Ms. Medford is the lead attorney in asbestos litigation. Her principal practice involves leading our team of attorneys and support staff in our asbestos litigation.

Ipek Kurul Medford

Before joining Dalton and Associates in 2016, Ms. Medford was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware, serving as head of the New Castle County (Statewide) Homicide unit. During that time she tried ten murder cases of which nine resulted in first- or second-degree murder convictions. In total, she brought 70 jury trials to verdict.

Prior to leading the homicide unit, she was the head of New Castle County Felony Trial Unit responsible for some of the State’s most difficult cases, and most dangerous offenders, including the prosecution of career criminals, and gang members, in all manner of conduct ranging from armed robbery to drug trafficking.

Ms. Medford worked in a variety of roles throughout her career as a prosecutor, which began at the Delaware Attorney General’s office in 2001, including, running the Attorney General’s Community Prosecution unit under the leadership of Attorney General Beau Biden. Currently, Ms. Medford is the lead attorney in asbestos litigation at Dalton & Associates.

Ms. Medford was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey, and subsequently immigrated to the United States with her family in 1989.  She later attended the University of Delaware where, in 1997, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology.  Ms. Medford distinguished herself while at the University of Delaware, as a recipient of a summer internship program at the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital Research Facility, as well serving as a Professor’s Assistant in Genetics and Microbiology.

Ms. Medford earned her juris doctorate from Villanova University School of Law, in 2001.

Ms. Medford is currently an adjunct faculty member teaching Trial Advocacy for Rutgers School of Law, Camden, N.J.  Ms. Medford is also a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

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Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2001, University of Delaware, B.A., 1997

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