McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC
Trusts, Estates, Tax | Business Transactions | Litigation

Thomas A. Uebler

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Practice Focus
Fiduciary Litigation
Corporate Litigation

Direct: (302) 468-5963
Fax: (302) 691-6834

Administrative Support
Judy W. Keating
(302) 468-5965


Tom practices fiduciary and corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other Delaware courts. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants as lead counsel and local Delaware counsel. In addition to his litigation practice, Tom counsels clients on statutory and fiduciary duties under Delaware law.

In law school, Tom was the editor in chief of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and he served as a Wolcott Clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Tom has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2014 to 2018 and by Best Lawyers for 2018.

Select experience:

  • Represented company through Court of Chancery trial in defending claim for tortious interference with contractual relations

  • Represented stockholder through Court of Chancery appraisal trial in obtaining a stock value 38 percent higher than the company contended

  • Represented companies, directors, officers, and stockholders in fiduciary duty, corporate control, corporate governance, statutory, advancement, indemnification, books and records, appraisal, and contractual disputes

  • Represented corporate trustee in defending beneficiaries’ breach of trust claims based on the corporate trustee’s governance and investment practices

  • Represented corporate trustee in defending beneficiary’s claim challenging a trust decanting under Delaware law

  • Represented beneficiaries of Delaware statutory trust in defending another beneficiary’s claim to dissolve the trust

  • Represented beneficiaries through Court of Chancery trial in revoking an invalid will from probate and admitting to probate a corrected version of the will

  • Appointed by the Court of Chancery as the receiver of a dissolved Delaware corporation

  • Appointed by the Court of Chancery as attorney ad litem for a minor in trust litigation


  • Delaware

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

  • U.S. Supreme Court



  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian

  • Arizona State University, B.S., magna cum laude


  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member-At-Large of Executive Committee (2016-2017)

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Personal and Community Activites

  • Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Director

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History, Trustee

  • Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court, Associate Member (2011-2014)

  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Barrister

  • Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, Tatnall School Coach

  • Friends of Wilmington Parks, President (2011-2017)

  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Risk Awareness Advisor


  • In Declining to Modify a Trust, Chancery Court Reaffirms that a Settlor's Intent is Paramount, Delaware Banker (Summer 2015)

  • Preserving a Seller’s Attorney-Client Privilege After Great Hill, Delaware Business Court Insider (2014)

  • Reinterpreting Section 141(e) of Delaware’s General Corporation Law: Why Interested Directors Should Be “Fully Protected” in Relying on Expert Advice, The Business Lawyer (2010)

  • Post-Closing Remedies for Breach of the Duty of Disclosure, PLI (2009)

  • Shareholder Police Power: Shareholders' Ability to Hold Directors Accountable for Intentional Violations of Law, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)

  • Finding Safe Harbor: Clarifying the Limited Application of Section 144, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)

  • The (Mis)Application of Section 144, Delaware Lawyer (2008)