic science intern at NMS labs in Willow Grove, PA, and trained as an expert witness.

Representative Matters

  • Represented manufacturers of alleged asbestos-containing products in toxic tort suits and product liability
  • Represented insured individuals and companies in negligence, breach of contract, malpractice, and wrongful death actions
  • Represented local Delaware fire company in subrogation action against homeowners and two insurance companies
  • Represented leading vendor of Club Management & Community Association Software in breach of contract dispute

Recognition & Involvement

While in law school, Daryll was a member of the Temple Law National Trial Team, President of both the Black Law Students Association, and Student Public Interest Network and a student member of the Temple Inn of Court. She was awarded the Barrister Award for Trial Advocacy, the Myron H. Deutsch ’60 Memorial Award and the Jacquelyn E. Davis Johnson Success Award. She also served as a Teaching Assistant for Temple’s Integrated Trial Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing programs.

Bar and Court Admissions

Delaware

Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2017

Arcadia University, MS, 2014

Pace University, BS, 2011

Memberships

Federal Bar Association (Delaware Chapter)

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

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