Stuart Knotts Skok

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rockville, MD

Stuart Skok Law LLC
 | 2275 Research Blvd., Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20878
Phone: 301-850-7716
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Principal and owner at Stuart Skok Law, Stuart Knotts Skok handles matters of family law in Maryland in both Frederick and Montgomery counties. As one of the Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Attorneys in Maryland listed in The National Advocates: Top 100, Ms. Skok consistently has an Avvo “Superb” rating and has received her Civil and Family Law Mediation Certification and Collaborative Law Training Certification.  Her recent book, Handbook on Separation and Divorce in Maryland, Fourth Edition, is available for sale on Amazon.

    She earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from the University of Denver before attending West Virginia University College of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and before the U.S. Supreme Court, she is currently a member of the Peer Review Panel for the Attorney Grievance Commission for Maryland. For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, she holds the highest Peer and Judicial rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Skok has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in D.C. by Washington Lawyer, the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland by Baltimore magazine, the Top Ten Leaders in Collaborative by Ten Leaders Cooperative and a Top Family Law Attorney by Bethesda Magazine. In 2001, she was given the Commission for Women Dedicated Volunteer Service Award, and is active with organizations that support children with Down Syndrome.

    With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Skok is highly qualified to handle all matters related to divorce, custody, separation, domestic violence, separation and prenuptial agreements, and post-divorce modification and contempt. She is appointed as a Best Interest Attorney by the court and is past-president of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, past-President of the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc., past Co-Chair of the Family Law Section for Montgomery County, Maryland, and past Barrister of the Montgomery County Maryland Inn of Court.  Ms. Skok is regularly featured as a top family law attorney and expert in her field by magazines, including Attorney of the Month Magazine which named her Attorney of the Month in January 2018, and The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazines which named her amoung the Top Women Leaders in 2019.

    * 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
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

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    About Stuart Skok

    Admitted: 1995, Maryland

    Professional Webpage:


    • 1st Place, Lugar Moot Trial Competition, West Virginia University College of Law
    •  A-V Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
    • 10/10 Rating, AVVO
    • The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Leading Women in Law, Best Lawyers
    • Top Lawyer for Collaborative and Family Law, Best Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in D.C., Best Lawyers
    • Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland,  Best Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in Maryland, Best Lawyers
    • Best Family Law Lawyers, Best Lawyers
    • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section Chair of the Year, 2002
    • Top Ten Leaders in Collaborative, Ten Leaders Cooperative
    • Top 50 Women Attorneys in D.C., Washington Lawyer
    • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Maryland, Baltimore Magazine
    • Top Family Law Attorney, Bethesda Magazine
    • Top 50 SuperLawyers, D.C.
    • Top 25 SuperLawyers, Maryland
    • Top Family Law Attorney, SuperLawyers, Maryland and D.C.,
    • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section Chair of the Year, 2008
    • Montgomery County Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Leader, 2008

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Best Interest Attorney Certification Training, 2019
    • Collaborative Law Training Certification, 2006
    • Civil and Family Law Mediation Certification, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia State Bar
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Board, Collaborative Project of Maryland (CPM)
    • Maryland House Judiciary Committee 
    • Bar Leader, Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Peer Review Panel for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
    • Pupil and Barrister with the Montgomery County Inn of Court
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Maryland House Judiciary Committee
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Maryland
    • Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc., Board Member, 2006
    • Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, Founding Member, 2006
    • Co-President, Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc., 2012
    • Montgomery County Women's Bar Association, President, 2005
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Section for Montgomery County, 2008
    • Montgomery County Inn of Court, Barrister, 2006
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Section for Montgomery County, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, Top Professionals, Marquis Who’s Who in America
    • Commission for Women Dedicated Volunteer Service Award, 2001
    • Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trial of Domestic Violence Case, Family Law Section, Panel Speaker, 2008
    • Handbook on Separation and Divorce In Maryland
    • Guardian ad Litem's No More: The New Best Interest Attorney, Published Article, 2006
    • Grandparent Visitation, Published Article, 2007
    • Handbook for Separation and Divorce, Published Book, 2008
    • Indefinite Alimony, Published Article, 2008
    • Case Note: Auclair v. Auclair, Section of Family & Juvenile Law Newsletter, Family Law, 2009
    • Handbook for Separation and Divorce, 4th Edition, 2017
    • Electronic Evidence In Family Law Cases, Panel Speaker, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Denver, BA, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Bar Leaders For Montgomery County
    • Collaborative Divorce Association
    • Collaborative Project Of Maryland
    • Inc.
    • MD
    • Peer Review Panel For Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
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    Office Location for Stuart Knotts Skok

    2275 Research Blvd.
    Suite 500
    Rockville, MD 20878

    Phone: 301-850-7716

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    Last Updated: 7/16/2020

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