Tamika Montgomery-Reeves Becomes First African American To Serve On Delaware Supreme Court


December 11, 2019

Tamika Montgomery-Reeves just shattered a glass-ceiling in the justice system by becoming the first African American to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Delaware senate last month, securing her place as the only person of color on the five-member court. 

Prior to her confirmation, the Delaware Supreme Court has never had a Black, Latino or Asian member in its 68-year history. News outlet, Whyy, spoke with attorney Kiadii Harmon, chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers section of the Delaware State Bar Association, on the significance of her position.

“I’m a father to a young woman of color and now when I introduce my daughter to Justice Montgomery-Reeves, or show her a picture of the justices on the Delaware Supreme Court, she’s going to see a person like her. It matters for children. It matters for our state.”


Montgomery-Reeves is no stranger to knocking down barriers. In 2015 she became the first Black member of Delaware’s Chancery Court when she was appointed to serve as Vice Chancellor.

Before her appointments to the court, she was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practiced corporate law.

She obtained her bachelor’s at the University of Mississippi and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.


Congratulations Justice Montgomery-Reeves! You are Black Girl Magic personified!

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