Eric E. Skidmore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Akron, OH

Skidmore & Associates Co., LPA
 | 1 Cascade Plaza, 12th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-253-1550
Fax: 330-253-9657
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Eric E. Skidmore is an attorney with Skidmore & Associates Co., LPA, in Akron, Ohio. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 33 years of total legal experience, Mr. Skidmore provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Summit, Wayne and Medina counties and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family law and divorce

· Business and civil litigation

· Real estate law

· Banking and finance

· Bankruptcy law

· Municipal corporation law

Over the course of his legal practice, Mr. Skidmore has gained a reputation for his remarkable trial skills, in-depth legal knowledge and tenacity at helping his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his legal abilities and high ethical standards, he has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with consistent recognition as one of the top lawyers in his region. Additionally, he has also received "Excellent" client reviews on Avvo for his superior client service and professional conduct.

After graduating from Mount Union College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science, Mr. Skidmore earned his master's degree from The Ohio State University in 1984, concentrating on local and state government. During this time, he completed an internship with a prominent Ohio State senator before pursuing his legal degree.

Mr. Skidmore then attended Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1987 and received the 1987 U.S. Law Week Award. He holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Having established himself as a leader in his legal community, Mr. Skidmore has published numerous articles in print and online, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also a member of the Akron and Medina County Bar Associations and the Commercial Litigation and Small Office Practice Sections of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and its Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Real Property Law Sections.

Outside his legal practice, Mr. Skidmore volunteers his time and services with the Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association, and he received the organization's Vision Award in 2005. That same year, he also received recognition for his selfless contributions to ALS advocacy from Akron Life & Leisure magazine, and he is an active supporter of many other charitable and civic organizations in his community.

*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, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2015 - 2021

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About Eric Skidmore

Admitted: 1989, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.skidmorelaw.com/about-ees.html

Honors/Awards:

  • This is an award for community service selected by the Board of Trustees of the ALS Association Northeast Ohio Chapter recognizing individuals who, through their own initiative, keep ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in the public arena. Eric contributed charitable services in the awareness program to strike out Lou Gehrig's Disease. Eric was also featured in the December 2005 edition of Akron Life & Leisure Magazine for his charitable work in support of a number of Walks to D'Feet ALS in 2005., 2005 Vision Award, ALS Association Ohio Chapter, 2005
  • U.S. Law Week Award, 1987
  •  Ohio Super Lawyers, Cincinnati Magazine, 2006-2008
  • "Excellent" ranking (score:8.9), Avvo
  • Received a performance rating "B" (from high to very high legal ability rating) and "V" (very high ethical standards rating) from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Family Law., Top Lawyer in Greater Akron, Akron Life & Leisure Magazine, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1990
  • State of Ohio, 1989
  • Akron Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, Commercial Litigation and Small Office Practice Sections, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Real Property Law Sections, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Medina Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Community Associations Institute
  •  Northeast Ohio Chapter of ALS Association 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ohio Responds To The Threat of Terrorism, Ohio Lawyer (January/February 2003)
  • Purchaser of Defective Home is Time-Barred from Bringing Fraud and Negligent Construction Claims (September 2003)
  • Real Estate Magnate Wolstein Unable to Obtain Zoning Variance for Wrought Iron Security Fence in the City of Pepper Pike, Ohio. (August 2004)
  • Ohio's New Seller Disclosure Law: O.R.C. 5302.30 From A Legal Perspective, June, 1993

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully defended appeal of divorce case, by opposing party, stemming from a trial court decision concerning issues of spousal support, child support, allocation of marital assets and debt, child custody and parenting time issues. The Ohio Ninth District Court sustained the trial court ruling. Lumbog v. Suansing, In the Court of Appeals Ninth Judicial District, Summit County, Ohio C.A. 29135, 2018

Transactions:

  • Representation of Texas-based venture capital developer and subsidiaries in local commercial, real estate, planning, zoning, water acquisition and title matters concerning a proposed $1 billion development of a 2,700 megawatt compressed air electric generation project to be located in Summit County, Ohio, that was eventually sold to local electric utility., 1996

Videos:

