The firmâ€™s goal is to serve its clients with the highest quality of professionalism while remaining cost-effective. The law firmâ€™s size offers the ability to utilize the latest technological advances while maintaining a close personal relationship with its clients.
Established in 1975, Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A., is a general practice law firm with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, administrative law, corporate law, environmental law, financial services, employment law, family law, government relations, commercial and residential real estate and intellectual property law.
With offices in Dover, Wilmington and Georgetown, Parkowski Guerke & Swayze, P.A., is firmly established as one of Delawareâ€™s premier full-service law firms.
Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A., specializes in representing the interests of its clients before all government agencies and before the Delaware General Assembly.
Name: F. Michael Parkowski
Education: Received a degree in civil engineering from Villanova University
Received Law degree from Temple University
Specialization: Governmental, environmental and land use matters
Publication: F. Michael Parkowski and Michael W. Teichman, "Public Participation in the Coastal Zone Act Permitting Process: Too Much of a Good Thing?", Delaware Lawyer, Summer 2004, pp. 18-23
Experience: Worked as an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Philadelphia District Office Served as Deputy Director for Enforcement at the U.S. EPA Region III Office in Philadelphia Following graduation from law school, he served in the Delaware Attorney General's Office as General Counsel to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and also prosecuted criminal offenses in the Kent County Prosecutor's Office
Since entering private practice in 1975, he has provided representation on environmental matters on a regional basis and conducts a statewide practice
He has served as General Counsel to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority since 1976, and also represents the Delaware Economic Development Office, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Lottery Office, the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation, the Delaware Civic Center Corporation and the Delaware Manufactured Homes Relocation Authority
Also provides representation to clients involved in large- scale real estate developments
He currently serves, by appointment of the Governor, as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Delaware River & Bay Authority
Also appointed by the Governor to serve as Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission
Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association and former President of the Kent County Bar Association
Has been listed in America's Best Lawyers from 1990 to the present and has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Delaware State Bar Association-(President, 1995 - 1996)
Kent County Bar Association-(President, 1983 - 1984)
Delaware State University-(Trustee/Treasurer, 1992 - Present)
Delaware Nature Conservancy-(Director, 2000 - Present)
He provides representation to a variety of public and private clients on governmental
environmental and land use matters.