About Ciro

PROFILE

Attorney, with a practice in Small Business Counsel, Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs   

New Castle County Register of Wills, serving as chief probate officer for the county   


Captain, Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Delaware National Guard   


Master Pro Hac Vice, Chancery Court, regularly appointed to decide disputes   


University Professor / Author in areas of Law, Business, Political Science and Humanities   


Seniors Advocate, addressing needs of the aged and infirmed   


2015 Delaware Bar Association Highest Award for Government Service 

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EDUCATION

Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts 

Gamma Kappa Alpha Honor Society   


Widener University Law School, Juris Doctorate 

Cum Laude. Graduated in Top 10% of Class. Certificate of Merit.   


U.S. Army—The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Honors Graduate. 

Ranked 4th Overall. Highest Standing in Legal Assistance.   


Delaware Superior Court Mediation Training and Certification  

SKILL SET

Navigating Government Regulations.  I spend the majority of my time each day helping individuals, businesses and lawyers work through bureaucratic red tape in order to achieve their desired outcomes.   


Human Resources. My practice in the Army is essentially labor law, working with the personnel department in managing our Soldiers and Airmen statewide.   


Risk Management. I have served as the risk manager for some of the biggest events in the greater Delaware area—food festivals, sports, theatrical and casino.   

Budget and Finance. I have built budgets from $100K to $100MM. I negotiate win-win solutions when parties are at a stalemate.   


Strategic Planning. I am a big thinker, especially in terms of market trends and external threats.   


Educator. I break down complex topics into digestible components that the average person can understand, always adding a large dollop of humor.    

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIP

Author, Seniors Bill of Rights, 2016.   


Executive Editor of Delaware Estate Administration, part one published in 2015.    


Author of “The Story of Dorothea’s House,” from Voices from Dorothea’s House: Celebrating the Culture of Italy, Dante University Press, 2015.   


Conference Chair, “The New Delaware Alcohol Rules: What They Mean For You: An All-Licensee Conference for Wholesalers, Retailers, Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Wineries, & All Industry Stakeholders,” 2014.   


Monthly columnist for The Journal of the Delaware Bar Association, 2010-11.  

RECENT PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Founding Chair, St. Francis Hospital LIFE Senior Center   


Vice-President, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition   


Chair, Delaware All State Theatre   


Chair, Delaware Pardon Initiative   


Executive Committee, Delaware Democratic Party   


Guardian Ad Litem, Delaware Family Court