In and out of the courtroom, Diana L. Skaggs is on the forefront of new developments in the practice of family law and is recognized for her innovation in the field as well as her continued dedication to families, children and public service. She received the Louisville Bar Association’s 2006 Revell Family Law Award in honor of these commitments. Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, where she also served on the national Board of Governors, Skaggs takes an active role in professional organizations and frequently teaches other family law attorneys and judges at continuing legal education courses. She is A.V. rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of family law 2007-2022, where she was named 2021 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law. She has been selected for inclusion in 2007 through 2021 Super Lawyers as being among the top 5% of family lawyers and for several years as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Kentucky across all fields of practice. The Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers honored her with its 2010 “Raising the Bar Award.” She was elected a Diplomate of The American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a national organization limited to 100 divorce litigators.
Skaggs, who received her Juris Doctor degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, cum laude, has devoted her practice to divorce and family law for more than thirty years. She concentrates her practice in complex financial divorce, including business valuation, trusts, tax, tracing of non-marital funds and integrated solutions for wealth management and preservation.
“While most matters are settled privately, my extensive trial experience and our staffing allow us to handle complex litigation where necessary or appropriate,” says Skaggs.
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1982, cum laude
University of Louisville, B.A., English, 1974