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Andrew Skinner grew up in Charles Town, West Virginia. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1988 and then attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, from which he received a bachelors degree in Economics in 1992. Andrew participated in the ROTC program at William and Mary and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. Andrew served on active duty in the Army for four years, serving as a tanker and then a logistician in the 4th Infantry Division.

After coming off of active duty, Andrew started law school at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Andrew graduated with honors from the University of Texas and moved to Chicago, where he took up practice with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. His primary practice involved product liability lawsuits. Andrew has continued his military career by serving both in the National Guard and the Reserves, including two more years on active duty. 

Andrew returned to Charles Town, WV, in September 2003 when he joined his father’s practice at Nichols & Skinner, which has since been renamed Skinner Law Firm. Andrew is admitted to practice law in West Virginia and Illinois and is a member of the American Association of Justice and the West Virginia Association of Justice. He is current past president of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.  He is also the founder of Leadership Jefferson, a community leadership training organization.  He currently serves on the Board of the Jefferson County Development Authority.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    16 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 40%
    13 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    13 years



Contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • James Graham Bordas III

    Andrew works tirelessly for his clients and represents them at the highest level.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Skinner Law Firm

115 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV, 25414


WVAuthorized to practice law200308/02/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200010/20/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Allen R. Marshall Outstanding Service AwardJefferson County Chamber of Commerce2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSkinner Law Firm2007 - Present
AttorneySkinner Law Firm2003 - Present
OfficerU. S. Army Reserves1996 - Present
AttorneySkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom2000 - 2003
OfficerU.S. Army1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Virginia Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2011 - Present
Jefferson County Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Leadership JeffersonFounder2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Jefferson County Chamber of CommercePresident2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RadonConfidential Settlement
Drunk Driver/Dram ShopConfidential Settlement
Terminating Private Mortgage InsuranceSummary Judgment Granted for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
College of William and MaryEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992