Jeffrey M. Williams
Founder & Managing Partner
(215) 340-2207, ext. 16
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 repeatedly among the Best Lawyers in America®, 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.
Mr. Williams represents military veterans through his participation in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program, which is coordinated through the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Since 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.
In addition to his legal career, Mr. Williams is the proud father of one daughter and two sons. His daughter recently graduated from Villanova University with her Ph.D. in Philosophy and is now an adjunct professor at the college. He enjoys supporting his sons in football, baseball and basketball.
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