Michael DegliObizzi joins Holloway Law after a successful start to his career as a Deputy Attorney General at the Delaware Department of Justice. Michael specializes in Criminal Defense, Driving Under the Influence cases, and Civil Litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney, having tried over 50 cases in the Superior Court of Delaware, the Court of Common Pleas, Family Court, and the Justice of the Peace Courts.
Michael began his tenure at the DOJ prosecuting misdemeanor criminal offenses in the Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Courts. He primarily focused on DUI cases and was the lead attorney responsible for running the Court of Common Pleas’ Mental Health Court on behalf of the State. He progressed in his duties to handling complex felony cases including financial related crimes, Burglary, Robbery, Drug Dealing, and weapon/firearm related offenses. Additionally, Michael has successfully prosecuted several homicide and gang participation cases.
In 2016, Michael was promoted to be the Assistant Unit Head of the Misdemeanor Trial Unit where he supervised all new criminal Deputy Attorneys General as they entered the office. He was responsible for teaching new prosecutors how to handle a caseload and take a case to trial. As part of his duties, he reviewed every misdemeanor DUI arrest in New Castle County to determine the appropriate plea offer. Michael is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He has led numerous DUI trainings for both law enforcement officers and attorneys.
In 2018, Michael was promoted to Unit Head of the Domestic Violence Unit. He supervised a team of Deputy Attorneys General, paralegals, administrative specialists, and social workers that handled misdemeanor and felony domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse cases. He was the Attorney General’s designee on the Fatal Incident Review Team, the Victim Services Advisory Committee, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council committees.
While in law school, Mike served as a Judicial intern for the Honorable Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court. He also interned at the law firm of Kimmel, Carter.
When he is not zealously advocating for his clients, Mike is the head wrestling coach and coordinator of the St. John the Beloved youth wrestling program and volunteer assistant coach for Salesianum School’s wrestling team. Mike was a two time Delaware State wrestling champion in high school and enjoyed a successful collegiate wrestling career while attending Duke University.
J.D. Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, 2012
B.A. History; Certificate Markets and Management Studies, Duke University, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, 2009
Salesianum School, 2005
Voted one of “Delaware Today’s Top Attorneys” for 2020 and 2021