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43 North Pine Street, Doylestown, PA  |  215-340-2207
Jeffrey M. Williams

Founder & Managing Partner
(215) 340-2207, ext. 16
JWilliams@BucksFamilyLawyers.com

Professional Experience

Jeffrey M. Williams, the Founder and Managing Partner of Williams Family Law, P.C., concentrates his practice on domestic relations, primarily handling complex divorce, high-income alimony/spousal support, complex child support, and high-conflict child custody cases. Having been named among the Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News and World Report, Mr. Williams is widely regarded as one of the top divorce attorneys in Bucks County and one of the leading family law attorneys in Pennsylvania. Mr. Williams’ courtroom instincts and honed litigation skills have made him a fixture in Philadelphia area divorce law for more than two decades. He is the only Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with a primary office in Bucks County and is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationally. He has been selected by his peers as one of the “Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia for Matrimonial & Divorce Law" since 2004.

As the legal representative for a non-birth mother, Mr. Williams successfully litigated one of the first significant same-sex child custody cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While serving as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Mr. Williams played an instrumental role in a 10-year-long effort to improve and implement new child custody laws in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Prior to establishing his own family law practice in 2004, Mr. Williams was a partner of an established Bucks County law firm. Two of his former law partners currently serve as Bucks County Court of Common Pleas judges. Having served as an Assistant/Deputy District Attorney in Bucks County from 1981-1985, Mr. Williams has gained outstanding courtroom experience and litigation skills.

Mr. Williams is an active member of several professional organizations. Having previously served as the Secretary, First Vice President, and Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Mr. Williams is currently a member of the Association’s Executive Committee. In 2011, he was awarded a special achievement award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association for his work on the New Custody Act. He is also an active member of the Bucks County Bar Association and formerly served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Association’s Family Law Section, as well as a member of the Association’s Board of Directors. He is a frequent speaker for various continuing legal education programs, particularly on matters related to domestic relations litigation and trial strategy. Mr. Williams has held several leadership positions within the Bucks County community as the Past Chair and Member of the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, Past Director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County and Past Director of A Woman’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter of Bucks County.

Martindale-Hubbell Jeff WilliamsSince 2005, Mr. Williams has been consistently named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine, Super Lawyers editions. Only five percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are recognized on this annual list, which is based on a rigorous, multi-phase rating process of peer nominations and evaluations combined with third-party research. Mr. Williams is also rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest legal ability and ethical standards rating. In addition, Mr. Williams was featured in Suburban Life magazine as one of the region's 2012 Awesome Attorneys.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of The Haverford School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Williams is the proud father of one daughter and two sons. He enjoys visiting his daughter, a graduate student at Villanova University, and supporting his sons in football, baseball and basketball.  

 
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Diplomate (2009 - Present)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow; Member of Board of Examiners of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1997 - Present); Pennsylvania Secretary (2013 - Present)
  • American Bar Association, Member (1981 - Present)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, (2011 - Present)
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member (1986 - Present); Former Chair, Family Law Section (1987 - 1988); Board of Directors (1990 - 1994); Treasurer (1992 - 1993)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member (1986 - Present); Chair (2009 - 2010); Chair Elect (2008 - 2009); First Vice Chair (2007 - 2008); Second Vice Chair (2006 - 2007); Secretary (2005 - 2006); Treasurer (2004 - 2005)
  • Speaking Engagements
  • "Identifying and Valuing Unique Marital Assets in Divorce Litigation," – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, 2013 Advanced Matrimonial Litigation Symposium
  • “Family Law Practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties” – Pennsylvania Bar Institute – 2004 – 2012 (Bi-annual Presentation)
  • “Update on New Guidelines” – Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s – Foundation for Education and Research – 2010 (Divorce Conference)
  • “Custody Trial, Appeals & Case Law” – Pennsylvania Bar Association – Family Law Section – 2009
  • “High Rollers Support Cases” – Pennsylvania Bar Association – Family Law Section – 2007
  • “Trying a High Income Support Case” – Pennsylvania Bar Institute – 2007
  • “All You Need to Know About Trying a High Income Case” – Pennsylvania Bar Institute – 2007
  • “Equitable Distribution Update” Pennsylvania Bar Institute – 2006
  • “Family Law Update” Pennsylvania Bar Institute – 2005
  • Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, 1991
  • Education
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1978
  • The Haverford School, 1974
  • Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News and World Report (2011 – Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating, (1994 – Present)
  • “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer,” (2005 – Present)
  • Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • “Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia - Matrimonial & Divorce Law,” (2004 – Present)
  • Community, Civic & Charitable Activities
  • A Woman’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter, Bucks County, Former Director
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County, Former Director
  • Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, Member (1986 – 1999), Director of Public Safety (1987 – 1999) and Chair (1990, 1991, 1999)
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