May 10, 2023
By Logan Sweet ’15
Judge Abigail Myers ’01 LeGrow was confirmed as a Delaware Supreme Court justice by the State Senate, after having been nominated by Gov. John Carney to fill a vacancy on the bench. LeGrow had served on the state’s Superior Court since 2016.
“What I hope my body of work and the last several years of my career have demonstrated,” said LeGrow during her confirmation, “is that even though I was not born here, and I was not raised here, I am committed to serving the State of Delaware.”
Originally from Pennsylvania, LeGrow imagined she would pursue her law career in Philadelphia, but she was attracted by Delaware’s small bar association and rich corporate atmosphere.
“You have to have goals in your head of where you want to end up, but also be flexible enough to be willing to pursue the unexpected opportunity that might be a better fit for you,” she said. “If I had followed my own path, I would never have ended up where I am now.”
At Susquehanna, LeGrow earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She then graduated valedictorian of her class from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2004. While in law school, she was an editor of the Penn State Law Review and a recipient of the Walter Harrison Hitchler Award and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Prize.
After law school, LeGrow served as a law clerk to Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs. Upon completing her clerkship, she practiced law at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, Delaware, where she was a litigator. In 2011, she was appointed to serve as a master in chancery on the Delaware Court of Chancery, a position she held until her appointment to the Delaware Superior Court.
In 2018, LeGrow was the recipient of the Susquehanna University Alumni Association’s Leadership Award, which annually recognizes an individual who shows outstanding leadership in their industry or communities. She credits the close attention she received at Susquehanna for the early success in her career.
“I chose Susquehanna because of the small class sizes,” she said. “It forced me to come out of my shell and have to take a position and voice my views on things, because you can’t hide in those classes.”
Now, as an alumna, LeGrow often returns to Susquehanna as a judge for the annual Gene R. Urey Memorial Scholarship competition, which awards students who demonstrate superior critical thinking and analysis in the study of constitutional law.