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Frank Preston Skipper

Family Attorney at North Richland HIlls, TX

4.9   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    90%
    Frank practices in all areas of Family law including, adoptions, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, child abuse, child support, and child custody. His experience in business law assists him in dealing with the division of marital assets that include a business component in them.

    25 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Business
    10%
    Frank also has years of experience in business formation and litigation surrounding business activities.

    40 years, 2,500 cases

Frank P. Skipper, a seasoned attorney with over 32 years of legal experience, focuses his area of practice on all areas of family law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, and order enforcement cases. He brings extensive experience and a successful track record to every client and their unique and important case. 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.” If a trip to the courthouse is needed, He is the attorney to have by your side.

Mr. Skipper is well respected by both his peers and the Judiciary that he appears before, and has earned both a 10 "superb" rating by AVVO, as well as an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubble, a nationallly recognized peer review and rating system.

 

Location

The Law Office of Frank P. Skipper
9288 Huntington Square
North Richland HIlls, TX, 76182

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Frank helped us fix problems caused by the AG (whose has been hiding since Covid and refused to listen to anybody, but a lawyer). Thank you Frank for taking our case, and just everything that you managed to accomplish that we just could not do without you.
Posted by Kiyette | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Skipper is the best lawyer and I’m happy with my decision to hire him! He was very informed, prepared, great communicator, reasonable but worth every penny!!
Posted by Jason | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly efficient, seasoned, and professional
Frank handled my family law case with unexpected expertise and professionalism. From our initial phone conversation to our final case outcome, Frank was steadfast in his care for me, my family, and our financial future. I would highly recommend Mr. Skipper to anyone in need of an attorney who can help you sort through the emotional and financial mess that comes with family law issues.
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Posted by Michelle | October 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Heart-felt attorney
I hired Mr. Skipper when I wanted to modify my custody rights with my children's father. He has went above and beyond my expectations and has made me very happy with the outcome. Mr. Skipper is a heart-felt attorney who seeks in helping those by best interests. Thank you so much for everything you have done!
Posted by Dodd | January 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
With gratitude
I hired Frank on recommendation to represent me and after a lengthy 22 months of off again-on again delay, part of which was brought on by my attempt to salvage my marriage, settlement was finally reached. Through the months, I found Frank to be appropriately aggressive and particularly thorough, the true nature of which was neither fully understood nor appreciated following the mediation. He is uniquely gifted and respected in the legal community from what I could ascertain and uniquely sensitive and understanding. These traits, and I say with all due respect, I fully believed beforehand to be largely atypical for the profession and therefore totally unexpected from Frank. Divorce is nasty and to quote Frank, you and your spouse will both be equally disappointed with the results. However, if legal counsel is not an option, I highly recommend Frank Skipper to you and do so without reservation. Thank you, Frank, for your work, your encouragement and your support during my time of need. Bless you, Sir.
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Posted by Karen | February 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
WOW! Very Impressed!
WOW! Frank is amazing. He went above and beyond to get my divorce finalized. I knew from the moment I met him, he would get this done for me. He knew what needed to be done and worked with opposing counsel to get everything signed off on. This is something my previous lawyer had been working through for over 2 years. Mr. Skipper was able to get the documents signed off on in less than a month. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Family Law Lawyer! Thanks again for everything Frank. My children and I appreciate your assistance with closing Chapter One!
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Posted by Deryl Beakley | November 4, 2019
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Concerned Advicate
Frank is a genuine attorney who is concerned about your issue and your welfare. He is understanding yet aggressive to reach a solution in your favor. I would surely use him again. Very much a gentleman snd a professional who knows the system and the ropes.
Posted by Caryn | August 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Frank knows what he’s doing and truly cares about his clients. He is incredibly smart and well versed with family law. He will be honest with you about your options and be fair with you at all times. I asked him to help me get custody of my kids in a complex case and he delivered. Life changing and we couldn’t be more pleased! I highly recommend Mr. Skipper! He’s simply the best!
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Posted by María | August 20, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer
I had a consultation, I discussed everything with him. The options I was given were clear, I made the decision to hire him, the results were fabulous. He is the best
Posted by Ron | March 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely hire Frank when you need an attorney
Frank is a brilliant and extremely knowledgable attorney. He will explain everything you will need to know during every step of the legal process. Frank brought two things to the table that made all the difference in the world. His knowledge of family law is without question, and he can explain the process in basic terms that anyone can understand. Furthermore, Frank handled the legal process so precise that I could have peace of mind without all the worry and stress associated with any legal process. Frank helped me with an extremely delicate and difficult case, and if it wasn't for Frank, I am completely sure that I would not have done so well in court. Frank tried every which way to get my case settled out of court even with an extremely difficult respondent. The case had to go to trial. Frank completely surprised me in court. He is an extremely excellent trial lawyer that kept the trial on track and made all the difference. Frank helped me win multiple judgments. For anyone reading this review, before you decide to hire some other attorney, consult with Frank, give him a chance to explain what he will do for your case. I received the best representation that I could have asked for.
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Posted by Eric Bertelsen | October 19, 2018
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The Right Lawyer
