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Frank P. Skipper, a seasoned attorney with 30 years of legal experience focuses his area of practice to Divorce and Child Custody cases. He brings extensive experience and a successful track record to The Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt. Mr. Skipper always puts his client’s interest and goals first and believes this principle is nowhere more important than in the family law arena. “You have direct impact on people’s lives and happiness” he said,” “more so than any other area of law. Additionally, you always have to keep the children in mind.”

Mr. Skipper served as a court-appointed mediator for many years and draws on his experience to help his clients find solutions and avoid a courtroom battle whenever possible. “Mediation is a wonderful tool that is frequently successful at resolving issues the parties are unable to agree upon themselves,” he said. “I enjoy guiding my clients’ through the mediation process, but I am always careful to keep my clients’ goals in mind as we explore the various possible solutions to the issues that brought them to me in the first place.”


Contact info

The Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt, PLLC

3216 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX, 76016

Practice areas


  1. Family: 90%
    17 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    32 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Jon Michael Franks

    I have known Frank Skipper as a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He is very knowledgeable, competent and an excellent litigator. He is respected by the Judiciary and his fellow lawyers.


    Jon Franks Family Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Nancy Marie Perry

    I endorse this lawyer. Frank is very reasonable to work with, all the while he zealously represents his client.


    Nancy Perry Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Family Law Firm of Donna J. Smiedt, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyThe Wynne Law Firm2013 - 2015
OwnerLaw Offices of Frank P. Skipper2005 - 2013
PartnerGwinn & Roby2000 - 2005
PartnerGodwin & Carlton, PC1986 - 2000
AssociateGandy Michener Swindle Whitaker & Pratt1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tarrant County Family Law Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Texas System, ArlingtonAccountingB.B.A.,1981