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Raeann Warner, a native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, attended Florida State University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with degrees in political and social sciences.

She then returned to the Delaware Valley and received her law degree from Widener Law School where she graduated, cum laude, in 2006.

She was admitted to practice in Delaware in 2006 and Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2007.

She has been representing plaintiffs in childhood sexual abuse and employment cases since early 2007. She is a Director of the firm.

She is a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers’ Association and the American Association for Justice, and is the Revitalization Governor from Delaware on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

SuperLawyers Rising Star Raeann was selected to the Super Lawyers’ Delaware Rising Stars List published in Philadelphia Magazine, June 2012-2017. She has also been named top Civil Rights attorney 2017 as featured in Delaware Today.

Practice Areas

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Tort
  • Employment Discrimination

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Justice, Revitalization Governor
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary

Representative Cases

Asbestos

Ramsey v. Ga. Southern Univ. Advanced Dev. Ctr.

Ramsey v. Ga. S. Univ. Advanced Dev. Ctr., 189 A.3d 1255 (Del. 2018) in context of household asbestos exposure, under Delaware law, both manufacturer and employer owed duties to warn about the dangers of their products.

Sexual Abuse – Child Victim’s Act

Doe No.7 v. Indian River Sch. Dist. (PDF)

Child Victim’s Act which eliminated statute of limitations for claims based on sexual abuse of children, applies to institutional negligence as well.

2012 WL 2044347 (Del. Super. Apr. 20, 2012)

Sexual Abuse – Child Victim’s Act

Sheehan v Oblates of St Francis de Sales

Child Victim’s Act is constitutional and evidence of general effects of sexual abuse should have been admitted.

15 A.3d 1247 (Del. 2011)

Sexual Abuse – Child Victim’s Act

Waterhouse v Hollingsworth

Claims of childhood sexual abuse occurring after July 9, 2005 have no statute of limitations and can be brought any time.

2013 WL 5803136 (Del. Super. Oct. 10, 2013)

Sexual Abuse – Appeal

Hecksher v. Fairwinds Baptist Church, Inc.

Delaware Supreme Court reversed decision of the trial court granting summary judgment when there were issues of fact as to whether the Defendant School and Church were grossly negligent.

2015 Del. LEXIS 243 (Del. May 21, 2015)

Employment

Frederick v. Avantix Labs., Inc. (PDF)

Plaintiff permitted to sue company that was not her employer where there was evidence company was a successor in liability.

773 F. Supp. 2d 446, 452 (D. Del. 2011)

Asbestos

In re Kraft-Murphy Co., Inc. (PDF)

Insurance companies are assets of dissolved corporation who plaintiffs can sue for asbestos injuries.

82 A.3d 696 (Del. 2013) (asbestos – PDF)

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