Thomas Boulden is a partner at Timoney Knox and focuses his practice in estate litigation. In his 20 years of representation of clients in the Orphans’ Courts of Pennsylvania, he has extensive experience in the areas of will contests, trust, fiduciary and surcharge litigation as well as guardianships for incapacitated persons. He has experience representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. In addition to litigation matters, Tom assists and counsels clients in estate planning and the review and interpretation of estate documents.
Tom has successfully handled matters at the trial court level as well as on appeal. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel in matters before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from West Chester University graduating magna cum laude. While at West Chester he was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team. In 1991 he graduated from the Widener School of Law where he was on the Moot Court Honor Board as the DiBona Chairperson in 1990-91 and was a member of the interscholastic Moot Court team. He was awarded the designation of Order of Barristers.
Tom is a frequent author and lecturer on estate litigation and estate planning areas for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Montgomery Bar Association. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Montgomery and American Bar Associations. As a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, he has been the chair or co-chair of the Orphans Court Rule Committee for the years 1993-2001 and 2003-2008. Tom served as the Chair of the Montgomery County, Probate and Trust Section from 2017-2018.
Tom has been honored with inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ® since 2007 for Litigation-Trusts and Estates. He has also been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List since 2014.