KKHB | James T. Skinner

James T. Skinner


James (JT) is a native of Providence, Kentucky and practiced as a solo practitioner for nearly 10 years prior to relocating to Paducah to marry his wife, Dr. Alice Higdon-Skinner.  JT concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate litigation, real estate law, business and corporate transactions, estate planning and estate and trust administration.  He has represented a variety of corporate and industrial clients throughout Western Kentucky during his decade of practice.

Prior to relocating to Paducah, he served as chairman of his local chamber of commerce and was a member of his local city council.


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.