Donald J. Detweiler

Donald J. Detweiler


Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302.777.6524    Fax: 302.421.8390

“A ferocious advocate.” – Chambers USA 2018

Donald J. Detweiler is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Wilmington Office.

Mr. Detweiler concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, liquidating trusts, litigation trusts and complex commercial litigation. He has over 21 years of experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, directors and officers, employees, litigants and other parties-in-interest in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In addition to his bankruptcy experience, Mr. Detweiler has successfully litigated, tried (jury and non-jury), and defended several complex commercial litigation and product liability cases in the state and federal courts of Delaware.

Mr. Detweiler has served as counsel to numerous Chapter 11 debtors and creditors’ committees in several business segments, including manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, ethanol, apparel, pharmaceuticals, insurance and finance, specialty products marketing and distribution, and printing. He has been recognized for his bankruptcy practice in Delaware Super Lawyers magazine and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Dedicated to bar and community activities, Mr. Detweiler is a member of both the American and Delaware State Bar Associations, and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a bencher of the Richard S. Rodney Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court. In addition, he serves on the board of Supporting KIDDS, Inc., one of the first organizations in the country to address the unique needs of bereaved children.

Mr. Detweiler is frequently invited to write and speak about current issues affecting the deal community.

Before joining Pepper in 2011, Mr. Detweiler was with Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he was a shareholder in the firm’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring practice group.


  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Villanova University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

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