Matt Skillern

Matthew A. Skillern has served as a powerful advocate for his clients, guiding both men and women through difficult divorces and complex family issues. His tough, sharp approach to litigation coupled with his dedication to his clients has enabled him to best achieve his clients’ goals and safeguard their interests, whether he is dealing with complex matrimonial issues, custody cases, or other family law matters.

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Caitlin Thorpe

Caitlin attended South Texas College of Law and dedicated much of her law school curriculum to coursework that directly benefits our clients; representative coursework includes: family law; marital property; wills, trusts, and estates; mock trial; sexual orientation and the law; and family trial advocacy.

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Tina Floridia

Tina attended South Texas College of Law and focused her coursework on advocating for others. In 2014, Tina, along with her mock trial teammates, brought a first place National Championship Title back to South Texas from the Peter J. Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition.

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Amber Stryk Skillern

Amber is an experienced negotiator and attempts to resolve matters amicably through negotiations prior to pursuing litigation. However, in matters that are litigated, Amber vigorously and effectively represents her clients’ interests.

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Kathleen LeFevre

Kathleen’s practice has solely focused in family law since her graduation from University of Houston Law Center in 2012. Her practice has continued to grow and include more niche issues including adult disabled children, international divorces, and Hague implications.

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John Schmude

John Schmude served as the Presiding Judge of the 247th Family District Court of Harris County, Texas from January 2015 through December 2018.  As a Family District Court Judge, he disposed of more than 13,000 cases in every area of …

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Alex Gwyn

Alexandria genuinely cares about her clients, and has a passion for helping people, especially children. During her time at Loyola University College of Law she focused her coursework on family law and criminal matters. Alexandria was the philanthropy chair of her service fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and won several service awards and national recognition for the chapter as a result of her dedication to local charities.
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Client Reviews

Hear from our Houston family law & divorce clients how we have helped them with their family law cases. This is just a sample of the many satisfied clients we have assisted over the years. You can expect similar results when you choose Skillern Firm to handle your family law case.

Timely and Positive

Mr. Skillern handled my divorce, and I could not be happier about how things were handled. Understanding, thorough, informative and completely honest. I did not have a particularly high opinion of lawyers in general, but I must say if there is any truth to the perception Matthew and his office are the exception. I always felt heard, I never felt shorted, and it was never handled like a war. That is the way it should happen if at all possible. I appreciate everything he and his staff did to make a very stressful and painful time bearable. If you find yourself traveling down this road, a better guide, you will never find. He’s a credit to his profession. Thanks, my friend.

Cunnie on Avvo Stars

Wipes the floor with the opposition.

Absolutely the best group of trusted professionals. Mr. Skillern was prepared and ready for a long fight when we went to court, after making our arguments, the judge ruled in my favor and had our opposition pay the majority of the fees and charges. It was easy and a pleasure to work with Mr. Skillern. He is very knowledgeable and has the experience one hopes for when your life is turning end over end. If you live in the area and need help, call Mr. Skillern’s office.

Eric B. on Avvo Stars

Logical and Supportive

I really appreciated working with Matt and Melissa. Matt has a great attitude towards a difficult situation and did a great job of talking through things logically when all I could focus on was the emotions! 😉 I highly recommend Skillern Firm to anyone going through a difficult situation.

Troy on Avvo Stars

Extremely Helpful, and Really Professional

Matt Skillern was not just my lawyer. He was my corner coach championing, guiding, nudging, helping me stay strong, stay focused, stay all in. Matt and Melissa operated with a positive mindset, leading me through the labyrinth of forms, court proceedings, more forms, gathering massive amounts of necessary information—always moving forward, always providing insights and understanding along the way. Matt is honest and straightforward. No hidden costs. No surprise turns. The process was laid out clearly. The challenges he foresaw, the behaviors we encountered, the end he anticipated were carefully and caringly explained and achieved. You need a lawyer if you’re getting a divorce. You need to have someone who’s in your corner and by your side through the journey. You need the best. And that’s Matt.

Rosemary from Avvo Stars

Truly Cares About His Clients

There are no words to describe how great of a person Matt is. He truly cares about his clients and their families. If you are in the unfortunate position where you need counsel, hire Matt.

Kyle from Avvo Stars
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Hear from our Houston family law & divorce clients, how we have helped them with their family law cases. This is just a sample of the many satisfied clients we have assisted over the years. You can expect similar results when you choose Skillern Firm to handle your family law case.