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Brian Keith Skidmore

Real estate Attorney at Akron, OH

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Licensed for 38 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Skidmore & Associates
PNC Center
One Cascade Plaza, 12th Floor
Akron, OH, 44308-1127


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Joe | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1 of the Best
I retained Brian after a previous general practice lawyer had destroyed my case with improper/poorly timed filings and insufficient pleadings. The last thing I wanted to do was switch lawyers in the middle of a case but I had no choice, I had no trust/faith. Brian Skidmore was able to flip my case around and get me to an end result that I was happy to live with. REASONS WHY TO USE BRIAN: When this guy starts a case he goes ‘full throttle’ This lawyer will do everything he can to always have an upper hand. He takes the extra step to know every fine detail and weighs every possible option. Possibly his best characteristic is that I truly believe he cares about his clients, you’re not just a number and a paycheck. It’s difficult to find people passionate about their career but when it comes to a real estate lawyer, do yourselves a favor and retain this one.
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Posted by CB | October 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Property Resolution
Brian was awesome to work with and his professionalism was top notch. As we worked together to resolve the matter of a property controversy. I experienced how he easily handled the fumbling, easily confused, person that attempted to be challenging to work with. Brian would professional get the person back on track and move the matter forward to agreeable resolution. Great job!
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2019
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Home Construction Case
We hired Brian Skidmore to represent us in a home construction project case. After discovering several serious construction defects, we fired the builder (general contractor) and Brian filed the case. Brian quickly reviewed our case, explained to us the complexity of our claim and a course of action. After an unfavorable ruling on a procedural matter, Brian was convinced that the arbitration clause in our construction contract could be defeated. He promptly filed an appeal with the Ninth District Court which remanded the case back to the trial court for an additional hearing. Ultimately, the issue was resolved in our favor and the case proceeded in Common Pleas Court. Brian hired expert witnesses to solidify our case. He negotiated an agreement by all parties to combine this case with a second case that a subcontractor filed. He added additional subcontractor defendants to the case. Ultimately, with his help and guidance, the case was settled after a long mediation process. We felt that Brian was always representing our best interests. He promptly returned our calls and kept us well informed of the progress of the case. He was well prepared for hearings, depositions and mediation. We highly recommend Brian and his firm.
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Posted by Marguerite Shanahan | October 23, 2018
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Home improvement project gone wrong
Almost 2 years ago my husband and I had hired a big box DIY chain to install new flooring in our home. The job was never completed and the workmenship was very poor. I tried dealing with the installer, as well as the store, but after 18 months no progress had been made. I called Brian at the end of July 2018 and within two months He was able to bring a resolution that both my husband and I were very happy with. During every interaction with Brian I found him to be knowledgeable and respectful . He was very prompt at returning calls/e-mails and answering questions. I am very appreciative to Brian for facilitating a resolution to our issue and would recommend his services.
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Posted by Thomas | April 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Renovation Project
We hired Brian Skidmore to represent us in a home renovation project case. The contractor failed to complete work to a level that met industry / professional standards. Brian thoroughly researched and hired building experts to examine and report on the substandard workmanship. He then prepared the case and presented the evidence to the contractor's attorney who agreed to arbitration and ultimately a settlement. Brian kept us informed and up to date throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Brian and his firm.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Vice-President
  • Skidmore & Associates
  • 1989 - Present
  • Senior Tax Advisor
  • Ernst & Whinney
  • 1984 - 1989


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • M.A.C.C.
  • 1981
  • Mount Union College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Porchlight v. Equity Corporate Housing, Inc., et al., Summit County, Ohio Common Pleas Case No., 2011-11-6599
  • Case Settled Favorably in Mediation
  • Leemaster v. Herbert, et al., In the Court of Common Pleas, Summit County, Ohio, Case No. CV-2004-08-4839
  • Case settled for nominal amount.
  • Quaker Square Properties, Ltd., et al. v. City of Akron, Court of Common Pleas, Summit County, Ohio, Case No. CV 2001-05-2522
  • Obtained dismissal of case.
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  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Brian
Real estate Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I co-counseled a hotly contested Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case in Akron, Ohio with Atty. Brian Skidmore , representing a municipal utility landlord against big law firms from Columbus, Cleveland, Ohio and NYC, representing a debtor-tenant and creditors committee. We were in Bankruptcy Court every week for approximately 2 years. I saw him discredit and shred on cross-examination a Columbia educated and Wall Street experienced financial and business adviser at trial. This cross-examination grilling led to the distressed adviser walking off the witness stand during a recess declaring to our opposing debtor's counsel "you better start protecting me or I'm getting my own counsel !" Atty. Skidmore was skilled and effective in utilizing local forensic accountants and business planners to contest the debtor's disclosure statements and proposed Chapter 11 Plan. Big time performance in complex commercial, real estate and bankruptcy case!"
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Akron Real estate Lawyer Brian Keith Skidmore
Brian Keith Skidmore
Real estate Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 38 years