Matthew A. Skillern, founder and lead attorney at The Skillern Firm, has received the distinction of being named an AVVO Top-Rated Lawyer for the year 2019. It is not surprising, given the fact that he has three times been designated one of the Texas Super Lawyers, and four times previously selected to the group of Texas Rising Stars in the legal field. The Skillern Firm specializes in the area of family law, including all issues surrounding divorce, property division, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, child custody, modifications of custody orders, enforcement actions, and paternity.
About Matthew Skillern
Matthew Skillern grew up in Stafford, Texas, playing football at Tyler Junior College, before graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Political Science. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, often working two or three jobs to earn money required for his studies. He began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Smith County District Attorney’s office in Tyler, Texas, gaining valuable experience in a wide range of criminal issues, and trying cases before juries.
He subsequently moved home to Houston, where he opened The Skillern Firm. He and his team provide outstanding legal advice and representation to clients from all over the state. Matthew is a well-respected attorney who has earned the admiration of colleagues, friends, and clients by his powerful courtroom presence, as well as his compassion for those who need his legal assistance.
Although Matthew Skillern has never been known to shy away from legal confrontation in the courtroom when necessary, he prefers to consider other avenues first. A skilled negotiator and mediator, he puts these talents to use whenever possible to help resolve divorce or custodial disputes, so that the issue does not escalate into a courtroom battle. The Skillern Firm has a strong team of legal professionals, and each case presented to them is considered to be a team effort.