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Andrew C Skinner

Car accident Attorney at Charles Town, WV

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 5 years
    West Virginia - WV 20 years
    Illinois - IL 23 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Moter vehicle wrecks and collisions. Including one-vehicle wrecks where a passenger needs representation. Also, victims who have been hurt/killed by drunk drivers.

    20 years

  2. Personal injury
    Accidents; motor vehicle crashes; slip and fall; trip and fall; products liability; dram shop cases

    23 years

  3. Consumer protection
    Abusive debt collection cases

    20 years

  4. Wrongful death
    Car accidents; Motor vehicle crashes; dram shop cases

    20 years

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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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hit by drunk driver
Got hit by a drunk driver. I think God kept me from dying. While in the emergency room I instinctively asked my wife to call a lawyer. She contacted Andrew the next day. I was in the hospital about two weeks and after that out of work a good bit. My health insurance paid the bills, but they kindly told me that they expected to be paid back by the auto insurance and I was glad that Andrew was able to take care of that for me. About a year after the accident Andrew presented me with a rather large check, which made me quite happy. If this kind of thing happens to you the most important thing to do is always get medical treatment and always follow the doctor’s instructions. Keep track of all the money and time you spend getting medical treatment and let Andrew know how you feel. Overall, I’m very glad to have met Andrew and I’m grateful to my wife for choosing him
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Posted by Judy | January 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
Very satisfied, we couldn’t have resolved the case by ourselves. He is well organized and good attorney. I can recommend him without hesitation
Posted by Brian | June 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm
Andrew Skinner took care of everything and kept me up to date with everything that he was doing and what was happening with the case. a stress free process from beginning to end. would highly recommend Skinner Law Firm to anyone. Thank you Andrew.
Posted by Charlie | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My Case
I was in an auto accident and was not quite sure what to do. I found Andrew Skinner on the internet and contacted him. It was a blessing to find him. He listened to my situation and gave me peace of mine. He helped me through a difficult time and at the end I was able to find closure. I highly recommend Andrew and his firm to all that needs a great lawyer.
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Posted by Janice | June 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Having been involved in Accident back in Dec. rather than try and handle it myself, decided to contact Andrew Skinner ( Skinner Law ) best decision i could have made, he handled it very professionally and during entire process kept us informed, Then when insurance tried to low ball us, he would not stand for that and within a few days he got exactly what was asked for, did not realize the complexity of such a process, learned a lot i didn,t know, So if you have a problem and think you need professional help, guarantee you will get it with Skinner Law. J Hutchinson
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Posted by Elena | July 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and responsive.
I'd highly recommend this law firm. I had a time sensitive case. Not only were they extremely responsive answering my questions, but also spent the extra time understanding my situation and in informing me of my options in a clear and understandable way. They did an amazing job checking the progress of my case and in keeping me up to date. I know whom I'm going to call if another legal mater arises.
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Posted by Ethel | December 28, 2016
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Andrew Skinner
Andrew was the first lawyer that I ever had to represent me and I appreciate him taking the time to explain everything to me. Him and Becky always come through when I had a question. He ever turn his back once on me
Posted by Richard | December 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you to the Skinner law firm
I went to see Andrew Skinner to see if he could help me. My mortgage company was going to take my home from me because they said i fell behind on my payments and i hadn't. After talking with me and going over the paper work that i had taken to him Andrew told me not to worry he wasn't going to let anyone take my home. He was true to his word not only did he stop them from taking my home he made them pay for the wrong they did to me. I also want to thank Andrew for being so kind to me and for being so understanding he just made me feel like things would be OK. When i left his office i just knew he was going to do everything in his power to help me and he did plus a lot more. Just like there TV ad They really do treat you like family and they do really care about you. I can't see how the Skinner Law Firm could in prove on there relationship with their clients because from the time you meet with them until your case comes to a end they treat you with kindness and most of all with respect and to a person like me that's a great feeling. I just can't say enough about them. If i ever need a attorney again you can bet i will go to Andrew Skinner you just can't beat him and how hard he works for you. So thanks to all of you for caring and being there for the little man.
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Posted by Roxanne | June 24, 2016
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Wonderful Experience
Based on commercials I had seen on WHAG news about The Skinner Law Firm, I contacted their office in September, 2015, in regard to a personal injury I suffered by a local business. A day after my call, I was contacted by Mr. Andrew Skinner and was informed that the firm would take my case and he would represent me. This brought great relief as I was under the care of multiple doctors and in poor health. We exchanged information and his approach to me and the situation was a comforting one. He periodically checked in on me to say he was thinking about me and asked me how I was doing. In the commercial it is stated that they treat you like family. The statement is better than accurate as their work ethic and care for those they represent is genuine. Their staff are professional and highly dedicated in helping their clients. There is no doubt that I will recommend them to others in the future and I go on knowing that if any crisis should arise in my life I know where to turn. Thank you Mr. Skinner for giving me peace of mind and taking away the fears I had about my financial responsibilities to the medical professionals that have and are continuing to treat me for my injury. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE THE ULTIMATE BEST!!! Respectfully yours, Roxanne
