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Skinner Law Firm, LLC

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West Chester DUI & Criminal Defense Attorneys
The attorneys at the Skinner Law Firm are focused on DUI, Criminal Defense, and Immigration. With two offices, we represent clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County. Our office is located in downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania only blocks from the Court of Common Pleas.

Discuss your case directly with Michael J. Skinner, an experienced criminal defense attorney. Let him evaluate the particular facts of your case and craft a defense best suited to your specific situation. Hiring effective representation early in the criminal process will help ensure your rights are protected at each stage of the criminal case, including emergency bond hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignment, pre-trial motion hearings, through trial.

Michael J. Skinner’s aggressive approach to fighting for his clients is based on conducting a thorough investigation, filing and litigating innovative pre-trial motions, and preparing meticulously for trial. An aggressive fight to dismiss the charges and suppress evidence during all pre-trial stages of the case often leads to the best negotiations to avoid trial. When the prosecutor has insufficient evidence the best result is getting the charges completely dismissed.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Criminal Law
Bio
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.
Education/Training
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Widener University School of Law, Cum Laude, 2007
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2003
Memberships
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pennsylvania Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Chester County Bar Association
Better Business Bureau
Chester County Bar Assocation
Rotary Club of West Chester
National College for DUI Defense
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Free Consultation
Yes
Location
15 W. Gay Street
1st Floor
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