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43 North Pine Street, Doylestown, PA  |  215-340-2207
Susan J. Smith

(215) 340-2207

Professional Experience

Susan J. Smith, a partner at Williams Family Law, P.C., concentrates her practice on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, alimony, equitable distribution of marital property, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, business valuation issues and asset investigation issues impacting high net worth clients.

Recognized by ALM publications as a “Woman Leader in the Law” for 2015, Ms. Smith has been practicing family law for nearly a quarter century and has long since established herself as one of the top divorce and child custody attorneys in both Bucks County and southeastern Pennsylvania. The Bucks County Bar Association presented her with the “Woman of the Year” award in 2010 and she has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters multiple times. No more than 5 percent of attorneys 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.

Ms. Smith is both a keen legal tactician and a stalwart courtroom advocate; her trial experience has earned her a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in family courts in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Prior to joining Williams Family Law in 2016, Ms. Smith was a partner in the Bucks County office of a national law firm. She has been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and is a member of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bucks County Bar Association.

Ms. Smith earned her undergraduate degree at Gwynedd-Mercy University before going on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.

When she is not practicing law, Ms. Smith enjoys spending time with her family, doing CrossFit and enjoying the outdoors. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society, the private non-profit organization that operates the Mercer Museum, Spruance Library and Fonthill Museum.

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Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Speaking Engagements
  • “Things We Do Wrong in Custody Litigation," 2018 Family Law Institute, PBI/Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • “Six Keys to Winning a Custody Case,” 2018 Winter Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section
  • From the Family Law Blog
  • Parental Alienation – Still a Thing?
    November 8, 2019
  • America’s Newest Domestic Unit: The “Grandfamily”
    February 18, 2019
  • More Women Paying Support
    July 25, 2018
  • Handling an Inheritance During a Divorce in Pennsylvania
    June 2, 2016
  • Why It’s Important to Move Quickly to Hire a Good Divorce Attorney
    March 31, 2016
  • Publications
  • "Does Christmas Have to Be on December 25th?," The Legal Intelligencer, July 16, 2019
  • Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Education
  • Gwynedd-Mercy University
  • Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University
  • Honors & Awards
  • Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia - Divorce Law
  • "Best Lawyers in America," 2020
  • "Best Lawyers in America," 2019
  • Suburban Life Magazine "Top Attorneys", 2018
  • "Best Lawyers in America," 2018
  • Suburban Life Magazine "Top Attorneys", 2017
  • "Woman Leader in the Law" ALM publications, 2015
  • "Woman of the Year" Bucks County Bar Association, 2010
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Community, Civic & Charitable Activities
  • Bucks County Historical Society (Member, Board of Trustees)
  • Practice Areas
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