States Attorney.

David C. Weiss

David C. Weiss states attorney for the district of Delaware

David C. Weiss is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware for the U.S. Department of Justice. Weiss is an American Attorney and has a long-term association with the United States Attorney Office in different roles.

Mr. Weiss’s nomination was made by the United States President, Donald Trump. The United States Senate confirmed Weiss’s nomination through a voice vote, on February 15, 2018. He swore as the United States Attorney of the Delaware District on February 22, 2018. David C. Weiss got the recommendation for the post from Delaware’s senators, Tom Carper and Chris Coons. Charles M. Oberly III earlier held the position.

As the chief federal law enforcement officer of the district, David C. Weiss will be the principal litigator for the District of Delaware. He will be responsible for defending the civil actions and the tax affairs of the government. David C. Weiss will be looking after the prosecution of federal crimes like terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics, corruption, and fraud.


Law Career

Weiss started with his legal profession in the year 1984. Weiss clerked for Justice Andrew D. Christie of the Delaware Supreme Court. David C. Weiss has been associated as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from the year 1986 to 1989. His prosecution involved mainly white-collar cases and violent crimes.

In between his service tenure at USAO, Weiss has been associated with private law firms as well. In 1989 he joined as a commercial litigation associate at the firm Duane Morris LLP. David C. Weiss became a partner there in the year 1993. He has joined as an executive at a financial services firm, The Siegfried Group. He joined the firm in the year 1999 and has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President there.

David C. Weiss has also held the position of the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. He served this post from the year 2007 to 2009, and 2012 to 2018.  He has served the post of First Assistant to former U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly for a long time.

Before taking up the role permanently, Weiss served the Delaware district earlier as an Acting and Interim United States Attorney. He served the position from the year 2009 to 2011. David C. Weiss is also a Delaware and Pennsylvania bars’ member.

Academic Background

David C. Weiss joined Washington University in St. Louis for his undergraduate course. Weiss received his Bachelor of Science degree from there. He earned his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law.


Contact Details 

Full name: David C. Weiss
District: Delaware

Delaware Office Main Phone: (302) 573-6277
Delaware Office Fax Line: (302) 573-6220
Delaware Office TTY Line: (302) 225-7726

Hercules Building

U.S. Attorney’s Office
1313 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Public Affairs Officer

Phone Number: (302) 573-6277


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Updated: October 24, 2020

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