Delaware Lawyers Serving Your Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Family Law and Business Law Needs

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Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. is a full service law firm that strives for excellence in the legal services it provides as well as customer service.  The Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman family includes attorneys, John A. Sergovic, Jr., Shannon Carmean Burton, David J. Weidman, Leslie Case DiPietro, Seth L. Thompson, Elizabeth L. Soucek, real estate paralegal Joan Tyndall and our amazing legal staff.  We offer a variety of legal services, including real estate closings, land use, estate planning, estate administration, debt collection, landlord/tenant disputes, civil litigation, family law, guardianships, municipal law and business entity formation. With respect to real estate closings and estate matters, we are literally willing to travel the extra mile, meeting with clients at their realtor's or lender’s office, or at their home or assisted living facility, if necessary.  We are dedicated to client service and just results.  We invite you to call or e-mail us after you review our credentials below:

John A. Sergovic, Jr.

John is an attorney with more than 36 years of experience with real property, civil litigation and corporate law. John is a skilled trial lawyer who handles a majority of the firm’s civil litigation. He has been licensed to practice in Maryland since 1973 and in Delaware since 1974. John earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland in 1973. He is currently a member of the Sussex County Bar Association and the Delaware Bar Association. John strives for ever-higher levels of professional excellence.

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Shannon Carmean Burton

Shannon Carmean Burton  99x150Shannon Carmean Burton (formerly Shannon D. Carmean) is a shareholder of the law firm of Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. located in Georgetown, Delaware.  Shannon’s practice primarily focuses on real estate settlements and land use matters, as well as debt collection matters.  In the office, Shannon is affectionately referred to as the traveling lawyer since she is constantly on the move to handle closings and other litigated matters.  Shannon has been a member of the Delaware Bar since 2003.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College in 1999 and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2003.  Shannon was recognized in the November 2010 issue of Delaware Today as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers. During law school, Shannon served as a law clerk for her now partner, John A. Sergovic, Jr., at Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. focusing primarily on civil litigation related to real property disputes.  After graduating from law school in 2003, Shannon served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable E. Scott Bradley at the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, in and for Sussex County.  In 2004, Shannon entered into private practice and joined John A. Sergovic, Jr. as an associate attorney at Sergovic & Ellis.  In 2007, John and Shannon formed Sergovic & Carmean, P.A.  In addition to Leslie Case DiPietro, who joined Shannon and John as shareholders of Sergovic & Carmean, P.A. in 2009, Shannon recently welcomed new shareholders, David J. Weidman and Seth L. Thompson in February 2012 to form the expanded firm, Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. Shannon is a member of the Sussex County Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court and is an affiliate member of the Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors and the Sussex County Associate of Realtors.  In 2011, Shannon was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  In addition, Shannon presently serves as the Secretary of the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court.   Shannon also serves as attorney guardian ad litem for children in foster care through the Office of the Child Advocate and has received certification as an Educational Surrogate Parent. Born and raised in Cape May, New Jersey, Shannon currently lives in Millsboro, Delaware with her husband, step sons and mother.  In her free time, Shannon enjoys jogging, spending time with family and friends, playing with her dogs and participating in outdoor activities.

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David J. Weidman

David J. Weidman was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia in 1967.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B. A. in History, 1989), George Mason University (Masters of Public Administration, 1993) and the University of Tennessee College of Law (J. D. 1996), where he was a member of the Law Review and author of two published scholarly articles.  Dave was admitted to the Delaware Bar and the U. S. Court for the District of Delaware in 1997 after he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William S. Lee and T. Henley Graves in the Delaware Superior Court between 1996 and 1997.  Prior to joining Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. as a shareholder, he was a partner in Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher for twelve years.  Dave is a member of both the Delaware Bar and the Sussex County Bar Associations, and he focuses his practice on litigation in all Delaware Courts in the following areas: business litigation, property litigation, family law, estate litigation, homeowners' association and condominium law, corporate governance and construction litigation, including mechanic's liens.

