Pittsburgh Family Lawyer Joseph R. Williams is a tenacious litigator and accomplished negotiator admired by his peers for consistent advocacy and effective leadership.

A skilled litigator who also is well-versed certified in collaborative divorce, Pittsburgh family lawyer Joseph R. Williams puts clients in the driver’s seat and helps them navigate a wide range of family law concerns to reach their goals. Joe thrives on the challenges of each unique client situation in a diverse, comprehensive family law practice including divorce and equitable distribution cases, custody and visitation, protection from abuse and support.

His legal prowess is evident in and out of the courtroom. Joe is a respected litigator in the trial courts of Western Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth’s appellate courts. He is also trained in collaborative law and is well-equipped to negotiate resolutions through alternative dispute resolution.

Joe has proven himself a natural leader and an energetic force on the Pittsburgh legal scene. After serving in several leadership roles within the Allegheny County Bar Association, Joe became its president on July 1, 2021, when he led the ACBA and its approximately 6,000 members.  He is also a past president of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association.


A creative and detailed writer, Joe authors for legal publications as well as mainstream media. He also frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars and is sought after as a moderator and panelist for industry discussions.

Joe is a resident of the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He spends his free time with his fiancé, Laura, who is also an attorney.

Joseph Williams Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2024

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