ohio business

and estate attorney

Closely Held & Family Owned Business

Regularly evaluate and record employee performance.

Asset Protection Planning

Protect your legacy and the future of your loved ones.

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Accomplish your objectives with the help of an experienced attorney.

Litigation & Litigation Management

We provide the best litigation tactics essential to cost effective results.

Cost-effective, Client-Driven, Outcomes for Individuals and Businesses

Offering Common Sense Solutions To Complex Problems

The primary focus of Mr. Skilken’s law practice over the last 30 years has been in representing individuals and closely-held and family business owners in transactional and litigation matters related to business. Mr. Skilken has successfully litigated claims relating to the negligence or misconduct of individuals, business owners, public officials, scientific-researchers, manufacturers, lawyers, doctors and fiduciaries. He has been successful in resolving numerous disputes involving business ownership and business misconduct.

Mr. Skilken is a graduate of Chaminade High School, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and the Ohio Northern University College of Law. After law school, he served two years as an Assistant Attorney General representing Ohio in trial and appellate work and he began in private practice in Dayton in 1970. He has since served as Special Counsel to two different Ohio Attorneys General.

He is an A-V Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney, rated by his peers at the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Skilken is a past President of the Dayton Bar Association and is a member of the American, Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations. He is a member of the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association and serves as a Mentor under the Ohio Supreme Court’s mentoring program for young attorneys.

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representative cases

Estate & Trust Litigation

My siblings and I were advised by attorneys from a national law firm that we had no viable claims relating to the failure to disclose the existence of assets for which we had an expectancy of inheritance. After suit for abuse of confidence and intentional interference with the expectancy of inheritance, Ralph settled our claims for an amount exceeding $5 Million Dollars. Continue Reading

Catastrophic Personal Injuries

A 69 year-old client’s claim for total paralysis when struck by cement truck while turning into his driveway resulted in a settlement for $2.9 Million Dollars…. Continue Reading

Medical Malpractice

A 48 year old stage-four breast cancer client’s claim after her gynecologist advised that her lump was benign and changed her medical records to his benefit resulted in a structured settlement with a value of $1.2 … Continue Reading