Attorney James Skirbunt

About Me

Since earning his JD from Boston College Law School in 1974, James R. Skirbunt has become a go-to lawyer on the most complex aspects of divorce law, including business valuation issues and analysis of executive compensation. Skirbunt has been selected for inclusion by The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 15 consecutive years and in all editions of Ohio Super Lawyers. His firm, Skirbunt, Skirbunt & Wirtz, LLC has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of only four Tier One Family Law Firms in Northeast Ohio. Skirbunt notes, “We have the experience and creativity to find solutions to difficult problems in divorce cases.” As founding president of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Skirbunt promotes alternative processes to litigation, such as cooperative divorce, collaborative divorce, and mediation, as options for navigating divorce that minimize trauma for families. These alternative processes allow attorneys to focus on the interests of clients, rather than litig
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Ohio State Bar Association,since 1974
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associationsince 1974
My Education
Geargetown UniversityBSFS - 1971
Boston College School of LawJD - 1974
My Memberships
Center for Principled Family Advocacy, Founding President
Best Lawyers in America,
Ohio Super Lawyers
My Publications
Cooperative Diovorce Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal 2013
The Power of the Professional ,CWRU Law School

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Family Law since 2014
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Lawyer of the Year in Family Law by Best Lawyers in America
US News and World Report, Best Law Firms (Family Law)

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