Scott Skier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

The Skier Law Firm, P.A.
 | 625 N. Flagler Drive, Ste. 675
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-408-4280
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Scott Skier founded The Skier Law Firm, in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2006. Scott is a native of West Palm Beach and has been practicing solely criminal defense for almost twenty (20) years.  Mr. Skier represents clients throughout Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas who have been accused of State and Federal misdemeanors and felonies, including white collar crimes, racketeering and major violent crimes. Mr. Skier also handles cases involving drug crimes, robbery, burglary and DUI/DWI.

Upon graduating from Suncoast Community High School, Mr. Skier received the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma and enrolled at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After he graduated cum laude in 1997, he completed course work for a graduate degree in religious studies. In 1999, Mr. Skier was admitted to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. His first position was as an assistant public defender in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Palm Beach County. During his tenure, Mr. Skier handled more than 50 jury trials before establishing The Skier Law Firm, P.A. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2003, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

In addition to working on high-profile cases, including first-degree murder, in Florida courtrooms, Mr. Skier defends clients in the federal court system. Over the course of his career, he has gotten homicide charges dismissed shortly before the trial was set to begin, and he has helped many clients win not guilty verdicts on charges ranging from first-degree murder with a firearm to DUI. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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About Scott Skier

Admitted: 2003, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Eastern District of Michigan, 2018
  • Northern District of Florida, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014
  • Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • Florida, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I have known Bob and Harreen Bertisch, in their capacities at Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, since I was a teenager at Suncoast Community High School performing community service with the Juvenile Advocacy Project.  At nearly every stage of my adult life, I have been associated with Legal Aid Society in one way or the other.  Throughout college at the University of Florida and into Law School at the University of Maryland, I returned back to Palm Beach County, at various times of the year, and would find myself back with Legal Aid providing community service with JAP.  This has continued into my career as an attorney.  In the past, I have taken on Juvenile clients appointed by the Court through Legal Aid's Juvenile Advocacy Project.  I continue to support Legal Aid and all of their endeavors. 


  • State v. Joseph Bruny - Two (2) counts of Murder with a Firearm Jury - Acquittal, 2019
  • State v. Martinez - Aggravated assault, Reckless Flee and Elude, Child Neglect, Battery on LEO - No File, 2020
  • State v. Acevedo - Sexual Battery on an incapacitated person - Not guilty, 2017
  • State v. Bruny - First Degree Murder with a Firearm - Not guilty, 2017
  • State v. Williams - DUI (3rd) - Not guilty, 2015


Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, 2002
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, B.A. cum laude, 1997
  • Suncoast High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient  , 1994
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Office Location for Scott Skier

625 N. Flagler Drive
Ste. 675
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-408-4280

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Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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