Best Lawyers 2021

Doylestown, PA – All of the partners of Williams Family Law, P.C. were recognized for their work in family law in the just-released 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the profession: Jeffrey M. Williams, Susan J. Smith, and Robert J. Salzer were among the top 6 percent of private practicing attorneys highlighted in this edition.

  • Williams, the firm’s founder and managing partner, has been selected to Best Lawyers since 2008. He primarily handles complex divorces, high-income alimony/ spousal support, complex child support, and high-conflict child custody cases. As the legal representative for a non-birth mother, 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, Williams played an instrumental role in a 10-year-long effort to improve and implement new child custody laws in Pennsylvania. He is also a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationally.
  • Smith has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2018. She has established herself as one of the top divorce and child custody attorneys in southeastern Pennsylvania. Smith focuses her work on 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. She is 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.
  • Salzer makes his debut in The Best Lawyers in America this year. With an LL.M. in taxation, he focuses his practice on financially complex, high net worth family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support, child custody and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. He is a co-author of “Stress-Free Divorce,” a book designed to help anyone considering or in the midst of a divorce identify and overcome common obstacles for as smooth a resolution as possible. He is a frequent presenter on issues involved in family law. Recently, he was appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an honor reserved solely for skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.

Williams Family Law is a premier family law firm that provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, cohabitation, grandparents’ custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation issues and related legal matters. The practice at Williams Family Law centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. To learn more, visit