1974, Delaware; 1975, District of Columbia
Villanova University, J.D., 1974
Law School Graduation Year
St. Joseph's College, A.B., 1965
Delaware State (Member, Executive Committee, 1978-1980; Founding Chairman, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, 1982-1984) and American (Member, Litigation, Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; American Board of Trial Advocates; Association Internationale de Droit d'Assurance, The International Society of Insurance Law (U.S. Chapter); American Inns of Court, Richard Rodney Inn; Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel; Defense Research Institute; American Society of Law and Medicine; Defense Counsel of Delaware (Founding President, 1989-1990).
Author: Cross Examining Expert Witnesses, Civil Litigation Practice: A Fundamentals Program, Delaware State Bar Association and Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware 1988; Michael DeMarco and James W. Semple, The Admissibility at Trial Of The Settlement of a Tortfeasor, 41 FICC Quarterly 271 (1991); Janice J. Brown and James W. Semple, Judicial Intervention in the Investigatory Process, F.I.C.C. Annual Meeting, August, 1991; David Erisman and James W. Semple, Evidence in Trial Practice in Delaware, National Business Institute, 1991; Litigation Desk Reference: Torts and Insurance, Delaware, Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1992; Delaware Directive 92, A.I.D.A. Update, April 1994; Francis Hannum, Somers S. Price Jr., James W. Semple, Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, NBI 1995; The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Insurance Contracts in Delaware, F.I.C.C. Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 3,289-312, Spring 1996; The Cry for ADR: Delaware's Response, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, F.I.C.C. Winter Meeting, February 29, 1996; Francis J. Murphy, Somers S. Pierce Jr., and James W. Semple, Bad Faith Litigation in Delaware, NBI 1997; Enforcing the Covenant Not to Compete, Current Issues in Covenants Not to Compete, Business Torts Section, Annual Meeting, F.I.C.C., July 1997; The Managed Care of Insurance Defense Lawyers, Ethics: Walking a Tightrope, The Delaware Lawyer, Vol. 15, No. 4, 14-20, Winter 1997/1998. Moderator, Litigating Business Disputes in Delaware: A Roundtable Discussion, Inside Litigation, January 1999, Vol. 13, No. 1.