Timothy M. Holly

Firm: Connolly Gallagher LLP
Location: Wilmington - DE

  • 1201 North Market Street, 20th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Tel : 302-252-4217
  • Fax : 302-757-7299

Tim Holly co-chairs the labor and employment group of Connolly Gallagher LLP. Tim represents both employers and employees, including top executives, in a multitude of matters impacting the workplace generally and human resources and post-employment restrictions specifically. His straight-forward approach to counseling, negotiation, and employment transactional services helps clients avoid legal disputes. When that has not been possible, Tim has successfully advocated for clients in alternative dispute resolution, before administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts – including in pleading and motion practice, jury trial, and appeals.

With a master’s degree in industrial / organizational psychology, Tim offers both employers and employees perspective from his extensive experience with employment laws and his understanding and focus on broader business concerns such as return on investment, leadership, team synergy, etc. Tim’s clients also benefit from his knowledge of current and emerging issues in employment law, gleaned through his active involvement in Delaware’s labor and employment law legislative initiatives. At all steps and in all forums, Tim recognizes that even seemingly similar disputes are unique in numerous ways and that both companies and people are individuals that deserve to be treated as such. Clients experience this perspective by being an active part of the decision-making process regarding strategy, direction, and substance.

Tim is consistently ranked as one of Delaware’s top labor & employment practitioners by Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also consistently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Delaware Super Lawyers, and Delaware Today Top Lawyers. Tim is AV® rated in Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent™ Peer Review and as a “Client Champion” based on client review.

A life member of the National Eagle Scout Association of the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”), Tim has been recognized through BSA’s Silver Beaver Award, for his positive impact on the lives of youth through distinguished self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. He is an active BSA Executive Board member who serves also as Religious Relations and Religious Emblems Coordinator; and he has served in additional leadership roles for various Delaware non-profit organizations such as the Delaware Humane Association.


  • Premier Employment Lawyers, Exclusive Featured Attorney for Wilmington – DE
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating and Client Review Rated 5 out of 5
  • Chambers USA – Delaware -Employment & Labor
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® – Employment Law
  • Delaware Super Lawyers – Employment & Labor
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyers -Labor and Employment law – top listing for management and individuals


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.; 2001)
  • Xavier University (M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology; 1998)
  • Georgetown College (B.A., cum laude; 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • United States District Court – District of Delaware, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2008

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Connolly Gallagher is a law firm with deep roots in Delaware and stature in its legal community.

Connolly Gallagher was founded on one guiding principle: to obtain outstanding results for our clients. Our firm brings together highly-respected and experienced Delaware attorneys who each possess deep knowledge in complementary practice areas—commercial litigation, corporate counseling, government law, bankruptcy and business reorganization, wealth planning, commercial real estate, employment law, and family law. This multidisciplinary approach fosters collaborative thinking to deliver the best possible results for our clients.