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Bartholomew J. Dalton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Wilmington, DE

Dalton & Associates
1106 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: 302-549-0093
Fax: 302-652-0687
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Delaware Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

The founder of Dalton & Associates, P.A., Bartholomew J. Dalton focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his experience extends to civil rights violations and white collar criminal defense as well. He represents clients throughout the state of Delaware from the firm’s office in Wilmington. A 1977 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, Mr. Dalton has been admitted to practice in Delaware since 1978. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Mr. Dalton’s personal injury client base is made up of people who have been harmed as a direct result of the negligence of other parties. A large portion of his caseload consists of medical malpractice claims, but he has also handled incidents arising out of defective products as well as truck and other motor vehicle crashes. During his distinguished career, Mr. Dalton has been able to receive millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through both jury awards and negotiated settlements, and this has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues. His honors have included an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Dalton has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in several consecutive years.

After law school, Mr. Dalton joined the Delaware Department of Justice, where he served first as a deputy attorney general and then as the chief deputy attorney general before entering private practice. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and several other professional groups.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Articles about Bartholomew J. Dalton appearing in Super Lawyers

About Bartholomew J. Dalton

First Admitted: 1978, Delaware

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Educational Background

  • St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1974


  • Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer by Delaware Magazine several times
  • Philadelphia Magazine, Top 10 Lawyers in Delaware several times, most recently in 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year for both personal injury and medical malpractice litigation for Delaware four different years
  • Best Lawyers in America for 24 consecutive years

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Faculty of Drexel Law School and Widener Law School

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Co-Chair of the Delaware Chief Justice’s Access to Justice Committee – Subcommittee on Fairness in the Criminal Justice System
  • Trustee to the Board of Trustees on the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • President of American College of Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Immediate Past President of the College
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member of DC Bar and the bars of the District of Delaware, The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
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Office Location for Bartholomew J. Dalton

1106 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Phone: 302-549-0093

Fax: 302-652-0687

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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