  • In marriage if differences cannot be reconciled leading to endless and debilitating discord, everyone has their own way of moving on. One or both spouses need to move ahead and leave tomorrow behind. With every step forward another step is left behind. If you need help with the steps necessary to dissolve a marital contract, experienced Akron family law lawyer Eric E. Skidmore can guide you from where you are ,to where you want to be through divorce, dissolution, or legal separation. He has been helping families of Northeast Ohio with such guidance since 1989. You can contact Akron divorce lawyer Eric E. Skidmore by calling (330) 253-1550 or clicking www.skidmorelaw.com, Akron Family Law Attorney Eric E. Skidmore, Attorney, Child Support, Custody, Dissolution, Divorce, Family, Law, Lawyer, Property Division, Spousal Support, Visitation, 2020
  • Sometimes it is the same old story. If bindings cannot be mended then perhaps it's time for a new chapter. Turn some pages, time for some changes. Akron family law lawyer Eric E. Skidmore has over 30 years experience in divorce and dissolution cases in Northeast Ohio. Serving Medina, Portage, Summit , and Stark counties. Call at (330) 253-1550 or click www.skidmorelaw.com, AKRON DIVORCE LAWYER ERIC E. SKIDMORE, Attorney, Dissolution, Divorce, Family, Law, Lawyer, 2020
  • Old ways do not open new doors. Sometimes it takes a lot of strength to move ahead and leave other matters behind. With every step forward there is another step left behind. An experienced family law lawyer can help you take that first step and keep pace with moving forward. Akron divorce lawyer Eric E. Skidmore can help you take that first step taking you from where you are to where you want to be. He has been helping families of Northeast Ohio since 1989. He can be called at (330) 253-1550 or click at www.skidmorelaw.com, Akron Family Law Lawyer Eric E. Skidmore, Attorney, Child Support, Custody, Dissolution, Divorce, Family, Law, Lawyer, Property Division, Spousal Support, Visitation, 2020
  • http://www.skidmorelaw.com (330) 253-1550 Toll Free 1 855 SKIDLAW http://www.akrondivorcelawfirm.com Attorney divorce lawyer Eric Skidmore represents clients in divorce and dissolution matters with offices located in Akron, Ohio. Akron divorce attorney Eric Skidmore serves Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit Counties. Free Consultations are available., AKRON DIVORCE ATTORNEY ERIC E. SKIDMORE, Attorney, Dissolution, Divorce, Family, Law, Lawyer, 2019
  • Akron divorce lawyer Eric E. Skidmore can assist when a spouse makes a move to terminate their marriage. He has been assisting families in Northeast Ohio since 1989 in the areas of divorce, dissolution, and legal separation. Feeling like a pawn in your relationship? If it cannot be reconciled, it may be time to make a move. Akron divorce attorney Eric E. Skidmore is available by phone at (330) 253-1550 or by click at www.skidmorelaw.com, AKRON DIVORCE LAWYER ERIC E. SKIDMORE, Attorney, Dissolution, Divorce, Family, Law, Lawyer, 2020

Newsletters:

  • This article is Part II of a two part article that was published in the Winter 2005 edition of the firm newsletter Skidmore Script. The article identifies many instances within the health claim submission process, administrative process, and appeal process wherein a patient can fight the claim denial of a benefit covered by health insurance when the health insurance carrier denies a claim., How To Win Denial of Health Benefit Litigation - Part II , Employment Law, Health Insurance
  • This article was a preview of the legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly regarding terrorism in response to the terrorist attacks against NYC and Washington DC. It was published in a company newsletter called "Skidmore Script" in November 2002., Ohio Enacts Anti-terrorism Legislation (November 2002), Aviation, Business, Real Estate
  • On November 2, 2001, Governor Taft signed into law Substitute House Bill (Sub. H. B.) 279, which repealed part of Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) Section 5301.01 requiring two witnesses to attest, sign and subscribe their names to documentation associated with real estate transactions (i.e., deeds, leases, mortgages, land contracts). Sub. H. B. 279 also repealed other sections of the O.R.C. related to the execution of real estate instruments. This article was written to help understand the "why" and the "how" of this change in the execution of real estate documents, and the evolution of the "two witnessing" principle, identify "what" was changed and "who" benefitted., In Deed - A Witness to Change in the Execution of Real Estate Documents , Real Estate Law
  • This article is Part I of a two-part article that was published in the June 2003 edition of the firm newsletter Skidmore Script. It features a candid description of problems of health insurance coverage, processing of claims, and claim denials based on the administrative and court protocol in place established by ERISA and interpreted and applied by the courts., How To Win Denial of Health Benefit Litigation - Part I , Employment Law, Health Insurance
  • This article was submitted for publication to the Ohio Lawyer and published in the January/February 2003 edition. This article is about legislation that was passed by the Ohio General Assembly responding to the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001., Ohio Responds To The Threat of Terrorism.
  • This article is a review of the Ohio legislature's enactment of House Bill (H.B.) 514 relaxing some aspects of serving certain written communications between owners and subcontractors of residential homes. H.B. 514 was signed by Governor Taft on December 13, 2002, and became effective March 14, 2003. In order to understand the changes propounded by H.B. 514, the article reviews the basic mechanics of the Ohio mechanic’s lien law and highlights the revisions to the rigid communication process. The overall effect of H.B. 514 is to provide some flexibility in the service of written communications by and between an owner and subcontractor, which should make it easier for a worker to get paid., Mechanics' Lien Law Becomes More Lenient, Real Estate Law

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University, M.A., Major: Local and State Government, 1984
  • Mount Union College, B.A., Major: History and Political Science, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Litigation
  • Parenting Time
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Visitation
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Office Location for Eric E. Skidmore

1 Cascade Plaza
12th Floor
Akron, OH 44308

Phone: 330-253-1550

Fax: 330-253-9657

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