Joseph R. Williams

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Pollock Begg
 | 525 William Penn Pl, Suite 3501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-471-9000
Fax: 412-471-9001
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    At Pollock Begg, Joseph R. Williams is a partner who represents clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in matters of family law. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in family law for two consecutive years, he was also named in 2013 as a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer. A charismatic, tenacious litigator, he is known throughout the area for his extensive courtroom success.

    In 2006, Mr. Williams graduated from Bethany College with an undergraduate degree in psychology. He then moved on to law school at Duquesne University School of Law, where he graduated in 2009 with his Juris Doctor. The former president of the alumni association’s board of governors, he is still actively involved with the organization.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, Mr. Williams is trained in collaborative law and has a certificate from the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania. In matters of family law, he works hard as a negotiator but is also prepared to litigate when necessary to protect the best interests of his clients. His practice focus includes all types of economic family law, support, protection from abuse, visitation and custody.

    Mr. Williams is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, where he is also a member of the organization’s Family Law Section. A talented writer, he has published with the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Bench and Bar Conference Family Division Sound-Off of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law


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    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

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    About Joseph Williams

    Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
    • Named to the Best Lawyers in America lists for family law in 2019., Best Lawyers in America 2019 lists for family law, 2019
    • Selected to Best Lawyers in America in 2018 and 2019, Selected to Best Lawyers in America
    • ACBA Young Lawyer award Pro Bono Week November 2, 2017, ACBA Young Lawyer award Pro Bono Week, 2017
    • Honored with an ACBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2/23/17)., ACBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2017
    • Named by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track in 2013 (one of 38 lawyers statewide), The Legal Intelligencer: Lawyer on the Fast Track, 2013
    • Named to Super Lawyers: Pennsylvania Rising Star for seven years, Super Lawyers: Pennsylvania Rising Star

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President-elect, Allegheny County Bar Association, July 1, 2020
    • Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, Allegheny County Bar Association
    • ACBA’s Board of Governor
    • Member, Family Law Section Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Duquesne Law Alumni Association

    Educational Background:

    • Bethany College, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, 2006
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    Office Location for Joseph R. Williams

    525 William Penn Pl
    Suite 3501
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Phone: 412-471-9000

    Fax: 412-471-9001

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    Last Updated: 2/3/2021

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