Sneaking Suspicions
  The Resume

Frederick H. Schranck

Bar Admission:

Delaware 1978
U.S. District Court, Delaware 1980
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals 1982
U.S. Supreme Court 1984


November 1987 to Present:

Deputy Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice

P.O. Box 778
Dover, DE  19903

Primary attorney for State Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Responsibilities include representation of DelDOT in litigation and arbitration, including environmental claims, inverse condemnation, governmental relations, personnel matters, contract claims, civil rights, and damage suits; review of DelDOT contracts for professional services, construction, material, and supplies; draft and review legislation involving DelDOT; and appear before General Assembly on DelDOT matters.

Also attorney for Delaware Bicycle Council, Board of Pilot Commissioners, and Board of Professional Land Surveyors.  Prior attorney for Council on Police Training and Board of Constable Examiners.

Past additional assignments included special litigation for other State agencies, including Departments of Corrections, Public Safety, and Labor, and acting as counsel for entities such as the Industrial Accident Board and the Human Relations Commission.

October 1979 to November 1987:

Assistant City Solicitor
City of Wilmington
Law Department
800 North French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801

Primary labor relations attorney for 1200-employee City Government, with six unions and several hundred non-union employees.

Provided legal representation for Equal Employment/Affirmative Action issues, union grievance arbitrations (disciplinary and contract interpretation), collective bargaining agreement negotiations, and defense of worker’s compensation and unemployment benefit claims and appeals.

Reviewed and reported on all Delaware General Assembly legislation affecting Wilmington.  Drafted legislation for City Council and General Assembly.  Occasional lobbyist for City government at General Assembly.

Counsel for City in over three dozen Industrial Development Revenue and Rental Rehabilitation Revenue Bond issues.

Occasional criminal prosecutor in Wilmington’s Municipal Court, handling violations, misdemeanors, and preliminary hearings for felony cases.

February 1979 – September 1979:

Edward Z. Sobocinski, Esquire
Wilmington, DE

Associate attorney in general practice; emphasis on personal injury cases and real estate.

August 1978 – January 1979
Summers 1976 & 1977:

Kimmel & Spiller, P.A.
Wilmington, DE

Law Clerk; work divided primarily between personal injury insurance defense and real estate


January 1998 to Present:

Golf Columnist
The Cape Gazette
17585 Nassau Commons Boulevard
Lewes, DE  19958

Weekly golf column for the leading newspaper in eastern Sussex County

June 1997 to Present:

Hole By Hole
P.O. Box 88
Nassau, DE  19969

Private consulting firm for golf courses, evaluating and updating handicap rankings.  Also associated with for the Hole By Hole Virtual Bookstore

1987 to Present:

Delaware Superior Court

Private arbitrator for Superior Court cases.

September 1990 to 1995:

Adjunct Instructor
Wilmington College
Dover Campus
Georgetown Campus

Instructor in Administrative Law for Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Business Administration programs


Washington College of Law
American University
Washington, DC
J.D., May 1978

Academic internship at Division of Enforcement
Securities and Exchange Commission

University of Delaware
Newark, DE
B.A. with Distinction and Honors
June 1975


“The Law of DelDOT”
February 2003
Sussex County Bar Association-Delaware Technical & Community College
Georgetown, Delaware

“Delaware’s Corridor Capacity Preservation Program”
January 1997
Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board
Washington, DC
July 1997
36th Annual Workshop on Transportation Law
Transportation Research Board
Chicago, Illinois

“Litigation Expenses and Attorney Fees in Eminent Domain Cases”
July 1994
33rd Annual Workshop on Transportation Law
Transportation Research Board
Madison, Wisconsin

“Drug Testing”
July 1989
28thAnnual Workshop on Transportation Law Transportation Research Board
San Diego, California

“Affirmative Action and Minority Set Asides”
May 1988
Seminar on Employment Law:  Counseling for the Small Business
Delaware State Bar Association/Delaware Law School of Widener University/Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

“Employee Drug Testing”
May 1987
Seminar on Today’s Employment Law Issues
Delaware State Bar Association/Delaware Law School of Widener University

“The Age Discrimination in Employment Act”
November 1984
Seminar on Wrongful Discharge
Delaware State Bar Association/Delaware Law School of Widener University

“Representing the Respondent Employer in the Administrative Process”
March 1982
Survey of Employment Discrimination Law
Delaware State Bar Association/Delaware Law School of Widener University

Past guest lecturer on Equal Employment Law, Arbitration, and other personnel issues at graduate-level courses in College of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, and Wilmington College, Dover and Georgetown campuses.


“Affirmative Action:  Equal Opportunity or Equal Result?”
Delaware Lawyer
Spring 1985


Delaware State Bar Association


Board Member
Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Cape Henlopen School District Facilities Task Force

Past president and member of Board of Directors Shawnee Country Club
Milford, Delaware

Past president and member of Board of Directors
The Landing Homeowners Association, Inc.

Contact Information:

Fritz Schranck
P.O. Box 88
Nassau, DE  19969


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© Frederick H. Schranck 2002-2005