Effective & Efficient Advocacy
For Your Business & Your Future


Highly Competent

I have known Ralph for nearly 40 years. I have used his legal services in my business and personal matters. Ralph is always knowledgeable, professional and of great help in resolving whatever problem I was encountering. Our Company employees have used Ralph's legal services. It is difficult to find a highly competent attorney who you can rely on to care about you and your outcomes. If you have legal or business problems or need to prevent them, Ralph's the guy.

- J.R (Restaurateur & Film Producer)

One of the Best

I am the Chairman of the Committee of Legal and Technical Experts on Nuclear Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency of the UN. When I needed an advocate, Ralph was there for me. His skill, conscientiousness and creativity in representing me and getting my story told were truly outstanding. He protected my interests in a very significant case and his professionalism and legal skills are impressive. There is no doubt Ralph Skilken is one of the best attorneys. I will never forget all that he did for me.

-T Matikas (Scientist)

More Than an Attorney

Ralph Skilken is an amazing and caring lawyer, but has been more than an attorney over the years. I have known Mr. Skilken my entire business career and called upon his skills for both personal legal matters and business litigation. He has assisted me in working through issues in the information technology field in a manner unmatched in the legal field. He is honest, reliable, professional, and gets the job done for his clients. I recommend Ralph to everyone I meet!

-Bob Calhoun (IT Professional)

Available & Responsive

Ralph has handled five of my businesses from corporate set up to litigation. Our trucking company has been represented by Ralph for more than 20 years. The transportation business is a leading business activity indicator. Ralph was there to help guide us and keep our company thriving when things were going well and has been there to protect us individually when the transportation industry contracted and we were forced to close our business. He has always been available and responsive to every situation. He takes a personal interest with his clients. He has also handled my families personal legal issues from wills to estate planning for 35 years. I have always been extremely satisfied with the results of his efforts. I consult with Ralph on just about everything business and personal.

-Walter Horvath (Logistics Professional)

Great Lawyer

Responds in a timely fashion to calls and emails, is very thorough in his explanations. Great lawyer to work with for a variety of needs!

- Jennifer Houtz-Gillman

Valued Counselor

I've known Ralph for over 15 years and I've had the opportunity to rely on him for advice in matters both professional and personal. He has become my most valued counselor. His wisdom reaches far beyond the legal implications or concerns of a situation. I have a deep appreciation for the advice he provides and our friendship which has resulted from our professional relationship.

- K.S.(Financial Professional)


Ralph, Thanks for the opportunity to describe how important you have been to our company and to us personally. Your legal representation and advice on business matters has been invaluable to our home construction division and to our mining operation. For the past 25 years your focus on the big picture, on prevention and planning for the unexpected has been a huge factor in our growth. We think of you as one of our family. We truly could not have gone this far without you.

-Construction Professional

We Are Deeply Indebted to Him

Our family was involved in a complicated legal situation involving our late mother's estate. Two other attorneys had previously advised us that our case was hopeless, but Ralph provided a fresh perspective on the situation and was able to negotiate a very successful outcome for us. Throughout the process, Ralph was knowledgeable, thorough, perceptive, diplomatic, resourceful, diligent, and good-humored, displaying superior negotiating and mediating skills, great wisdom and patience, and an exceptional understanding of both law and human nature. He cares deeply about his clients and works hard for the best possible outcome. We’ve used him several times since then and have always been very pleased. Ralph is an outstanding attorney and we are deeply indebted to him for his wise counsel.

-Celeste Land

Highly Recommend

I have known Ralph Skilken for nearly 30 years. He is the first person I would consult concerning various aspects of my business. Early in our relationship he was able to successfully conclude a very contentious litigation concerning my business which could have been otherwise disastrous for me and my family. I would highly recommend Ralph for his advisory, litigation and his personal relationship (bedside manner) skills.

- Paul DePalma

I Trust Him with Any of My Legal Issues

Ralph has always been attentive to myself and our family needs, Ralph has a keen sense on how to explain things in a very simple format, does not give you a bunch of legal jargon, and does not like to hear himself talk, I trust him with any of my legal issues.

- Tim Houtz

You Won’t Be Disappointed

I was involved in a lawsuit with my former business partner. I lost the case and was hit with legal fees that were more than three times what I had expected and budgeted. Ralph represented me in an arbitration of the resulting legal fee claim and the award was substantially less than the claim. The outcome was very satisfying. Ralph did a wonderful job for me under adverse conditions and against another prominent Dayton attorney when others would not take my case. I strongly recommend Ralph as an attorney who will look out for your business and financial best interests, and who is not afraid to take on another attorney. If you want an attorney who is a 'pull-no-punches' guy, a good advocate and a good advisor who will look out for your best interests, you won't be disappointed.

-Paul Ginsburg (CFP-Retired)