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Robert J Salzer

Family Attorney at Doylestown, PA

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Before going into private practice I was a prosecutor for seven years.

  2. Criminal defense
    Before going into private practice I was a prosecutor for seven years.

Robert J. Salzer, a partner at Williams Family Law, focuses his practice on financially complex, high net worth family law matters including alimony/spousal support, divorce, equitable distribution, marital agreements, child support, child custody and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. For those cases that cannot be resolved by agreement, Mr. Salzer’s effective litigation skills serve his clients well.

Mr. Salzer is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an honor reserved solely for skilled negotiators and experienced litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. There are just 1,600 AAML fellows nationwide.

He is a co-author of “Stress-Free Divorce,” a book designed to help anyone considering or in the midst of a divorce identify and overcome common obstacles to as smooth a resolution as possible.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Salzer also handles criminal matters, especially those related to driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Prior to joining Williams Family Law, Mr. Salzer served as deputy district attorney for the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, where he served as a chief of the Homicide by Vehicle Unit for a number of years. In that role, he was regularly interviewed by a variety of media outlets in the Philadelphia region, including several daily newspapers and Philadelphia news stations. Previously, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Mellon of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Salzer has conducted presentations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding techniques to improve cross examination, particularly as it relates to expert witnesses.

Mr. Salzer’s community work includes assisting military veterans with legal needs as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program, which is coordinated through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Salzer went on to earn a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law. In 2016, he earned his LL.M in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Salzer is a car enthusiast and an avid traveler. He is a devoted sports fan and baseball and ice hockey competitor.

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Williams Family Law, P.C.
43 North Pine Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901


