Joseph B. Cicero

Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole

1313 N. Market Street
Suite #5400
Wilmington, Delaware 19801


Appellate, Business Law, Complex Civil, Corporate, Creditor's Rights, Intellectual Property, M&A, Non Compete, Partnership Disputes, Trade Secrets

Joe Cicero is a litigator and corporate counselor. While Joe litigates in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts, he specializes in corporate and alternative entity governance litigation in the Court of Chancery.   Joe’s Chancery litigation practice covers a broad range of matters, such as breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate control issues, mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, corporate restructuring, proxy contests, preferred stock designations, stock repurchases, dissolutions, charter and bylaw amendments, and statutory proceedings under Delaware’s General Corporation Law.

Joe also represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court.   He handles a wide variety of cases involving contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, business torts, trade secrets, financial instruments, debtor and creditor rights, director and officer liability, and intellectual property litigation.

Joe previously was a Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

While in law school, Joe was a Wolcott law clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.


J.D., cum laude, Widener University School of Law

Wolcott Law Clerk, Hon. Randy J. Holland, Delaware Supreme Court

Research Editor, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law

WIdener Scholar

Dean's Honors List

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court for District of Delaware

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Delaware State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court

St. Thomas More Society

Federal Civil Panel, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

Guardian Ad Litem, Delaware Office of Child Advocate


Listed, Rising Star: Delaware Super Lawyers, 2013-2018


1313 N. Market Street, Suite #5400
Wilmington, DE 19801

P: 302-468-4592
F: 302-295-0199
E: [email protected]