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Evan O. Williford has extensive experience in corporate litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court specifically, and commercial litigation before Delaware courts in general. Mr. Williford also advises clients on questions regarding Delaware business law that are non-routine or likely to lead to litigation.

Mr. Williford has authored a number of articles on Delaware corporate law in such publications as The M&A Lawyer, the Corporate Governance Advisor, and Insights. He serves as an attorney guardian ad litem representing children in state custody before the Delaware Family Court. Mr. Williford is a member of the Delaware Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Williford grew up in Delaware, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature magna cum laude from the University of Delaware, and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School cum laude. While in law school Mr. Williford was an Articles Editor for the Cornell Law Review. After law school Mr. Williford clerked for Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey of the Delaware Supreme Court, then practiced for a number of years with two Delaware firms well-respected in corporate litigation.


Mr. Williford is admitted to practice law in Delaware state court and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.


Mr. Williford publishes periodic updates on Delaware law at the Delaware Corporate Law Update:


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  1. Litigation: 90%
    13 years
  2. Business: 10%
    13 years

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Articles Editor, The Cornell Law ReviewCornell Law School2001
Cum LaudeCornell Law School2001
Magna cum laudeUniversity of Delaware1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkDelaware Supreme Court, Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey2001 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Delaware State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
The M&A LawyerAn Expanding Tri-Star: The Delaware Supreme Court Broadens the Tri-Star/Rossette Doctrine2007
The M&A LawyerNetSmart: Lessons for Boards And Their Advisors On Private Equity Deals2007
The Corporate Governance Advisor“Times May Change, But Fiduciary Duties Do Not”: The Post-Trial Opinion in Disney2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of DelawareEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996