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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Salzer helped my Family Attorney, with whom he works, beat frivolous litigation that was filed against me at the behest of the opposing party's counsel, who sought legal leverage during a very sad and contentious separation-process. Mr. Salzer's litigation skills were superb. I felt sorry for the opposing attorney, who appeared to be out-maneuvered at every step of the way by Mr. Salzer. He came prepared, confident, and with a great deal of expertise. Nonetheless, he and his colleagues are compassionate and realistic; they consistently advise and make decisions with the best interests of the children in mind.
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Posted by Dan | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer. Well worth every penny
I hired Bob for two different cases. In both cases, he gave me excellent counsel and helped me achieve the best case scenarios.
Posted by Randy | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation!
Our custody case to say the least was extremely difficult from the start. I live in Washington State and my ex-wife lives in Pennsylvania. The children's mom does love them but there were some serious issues occurring. I had witnessed a deterioration in my children's care and behavior over a long period of time. To the point of needing to take action. It was clearly going to be an uphill battle and Bob and others did a remarkably accurate job of setting those expectations from the start. I will try to be brief as this fight took over 2 years to win. The strategies all along the way turned out to position us perfectly for the next step. Finally we worked together to build the case, get it before the Judge, and put into place a Court Order that my ex-wife simply couldn't adhere to. This was the straw that broke her case and set her up to capitulate in the end. Keeping in mind we were preparing to bring it again before the same Judge and she knew she would lose. Bob's familiarity with the court, court personnel and proceedings was a huge advantage! He is masterful in court, simply more in tune, vastly skilled, and clearly more comfortable than the opposing attorneys (He simply "owned' them, I don't know how else to say it and it was amusing to watch). His briefs and motions accomplished everything he wanted them to and nothing he didn't. Strategy is key and his was extremely effective. In closing I will say that if you have a family court/custody case, then William's Family Law is THE Law Firm, and Robert Salzer IS your attorney if you want to win?! Undertakings like this are not inexpensive but Bod's rates are a bargain for the level of representation you receive. I for one feel like he could actually charge more so get in before his rates increase. I would spend the money twice over to insure my children have a bright future, Bob felt/believed in what we where doing, and pursued it with professional passion. I know that the work to turn my children's lives around has just started but I credit the chance to Bob! And I thank God every day for the opportunity he helped me win. While I hope to never need his Criminal Defense expertise there is no doubt in my mind whom I would want in court for me or anyone in my family!
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Posted by Pat | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Bob is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. I have family members that are attorneys and he always gives me the truth no matter how hard it is to hear. Always answers any questions I have and if he is not available his secretary has always made sure I was well taken care of. It was a difficult process, but Bob was aggressive and got me what I wanted even when I wanted to give up. Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Chad | November 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to talk to and got the job done!
I had received a speeding ticket that carried three points, and given how this was going to affect my insurance I knew I had to fight it. After seeing the reviews for Mr. Salzer, I consulted with him and immediately thought this was the right fit. He is incredibly easy to talk to, was effective in his interactions with all other parties in court, and was able to remove all points related to the ticket . I would absolutely use him again, but hopefully won't need to!
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Posted by Michael | June 29, 2015
Bob Salzer knows the system and more importantly.....
Bob Salzer represented me for my criminal case. I was initially looking at 1-2 yrs in state prison for the two felony charges that I was accused of. Bob knows the system and more importantly he has a very good relationship with many of the district attorney's and judges in the bucks county court system. Not only did bob work hard to get both felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, he also was able to keep me out of jail with a lesser sentence of probation. I would recommend Bob Salzer to anyone who needs an attorney who cares and will do his best at getting the best outcome in any criminal matter.
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Posted by Amanda | March 29, 2015
Outstanding Attorney! !
Robert Salzer is an amazing lawyer... Robert was on top of things from the very beginning. He represented me in a case that I was very nervous and worried about, Robert was very helpful in explaining how the whole process worked. He has helped me every step of the way with my case and was quick to respond to any questions that I had. Robert is a professional and very knowledgeable lawyer. Thanks to his hard work and dedication I received the the best possible outcome with my case, and I am so Thankful! I highly recommend Mr. Salzer to anyone looking for an awesome lawyer. He did a magnificent job with fantastic service and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
One of the best in Bucks County.
I was referred to Bob by his partner who's retainer is more than his. So, right there, that was important. One of the things I liked most about him though was that, since I thought the matter could be resolved peacefully, he suggested sending a letter to my ex's lawyer in an attempt to prevent litigation. We were unsuccessful but I thought it was the right thing to do. As things went on, Bob was direct, knowledgeable, down to earth and a powerful advocate. When my ex and I went before the "master", he wasn't scared to tell me to shut my mouth. Frankly, he is also young, good looking and tall...kind of imposing. In the end, he was also not scared to tell me that we had a good offer on the table and that to keep fighting would be counterproductive. I'm very glad I chose Bob and would refer anyone to him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Bob represented me when I got a DUI. He was very knowledgeable and walked me through the process. I knew what to expect along the way. I would highly recommend Bob.
Posted by Bobbie | February 4, 2015
An excellent attorney
Going through a divorce is a horrendous ordeal and not an easy task. I wanted someone who was knowledgeable and up front with advice yet understanding about my situation. I feel so lucky to have found Mr. Salzer. A friend went with me for the initial interview, and we both agreed that he was the correct choice. He was unassuming, yet I got the feeling that he was processing all my information and was thinking of all the possibilities before he spoke. Another aspect that I liked was the fact that he was respected in the court house by all the staff. He was pleasant to everyone and it was a comfort to me. He is a very likeable person. He never spoke down to me or made me feel incompetent or was he condescending in any way. I would recommend his services to anyone who would find themselves in this unfortunate situation . He is professional, thorough, bright,competent and a good person. Hard to find all those qualities these days in anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Thank You Bob
