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Patricia Dunlevy Williams

Family Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Patricia Dunlevy

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patricia

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Ms. Dunlevy Williams brings two decades of successful family law experience to our clients. She has a wide array of experience with all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, adoption, and guardianships.

She graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1995 after earning her BA summa cum laude in English from Alvernia University. Her legal career began with a clerkship under Judge Henry S. Kenderdine, where she was immersed in family law issues. Following the clerkship, Ms. Williams was a staff attorney for Lancaster County Domestic Relations. She then worked for two Lancaster law firms before striking out on her own as a sole practitioner specializing in family law.

Ms. Williams is the Past President of the Lancaster Bar Association and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Prior to her term as LBA President, she chaired the LBA’s Family Law Section for several years and served on the LBA’s Board of Directors. She also served as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association for several terms. For 2015, Ms. Williams is the chairperson for the Solo & Small Firm section of the Lancaster Bar Association.



Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, PC
120 N Shippen St
Lancaster, PA, 17602-2926

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Posted by Mike | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible person and attorney.
Pat has represented me in a few instances- one sad, and one glad. I have entrusted her with my future, and have not a single regret in doing so. Her presence through both proceedings was a tremendous source of confidence and calm. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Posted by Darlene | December 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Your biggest advocate
I am pleased to express the positive experiences regarding the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Patricia Dunlevy Williams. She showed great empathy and was extremely knowledgeable. Throughout my case she maintained quality communications between all involved parties, worked to ensure timely responses to all questions and guided me through an extremely stressful process. I will recommend her and her team to anyone in need of her services. Thank you for your time and attention regarding my case.
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Posted by Keith | December 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A bulldog
I hope Ms. Williams will forgive the title but initially you might expect a soft representative. Pat demonstrated early on that your case and therefore, your welfare is her main focus. She listened carefully to me and frankly, I was humble and expecting to be marched down the road of conciliation. She quickly squared me away on why there was equal amounts of blame to go around and not to lay down so easily. She provided quick feedback to all inquiries and kept me updated through the entire proceeding. I have and will continue to praise her representation and any and all.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No BS, just quality work
Pat worked hard to make my divorce from a difficult spouse go more smoothly. My now-ex-wife hired what she called a "shark" of an attorney. I consulted with a few attorneys before deciding to hire Pat because I thought she would be the best one to deal with a "shark." At every turn, my ex tried to make the process difficult. She and her attorney tried to use a delay, defer, defeat strategy to get what they didn't deserve. At one point, my ex even tried to delay the hearing with a divorce master by switching from the "shark" to another attorney at the shark's firm. When I told Pat that I would not consent to the delay, she worked hard to make sure the process would continue.  Pat made a difficult life-changing event less difficult. Her knowledge, skill, determination, and compassion helped me deal with my ex who was making unrealistic demands. She knew how to wade through the drama to get the job done.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Patricia Dunlevy Williams, esq.
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Hartman Underhill & Brubaker
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Staff Attorney
  • Lancaster County Domestic Relations Section
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Judge Henry S. Kenderdine
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Alvernia College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Lancaster Bar Association, Family Section
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Delegate
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Presidential Address
  • 2013
  • Seminars - Continuing Legal Education
  • Family Law
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Pat is a tireless advocate for her clients. She and I have collaborated on many matters to help serve our firm's clients to the best representation we can. She has my utmost respect in her areas of practice."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is my "go-to" referral for any client of mine needing legal help with a family-law matter. All of my clients are delighted with the excellent legal representation provided to them as well as the fairness of the legal fees. I've known Pat for over 20 years and she has my unqualified endorsement."
Divorce and separation
Estate planning

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Lancaster Family Lawyer Patricia Dunlevy Williams
Patricia Dunlevy Williams
Family Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 28 years