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Michael R. Abram

Founding Attorney
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At Abram and Hutchison, you can rest assured that l have handled and tried cases ranging from traffic offenses to first-degree murder. My practice mostly handles felony charges and DUI cases. DUI defense includes handling the administrative DMV hearing that accompanies those charges. My office also handles municipal charges from the towns of Dewey Beach, and Rehoboth Beach, and is often capable of resolving charges without the client having to return to Delaware.


  • J.D., Tulane University, 2003 - Criminal Law Clinic
  • B.A. Sociology, Hofstra, 2000

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Delaware, 2003

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar
    • Member Since: 2003
    • Committee on Judicial Appointments
    • Member of the Board of Bar Examiners
  • Sussex County Bar
    • Member Since: 2003
  • Sussex County Defense Bar
    • Member Since: 2003
    • President

Featured Cases and Matters

  • State v. Linwood Eley - 2010 - Upon appeal from the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the convictions in this case based upon the fact that the prosecutors comments were inappropriate and that the Judge failed to fix the issue event though defense counsel made repeated objections.
  • Town of Henlopen Acres v. Mary Busnigham & Ronald Jones - 2009 - The small municipality of Henlopen Acres attempted to charge the defendants with 67 separate criminal counts. After a trial on the Merits all 67 charges were dismissed as the Judge ruled that the entire code for the town was unenforceable after comments from counsel. In his ruling the Judge stated “Mr. Abram must have been reading my mind.”
  • State v. Herbert Satarin - 2009 - Superior Court jury trial where the defendant was accused of staging a car accident and fleeing the scene to collect insurance money. Following testimony by the police and an eye witness to the events, the jury spent less then an hour returning a verdict of not guilty.
  • State v. Martin Dudley - 2004 - The Defendant was charged with 8 counts of Possession of a deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, including a firearm. All of the evidence was suppressed after a hearing determined that the probation officer violated protocols and was not authorized to make the search. All charges were subsequently dismissed.

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