Henry Ridgely

Henry Ridgely

Avondale, PA

Henry graduated from St. Andrew’s in 1967 after beginning his education at the School in the Second Form. He is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Business Administration (B.S., 1971), The Catholic University of America (J.D., 1973) and The George Washington University (LL.M., 1974). After receiving his Master of Laws degree in corporation law, he returned to Dover, Delaware, and practiced law with his father for 10 years before being appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware in 1984 and then the President Judge of the Superior Court in 1990. In 2004, Henry was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware and he served on the Supreme Court until 2015. Henry is now Senior Counsel in Wilmington, Delaware. with the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP.

Henry is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Inns of Court Leadership Council, and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. He is a former Trustee of St. Anne’s Episcopal School and is a former Trustee and Vice President of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware.

Henry resides with his wife, Barbara, in Avondale, Pennsylvania. They have been married since 1974 and have two sons and two granddaughters. Henry and Barbara enjoy traveling and spending time with their family at their beach home near Fenwick Island, Delaware.