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, health care practitioners and facilities, accountants, architects, and 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, and he has a background 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 he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for several consecutive years.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Skolnick attended The University of Texas at Austin, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal studies at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, from where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. After graduating from law school, Mr. Skolnick joined the Utah Office of the 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 1982. Mr. Skolnick is admitted to practice before all Utah state courts.

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, and he frequently is 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
  • 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/


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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