Effective Legal Solutions Tailored To Your Unique Needs
At Skipper Law, LLC, we understand that legal disputes can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Whether you face divorce, have a municipal law matter or you need help with a homeowners association (HOA) issue, we will protect your interests and work to resolve your legal matter efficiently.
We work with clients in Paulding County and surrounding communities from our office in Dallas, Georgia. Founding attorney Lani Skipper emphasizes a client-friendly approach that begins with a careful review of your legal needs followed by setting clear goals and expectations. To learn more about her work experience and education, click on the link below.
Ms. Skipper is assisted in her work by Of Counsel Attorney Leanne DeFoor and paralegal Emily Cuba. Their professional backgrounds are available on our Staff page.
Assertive Negotiators And Litigators
Our attorneys focus on producing the best possible outcome in an effective and cost-efficient manner. Often, this is accomplished through negotiation or mediation, allowing our clients to avoid more stressful and costly litigation. However, we are trial-tested lawyers who are always prepared to go to court if a fair agreement cannot be reached otherwise.
Whether it is in your best interests to go to court or reach agreement through negotiation, Ms. Skipper’s 20-plus years working as a lawyer and a judge makes her a valuable legal asset to have on your side. We also have extensive experience with civil and domestic mediation.
We provide personalized legal counsel that is tailored to the unique needs of each client. We do this by taking the time to carefully analyze the details of your legal issue and consider all possible options. We will provide a comprehensive explanation of these options and explore all possible outcomes with you so you can help make an informed decision on how to proceed.
A Municipal Law Veteran
Ms. Skipper served as the county attorney during former Paulding County Commission Chairman Jerry Shearin’s eight-year term. She accepted the position in January 2015 under Chairman David Austin’s administration, and she followed that as the county attorney until the end of 2018 for Chairman Dave Carmichael. She has experience with government litigation issues, including employment law, eminent domain, ordinance drafting and interpretation, as well as tax appeals.
Dedicated To Helping Children
Throughout her career, Ms. Skipper worked to safeguard the legal interests of children, including as a guardian ad litem in superior court actions. She also served as the associate juvenile court judge for the Paulding Judicial Circuit and as judge pro tem for the same circuit from July 2002 to January 2015. During this time, she presided over hearings concerning delinquent matters, dependency matters, contempt, and related cases concerning children’s rights and interests.