Michael F. Skolnick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Kipp and Christian, P.C.
 | 10 Exchange Place, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 888-492-1957
Fax: 801-359-9004
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, Michael F. Skolnick is a shareholder of Kipp and Christian, P.C., located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Representing people and companies throughout the area, his varied practice includes defending attorneys, engineers, accountants, architects, real estate agents and brokers in professional liability administrative and court proceedings. Mr. Skolnick has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death litigation arising out of defective products and trucking accidents, as well as in contract disputes and other commercial litigation matters. Highly regarded by his colleagues, Mr. Skolnick has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and for many years has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Skolnick attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. Remaining in Austin, he then pursued his legal studies at The University of Texas School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1985. After graduating from law school, Mr. Skolnick joined the Office of the Utah Attorney General, where he spent three years as an Assistant Attorney General before joining Kipp and Christian, P.C., in July 1988. He became a shareholder of the firm in 1992. Mr. Skolnick is admitted to practice before all Utah state courts, and has been admitted pro hac vice in Idaho, Wyoming and Massachusetts.

    Mr. Skolnick has had articles published in the Utah Bar Journal, including ones covering legal malpractice defense and insurance. He is a member of several legal organizations, including the American and Salt Lake County Bar Associations, American Inns of Court and Litigation Counsel of America. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations to professional groups on topics related to his practice areas.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation

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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Michael Skolnick

    Admitted: 1985, Utah

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kippandchristian.com/attorneys/michael-skolnick/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Mountain States Super Lawyers
    • AV peer review

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Salt Lake County, Member
    • American Inn of Court II, President, 2004-2005
    • Utah, 1985
    • Utah State Bar, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, "Understanding Legal Malpractice," Utah Bar Journal, Feb., 1998
    • Author, "Considerations in Purchasing and Using Malpractice Insurance," Utah Bar Journal, Sep, Oct, 2005
    • Author, Lessons from Recent Utah Legal Malpractice Cases, Utah Bar Journal, Jan, Feb 2008

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1982
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    Office Location for Michael F. Skolnick

    10 Exchange Place
    4th Floor
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    Phone: 888-492-1957

    Fax: 801-359-9004

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