Michael J. Skinner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Chester, PA

Skinner Law Firm, LLC
15 W Gay St, Floor 1
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-436-1410
Fax: 267-388-3477
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael J. Skinner is the founder and owner of Skinner Law Firm in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Nationally ranked as a top trial attorney, Mr. Skinner has nearly 13 years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Chester County and the Philadelphia area who stand accused of DUI or any other type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Skinner led a successful career as an assistant district attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, where he received the office's Appreciation of Service and Dedication in 2011. While there, he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system, which helps him devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused.

Since focusing on criminal defense, Mr. Skinner has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for those accused of murder, sexual offenses, white collar crimes and federal crimes, and many other serious charges. He has also become a recognized leader in DUI defense and other traffic-related violations, and he offers effective expungement and record-sealing services so that a past mistake does not adversely affect his clients' chances of obtaining employment, housing and other necessities in the future.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Skinner has earned a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from The National Trial Lawyers, and Main Line Today magazine voted him a Top Lawyer each year from 2015 to 2019. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction award from both the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.

A 2003 graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Skinner obtained his Juris Doctor from Widener University Delaware Law School in 2007. He holds his license to practice in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

An active member of his legal community, Mr. Skinner is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense as well as the Chester County Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Division, where he served as secretary in 2012. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017

About Michael J. Skinner

Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.skinnerlawfirm.net/about/michael-j-skinner/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • PRWEB, Supreme Court to Decide if Dissipation of Alcohol in Bloodstream is Exigent Circumstances, 2013
  • PRWEB, Medical Marijuana Legislation Recently Proposed in Pennsylvania, 2011 
  • PRWEB, Pennsylvania Sexting Law Goes into Effect, 2012
  • PRWEB, Sexual Offenses and Penalties in Pennsylvania Among Recent Sex Abuse Allegations, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Better Business Bureau, Member, 2013 – 2015
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member, 2015 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Chester County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division – Past Secretary-Elect, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2007 
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Member, 2015
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Member, 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015 – Present
  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 

Honors/Awards

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015
  • Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Appreciation of Service and Dedication, 2011 
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 – 2017
  • Main Line Today Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2015 – 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Selectee, 2017

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2003
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Office Location for Michael J. Skinner

15 W Gay St
Floor 1
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-436-1410

Fax: 267-388-3477

Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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