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Jeffrey M. Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Williams Family Law, P.C.
43 North Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Williams Family Law, P.C.
Phone 215-340-2207
Fax 215-340-2208


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014

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Family Law

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The founder and managing partner of Williams Family Law, P.C., Jeffrey M. Williams represents clients in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice on family law, handling cases involving the following matters: complex divorce, complex child support, high-income alimony or spousal support, domestic relations and high-conflict child custody cases.
In 1978, Mr. Williams graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Emory University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1981.

After spending four years as an assistant deputy district attorney in Bucks County, Mr. Williams decided to change his focus over to family law. He is the first attorney in Pennsylvania to have litigated a same-sex child custody case successfully, representing a nonbirth mother, and is considered one of the state's top family law attorneys. Mr. Williams was listed in The Best Lawyers in America* by U.S. News & World Report; he was named one of 10 leaders in matrimonial and divorce law for the greater Philadelphia area; the Pennsylvania Bar Association presented him with a special achievement award in 2011; and he holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent** from Martindale Hubbell.

Involvement in the legal and local community is important to Mr. Williams. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, the family law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Over the years, Mr. Williams has held many positions within these organizations such as treasurer, chairman, board of directors and vice chairman. In addition to his legal activities, Mr. Williams is the former director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County and A Woman's Place domestic violence center.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

** AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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About Jeffrey Williams

Law School:

Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Law Firm, US News - Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011, Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • "Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia - Matrimonial & Divorce Law", 2004 – Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating, 1994 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News and World Report, 2011 – Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers;1997 - Present date; Former Secretary of PA Chapter; Former Member of Board of Examiners of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Member of Board of Examiners of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, American Academy of Matrimonial, 1997 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals of Third Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • Treasurer, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004 - 2005
  • Secretary, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 - 2006
  • Second Vice Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2006 - 2007
  • First Vice Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007 - 2008
  • Chair Elect, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2008 - 2009
  • Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1986 - Present
  • Treasurer, Bucks County Bar Association, 1992 - 1993
  • Board of Directors, Bucks County Bar Association, 1990 - 1994
  • Former Chair, Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1987 - 1988
  • Member, Bucks County Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Secretary, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1981 - Present
  • Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2011 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, 1990, 1991, 1999
  • Director of Public Safety, Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, 1987 – 1999
  • Member, Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, 1986 – 1999
  • Former Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County
  • Former Director, A Woman’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter, Bucks County

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "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)
  • Divorce Conference, "Update on New Guidelines", Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's – Foundation for Education and Research, 2010
  • "Custody Trial, Appeals & Case Law", Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2009
  • "All You Need to Know About Trying a High Income Case", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007
  • "Trying a High Income Support Case", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007
  • "Equitable Distribution Update", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006
  • "High Rollers Support Cases", Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007
  • "Family Law Update", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005

Educational Background:

  • The Haverford School, 1974
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1978
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