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Leslie Case DiPietro

Leslie DiPetro

Leslie concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, adult guardianship matters, business formation and 1031 exchanges.  She has been a member of the Delaware and Maryland Bars since 2005.  Prior to becoming a shareholder with Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. (2009), Leslie worked as an associate for the firm (2008), and previously, as an associate for the firm of Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. (2006-2008).  Before entering private practice, Leslie clerked for The Honorable Rosemary Betts Beauregard and The Honorable Kenneth S. Clark in the Court of Common Pleas in and for Sussex County (2004-2006). Leslie earned her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Maryland at College Park (2000) and obtained her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida (2004).  She received a Certificate in Estate Planning from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010).  In law school, Leslie competed in several Moot Court competitions, earning accolades with her teammates for “Best Brief” at the 2004 Duberstein Moot Court Competition in New York, New York, and she received the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award in 2004.  Leslie is President of the Sussex County Bar Association (previously, Secretary 2008-2013), a founding member and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for Next Gen South, a philanthropic organization, an Associate Trustee of the Delaware Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection, and an active member of the Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council, the Terry Carey Inn of Court, and Grace United Methodist Church of Millsboro, Delaware, Inc.   Leslie serves Delaware children as a volunteer with the Office of the Child Advocate, and formerly, as counsel for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program in Sussex County.  She teaches Legal Research as an adjunct instructor for the Paralegal Studies Program at Delaware Technical and Community College (2013-2014).

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Seth L. Thompson

Seth L. ThompsonSeth L. Thompson was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the second of three children of an Army JAG officer and his wife, both originally from Philadelphia. After graduating from Emmaus High School in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Seth matriculated at Penn State, where he studied History and graduated with distinction in 1999. He subsequently attended Temple Law School, graduating in 2003 as a Dean's List student. During law school, Seth completed the Delaware Attorney General's Office summer program, served on the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal's editorial board, and participated in Temple's Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical, for which he was selected by the Honorable Clifford Scott Green of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following law school, Seth served for a year as Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara D. Crowell and the Honorable Aida Waserstein, both Family Court Judges in New Castle County. Seth then clerked for a year in the Sussex County Family Court for the Honorable Kenneth M. Millman, the Honorable Peter B. Jones, and the Honorable John E. Henriksen. He was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2004, followed by admission to the Delaware Bar in 2005. Having entered private practice in 2005, Seth focuses on family law, civil litigation and municipal law. In addition, he serves as an attorney for the majority caucus in the Delaware House of Representatives. In 2011, Seth received the New Lawyers Distinguished Service Award from the Delaware State Bar Association. Previously, Seth gave the New Lawyer's Speech at the 2010 Admission Ceremony for the Delaware Bar. His current and prior professional positions include the Sussex County Bar Association President, member of the Delaware State Bar Association Executive Committee, Treasurer for the Terry-Carey American Inns of Court, and Sussex County Co-Chair for the Combined Campaign for Justice.

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Elizabeth L. Soucek

Elizabeth Soucek, Esquire, known to her friends and family as "Bliss",  is an associate attorney with Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A.  Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of Milford, Delaware and a graduate of Milford Senior High School (2004). She practices in a variety of areas, including family law, landlord / tenant law, and general civil litigation. She has been a member of the Delaware Bar since May of 2011. Elizabeth is a member of the Sussex County Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association, and the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court. Prior to joining Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman as an associate (2012), Elizabeth worked as an associate for the firm of Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher (2011). She earned her B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Point Park University (2007), where she graduated with honors and in the top ten percent of her class. While at Point Park University, Elizabeth was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and she volunteered her time to several community service organizations including Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pittsburgh. She went on to earn her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law (2010), where she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Association and an active participant in the Pro Bono Society. Upon graduation, she received the Family Law Award from the Virginia State Bar Association, as the graduating student who showed the most promise and potential in the practice of family law. During law school, Elizabeth completed an internship with Sussex County Family Court in the summer of 2008, and a clerkship with Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher in the summer of 2009. Following law school, she served for a year (2010-2011) as a Judicial Law Clerk with Sussex County Family Court for the Honorable Kenneth M. Millman, the Honorable Peter B. Jones, and the Honorable John E. Henriksen. Elizabeth currently serves as a guardian ad litem for children in Delaware foster care through the Office of the Child Advocate. In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys volunteering for the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society, in addition to various local non-profit organizations. She is happy to return to the Milford area, where she participates in many community events. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and going to the beach.