After meeting with multiple other attorneys who just didn't bother to listen to anything I had to say, they just promised me the world I knew Frank was the best I could get when he was totally honest with me. Assuming everything I had stated was true we had an excellent chance but in child custody you can't guarantee anything. He told me exactly what he thought he could, kept me informed throughout the whole process and did exactly what he said he would and in the end I was able to protect my child and received custody. If you are looking for the cheapest call those that promise the moon and do nothing. If you are looking for a person that listens to your issues and tells you straight even if you are wrong or not seeing the bigger long term picture then he is the best you can get. I can't recommend him more highly and I couldn't be happier with my choice for him to represent me. After dealing with the other attorney I can't put a price on the peace of mind I had knowing I had the best representation and everyone could see that. You know you are in great hands when the other side is sitting there thinking " I wish he was my attorney in this case" Frank's the best and I am just so very grateful for what he has done for me.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 26, 2018
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Amazing!
Had a child custody/support case that he helped me out with. I was a nervous wreck from day one, but he simply put all my fears at ease. He explained what to expect in great detail and walked me through everything so I understood the possibilities. Hiring him was the best choice I made and everything went in my favor thanks to him!
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Posted by Megan | April 20, 2017
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Frank Skipper makes a hard situation EASY and PAINLESS!!
I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Skipper regarding my divorce this year. Their were a few complications on my end with my ex-husband, but Frank made everything so simplistic and literally held my hand through the entire process! As most new divorcees, I didn't know what I was doing on the legal end, not to mention there is quite a bit of unsettled nerves in general given the situation as a whole! Frank was VERY professional, understanding, and in some cases a shoulder to cry on! He is now someone I am proud to call my friend! I recommend Frank Skipper 110% and I'm not going to lie, I am often very picky!! If you are reading this with nerves about finding the perfect attorney, there are good ones out there, but you won't have to look twice once you utilize Mr. Skipper's services. Best regards, Megan
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Posted by Mark Gilbert | July 15, 2016
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Child Joint Custody
We had a family keeping my Son's daughter, our Granddaughter away from us. They started out with a bogus filing of the situation, which Frank countered immediately. They changed lawyers and we filed for joint custody, which went to mediation eventually, and we came out with more than we expected thanks to Frank. We're extremely happy with the outcome, and would recommend or use Frank's services again.
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Posted by Jeremy Imerese | April 7, 2016
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Review Frank Skipper
Frank Skipper is was the reason why my divorce proceedings were successful. Frank was always prepared and never misleading. Frank never told me what I wanted to hear which would have been easy. He told me what could happen and was always up front and honest. When I entered this situation, I expected the worst. With Frank's guidance, I ended up with the best case scenario for my children and I considering what we were up against. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, honest, and tenured attorney that will put not just you but your children first, Frank is the guy.
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Posted by Rhonda Marshall | July 31, 2015
Best of the Best! Brilliant Family Law Attorney
I honestly don't even know where to begin! I retained Frank P. Skipper for a complex divorce case where no children were involved. I had previously retained another Attorney to begin this process, back in 2013, and he just wasn't cutting it. Then I met Frank. I knew the minute I met him that he was the Attorney I wanted on my side. He is honest, fair, and is an all around amazing human being, friend, and Attorney. He knows Family Law forward, backward and then some. I was scared to death, he took me under his wing and guided me every step of the way, which was and is very comforting. Frank is extremely professional, ethical, and has a keen ear, a huge heart, and truly looks out for his clients best interests. He is very attentive, listens to what you are saying and comes up with a plan of action to get you the results you want. He is very well respected by his peers and his clients, something you don't always find in an attorney. I have and will continue to recommend Frank for anyone I know going through one of the most stressful times in their life. Frank (Skip) saved me, and I will be grateful for him and his expertise for the rest of my life. From day one, he had my back and began taking care of my case. I will never use another attorney, unless it's Frank P. Skipper! If you are going through any situation that requires an attorney (that, in my opinion should be ranked as the number one Family Law Attorney in Tarrant County, Texas) look no further! Frank is the the BEST! Call him, you will be glad you did! I know I certainly am! #Ilovemyattorneyandsowillyou!
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Posted by Stefanie | May 28, 2015
Very helpful, supportive, and knowledgable
Frank is a great advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgable and was able to answer any and every question I had. He was supportive when things were stressful and difficult, and guided me through every step of this unpleasant process with care.
Posted by chris | April 14, 2015
great to work with
Going through the court system is very stressful, dealing with Frank made me at ease. He is straight forward and strives to meet your goals.
Posted by Laurie | April 7, 2015
Recommend Frank Skipper
I was referred to Frank by my neighbor, Wayne Paul Frank, when my search for a divorce attorney began in August of 2014. At our initial consultation. I intuitively knew that Frank was who I wished to represent me as he was attentive to my situation, direct but courteous in his inquiries of me and above all, a genuine person!
Posted by Case | April 1, 2015
Divorce
Frank has done an excellent job in my divorce. He fought for my rights as a father and was very successful. He is very upfront and to the point. I appreciate everything he did for me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Frank P. Skipper
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Wynne Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Gwinn & Roby
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Godwin & Carlton, PC
  • 1986 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Gandy Michener Swindle Whitaker & Pratt
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • B.B.A.,
  • 1981

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is very reasonable to work with, all the while he zealously represents his client."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Skipper is an accomplished family law attorney well respected by the Courts and Bar alike. He is an effective litigator and skilled mediator. He is reasonable to work with and always puts his client's best interest first. R. Keith Spencer, Attorney"
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been prepared and advocated for his client. He worked hard to find a resolution that was most beneficial to his client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Frank and I worked against each other on a family law matter. He was a very effective advocate for his client. If you need a divorce lawyer I recommend Frank Skipper."
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North Richland HIlls Family Lawyer Frank Preston Skipper
Frank Preston Skipper
Family Attorney
North Richland HIlls, TX
Licensed for 39 years