Hon N William Delker

The Honorable N. William Delker

Adjunct Professor

Hon. N. William Delker is an associate justice for the New Hampshire Superior Court.  He was appointed in August 2011.  In July 2014, Chief Judge Tina Nadeau designated Judge Delker as the Supervisory Judge for Rockingham County Superior Court where he had been sitting since his appointment.  In December 2019, Judge Delker transferred to the Hillsborough Superior Court-North in Manchester to fill a vacancy in that courthouse.  Upon Judge Nicolosi’s retirement in April 2022, Judge Delker has been named as the Supervisory Judge of that court.  Judge Delker is an active member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules, the Judicial Conduct Committee, the N.H. Lawyer’s Assistance Program Board of Trustees, and the N.H. Bar Association Leadership Academy.  He has also actively been involved in civics education with area schools and teaches Remedies and State Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor of UNH Franklin Pierce Law School.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Delker was a senior assistant attorney general in the NH Attorney General's Office, where he worked as a prosecutor for 13 years.  While at the Attorney General's Office, Judge Delker prosecuted many high-profile homicide cases, including the capital murder case against Michael Addison.  He founded the NH Cold Case Unit, prosecuted white collar and public integrity crimes, and worked in the appellate unit. He also served as bureau chief of the Criminal Justice Bureau.  Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Judge Delker was an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston and a law clerk for NH Supreme Court Justice Sherman Horton.  Judge Delker earned his J.D. summa cum laude from American University's Washington College of Law and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.