|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|SuperLawyers||SuperLawyers Maryland, Family Law||2010|
|SuperLawyers||SuperLawyers Maryland and Washington Metro, Family Law||2009|
|Bar Leader||Montgomery County Bar Foundation||2008|
|Family Law Section Co-Chair of the Year||Montgomery County Bar Association||2008|
|Family Law Section Co-Chair of the Year||Montgomery County Bar Association||2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Program Co-Chair||2009 - Present|
|Collaborative Divorce Associaton, Inc. (CDA)||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Maryland Collaborative Practice Council||Founding Member||2008 - Present|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Section Co-Chair||2007 - 2008|
|Montgomery Inn of Court||Program Co-Chair||2005 - 2006|
|Montgomery Inn of Court||Executive Committee||2004 - 2005|
|Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association, Auction Committee||Auction Co-Chair||2003 - 2004|
|Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association||President||2002 - 2003|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Section Co-Chair||2001 - 2001|
|Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association||Executive Committee||2001 - 2004|
|Section of Family & Juvenile Law Newsletter||Case Note: Auclair v. Auclair||2009|
|Handbook on Domestic Violence||Handbook on Domestic Violence||2008|
|Section of Family & Juvenile Law Newsletter||Indefinite Alimony (According to Judge Patrick L. Woodward, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland)||2008|
|Section of Family & Juvenile Law Newsletter||Grandparent Visitation||2007|
|Blurb publishing||Handbook on Separation and Divorce in Maryland||2007|
|Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association Museletter||Guardian ad Litem's No More - The New Best Interest Attorney||2006|
|Bar Bulletin||Parent Coordination||2002|
|Maryland Extends Child Support||Maryland Extends Child Support||2002|
|West Virginia University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Denver||Political Science/Speech Communications/Philosophy||N/A||1991|
|Evening CLE||How to Prepare for a PL Hearing||2010|
|Hot Tips In Family Law||Sealing and Sheilding Confidential Records||2009|
|Family Law Section Breakfast CLE||How and When To Seal, Sheild and/or Inspect Confidential Public Records||2008|
|Evening CLE||Trial of a Domestic Violence Case||2008|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Equitable Distribution of Deferred Compensation Plans||2002|
Posted by Rhett
I can't say enough good things about Stuart. She was professional, thorough, kind, knowledgeable, and a great human being. In dealing with Stuart, I never felt like a number or insignificant, she was personable and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She is a rockstar!
Posted by anonymous
If you need a lawyer to handle your divorce matters, Stuart Skok would be an excellent choice. I give her my strongest recommendation possible and do so benefiting from the experience of having her represent me.
When I began the process to decide what kind of legal representation I wanted, I understood the impact that divorce proceedings can have on all the parties involved. In my research, I became aware of the “Collaborative Divorce” process and was convinced it was the right way to go. Stuart came highly recommended as an expert in this field. After I met with her, it was clear I made the right choice in representation.
As we engaged the other side, it was clear that collaboration was the last thing we were going to get. Instead, to quote the judge, they turned it into a “torch the earth” campaign. Having selected Stuart to navigate through a collaborative process, we had to reset and plan for a more combative process. I had not planned for this and Stuart made an unbearable experience manageable.
Stuart is the utmost professional. Her knowledge and experience were evident throughout the process. She took the time to explain what we were doing, why we were doing it, and what the implications would be of the outcomes. Her assessments were accurate and helped me keep the process in perspective. On the other side, Stuart was a patient listener. We would discuss different aspects of the case and she would act on either concerns I had, or ideas on how we could proceed. No matter how tedious or significant the item, I knew I could discuss with Stuart and as a result, better understand and appreciate the outcome.
During this entire course of action, Stuart remained the consummate professional. When things got ugly, she effectively used facts and law to handle those situations, even when the other side would turn to personal attacks. Her calm demeanor and extensive knowledge rebutted those attacks very effectively. It was important to me that we stay on the high road throughout the process and let the judge make his decision based on facts, regardless of the outcome. Stuart was true to this, and her toughness and thoroughness as a litigator brought the real facts to light in an overwhelming way. The overall result was better than I expected due to Stuart’s effectiveness.
If you want to be well represented, have a lawyer that can handle a wide range issues and divorce processes, work with someone that commands respect, someone that is compelling in the court room, and someone that has high standards of ethics and performance, then Stuart Skok is your hands down choice.
Posted by Audrey
When I needed a divorce attorney, my brother (also an attorney) advised me to hire Stuart. He stated she was by far the best divorce attorney, and it turned out he was absolutely correct. We wrapped up all issues with my divorce in Jan 2013. I am so blessed to have had the expertise and legal advice provided to me by Stuart. She guided me through this most difficult period of my life, step by step. She is an extremely professional attorney who is very easy to talk to, and she is able to explain the intricacies of the legal system to those who are not familiar with it. More importantly, she has extensive experience in litigation against all the other divorce attorneys. This was apparent in her amazing ability to “read the mind” of my ex-husbands attorney. She was able to anticipate correctly each and every move his attorney made, and was able to use this skill to my benefit. Thanks to Stuart, I made out remarkably well in my divorce settlement. I thank God Stuart was available to represent me. I cannot recommend her highly enough.