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Katelyn D. Skinner



Katelyn Skinner represents clients in all types of family law cases. She is well versed in complex family law matters including divorce, custody disputes, modification issues, international disputes and international family law, and restraining and protective orders. Katelyn understands each family law conflict is unique and requires a unique resolution. She is a caring advocate and advisor who offers dynamic representation to clients facing difficult divorce and family law issues and provides a breadth of legal experience to the Buckley Law team.

Prior to joining Buckley Law, Katelyn founded and managed a general practice law firm where she assisted clients with personal injury matters, employment and business disputes, estate planning and probate, family law and general civil matters. In addition to this, Katelyn enjoys the courtroom and has attained victories for clients in civil jury trials.

Katelyn Skinner brings to Buckley Law a global perspective having lived in Japan for many years engaging in multiple foreign exchange programs. She speaks conversational Japanese and is looking forward to her next opportunity to visit Japan. She is an advocate for cultural awareness and understanding.

Areas of Focus

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Custody and Parenting Time
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining orders
  • International Family Law
  • Stalking Protective Orders
  • Modifications of Judgments
  • Guardianships/Conservatorships
  • Probate Litigation

Professional Achievement & Recognition

Professional & Community Activities

  • Court appointed representation of parties to protective proceedings
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • AFCC (Associate of Family and Conciliation Courts) member
  • Oregon State Bar International Law Section Executive Committee member
  • Washington County Volunteer Children’s Attorney
  • High School  Mock Trial Judge
  • Oregon State Bar exam volunteer proctor (2020, 2021)

Presentations and CLEs

  • Presenter, International Implications in Divorce and Custody Matters –Personal Jurisdiction Considerations, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section Conference CLE, October 2022
  • Presenter and Coordinator, International Implications in Divorce and Custody Matters, International Law Section Oregon State Bar CLE, June 2022
  • Moderator and Coordinator, Mindful Practices in Family Law, Family Law Section Oregon State Bar CLE, January 2022
  • Presenter, The Hague Convention’s Grave Risk of Harm Defense: Access to Justice Considerations, Oregon State Bar CLE, March 2021
  • Presenter and Coordinator, Workshop for Women: Divorce & Estate Planning Essentials (presented in English and Japanese), Japanese-America Society of Oregon (JASO), October 2019

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon State and Federal Courts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese

Attorney Team

Divorce, Custody, Support

Divorce, Custody, Support

Let's work together.