Title: Owner, Principal
Company: Stuart Skok Law LLC
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States
Stuart Knotts Skok, Owner and Principal at Stuart Skok Law LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in matrimonial and family law.
After more than 20 years of experience in a variety of co-managed law firms, Ms. Skok decided to step out on her own last year. She opened her own practice, Stuart Skok Law LLC, in 2017, and is proud of the place she’s built in the matrimonial and family law industry. She strongly believes in creating a unique strategy for every case because they are all different, none are too big or small for her. Clients know that when they come to her, they are hiring just her, not an associate or anyone else, and that she will be fully committed to providing the best solution possible. To further stand out from her peers, Ms. Skok has carved out a niche in special needs cases, inspired by her own son with special needs. She finds that not all lawyers in family law understand what it’s like to go through a divorce with special needs children and to address the unique challenges that arise.
When Ms. Skok isn’t working, she enjoys using her skills to connect with her community. She is currently a board member of the Collaborative Project of Maryland, a bar leader of the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, a peer review committee member at the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, an advisory panel member of ABA, a founding member of the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, and both a founding member and a board member of the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc. She is also actively involved with the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County, and has authored four editions of “Handbook For Separation and Divorce In Maryland.” Previous civic positions include barrister and pupil of the Montgomery County Maryland American Inn of Court, and judge of the Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Competition. Looking to the future, she hopes to become more involved in the collaborated divorce community, and to lecture more on family law, particularly regarding special needs children and divorce.
Although Ms. Skok loves her career, she didn’t always intend to be a lawyer. It wasn’t until college, when she joined the debate team that she discovered that she really liked presenting arguments. She proceeded to graduate from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and the West Virginia University College of Law with a JD in 1995. She has been admitted to practice in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States. Additionally, Ms. Skok is certified in collaborative law, family law mediation, civil mediation, and circuit court mediation and facilitation.
In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Skok has been named a Top Family Attorney in Maryland and D.C. by SuperLawyers and has held a 10.0 Superb Rating in Family Law with AAVO since 2009. She also holds an AV Preeminent Rating and a Gold Client Championship Award from Martindale-Hubbell, and honors from Bethesda Magazine, the Ten Leaders Cooperative, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center, Washington Lawyer Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, and Best Lawyers.
In her free time, Ms. Skok enjoys the outdoors, reading, exercising, yoga, and exploring fun places to visit in and out of the country.
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