Kathleen M. Miller


PHONE 302-652-8400

Education & Admissions

  • Villanova University (B.S. 1987)
  • Widener University School of Law (J.D. cum laude 1990)
  • Supreme Court of the State of Delaware
  • United State District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • Delaware State Bar Association; Member, Executive Committee, Vice President, New Castle County; Member, Women and the Law Section, Section Co-Chair, Co-Chair Retreat Committee
  • American Bar Association; Member; Vice Chair to the Corporate Counseling and Litigation Subcommittee of the Business Law Section’s Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation; Member and Past Chair of Delaware Chapter
  • Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, 2011 to 2016
  • American Bankruptcy Institute; Member
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court; Bencher
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court; Past Fellow


Attorney Profile

Kathy focuses on representing clients in corporate litigation and commercial bankruptcies. Her experience includes litigating matters in the Court of Chancery involving control contests, breach of fiduciary duty actions, books and records actions, advancement and indemnification disputes, receivership/custodian issues and non-compete disputes. She also represents businesses and individuals in dispute in the Superior Court of Delaware. Kathy has tried cases in all of Delaware’s trial courts and successfully argued before the Delaware Supreme Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

She also regularly represents creditors in bankruptcy courts across the country. In addition, Kathy has served as a Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustee in Delaware bankruptcy cases and is an approved mediator on the Register of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Kathy holds an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America. Additionally, Kathy has been recognized by Best Lawyers Business Edition, Women in the Law 2019, for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law, in the Wilmington, Delaware Area.  Most recently, Kathy was recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for litigation – Bankruptcy.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathy clerked in the Delaware Court of Chancery for then Vice Chancellor Maurice A. Hartnett III.


Kathy’s recent experience includes:


  • Successfully trying the first case under recently enacted Section 205 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, validating the issuance of stock previously determined to be void, resulting in clients gaining control of the company. In re Numoda Corp. S’holders Litig., 2015 WL 402265 (Del. Ch. Jan. 30, 2015).
  • Successfully obtaining an order appointing a custodian of a Delaware corporation that was deadlocked. Mottl v. Mottl, 2014, Del. Ch., Case No. 10090-VCG.
  • Succeeding in defeating the Special Committee’s motion to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty action against directors. London v. Tyrrell, 2010 WL 877528 (Del. Ch. Mar. 11, 2010).
  • Testified before the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 on issues relating to Section 503(b)(9).