Michael J. Skinner


Michael J. Skinner is the founder of the Skinner Law Firm, and has been practicing criminal law for many years.


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Michael J. Skinner is the founder of the 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, drug charges, violent crimes, and domestic violence. His insight into how the criminal justice system works and how prosecutors think is valuable to successfully defending any criminal case. Prior to attending college, the 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 for the past eight years. Extensive Criminal Law Experience: Before deciding to open his own criminal defense firm, Michael J. Skinner spent several years working for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. He began working as a legal intern for the office in law school, but upon graduation and his demonstration of talent and knowledge, was quickly promoted to Assistant District Attorney. As the Assistant District Attorney, he handled hundreds of criminal cases in a variety of criminal charges and prosecuted numerous DUI cases. Before his time at the district attorney’s office, Michael J. Skinner gained significant criminal defense experience working for a private criminal defense and personal injury law firm. Work Experience: Founder (Skinner Law Firm, LLC) 2011 - Present Assistant District Attorney (Chester County District Attorney’s Office) 2006 - 2011 Trial Counsel (Delaware Civil Clinic) 2006 - 2006 Legal Assistant (Goldberg, Meanix & Muth) 2003 - 2004 Education: Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Widener University School of Law, Cum Laude, 2007 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2003 Awards: 10 Best for Client Satisfaction (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys) 2015 Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers) 2015 10 Best for Client Satisfaction (American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys) 2015 Main Line Today - Top Lawyers 2015 (Main Line Today Magazine) 2015 Apprecation of Service and Dedication (Chester County District Attorney's Office) 2011 Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society (Widener University School of Law) 2007 Associations: Rotary Club of West Chester (Member) 2015 - Present National College for DUI Defense (Member) 2015 - Present American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys (Member) 2015 - Present American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (Member) 2015 - Present National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member) 2015 - Present Pennsylvania Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member) 2011 - Present Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member) 2007 - Present American Bar Association (Member) 2007 - Present Chester County Bar Association (Member) 2007 - Present Better Business Bureau (Member) 2013 - 2015 Chester County Bar Assocation (Young Lawyer's Division - Past Secretary Elect) 2012 - 2012 Bar Admissions: United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008 State Bar of Pennsylvania, 2007 State Bar of New Jersey, 2007 Professional Organizations and Associations: Pennsylvania Bar Association American Bar Association Chester County Bar Association Practice Areas: West Chester First DUI West Chester Second DUI Third or Subsequent DUI Driving Under the Influence of Drugs DUI Driver's License Suspension Hearing West Chester Juvenile / Underage DUI Vehicular Aggravated Assault While DUI Vehicular Homicide While Driving Under the Influence West Chester DUI Breath Test West Chester DUI Urine Test West Chester DUI Blood Test Refusal to Submit to DUI Testing Ignition Interlock Devices Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition West Chester Vehicle Impoundment After DUI West Chester Drunk Driving (DUI) Offenses West Chester Drug Charges West Chester Firearm / Weapons Charges West Chester Violent Crimes West Chester Assault West Chester Manslaughter West Chester Domestic Violence West Chester Juvenile Offenses West Chester Internet / Cyber Crimes West Chester Sex Crimes West Chester Extradition to Pennsylvania West Chester Post Conviction Procedures West Chester White Collar Crime West Chester Criminal Court Process West Chester Expungements and Pardons Contact: Skinner Law Firm 15 W Gay St West Chester, PA 19380 Phone: (610) 436-1410