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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A Wonderful Attorney!
I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of consulting with Mr. Andrew Skinner. He is a kind, caring person who listened when no one else would. He went above and beyond for me. I highly recommend his law firm.
Posted by JG | November 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Skinner took our case after my spouse was involved in an automobile accident with an intoxicated driver. We would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Skinner and the Skinner law firm to anyone. Fair and honest and highly recommended!
Posted by Richard | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
hily recommended
I was on a vacation and was hit buy a car and Mr.Andrew Skinner was a stand up guy and was very strong in my needs and what was best not only did he get me my settlement but was very paciant thru process and got me entire funds at most needed times. Was very firm and straight to point. And genuinely passionate to my care and was great to work with...
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
No better counsel out there.
I tried to represent myself in court and it quickly turned into a big mess. Fortunately, Andrew Skinner and the Skinner Law firm was able to take over the case and turn it around. Without them, I would be unnecessarily paying thousands of dollars to a big corporation for nothing. Thank you Skinner Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very understanding
Andrew is extrememly helpful in getting the case closed. He was able to get me a large amount of money for my personal injury. The staff are extrememly friendly. I was bobbled around between two lawyers, but finally ended with Andrew. He was able to get my case finalized in a short amount of time. I highly recommend.
Posted by Stephanie | July 1, 2015
I would defianty recommend or use Andrew C. Skinner again.
I had to find a lawyer to represent me in a matter that surfaced in the beginning of this year, 1-1-2015, I then saw the commercial of the Skinner law firm on the television, I sent Andrew Skinner a email in detail of the situation I was facing, he then called me back within a day or so after the email, at that time he told me the he'd take the case. Andrew Skinner is an excellent lawyer, he kept me informed the entire duration, whether it was by mailing me every letter he sent out on my behalf, or he called me and told me over the phone, he also sent me emails. I'm happy to say that my case didn't make it to court, the case was settled way before the court date, I hired Andrew Skinner on March 11, 2015, and the case was settled the middle of June, 2015,. I'm very pleased by the way I was treated by Mr. Skinner and the way he handled the case and won, I'm not going to be held accountable for paying out any money towards the other party thanks to Andrew Skinner, he's awesome in my opinion. I'm in my mid 30's and I've only dealt with one other lawyer, in which the other lawyer was very unfair and didn't handle my case as spot on as Andrew Skinner. I also wanted to say, as pleasant as Mr. Skinner was, I'm kind of bummed that I won't have the pleasure in talking to him anymore. I will for sure use him in the future to represent me if one ever surfaces, but I can say this, to whomever in need of legal representation, you won't be sorry choosing Andrew C. Skinner at the Skinner law firm, he's an amazing attorney who does amazing work, good luck to the person reading this review.
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Posted by Melinda | June 14, 2015
Awesome Lawyer
I would highly recommend Andrew Skinner as a lawyer. He is a AWESOME lawyer, trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and kept me informed with every detail in my case. I have been represented by Andrew Skinner for about 5 years, it has been a long dragged out case but being represented by Andrew Skinner has made the process for me so much easier by being an awesome lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Highly Recommended!
In a time where we were in a mess with a mortgage company, Mr. Skinner took his time and met with us and reviewed each document. He was attentive, knowledgeable and patient trying to figure out our next course of action. He gave us several options and guided us in the direction that was best for us, not him. We were able to proceed successfully. Even after our case was finalized, he was accessible as new issues arose from the same mortgage company. He has always been honest, prompt and professionally aggressive in making sure our civil rights were protected. We are currently in the process of another case, and again, Mr. Skinner has been just as professional as our previous case.
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Posted by Curt | June 1, 2015
Skinner Law - Simply the best counsel I have worked with.
I have had the opportunity to employ Andrew Skinner and the Skinner law Firm twice. In both cases, Mr. Skinner and his staff have been simply awesome. Mr. Skinner listened to my issues and presented my case in a very positive and effective manner. He made me feel as if my voice had been heard. His staff is highly efficient, professional and yet maintain a friendly and approachable demeanor. I would not hesitate to seek Mr. Skinner's counsel in the future and would definitely recommend The Skinner Law Firm to anyone who has a legal issue. If they cannot help for any reason, they will certainly point you in the right direction.
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Posted by Sheila | May 29, 2015
consumer protection act
Mr. Skinner was the only lawyer to take the case against the mortgage company for my father. He was very knowledgeable about the consumer protection act. He was very quick to begin action against the mortgage company and kept me informed every step of of the way. I felt very confident and comfortable with Mr. Skinner handling the case. Because of Mr.Skinner's knowledge, we won the case. He is an excellent lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Skinner Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Skinner Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Officer
  • U. S. Army Reserves
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Officer
  • U.S. Army
  • 1992 - 1996
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Terminating Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Summary Judgment Granted for Plaintiff
  • Radon
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Drunk Driver/Dram Shop
  • Confidential Settlement


  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Leadership Jefferson
  • Founder
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Allen R. Marshall Outstanding Service Award
  • Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • West Virginia Association for Justice Annual Convention 2018
  • Evaluating Your Case for Damages: Determining Your Client's Options and How to Prove Them
  • 2018
  • Meeting
  • Trial by Jury: Inherent and Invaluable
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew works tirelessly for his clients and represents them at the highest level."
Criminal defense
Lawsuits and disputes
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury