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I focus my practice on litigation in the Pennsylvania Orphans' Courts involving fiduciaries of all kinds, including guardianships, the conduct (or misconduct, as the case may be) of agents under a power of attorney, will contests, disputes between beneficiaries and Executors or beneficiaries and Trustees and disputes between or among Agents, Executors or Trustees.  If you need a litigator in the Orphans' Court, then you should speak to me.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    24 years, 800 cases
  2. Guardianship: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael J. Willner

    I worked with Tim Holman over many years in a large firm litigation department and in a smaller boutique practice on a variety of commercial law and litigation matters. Since then, he has developed a strong practice in fiduciary litigation in Pennsylvania Orphans Court dealing with trusts, estates and inheritance issues. He is a strong and very capable advocate. He is bright, experienced and has good judgment. He gets along well with other attorneys. I strongly recommend him for fiduciary litigation and civil litigation matters.


    Michael Willner Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Smith Kane Holman, LLC

112 Moores Road
Suite 300
Malvern, PA, 19355


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Trust and Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2016
Super Lawyer - Trust and Estate LitigationSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyer Trust and Estates LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer Trust and Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer Trust and Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer Trust and Estate LitigationBest Lawyers in America2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSmith Kane Holman, LLC2012 - Present
PartnerHeckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.2005 - 2012
ShareholderThe Law Offices of Timothy J. Holman, LLC2001 - 2005
ShareholderKane, Willner & Holman, P.C.1997 - 2001
AssociateDuane, Morris & Heckscher (now Duane, Morris LLP)1991 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chester County Estate Planning CouncilMember2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteePennsylvania Bar Association2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssocationPBA Orphans' Court ADR Subcommittee2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember, Executive Committee2008 - Present
Philadelphia Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Montgomery County Pennsylvania American Inn of CourtMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Le Moyne CollegeFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Le Moyne CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE SeminarCross Examination in Commercial LItigation (But All Are Welcome)2016
Berks County Bench Bar SymposiumPennsylvania's New Statewide Orphans' Court Rules of Civil Procedure - Get Ready!2016
Barristers' Association of Philadelphia meetingAn Introduction to Orphans' Court Practice2016
Philadelphia Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section Quarterly MeetingThe New PA Power of Attorney Statute - What You Need to Know Now2015
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar ConferencePennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Statute2015
Phila Bar Association Orphans' Court LItigation CommitteeLitigating Claims Against Decedents' Estates2015
Montgomery County Estate Planning CouncilPennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Statute2015
Chester County Estate Planning Council MeetingPennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Statute2015
Pennsylvania Bar Institute "Litigating in the Orphans' Court" SeminarRemoval and Surcharge of Fiduciaries2011
Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE SeminarThe Trial of a Will Contest2010
Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE SeminaryThe Trial of a Will Contest2009
Pennsylvania Bar Institute "Litigating in the Orphans' Court" SeminarRemoval and Surcharge of Fiduciaries2009