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Johnna M. Darby

Johnna M. Darby

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Litigation

About Me

Ms. Darby is the co-founder of DARBY | BROWN-EDWARDS LLC, is the Firm’s Managing Partner, and heads the Firm’s business and corporate litigation practice. She concentrates her practice on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and commercial and corporate litigation. Johnna has experience representing creditors and interested parties, among others, in Chapter 11 cases and adversary proceedings. She also represents businesses in various contexts, including business and commercial disputes pending in federal and state courts.  Darby | Brown-Edwards LLC is a State of Delaware certified women-owned and minority-owned business.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 50%

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Contact Info


1105 N. Market Street, Suite 1600



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Delaware Rising Star, Bankruptcy: BusinessSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Honors Writing FellowUniversity of DelawareN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Partner/Co-FounderDarby | Brown-Edwards LLC2013 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Darby Law Firm, LLC2010 - 2013
AssociateMaron Marvel Bradley & Anderson, P.A.2006 - 2010
Contract AttorneyMcCarter & English, LLP2006 - 2006
AssociateRawle & Henderson2005 - 2006
Law ClerkMcCarter & English, LLP2002 - 2005
Law ClerkSelf-Employed2002 - 2002
InstructorUniversity of Delaware2000 - 2003
Applications ConsultantLexis Nexis1999 - 2002
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court Of The State Of Delaware1997 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Delaware State Bar AssociationImmediate Past Chair2013 - Present
Delaware State Bar AssociationChair, Litigation Section2012 - 2013
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Delaware Network)N/A2011 - Present
American Inns of Court, Richard S. Rodney Inn of CourtN/A2010 - Present
American Inns of Court, Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of CourtN/A2010 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2010 - Present
Phi Beta KappaN/AN/A
Sigma Tau DeltaPresidentN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Delaware Law ReviewChristian, Hill, Adams and Keener: Key Litigation Decisions of 20132014
Greenwood Publishing GroupWomen in Communication1995
American Bar AssociationThe Road to Independence: A Woman's Guide to Opening Her Own Law FirmN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of DelawareEnglish and CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts; Magna Cum Laude1994