Joseph R. Williams is a partner at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC. His diverse, comprehensive family law practice includes all types of economic cases, custody and visitation, protection from abuse and support. Joe’s legal fortitude is evident in and out of the courtroom. He thrives on the challenges that arise with each unique client situation.
With hard work and long hours, Joe has risen through the ranks quickly at Pollock Begg since starting as a law clerk in 2008. As a new associate, Joe worked closely with firm leadership on their cases in addition to building his own clientele. Learning from all of the partners and incorporating their strengths into his own legal practice, Joe has proven himself a natural leader and an energetic force on the Pittsburgh legal scene. In 2013, Joe was named to the Lawyers on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, an honor bestowed upon just 38 people statewide.
Known for his charisma and charm outside the courtroom, Joe is a tenacious litigator, respected by his peers and recognized for his courtroom successes. Joe has tried many cases throughout western Pennsylvania and has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
A creative and detailed writer, Joe authors for legal publications as well as mainstream media including: the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, the Allegheny County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference Family Division Sound-Off, and Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. Joe dishes out advice to young lawyers in his featured column in the Lawyers Journal, “Coffee Chat: Your Daily Cup of Joe,” and writes for The Legal Intelligencer. Some of Joe’s work, includes: “The Art of Balancing Work for Multiple Partners;” “Taking Your Book of Business From Pamphlet to Novel;” “The Most Important Interview Question for a Young Lawyer.” He also frequently lectures at continuing legal education seminars and is sought after as a moderator and panelist for industry discussions.
Originally from a small town in southeastern Ohio, Joe currently resides in Downtown Pittsburgh. In his time away from the office, he loves checking out the Pittsburgh restaurant and comedy club scenes and visiting his family.