Michael 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.
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Michael and Nichole made me feel comfortable as you truly feel that you are discussing your problem with friends.
More than exceptional
He was very negotiable and understanding of my circumstances.
Mr. Skinner went above and beyond
He is very informative and knowledgeable. I had no trouble contacting him to answer questions or give me advice.
Mike Skinner is an excellent attorney.
He was able to get me a lesser sentence and always treated me with respect throughout.
Recommend him 110 %
Working with Mr. Skinner has been a pleasure.
There for me every step of...
From day one I felt comfortable with him and confident that he would help me get the best outcome available.
I am grateful he helped me.
Extensive experience with defending DUI’s and I saw this confidence in the courtroom.
He listened and told me where...
Michael was able to give me clear guidance on my legal options and explained each step of the process.
I would highly recommend him.
I was nervous regarding my situation, but after a brief conversation describing my charges and the delicacy of my situation, Michael assured me he could easily handle this case.
A masterful defense lawyer
Michael Skinner and his staff made me completely comfortable and confident
Mike is the guy to call!
A top-notch attorney in West Chester.
Thank you, Mr. Skinner
Michael Skinner is an excellent lawyer that knows your rights, and he will indeed fight for you.
Professional and Understanding
He is very professional and understanding of each person’s needs.
Anyone faced with a DUI charge needs Mike Skinner.
Best lawyer in Delaware County
He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
I am eternally grateful
Mike Skinner resolved this case in the best way possible, and I am eternally grateful for his advice and counsel.
I could not thank him more.
He took me through everything step by step and charged me a fair price for his service.
Thank you, Skinner Law!
I went to Skinner after researching all the law firms in the area and without a doubt would go to him for everything.
He’s worth every penny.
If you work with him, he will get you what you want/deserve.
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I don’t think it is possible for a better outcome than what was achieved by Michael J Skinner.
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I was a little nervous about everything and just 5 minutes of talking with Mike, I felt at ease.
Micheal and his firm are top...
Michael Skinner EXPERTLY handled a very sensitive case.
I am beyond grateful.
Going above and beyond for their clients is an understatement.
He was able to have everything...
His diligence and professionalism are unmatched making it a pleasure to have been a client.
Mike Skinner helped me immensely.
Mike’s attention to detail and professionalism put my mind at ease.
Mike is by far the best...
His calm presence is also very reassuring for his clients. Highly recommend choosing him.
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I am thankful I found and chose Michael Skinner.
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He is very nice and will work with to help get you the best possible outcome.
Michael had listened intently
I would highly recommend him to anyone facing charges or violations in Chester County.
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Mr Skinner always kept us updated about the case and was prompt with his responses.
Gave me realistic advice.
He was able to reduce my son’s sentence from a potentially harsh fine, loss of driving privileges or even jail time, down to a few community service hours.