Joseph R. Williams
Joseph R. Williams is the President of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Mr. Williams is a partner at Pollock Begg in downtown Pittsburgh. His practice includes all areas of family law, including divorce and equitable distribution, support and alimony, child custody, child support and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Mr. Williams is a 2006 graduate of Bethany College in Bethany, W. Va., and a 2009 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Duquesne Law Alumni Association and served as President of the DLAA from 2018-2019.
At the ACBA, Mr. Williams has served on the Board of Governors, the Bench-Bar Committee, the 150th Anniversary Committee, the By-Laws Committee, the Ad Hoc Emergency Issues Committee, the Nominating Committee, and various other subcommittees. He is a member of the Family Law Section, where he previously served on Council and chaired the Membership Subcommittee and the Social Subcommittee. Additionally, Mr. Williams is a past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division. During his time in the YLD, he served on Council, chaired the Bar Leadership Committee, was a member of the Public Service, Diversity, Education and Member Services subcommittees, and was the chairperson for numerous programs, projects and events. Mr. Williams also is a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and served on the Fellows Committee and the 35th Anniversary Red Tie Gala Committee.
Mr. Williams has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for family law since 2018. Additionally, since 2011, he has been listed every year as a “Rising Star” in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers publication. In 2017, he was named the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” of the ACBA, as selected by the YLD. Finally, in 2013 Mr. Williams was one of 38 lawyers statewide to be selected as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer.
A resident of Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, Mr. Williams is originally from Lore City, Ohio.