James R. Skirbunt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Skirbunt Cahn Skirbunt Ramsey, LLC
 | One Cleveland Center, Suite 3150, 1375 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-363-1313
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James R. Skirbunt is a pioneer in the area of cooperative divorce, an alternative process to litigation. Deciding how to end a marriage creates significant potential to influence the noneconomic and emotional costs of a family. Having a reputation as a problem-solver, Mr. Skirbunt has served as both a mediator and a facilitator. He is a certified family law mediator, which has allowed him to provide clients with sound advice and to obtain consistently desirable outcomes.

Having represented high-profile clients in courtrooms throughout Ohio, Mr. Skirbunt also understands that litigation is sometimes necessary. With more than 40 years of legal experience he is able to provide clients with all of their options. He is often invited to address judges and magistrates at the Ohio Judicial College and has lectured for numerous organizations, including the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and bar associations throughout Northeast Ohio. His firm, Skirbunt, Cahn, Skirbunt, Ramsey LLC, is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Dissolution, Divorce

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Dissolution, Divorce

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About James Skirbunt

Admitted: 1974, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.skirbuntlaw.com/james-skirbunt.asp

Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, 1971
Find Me Online
Website - www.scsrlaw.com
Office Location for James R. Skirbunt

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

Phone: 216-363-1313


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Last Updated: 8/24/2017

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