KKHB | James T. Skinner

James T. Skinner


Originally from Providence, Kentucky, James (JT) Skinner embarked on a legal journey that would span nearly a decade as a solo practitioner before finding his place in Paducah.

JT’s practice is a reflection of his versatility. His practice encompasses corporate litigation, real estate law, business and corporate transactions, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. He brings a wealth of experience to his clients, representing a range of corporate and industrial entities throughout Western Kentucky.

The majority of JT’s practice is real estate and municipal law where he navigates the complex intersection of real estate, municipal law, and foreclosure, ensuring that properties are properly managed, and the interests of all parties involved are upheld.

JT also serves as a trusted advisor in the realm of corporate transactions. He adeptly drafts loan documentation, and security instruments, ensures the security interests of clients are carefully tailored to their requirements. JT’s straightforward and matter-of-fact approach ensures that his clients receive transparent and no-nonsense guidance, coupled with meticulous attention to detail.

JT’s clients describe him as responsive, quick to act when needed, and highly knowledgeable about statutes. His dedication to fulfilling his clients’ needs is unwavering, and his pragmatic, solution-oriented approach is highly valued. His reputation as a legal navigator is rooted in his commitment to guiding clients toward success in their legal endeavors.


Murray State University, B.S., 2007
Murray State University, M.S., 2008
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2011

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

Kentucky Bar Association
McCracken County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Business Entities
Civil Litigation
Contract and Commercial Transactions
Corporate Law
Estate Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Will, Trust, Estates and Probate


Webster County Bar Association, Chairman
City of Sebree City Council, Member
Sebree Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
Chamber Leadership Initiatives of Northwestern Kentucky, Member


JT and his wife, Alice, enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family.