Stephen G. Skinner

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
Fax: 304-725-4082
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Consumer Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner at the Skinner Law Firm, Stephen G. Skinner is committed to representing injured people. 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, Maryland Association for Justice 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.

    About Stephen Skinner

    Admitted: 1994, West Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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
    • "Stanley E. Preiser Member of the Year Award", West Virginia Association for Justice, 2014
    • Alumni Achievement Award, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Member
    • Member, American Association for Justice Leaders Forum, 2019
    • Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, Member
    • West Virginia Commission on the Arts
    • New York
    • United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Member
    • West Virginia House of Delegates, 67th District, Judiciary, Insurance, and Small Business and Economic Development Committees, 2014
    • West Virginia
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • West Virginia Association for Justice, Member
    • Public Justice, Member
    • Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University, Former President of the Board of Trustees
    • Shepherd University Foundation, Board of Directors, Member
    • District of Columbia
    • Northern & Southern Districts of West Virginia


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

    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

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    Last Updated: 11/6/2020

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