Kristin L. Skalos - Cordell & Cordell Cranberry Township Divorce Lawyer

Kristin L. Skalos

Litigation Attorney

Cranberry Township divorce attorney Kristin L. SkalosCranberry Township divorce attorney Kristin L. Skalos has always been drawn to helping others and through her prior experience in the field of social work found that people were often facing very difficult legal issues and were in a vulnerable place with nowhere to turn.

She initially pursued the practice of family law as it seemed to blend her love of the practice of social work, the practice of law, and her desire to help others through difficult times.

“My goal in practice is to help individuals through what is one of the most difficult times in their lives and get them through to the other side, while protecting their interests and advocating for them when they are unable to do so for themselves,” Ms. Skalos said.

Ms. Skalos possesses the ability to communicate emotionally charged issues and confusing legal concepts in a way that clients can understand and puts them at ease.

“I also believe my ability to aggressively advocate when necessary and productive, while also maintaining the ability to negotiate amicably is something I strive to do continuously in my practice,” she said.

As an attorney, Ms. Skalos’ goal is to be honest and communicate clearly with clients at the outset of their case, and throughout the process.

“That way we can manage expectations and ensure the client and I are on the same strategic page in terms of how to move their case forward,” she said. “I would tell my clients that my style is more aggressive in advocacy.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Skalos is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.


Ms. Skalos received her Bachelor of Social Work from Slippery Rock University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Skalos practiced family law, juvenile dependency, estate planning and administration, and guardianships.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Butler County Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Excellence Award
  • CALI Award – Animal Law
  • In 2020, Ms. Skalos was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.

Kristin L. Skalos

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Guest lecturer, Slippery Rock University School of Social Work
  • Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, in partnership with
  • Community Health Clinic of Butler County – Member of the Board of Directors


"​Kristin has been very helpful, she is very punctual and does an outstanding job. I appreciate all of her help!​"
"​Kristin was fantastic. I would absolutely refer her! Any questions I had she was always helpful with her answers. Very pleased to work with her."
"​This is my first experience in a legal matter of any situation. I feel Kristin is very knowledgeable and very good at explaining the process. I am probably not the best client in responding and getting forms back because I am finding my divorce to be a very emotional matter and I appreciate the patience that I am given."

​"My attorney was really awesome!! I felt as though she worked hard for me and did a great job!!! I do not feel there was anything else that could have been done! Everything was handled extremely well! Kristen was just the best!!!"