J. Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams - Raleigh Divorce Lawyer

J. Patrick Williams



(919) 870-0466


10.0J. Patrick Williams

Featured Testimonials

Patrick was calm and rational. He wasn’t trying to be a psychologist, he wasn’t trying to think like a judge, and he wasn’t trying to become my friend. If you talk with an attorney who does any of those, run.
Patrick advocated for me, and made sure my ex’s long-winded ramblings were efficiently cut to pieces with targeted questions for me and the other witnesses. Whatever his methodology is, it was easy to answer succinctly. In the end, we did better than even he expected.
Incidentally, my case has very high CPS involvement because of my ex. Patrick understood the complexities in a way an average family law attorney does not. I received a referral to this firm, but for a different partner. As it turned out, I was represented by exactly the right person.

Melissa DA, Child Custody Client

I had the best experience with Batch, Poore & Williams. Mr. Williams represented me and he was the best! Extremely professional, yet patient; thorough, yet ethical; I would highly recommend them!!

Bobby Singh, Family Law Client

While Patrick’s jury trial experience ranges from personal injury defense to alienation of affections actions, he’s developed a passion for domestic violence, equitable distribution and spousal support cases.  For those who know him it makes perfect sense;1) he’s a numbers guy and 2) he was raised to fight for the “little guys.”

Patrick is a founding partner at Batch, Poore, & Williams.  His practice areas are focused in family, divorce, domestic violence, criminal/traffic law, and civil litigation.  He is also a certified parent coordinator.

Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. He worked as a System Administrator/Programmer for several years prior to entering law school. His practical experience outside the practice of law provides clients with additional insight and a common sense approach to solving their legal problems.

Mr. Williams received his Juris Doctor from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2005.  While attending Campbell, Mr. Williams was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association trial team for two years, and was a regional semifinalist.  He also served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Campbell Law Review.  Mr. Williams assisted in the revision of prominent North Carolina treatises, such as Wiggins Administration of Wills and Estates and Webster’s Real Estate Law in North Carolina.  Upon graduation, J. Patrick Williams was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was recognized by “Who’s Who Among American Law Students.”

Mr. Williams has litigated a wide variety of cases over his career including representing plaintiffs and insurance companies in personal injury claims, divorce, custody, and equitable distribution hearings, real estate disputes, alienation of affection actions, and appellate actions.

When not working, Patrick spends time with his wife Sydney Batch and two sons and is an avid mixologist and grill master.  Because he’s a numbers guy Sydney has appointed him as the CEO of math homework in the Williams household.

Areas of Practice


  • North Carolina State University, B.S. – Computer Engineering (2002)
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, Juris Doctorate (2005)

Affiliations and Activities:

  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association Board Member
  • Former Tenth Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee Member
  • Former North Carolina State Bar Communications Committee Member
  • Certified Parent Coordinator
  • Clio Practice Management Certified Consultant


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