Education & Admissions

  • Clark University (B.A. with high honors 1981)
  • College of William and Mary School of Law (J.D. 1985)
  • Supreme Court of the State of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • American Arbitration Association; Member, Panel of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Delaware State Bar Association; Member, Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
  • American Bar Association; Member, Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections

Attorney Profile

With more than thirty-five years’ experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the courts of the State of Delaware, Larry has focused most of his practice on handling employment matters on behalf of both management and individuals, allowing him the advantage of gaining insight on both perspectives of employment issues. A large percentage of his work involves representing physicians and medical practices in employment and commercial litigation.  The prosecution and defense of lawsuits involving the enforcement of non-competition agreements and related unfair competition and trade secret disputes also comprise a good portion of his practice.

In addition to litigation, Larry advises companies, physicians and executives with respect to issues arising from employment contracts and other commercial agreements. Clients often utilize his services to negotiate contracts and to represent their interests when issues and problems arise either during an employment or other contractual relationship or after it has ended.

Larry has held an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2011. He has also been recognized by the following organizations:

  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2012 to 2024) and as Lawyer of the Year 2015, 2019 and 2021Employment Law – Individuals
  • Chambers USA (2023)
  • Super Lawyers® (2023)
  • Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” (2023)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow (2023)
  • Business Today’s Top 10 Most Influential Labor & Employment Lawyers in Delaware (2023)



From the Chambers USA Guide:

“Terrific attorney” Laurence Cronin of Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP has significant experience representing both employees and employers in employment-related litigation. Sources speak highly of his tenacity as a litigator while also describing him as “really practical person who helps achieve the best client outcomes.”