As a former Assistant District Attorney, Michael Skinner has tried hundreds of criminal defense and DUI cases in Chester County. This experience prosecuting cases in Chester County has helped Michael gain a deep understanding of common tactics used by prosecutors. He uses this knowledge to defend the futures of men, women, and minors charged with alleged crimes in Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, and Montgomery County.
Michael focuses exclusively on criminal defense cases. This includes a variety of practice areas, including DUI (Driving Under the Influence), Juvenile Offenses in West Chester, Marijuana Charges, Domestic Violence, Weapons Charges, Violent Crimes, Theft and Property Crimes and much more.
Chester county criminal defense attorney Michael Skinner is dedicated to creating strong relationships with clients. This means more than just an aggressive representation. By truly understanding their unique situations, he draws out additional details that may also have an impact on the case. He makes every effort to educate clients on the charges they face, the criminal court process, and how each of their legal options can impact their lives.
Michael grew up in Delaware County and has spent the last 8 years living and working in Chester County. After obtaining a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law, Michael went on to work for the Chester County District Attorney's Office. His knowledge, work ethic, and tactics were quickly recognized and he was promoted to Assistant District Attorney.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys adventure activities such as biking, hiking, and dirt bike riding. He is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers.
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|NJ||Administrative - Not authorized to practice||2007||09/10/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Chester County Bar Assocation||Young Lawyer's Division - Past Secretary Elect||2012 - 2012|
|Pennsylvania Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Man Aquitted of Murder||Not Guilty on All Charges|
|Felony Sex Crimes Dismissed||All Charges Dismissed|
|DUI Dismissed||DUI Charges Dismissed|
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|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|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Friendship Elementary School||"Going to Court" Program||2013|
|Lionville Elementary School||"Going to Court" Program||2012|