Jeffrey Williams is widely regarded as one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in the Greater Philadelphia area, and by almost all accounts is the top divorce attorney in Bucks County. Poised, yet always candid, experienced yet youthful, Williams brings strong instincts and honed litigation skills to his work, which have made him a fixture in Philadelphia-area divorce law for close to three decades.
Williams, who grew up in Downingtown, PA, was a competitive lacrosse player at The Haverford School and later at Dickinson College. He aspired to the law with an eye on becoming a criminal prosecutor, and took a position right out of law school as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bucks County Prosecutor's Office, giving him valuable courtroom experience.
In 1986, Williams joined a small New Hope, PA, litigation practice. It was there that he began focusing on matrimonial law. "I have a paternal side, and I enjoyed figuring out how to help people." Before he knew it, two divorce cases turned into 20, then 20 turned into 100. Williams remained a partner of the five-attorney firm for more than 14 years; then, in early 2004 he launched his own practice. The firm is now comprised of six attorneys and works out of a beautifully renovated brick colonial cottage in the heart of Doylestown.
For 13 years, Williams served on the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors. "It was interesting and worthwhile, but I spoke my mind a little too much. I'm not a natural politician." Williams' reputation as an effective divorce attorney never suffered and today he handles 50 cases at a time, most involving complex business-valuations, complicated income issues and intricate custody cases. Since he is based in Bucks County, much of his caseload involves couples where one of the two people has a high-income career in New York, Philadelphia or Eastern New Jersey.