Susan J. Smith, a partner at Williams Family Law, 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 American Lawyer Media as a “Woman Leader in the Law” in 2015, Ms. Smith has practiced family law for nearly a quarter of a century and 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 to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers multiple times, a designation limited to just 5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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 is 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.

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

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1992

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law at of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1992
  • Gwynedd-Mercy University, B.S., 1989

Honors & Awards

  • Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia - Divorce Law
  • "Best Lawyers in America," 2018-Present
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers, 2020
  • Suburban Life Magazine "Top Attorneys," 2017, 2018
  • "Woman Leader in the Law," American Lawyer Media, 2015
  • "Woman of the Year," Bucks County Bar Association, 2010
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005-2008

Community, Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Bucks County Historical Society (Member, Board of Trustees)