Robert A. Skovgaard

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stamford, CT

Law Office of Robert A. Skovgaard
 | 1234 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203-977-2447
Fax: 203-348-0196
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Robert A. Skovgaard is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Robert A. Skovgaard in Stamford, Connecticut. A very versatile attorney with over 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Skovgaard serves clients throughout Fairfield County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving family law, criminal law and real estate.

    A 1974 graduate of Amherst College, Mr. Skovgaard attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1977. The Connecticut Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Certified as a divorce mediator, Mr. Skovgaard strives to help his clients resolve their conflicts involving child custody and support and other aspects related to divorce in the most amicable and efficient manner possible. In addition, Mr. Skovgaard also serves as guardian ad litem to minor children, working hard to protect their rights and best interests during all divorce proceedings. He has also served as special master for divorce and family matters since 2002, and he has acted as an attorney trial referee since 1995.

    The recipient of numerous judicial department appointments, Mr. Skovgaard has garnered as much success as a criminal defense attorney as he has as a family law attorney. He is the past recipient of the American Jurisprudence award for Constitutional Law, as well as the American Jurisprudence award for contract law, recognizing his invaluable contributions to clients dealing with complex real estate transactions.

    Widely regarded among the top attorneys in Connecticut, Mr. Skovgaard currently holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* rating.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 30%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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    About Robert Skovgaard

    Admitted: 1977, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage:


    • American Jurisprudence Award Constitutional Law
    • American Jurisprudence Award Contract Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Connecticut, 1977
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
    • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1978
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980


    • Bielen v. Bielen, 531 A.2d 941 (Conn.App. 1987)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • State of Connecticut Comprehensive Basic Training as Guardian ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child, Certificate - 2010
    • Divorce Mediation Training, Certificate - 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A., 1974
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    Office Location for Robert A. Skovgaard

    1234 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT 06905

    Phone: 203-977-2447

    Fax: 203-348-0196

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    Last Updated: 11/17/2020

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