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Patricia Lyda Williams

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Duluth, GA

4.9   28 reviews

also known as Patty Williams

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    We give individual attention to see if it makes sense for you to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get a fresh start, helping you deal with crushing debt loads, foreclosures, lawsuits, garnishments, and repossessions. Call today for a free consultation.

    26 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    We give individual attention and provide complete Chapter 7 Bankruptcy services; help with foreclosures, garnishments, and repossessions; negotiate and settle debts; and answer and settle debt lawsuits. Call today for a free consultation.

    26 years

  3. Debt settlement
    We help people negotiate and settle debts, answer and settle debt lawsuits, and help with foreclosures, garnishments, and repossessions. Call today for a free consultation.

    26 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    We set up Corporations with customized Bylaws, set up LLC's with customized Operating Agreements, modify corporate structures, and provide Registered Agent services. Call today for a free consultation.

    26 years

  5. Uncontested divorce
    We prepare Separation Agreements and all arrangements for amicable divorces between non-belligerent parties who are agreed as to child custody and property settlement matters. Call today for a free consultation.

    26 years


Originally from South Carolina, Patty has been an attorney since 1997. She got her B.A. from Trinity University, and her Doctorate in Law from John Marshall Law School.

A member of the Georgia State Bar, she is also admitted to practice in the United States Federal Courts. She is an officer of the Walton County Bar Association.

Together with her husband Jeff, she has seven adult children, and (so far) 14 grandchildren.

