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Michelle Leslie Petrilli

Michelle Leslie Petrilli, American lawyer. Bar: Delaware 1979, Pennsylvania 1980.


  • Petrilli, Michelle Leslie was born on September 3, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Russell Moreton and Patricia Aldona (Yasonis) Cory.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Biological science, University Delaware, 1976. Juris Doctor, Delaware Law School, Widener University, 1979.


    • Law clerk Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware, 1977—1979. Judicial clerk Delaware Court Chancery, 1980—1981. Associate legal counsel Bank of Delaware and Bank of Delaware Corporation, 1981—1984, general counsel, vice president, since 1984.

      Member executive committee board directors Industry Council for Tangible Assets, Washington, 1983—1986. State representative Conference of State Bank Supervisors, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Delaware 1979, Pennsylvania 1980.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Elected board directors New Castle County Economic Development Corporation, chairman affordable housing committee. Appointed chair Governor's Public Safety Council. Member Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, elected director, 1989.

    Member of Delaware Bankers Association (government affairs committee), Lawyers Forum, Delaware Valley Corporation Counsel Association (board directors 1986-1989), Finance Women International, Delaware Bar Association, American Bar Association.


    • Married Jeffrey S. Welch, May 24, 1978 (divorced). 1 child: Stephanie Cory.
    • father: Russell Moreton Cory
    • mother: Patricia Aldona (Yasonis) Cory
    • spouse: Jeffrey S. Welch
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    Born September 3, 1953
    (age 64)