Kathleen M. Jennings-Hostetter ’78 Named Delaware State Prosecutor
On November 7, 2011, Villanova Law alumna, Kathleen M. Jennings-Hostetter,’78, a former Chief Deputy Attorney General in Delaware's Department of Justice was named State Prosecutor. Jennings was appointed by Attorney General, Beau Biden, after the United States Senate confirmed former State Prosecutor, Richard Andrews, as U.S. District Judge for Delaware. Following her graduation from Villanova Law School in 1978, Jennings worked as a Deputy Attorney General in Delaware’s Department of Justice Criminal Division for 16 years. During that time she prosecuted the full range of cases, from misdemeanors to homicides, and she supervised the Rape, Felony Screening, and Trial Units.
From 1993 to 1994 Jennings served as Chief Deputy Attorney General and in 1995 founded a private legal practice in Wilmington, DE with outgoing Attorney General, Charles Oberly, where she handled a range of criminal defense, white collar, regulatory, and civil litigation cases. Jennings is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.