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Our building in Duluth
Attorney Patty with Paralegal Sharon
Our Receptionist Kathy
Attorneys Patty Williams and Jeff Williams going over some papers with clients
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4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by Kathy & Rodney | March 11, 2012
Couldn't have picked a BETTER Lawyer than Patricia!
Patricia will go beyond the limits to help you with anything and I loved working with her on our Bankruptcy. She always kept us informed of what was going on and what needed to be done next! Awesome Lawyer and I would/will recommend her to anyone needing a Bankruptcy Lawyer! Thanks Patricia for all you did for us!!
Posted by CS | March 22, 2012
Excellent! Great personal service!
We never planned to be in this situation, but it was nice to have Patty help us through a difficult process. She was always available personally. It was nice not dealing with a huge firm that only viewed our case as a number. She was very helpful, kind, and understanding.
Posted by Linda | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Guidance
I contacted Patty at a time when I was experiencing great financial fear and confusion...I did not know where to turn. She was the second bankruptcy attorney that I contacted, and without a doubt, I felt completely confident that she would work on my matter what. During our second appointment, she clearly explained why bankruptcy, in my case, would not be a good option for me. She gave me great advice on how to move forward and what steps I needed to take . I am deeply grateful for her wisdom and direction. I also really enjoyed reading her informative website.
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Posted by N | December 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST bankruptcy lawyer!!
We hired Patty for our chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Ours was a very complicated case, but Patty and Jeff guided us throughout the entire process. Their knowledge and professionalism greatly helped us during this stressful time. They was always promptly answered our questions, and we truly felt like they cared. We would definitely recommend the Williams Law Office.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and replied in a reasonable time. They were able to answer my questions as well.
Posted by David | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Provides superb and sensitive customer service
Mrs. Williams provided excellent service handling our Chapter 7 case. We knew very little about bankruptcy upon arrival, and she provided excellent counsel through the entire process. Patty has a warm, human side as well and plainly cares about her clients as individuals and families. God bless you, ma'am!
Posted by Nigel | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I used Patricia for a case and she made things so easy for me. Returns phone calls, emails and was very thorough on my case. Explained things in detail and got things done. Great attorney and would use again. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Vicki | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Did my Chapter 7. Very concerned and took great care to get this done as fast and painless as possible, even calling me from her home a few times. Kept me informed at all times.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2012
Trustworthy and Affordable
If you need an awesome lawyer, hire Patricia! She has always provided me with the best service I could ever ask for and I would highly recommend her, especially for bankruptcy issues!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2012
Reponsive and Knowledgeable
Patty handled our chapter 13. She was great. Very knowledgeable. Personable. Returns calls promptly. She really smoothed the way for us. We would highly recommend her to anyone with debt/bankruptcy issues.
Posted by Robby | March 18, 2012
So knowledgeable and helpful!
Patricia was always so dependable! She assisted us every step of the way handling herself in a professional manner. She helped us through a bad situation, making us feel comfortable during the whole bankruptcy process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Kenneth | March 10, 2012
Excellent Lawyer who tells it like it is, and goes the extra mile for her clients!!!
Patricia really went the extra mile for us. We came in scared and at the end of our rope. When we walked out we both felt better, and we both mentioned that we thought we could see a hint of light at the end of the tunnel. She took care of everything, and answered all of our questions in a timely and professional manner, and overall, did a great job for us. She walked us through the entire process and informed us of what to expect and what to do, and even what to wear to the hearing. She also has a lovely old fashioned charm that is a pleasure to work with, and makes you feel like everything is going to be all right after all. She helped us through a very trying time, and I will always be very greatful for all her help and paitence. I would highly recommend Patricia Williams to anyone that inquired.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2012
Highly Recommend
Patricia was very knowledgable and guided me through the process. She was always available by email or phone and responded quickly to any question or concern I had. She was a great lawyer to have during what was a very difficult time in my life, and even after my case was over would ask me how I was doing.
Posted by Carol | March 8, 2012
We could not have made a better choice
When we finally decided to make the call to Patty's office , My wages had already been attached once. We were given an appointment with-in a day. Upon walking into her office my first thought was " We cant afford this", But after sitting down and speaking with her a letting her know the whole of the situation, I found out I was wrong. She was up front, honest and answered all our question and approached all our concerns. If we came across something that she was unsure of she found the answer and notified us with-in a few hours. By the time all was said and done, She accomplished more than we expected. When my wages were hit the second time Patty got that back for me. We were pleased with the process from start to finish. I would like to add one more fact, Patty ALWAYS answered our calls herself and did not leave us with a machine or anyone else.
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Posted by Joe & Corinne | March 8, 2012
Very Satisfied Clients of Patricia L.Williams
We were fortunate to have Patricia Lyda Williams represent us in fileing our Bankruptcy last year.. Mrs. Williams guided us through each step, from the classes into the courtroom for the finalization of the procedure. As our attorney she kept us informed always and explained everything so that we could understand what we were doing. She is still available if we have any questions. We would recommend her services to our best friends. Joe & Corinne Gilbert
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2012
Chapter 7 Filing
I had personally known Patty prior to our filing bankruptcy. She was just a wonderful friend and I knew she would help us through a difficult time. She and her husband, Jeff, talked with us and gave us helpful information and recommendations. It was truly like having a friend as your attorney. She made a difficult process so easy. We appreciate all that she did for us and would highly recommend her and, in fact, we have recommended her to others. She is truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
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Posted by Debbie | March 8, 2012
Wonderful lawyer and person
I was extremely nervous and embarrassed about filing bankruptcy when I call Patty's office. At my first appointment I was immediatley put at ease by her compassionate and knowledgeable manner. She provided me with everything I needed to move forward with my financial matters and treated me with a great deal of kindness. She made the entire process much easier than I could have imagined it would be. She is still available to me with any questions or concerns I have. I would recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by Wesley | March 8, 2012
A great help when going through a rough and scary situation.
Patty was very friendly and easy to work with. She explained everything for us beforehand. I lost my job and could no longer pay the house bill, Chase wouldn’t modify it so we had to file chapter 7. Chase was actually putting it up for auction without advertising it or notifying us. We found this out by accident two days before it was going to be auctioned. Patty got all the paper work done quickly to stop it. This allowed us to stay in the house. Patty was usually available when I called but if not always got back with very soon, sometimes even after hours. I would highly recommend her to anyone having to go through bankruptcy. For anyone reading this that is about to file bankruptcy, there is life after bankruptcy.
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Posted by kymberlie | March 7, 2012
awesome lawyer
Mrs. Williams is a life saver, I was in desperate need of help I was a few days away from getting my pay garnished. I went to see her on Thursday afternoon and by Monday my case was filed and she had my garnishment stopped before it happened. Very professional and down to earth made me feel so much better about my situation.... I highly recommend her she gets the job done smoothly and takes all the stress away.....
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Posted by HELEN | March 7, 2012
hard time
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Williams Law Office LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Dept. Assistant
  • Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Real Estate Assistant
  • Ferguson & Saunders
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Trial Attorney
  • J. Jeffrey Williams & Associates
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • J.D. - Doctor of Laws
  • 1994
  • Trinity International University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • In Re: JS
  • Successfully reversed Trustee


