Joined the Firm as an associate attorney in 1977 and was elected partner in 1982.
Has served three terms as Vice President of the law firm’s Board of Managers.
Has extensive experience in federal litigation matters.
Mr. Skakun has been involved in a wide range of litigation including:
Unfair competition cases and trade secret litigation
Numerous oil and gas cases, including class actions
ERISA special separation programs and/or pension claims, including class action suits
Employment discrimination cases
Virtually all areas of commercial litigation
Prior to joining Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Mr. Skakun served a clerkship (1974-1977) for Judge Contie, who was then of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, late Circuit Judge.
Listed in the The Best Lawyers in America® (1995 - 2013).
Received special recognition for 10 consecutive years or more listed in The Best Lawyers in America®.
Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2004 - 2012), as voted by his peers.
In addition, he is selected to Ohio’s Top 100 Super Lawyers® list (2009 – 2012) and Cleveland’s Top 50 Super Lawyers® list (2009).
Recognized in the 2008 - 2010 Corporate Counsel Editions and the 2011 Business Edition of Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property Litigation.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.