Stephen G. Skinner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charles Town, WV

Skinner Law Firm
 | 115 E. Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 304-725-7029
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Consumer Law (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at the Skinner Law Firm, Stephen G. Skinner is committed to representing the rights families. His practice is focused on personal injury and wrongful death cases, including consumer and products liability cases.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1990, Mr. Skinner earned a Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1994.

Across the country, Mr. Skinner has demonstrated his dedication to securing compensation for victims of wrongdoing. He has represented victims of airline disasters and other catastrophic events, including the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Skinner's goal is to enable clients to focus on their own recovery while he tackles the legal aspects of their case. Decades of experience and innovative thinking have helped Mr. Skinner consistently return favorable results for people who have suffered a personal injury.

For his many accomplishments, the West Virginia Association for Justice presented Mr. Skinner with the Stanley E. Preiser Member of the Year Award in 2014.

Mr. Skinner is active in the legal community. He holds memberships with the The National Trial Lawyers West Virginia Top 100, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Association for Justice, The National Crime Victim Bar Association and Public Justice.

Outside the legal community, Mr. Skinner is involved in advocacy for the arts and civil rights. He received the Living the Dream Award for Human and Civil Rights from the West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission in 2011, and in 2014, Mr. Skinner was honored with a Legislative Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement from the West Virginia Governor's Arts Awards.  Mr. Skinner served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2012 through 2016.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Consumer Law (20%): Consumer Protection, Lemon Law

Insurance Coverage (10%): Bad Faith Insurance

Civil Litigation (10%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Consumer Law: Consumer Protection, Lemon Law

Insurance Coverage: Bad Faith Insurance

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About Stephen Skinner

Admitted: 1994, West Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://skinnerfirm.com/about-the-firm/stephen-g-skinner/

Honors and Awards:

  • Alumni Achievement Award, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2014
  • "Stanley E. Preiser Member of the Year Award", West Virginia Association for Justice, 2014
  • Living the Dream Award for Human and Civil Rights, The West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, 2011
  • Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Shepherd University Foundation, Board of Directors, Member
  • West Virginia Commission on the Arts
  • West Virginia House of Delegates, 67th District, Judiciary, Insurance, and Small Business and Economic Development Committees, 2014
  • Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University, Former President of the Board of Trustees
  • Public Justice, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, Member
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Association for Justice, Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Northern & Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • West Virginia

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Chevy Chase Bank v. McCamant, 204 W.Va. 295, 512 S.E.2d 217 (1998)
  • Boyd v. Trent, 287 A.D.2d 475, 731 N.Y.S.2d 209 (2nd Dept.2002)
  • River Riders, Inc. v. Steptoe, 223 W.Va. 240, 672 S.E.2d 376 (2008)
  • State ex rel. Kutil v. Blake, 223 W.Va. 711679 S.E.2d 310 (2009)
  • Shepherdstown Observer v. Maghan, 226 W.Va. 353 (2010)
  • State ex rel. Richmond American Homes of West Virginia, Inc. v. Sanders, 226 W.Va. 103, 697 S.E.2d 139 (2010)
  • Savard v. Cheat River Outfitters, 727 S.E.2d 836, 2012 WL 2076828 (2012)
  • State ex. rel. Piper v. Sanders, 724 S.E.2d 763, 2012 WL 987413 (2012)
  • Jefferson County Comm’n v. Tennant, 876 F.Supp.2d 682 (2012)
  • Tennant v. Jefferson County Comm'n, 133 S.Ct. 3, 183 L.Ed.2d 660 (2012)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1990
  • Jefferson High School, 1986
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Office Location for Stephen G. Skinner

115 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: 304-725-7029

 

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Last Updated: 2/16/2017

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