There, she got a glimpse of Serena Williams, a then-newcomer to professional women’s tennis who is now the No. 1-ranked singles player in the world.
“When I was practicing, my brother (Gerald Skahan) and I represented many defendants where the state was seeking the death penalty,” Skahan continued. “We were also appointed to represent defendants who were taken off of death row. That is the reason I wanted to be judge…because I know how imporantant it is to appoint qualified and competent attorneys to handle imporant cases. So having that type of experience makes me qualified to be a criminal court judge.”