This committee provides peer counseling and support to lawyers overburdened by personal or practice-related problems. It offers help to lawyers who, during difficult times, may need assistance in meeting law practice demands. The members of this committee, individually or as a team, will help with the time and energy needed to keep a law practice operating smoothly and to protect clients. Call a member if you or someone you know needs assistance.

New Castle County

Karen Jacobs, Esquire,Co-Chair*
Dawn L. Becker, Esquire
Sean M. Brennecke, Esquire
John P. Deckers, Esquire
David J.J. Facciolo, Esquire
David J. Ferry, Jr., Esquire
Antranig Garibian, Esquire
Robert D. Goldberg, Esquire
Laura Nastase Najemy, Esquire
Denise D. Nordheimer, Esquire
Kenneth M. Roseman, Esquire*
Yvonne Takvorian Saville, Esquire
R. Judson Scaggs, Esquire*
Victoria R. Sweeney, Esquire
Gregory Brian Williams, Esquire
Lydia E. York, Esquire

Kent and Sussex Counties

Candace E. Holmes, Esq., Co-Chair (Chair Kent/Sussex)
Crystal L. Carey, Esquire
Edward Curley, Esquire
Clay T. Jester, Esquire
Hon. William L. Witham, Jr.

Sussex County

Candace E. Holmes, Esquire, Co-Chair
Eleanor M. Kiesel Esquire
Dennis L. Schrader, Esquire

Honorary Volunteer Members:

Victor F. Battaglia, Sr., Esquire
Mary C. Boudart, Esquire*
I. Barry Guerke, Esquire (Past Co-Chair/Kent Co.)
Bayard Marin, Esquire
Wayne A. Marvel, Esquire
Michael F. McTaggart, Esquire
Kuhu Parasrampuria, Esquire
Mary E. Sherlock, Esquire* (Past Co-Chair/Kent Co.)
Dennis L. Schrader, Esquire (Past Co-Chair/Sussex Co.)
Christopher D. Tease, Esquire (Kent/Sussex Co.)
E. Alan Uebler, Esquire
David A. White, Esquire

Carol P. Waldhauser, Executive Director

*Certified Practice Monitor


The Mission of The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) is to provide confidential assistance to Judges and Lawyers. Our goal is to help individuals identify problems affecting their work productivity and/or their quality of life while assisting them in developing effective solutions for those problems thereby culminating in a workplace atmosphere that encourages health and wellness, professional growth and maintains the integrity of the legal profession.


R. Judson Scaggs, Jr., Esquire – Chair

Eleanor M. Kiesel, Ph.D., MSW, Esquire – Co-Chair

Victor F. Battaglia, Jr., Esquire

Sean M. Brennecke, Esquire

Timothy P. Cairns, Esquire

Oliver J. Cleary, Esquire

Antranig Garibian, Esquire

Christopher L. Kenny, Esquire

Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Esquire

John S. McDaniel, III, Esquire

R. Bruce McNew, Esquire

Laura Nastase Najemy, Esquire

James L. Patton, Jr., Esquire

Dennis Bruce Phifer, Esquire

Ronald G. Poliquin, Esquire

Bruce A. Rogers, Esquire

Jason W. Staib, Esquire

Victoria R. Sweeney, Esquire

D. Charles Vavala, III, Esquire


Hon. Eric M. Davis

Hon. James McGiffin

Hon. Louann Vari

Honorary Volunteer Members:

Kuhu Parasrampuria, Esquire
Christopher D. Tease, Esquire (Kent/Sussex Co.)

Carol P. Waldhauser, Executive Director