James R. Skirbunt

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Skirbunt & Skirbunt, LLC
 | One Cleveland Center, Suite 3150, 1375 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-750-8009
Fax: 216-363-1433
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney James R. Skirbunt is a partner with Skirbunt & Skirbunt LLC law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Nationally ranked as among the top lawyers in the country, Mr. Skirbunt has more than 46 years of legal experience, and he provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the Northeast Ohio region who have serious family law issues they need to address, including any of the following:

    ·       Divorce

    ·       Divorce litigation

    ·       Appeals

    ·       Child custody and support

    ·       Premarital agreements

    ·       Estate planning

    ·       Adoption

    ·       Mediation

    Certified as a family law mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Skirbunt also established the Center for Principled Family Advocacy and created Divorce Choice™ to help clients decide how best to end their marriages. As such, he has helped numerous clients resolve their conflicts and achieve the favorable outcomes they seek without the need for expensive, time-consuming and adversarial court battles. However, he is also a highly experienced trial lawyer who will not hesitate to take his clients' matters to court when necessary.

    Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Mr. Skirbunt maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and best interests at all turns and helping them obtain the positive results they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Skirbunt has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©*.

    In addition, Mr. Skirbunt has received the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Cleveland award, and he is a fellow with the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, having served as the Ohio Chapter Officer from 1989 to 1990. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1971 graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Skirbunt began his legal career in 1974 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Boston College School of Law and his license to practice from The Ohio State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Skirbunt once served as president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he is an active member of the Cleveland Bar Association, the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and The Ohio State Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He has also published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Dissolution, Divorce, Arbitration, Mediation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About James Skirbunt

    Admitted: 1974, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: https://skirbunt.com/lawyers/jim-skirbunt/


    • Ohio by the Woodward and White publication "The Best Lawyers in America"
    • "Preeminent Attorney" by Martindale-Hubbell.
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ohio Chapter Officer, 1989 - 1990
    • Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Cleveland, 2011

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Cleveland Bar Association
    • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
    • Past President, Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1975
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Ohio, 1974

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Lecturer, Interest-Based Negotiating Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • The Power of the Professional, Banks-Baldwin, Ohio Family Law, The Center for Professional Ethics, Case Western Reserve University College of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, 1971
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    Office Location for James R. Skirbunt

    One Cleveland Center, Suite 3150
    1375 East Ninth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114

    Phone: 216-750-8009

    Fax: 216-363-1433

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