Bob handled my case with 100% professionalism by keeping me updated and informed every step of the way. I changed Attorneys mid way through my divorce. Had I only had Bob from the beginning.. I have and will continue to recommend Bob to anyone I can.
Posted by Sean | June 30, 2014
Stand up Lawyer
I hired Bob for a family law matter. He is a stand up guy! Most of us enter these scenarios feeling uncertain and not sure how to proceed, We also allow our own feelings to interfere with what is most important and that is the kids.Bob kept me focused and never steered me wrong! In the end, I was were I needed to be. Strong work.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2014
Bob Salzer is an excellent lawyer that I would Highly recommend
Bob was excellent. He was ahead of the curve and on top of the situation at all times. He was professional, responsive, honest, very easy to work with and an effective negotiator. Bob knows the system and what needs be done no matter what is thrown at you. He also was very fair with what he charges for his services. I would highly recommend Bob to represent you.
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Posted by Natalie | March 27, 2014
Highly Recommended
I hired Bob as my attorney for a Custody Case. Right away I felt like Bob was an old friend who was going to make sure that I got the representation that I needed. Bob did not sugarcoat anything and was very honest about all options involving my situation. He was extremely knowledgeable. He presented the options to me and told me what my best option would be, but allowed me to have the final say regarding which route to take. I never felt as though Bob was just another lawyer trying to get money; he was a real person trying to help another person. I highly recommend Bob to anyone looking for a genuine person to represent them as opposed to just a high-end suit.
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Posted by Lauren | January 10, 2014
Outstanding Divorce Attorney
Mr. Salzer represented me during a divorce. He made the complicated process as bearable as possible. I particularly appreciated his candor, diligence, and - perhaps most importantly - his clear and prompt communication. Mr. Salzer took care to explain my options at each stage of the case, as well as the implications of each decision. He told me what I "needed to hear" instead of what I "wanted to hear" by taking a pragmatic, realistic approach and without making empty promises or pushing for unnecessary litigation. In doing so, I felt that Mr. Salzer truly served as an advocate for what was in my best personal and financial interest at all times. I am satisfied with the final settlement agreement and know it is the result of Mr. Salzer's skilled counsel. I would recommend his professional services to my closest friends.
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Posted by John | January 9, 2014
Great lawyer and a great firm
As a father of two, I was worried about how my divorce would be handled. Luckily, Bob knew the PA laws and was able to get me the settlement I was looking for. Shared custody of my kids was all I cared about and he made sure that I got that. He is very quick to respond and made me feel comfortable with the legal process while I had so much else going on in my life. I would recommend Bob (and his firm) with no reservations.
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Posted by Tom | June 23, 2013
Confident and calming
When I met Mr Salzer I was extremely nervous about the pending divorce ahead of me. When I left his office after the initial consultation it was the first time in months I felt relaxed. Bob doesn't pull any punches and he's quite honest. I have come out on top in many phases of the procedure. My most recent victory was when I was brought into court by my ex wife seeking an increase in child support. By the time we were done my support went down slightly. And it's not just Mr Salzer. Everyone I've dealt with at Williams and Hand have been great. I would absolutely recommend Mr Salzer!
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Absolute Professional
Mr. Salzer and his staff were outstanding in helping me with my difficult divorce. I met with several firms prior to meeting with Bob and I came away from my meeting feeling that Bob and his staff would best represent me. Bob answered calls and emails quickly and personally and was truly interested in me and my family's well being. Thanks for everything.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Williams Family Law, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Williams Family Law, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Williams & Hand, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Bucks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Mellon
  • County of Bucks
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Feliciano
  • Trial by jury, convicted.
  • Commonwealth v. Joseph Glass
  • Trial by jury, convicted.
  • Commonwealth v. Daniel Smith
  • Trial by jury, convicted. Currently under review by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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  • Bucks County American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bucks County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015


  • CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy
  • Juris
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Alimony and Equitable Distribution
  • 2014
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Prosecuting Vehicular Homicides
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a highly skilled advocate with extensive litigation experience. He is well respected by his co-workers as well as his peers."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Robert Salzer has tremendous litigation skills. I’ve never known another lawyer more focused, determined and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. With Attorney Salzer’s LL.M in Taxation and exceptional financial skills he is able to handle complex high asset divorce cases with ease. Nothing seems to rattle Attorney Salzer or distract him from achieving his goals on a case, which makes him extremely tough to beat. I am proud to work alongside Attorney Robert Salzer as my close associate and partner."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a well respected attorney and a seasoned and effective trial advocate. He has extensive experience handling serious matters where the stakes are high for all parties involved. I would highly endorse Bob."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Salzer is a seasoned litigator who offers exceptional representation and a wealth of experience to his clients. I highly endorse Mr. Salzer."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an excellent attorney and a very skilled family law practioner. He is an outstanding litigator and is highly respected by his peers. I would recommend him for anyone in need of his services."
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Doylestown Family Lawyer Robert J Salzer
Robert J Salzer
Family Attorney
Doylestown, PA
Licensed for 18 years