  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • U. S. District Court, Northern Dist. of Ga.
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • U. S. District Court, Middle Dist. of Ga.
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Bankruptcy Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • ACW
  • Chapter President
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012


  • Georgia Bar ICLE
  • Bankruptcy Law for the General Practitioner
  • 2015
  • Walton County Bar Information Brochure
  • Saving Your Home from Foreclosure
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Lawyers' Seminar
  • Enriching your General Practice
  • 2015
  • Monthly Public Education Series
  • Publlc Education Forum on Bankruptcy
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (28)
Endorse Patricia
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia Williams is a skilled, compassionate, caring and competent consumer advocate and bankruptcy attorney. I regularly refer my social security disability and workers' compensation clients to Patricia when they find themselves facing bankruptcy. Patricia has extensive experience in both consumer and corporate bankruptcy and is a recognized leader in her fields of practice in the legal community as well as through her pro bono and other volunteer activities in Gwinnett County and the Loganville area. I am confident that any client I refer to Patricia will be provided individualized attention and that she will ensure that they achieve the best possible outcome for their specific situation. It is for these reasons that I endorse Patricia and her work as a consumer bankruptcy attorney."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patty is absolutely the most conscientious, reliable, and thorough bankruptcy attorney you could ever hire. She is tops for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings and related matters. She gives every client personal attention, and answers emails or phone calls amazingly fast for a busy attorney. In addition, she finds time for positive church and volunteer work. You could not ask for a better attorney if you are seeking help with financial problems. Her demeanor and personality is extremely kind and loving . . . But then I may be a little prejudiced, because I have been her husband since 1975, and we have seven adult children!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Williams is an excellent advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate recommending her to any person in need."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based upon Patricia's numerous and practical responses to the AVVO I recommend her to those in her area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on the reviews that Attorney Williams clients gies her she is held in the highest esteem by them. She is also highly respected by her peers. She is a highy skilled attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done. I highly recommed Ms. Williams and endorse her for all her fine professional legal work."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Williams. As evidenced by the number of questions she has answered on Avvo, she has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through her many work experiences that she is a stellar attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Williams has nearly twenty years of solid experience in helping people fix their problems. Her published Legal Guides on Bankruptcy and Finance at are proof that she knows the law and wants to make sure her clients understand their rights. If you have a bankruptcy question and her office is anywhere near you, call her. I highly recommend her to you."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I would recommend this attorney. Ms. Williams has many years of experience, making her extremely knowledgeable and a zealous advocate. Additionally, she has been reviewed by many clients, all of which have given her the highest rating and are very satisfied."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Williams is used to dealing with clients who are going through some of the worst situations of their lives. Her legal knowledge is not only outstanding, but you can tell from her profile that she pulls these people out of these situations and gives them a chance for a fresh start. Read some of her client reviews and you can tell that this is a lawyer that you want to have working by your side. Attorney Williams is the kind of lawyer...and person...that we are all called to be. For these reasons, I am delighted to be able to endorse her. James Frederick"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Williams is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her perspective and advice are well worth listening to!"
Debt settlement Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a clear understanding of relevant issues and is an asset to the community."
General practice Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia Lyda Williams has an easy & down to earth way of explaining very complicated legal issues. She is a welcome addition to the Avvo community & I am pleased to be able to offer her my endorsement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a valuable asset to the Avvo legal community."
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