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Michael J. Skinner

Updated: April 20th, 2022 | West Chester | Lawyer List M | Skinner Law Firm |

Address: 15 W. Gay Street, 1st Floor, west-chester, PA, 19380
Law Firm: Skinner Law Firm
Phone: 610-314-0889
Fax: 267-388-3477
Email:
Website: http://www.skinnerlawfirm.net

TitleMember
First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeCriminal Law, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Burglary, Theft Crime, White Collar Crime, Insurance Fraud
DescriptionMichael J. Skinner is the founder of Skinner Law Firm and has been practicing criminal law for many years. As a former Assistant District Attorney in Chester County, Michael has handled various types of criminal cases, including DUI cases, drug charges, violent crimes, and homicide cases. His insight into how the criminal justice system works and how prosecutors think is valuable to successfully defending any criminal case. Before deciding to open his own criminal defense firm, Michael spent several years working for the Chester County District Attorney’s (DA’s) Office. He began working as an intern during law school, but upon graduation and demonstration of a high level of talent and knowledge, he was quickly promoted to Assistant District Attorney. Through this position, he handled hundreds of criminal cases in a variety of practice areas and prosecuted numerous DUI cases. Before his time at the DA’s office, Michael gained significant criminal defense experience working for a private law firm. Prior to attending college, Michael a Pennsylvania native, spent several years working as an arborist in his father’s tree business, where he learned the values of hard work and responsibility. He was born and raised in Delaware County, and has been living in Chester County since 2001. Notable Verdicts/Settlements Man acquitted of murder, not guilty on all charges Third-degree murder withdrawn, reduced to aggravated assault Aggravated assault dismissed, reduced to summary offense DUI dismissed, charges dismissed for lack of evidence Chemical test refusal dismissed, DUI refusal suspension overturned Felony rape and kidnapping dismissed, charges reduced Felony sex crimes dismissed, all charges dismissed Honors And Awards Main Line Today Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2015 2019 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Selectee, 2017 National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 2017 American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015 American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015 Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Appreciation of Service and Dedication, 2011 Publications PRWEB , Supreme Court to Decide if Dissipation of Alcohol in Bloodstream is Exigent Circumstances, 2013 PRWEB , Sexual Offenses and Penalties in Pennsylvania Among Recent Sex Abuse Allegations, 2012 PRWEB, Pennsylvania Sexting Law Goes into Effect, 2012 PRWEB, Medical Marijuana Legislation Recently Proposed in Pennsylvania , 2011 Work Experience Skinner Law Firm, LLC, Founder, 2011 Present Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2006 2011 Delaware Civil Clinic, Trial Counsel, 2006 Goldberg, Meanix & Muth, Legal Assistant, 2003 2004 Professional Associations & Memberships National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015 Present American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Member, 2015 American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Member, 2015 National College for DUI Defense, Member, 2015 Present Rotary Club of West Chester, Member, 2015 2018 Better Business Bureau, Member, 2013 2015 Chester County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division Past Secretary-Elect, 2012 Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2011 Present Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present Chester County Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present American Bar Association, Member, 2007 Present

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