Talented Staff Of Legal Professionals

Skinner & Associates

Skinner & Associates employs an educated, talented staff of legal professionals who work with our lead attorneys. They include a paralegal, law clerk, legal assistant, secretary, accountant, and receptionists who all work diligently to keep our law firm running smoothly and our clients comfortable.

Jessica Skinner
Office Manager

Jessica Skinner

Jessica started working as a Legal Assistant for Skinner & Associates at the beginning of 2014. She is currently a student at Columbus State Community College, pursuing her Associate of Science degree, and plans to transfer to a branch of The Ohio State University to finish her 4 year degree.



  • Notary Public for the State of Ohio

Jody Deeds
Paralegal

Jody started working as a Paralegal for Skinner & Associates in December of 2016. In 2011, Jody graduated with honors from Columbus State Community College, earning an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. Her papers on Equal Employment Opportunity, and First Amendment Rights, were recognized and selected for use in the American Bar Association's audit and accreditation review of college's paralegal studies program.

Prior to Skinner & Associates she worked as a paralegal assisting in creditor's rights and foreclosure, personal injury, probate, and bankruptcy matters. She also holds an Ohio real estate license and has experience in landlord, tenant, probate, estate, and divorce real estate matters.

Since joining the team at Skinner & Associates, Jody has worked primarily in the area of family law. She assists in preparing and managing cases, from drafting court documents to conducting legal research.

She is a Notary Public for the State of Ohio, an associate member of the Columbus and Ohio Bar Associations, and a member of the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio.

  • A.A.S, Paralegal Studies
  • Ohio Real Estate License
  • Notary Public for the State of Ohio

Timothy Gabel
Law Clerk

Timothy started working as a Law Clerk for Skinner & Associates in May of 2017. He is a current student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, planning to graduate in 2019. Prior to law school, he studied music and mathematics, serving as a percussionist and timpanist with the Nittany Valley Symphony in State College, Pennsylvania.

  • B.A., Mathematics
  • B.A., Music

Liz Brandenburg
Administrative Assistant

Liz started working as an Administrative Assistant for Skinner & Associates in December of 2016. Liz attended Pensacola Christian College for 4 years where she double majored and graduated in 2015. Prior to Skinner & Associates she worked for a private owner of Verizon Wireless in the role of HR, for 21 stores. She is also a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Sunbury, Ohio where she faithfully serves.

  • B.A., Business Management
  • B.A., Marketing
  • Notary Public for the State of Ohio