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Joan Tyndall, Real Estate Paralegal

Joan was born and raised in Sussex County Delaware.  She grew up in Long Neck, before marrying and moving to Georgetown, the County Seat, for 25 years.  Joan now resides in Milton with her husband and daughter.  A graduate of Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, she studied at Delaware Technical and Community College before beginning her career in the legal field at the Law Firm of Tunnell & Raysor in 1976.  During this time, she began working with John Sergovic in the real estate department.  In 1988, Joan followed Mr. Sergovic to John A. Sergovic, Jr. P.A. as his real estate paralegal and has continued with the firm, now known as Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A., for a thirty-eight year career in real estate.

For seven years, Joan was on the adjunct faculty staff of Delaware Technical & Community College teaching the administrative side of a course in Real Property law.

Joan is an affiliate member and maintains the website for the Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors.  She is the Treasurer & Website Chair for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and is also a Board Member of the Historic Georgetown Association.  In addition, Joan volunteers with the Sussex County Return Day Committee.  In 2010, Joan was named the Georgetown Chamber Volunteer of the Year.

Joan enjoys volunteering with local non-profits, working in her yard and spending time with her family, especially her husband of 38 years Lloyd "Sonny" Tyndall and her grandsons Austin and Liam.

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Christine (Chris) Lewis, Legal Assistant

Chris is a native of Sussex County Delaware, residing in Bridgeville with her husband Bob, their family and Belle.  Chris is a graduate of Seaford Senior High School.  She attended Delaware Technical and Community College before working at the law firm of Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. in Georgetown, Delaware as a file clerk.  In 1989, Chris was hired by John A. Sergovic, Jr. P.A. as an Administrative Assistant in the litigation department and today continues to work for John A. Sergovic, Jr. Chris is the Secretary of the Woodbridge Music Boosters and is very active in her Church, Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, Delaware.  In her spare time she and her husband enjoy camping and spending time outdoors.

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Jen Farissier, Legal Assistant

Jen is a Sussex County native who graduated from Sussex Central High School in 2001 and from Delaware Technical and Community College, magna cum laude, in 2005.  She began working at Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. in 2004 while still attending college full-time and joined Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. in 2007.  Jen is legal assistant to Shannon D. Carmean and Leslie Case DiPietro. In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves being outside and participating in outdoor activities including kayaking, softball, and anything to do with the beach.

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Lynsey Stevenson, Legal Assistant

Lynsey was born and raised in Georgetown, DE, graduating from Sussex Central High School in 2010, and from Delaware Technical Community College, cum laude, in 2013 with her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. Lynsey joined Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. in 2014 and is the legal assistant to Elizabeth L. Soucek and Seth L. Thompson.  Lynsey continues to reside in Georgetown with her fiancé Gage and their black lab, Dixie. In her free time, Lynsey enjoys deer hunting, camping and fishing.

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Michelle Mumford, Title Searcher

Michelle is a Delaware native and graduated from Wesley College in 1980 with an A.A. in Paralegal Studies.  She has worked for various law firms throughout the state and worked for Kent County Planning for 10 years.  Michelle joined John A. Sergovic, Jr. in August of 2006 as a title searcher. Michelle resides in the Rehoboth Beach area with a longtime friend and her two pets, Ruby and Pumpkin.

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Ginger Henriksen, Receptionist

Ginger was born and raised in Lewes, Delaware.  She is a 1979 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School.  After graduating, she enrolled in the administrative secretarial program at Delaware Technical and Community College wherein she graduated in the class of 1981.  She worked as a legal secretary until 2000.  At that time, she tried a new adventure in opening and operating a men’s clothing store in downtown Lewes.  After closing that store in 2004, she took some time off and in January 2011, she joined our law firm as a receptionist.   She has been married to her husband, Jack, for almost 25 years.  They have one son, John, who recently married. Ginger enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining, going to the beach, fishing, bird hunting, and shooting sporting clays.

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