Susan J. Smith

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Doylestown, PA

Williams Family Law, P.C.
 | 43 North Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-340-2207
Fax: 215-340-2208
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    A lawyer and mediator, Susan J. Smith stands out as a diligent and tough negotiator who fights hard to achieve favorable outcomes for her clients in Buck County, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. Focusing primarily on family law matters, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony and distribution of marital property, Ms. Smith has more than two decades of litigation experience under her belt. In 2016, she joined the team at Williams Family Law, P.C., as a partner.

    Ms. Smith is a 1989 graduate of what is now known as Gwynedd Mercy University, where she majored in both English and psychology. She then enrolled at Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law, the state's oldest law school, and received her Juris Doctor in 1992. Following graduation, Ms. Smith worked for a year as an attorney at the Law Office of John C. Howett, Jr.

    Licensed to practice in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ms. Smith gained further experience at Power, Bowen and Valimont, working as an attorney from 1993 to 1999. She then served as a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, a position she held for 16 years. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bucks County Bar Association.

    In 2010, Ms. Smith received the prestigious Woman of the Year award from the Bucks County Bar Association. Her integrity, resilience and dedication to preserving family relationships in her community also earned Ms. Smith recognition as a Woman Leader in the Law for 2015 by ALM publications. She has also previously been named as a Woman on the Verge in the Profession by The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the country. 

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2020

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    About Susan Smith

    Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

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    • Woman of the Year, Bucks County Bar Association, 2010
    • Woman Leader in the Law ALM publications, Woman Leader in the Law, ALM, 2015
    • Susan J Smith has long been one of Bucks County's best-known matrimonial lawyers, for the last two decades a prominent and respected member of the region's legal - and civic - community. A personal combination of positive, intuitive and fiercely competitive, Smith in many respects is one of the early success stories of woman litigators in eastern Pennsylvania., Ten Leaders, Ten Leaders, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Appointed to BCBA Bench/Bar Committee which committee directly interfaces with our judges., 2011
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2019
    • Bucks County Bar Association, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • New Orleans) Williams Family Law partners Susan J. Smith and Robert J. Salzer presented a key session to attendees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section 2018 Winter Meeting, held January 11-14 in New Orleans. The session, “Six Keys to Winning a Custody Case,” taught vital tactics in prevailing in a custody case on behalf of a client, including custody evaluations, dissecting those reports, witness preparation and using pleadings to your advantage. Co-presenters included Hon. Daniel Clifford, Hon. Michele P. Bononi and Jennifer P. Bierly, Esq., Presenter, Six Keys to Winning a Custody Case, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Custody, Divorce, Family Law, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Gwynedd-Mercy University

    Industry Groups

    • Divorce
    • Family Law
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    Office Location for Susan J. Smith

    43 North Pine Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

    Phone: 215-340-2207

    Fax: 215-340-2208

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    Last Updated: 2/4/2019

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