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Scott Skier

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.7   26 reviews

also known as I. Scott Skier

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Scott

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I am a native of West Palm Beach.  Growing up the son of a Palm Beach County Judicial Assistant to the Honorable James Stewart and the Honorable Fred Hazouri, I was immersed in the Palm Beach County court culture from a very early age.  I am a recipient of the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma, which I earned at Suncoast Community High School in Riveria Beach, Florida.


Following graduation from Suncoast, I attended the University of Florida where I graduated with Honors in 1997.  I was admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law in 1999 and I graduated in 2002.  Following graduation, I returned to Palm Beach County and became an Assistant Public Defender.  As an Assistant Public Defender, I proudly represented indigent clients and used my years as a PD to hone my Trial skills and develop strong relationships with both the presiding Judges and the Assistant State Attorneys.


In 2006, I opened The Skier Law Firm, P.A., where I currently practice, representing clients in all criminal matters both State and Federal.




Skier Law Firm
625 N. Flagler Drive
Ste. 675
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

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4.7 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2021
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The Best.
From my experience this is one of the best defense firms in Palm Beach County. Shaun, Chelle and Scarlett were excellent! Skier Law Firm keeps their clients well informed through the entire process. They treat you with respect and I am forever grateful to them.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
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Good, honest, and trustworthy
A Detective and 2 officers showed up to my house, when I wasn't home. They left a card for me to call back. Having been through the ringer before where I was treated as the criminal when I wasn't, I knew better can contacted Scott Skier. He reached out to the detective and handled the case for me. Took care of the whole situation, and the issue has been resolved. I recommend Scott if you need someone in your corner!
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Posted by Augusto and Maria G. | May 18, 2018
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great lawyer and wonderful person.
Skier running everything so well that you feel from the beginning we are in the best hands. professional 100 % and wonderful person. thanks so much. Augusto and Maria G.
Posted by Steve | December 21, 2016
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Skier law firm
Scott was very efficient in dealing with my case. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Peter Bruckler | November 5, 2016
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Excellent lawyer. Look no further!
Mr. Skiers when above and beyond his call of duty. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a lawyer who's good, who cares about his clients needs, and #1 he's honest.
Posted by James | November 2, 2016
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Excellent Representation
The Skier Law Firm performed exactly as promised. In just a few minutes, I knew I wanted Scott to represent me. His powerful intellect and commanding presence made me absolutely trust him immediately. He is a man of his word. He actually went above and beyond his promises for me. As my case progressed I interacted with the other members of the team. Shaun knows the law inside out and he can explain what is happening in a way I could understand. He always had that extra minute to answer a question and he got every detail of my case flawlessly. Chelle is super efficient and reliable, they all are. They are so busy I really don't know how they do it.
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Posted by Henry | August 9, 2016
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Legal Defense Representation
Excellent job in keeping me informed of all my options and providing exceptional advice. Very responsive throughout process and achieved superior results.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
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Literally a life saver
Finding a competent, trustworthy lawyer is a daunting and difficult process under any circumstances, and in Florida (especially after some exposure to the legal system around here) I assumed it would be a near impossibility. Mr. Skier completely changed my perspective. I was facing felony charges for possession, and despite legitimately not being guilty, it had been made fairly clear to me by other attorneys, public defenders and assorted other members of the "justice" system that the best I could hope for was a year of drug court and MAYBE a small chance that my career in education would not be completely destroyed. Thanks to Scott Skier, I ultimately walked away with all charges dropped, my career in tact, some semblance of my sanity restored, and in shock that justice had actually been served. Mr. Skier not only far exceeded my wildest expectations in terms of an outcome in my case, he went so far above and beyond mery doing the job he was paid for. He explained every step of the process and made me aware of all of my options, potential risks, possible results and offered his opinion on a course of action while making it very clear that the choice of what route to take was ultimately mine. He explained every aspect of my case and my legal options very clearly without ever talking down to me, he was very candid and yet extremely professional and he genuinely made me feel that he was my advocate and not just my lawyer. I was very impressed by Mr. Skier's high level of skill, intellect and professionalism, but mostly I was awed by his profound level of integrity. I can not recommend Scott Skier highly enough.
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Posted by Mr. Kush | December 18, 2015
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He did it again . . !!
Not Guilty !!! Ladies & Gentlemen . ..This lawyer, my all about the win. ! ! I have rights, even when Im arrested.....I might not know them all, but them boys right here do !! (I caught a lil case....) but you'll already know......., "that wasn't mine & that wasn't me" So after I get arrested, You know you started feeling trapped, aint nooo way Im getting out of this one.?! Well, with buddy on retainer, I got out of it. He knows the law. He knows the system. Buddy is official... If you catch a case, he'll rock it. This is what he does ....and he damm good at it...
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Posted by xavier | April 28, 2015
Only private I ever trusted with my life without a single worry
Scott skier is by far the best criminal attorney the state of Florida has to offer. When he tells u something it's exactly what it is every time very solid man never had any doubt's with him at all. He goes out of his way every time he's very friendly and informational by far the best experience I have ever had with him representing me point blank hands down
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Posted by John | December 31, 2014
Dedicated, hawk-like, a true advocate for his client
Scott explained my options thoroughly. He reviewed the facts of my case and was overwhelmingly supportive of my innocence. His service was comprehensive and his dedication, follow-through and advocacy gave me immediate and lasting confidence. When he told me he was able to negotiate a reduced sentence and that such a deal was a major "win" for me, I replied that it would be a major "win" for someone who was guilty. I, on the other hand, was not guilty of any of the charges and ultimately decided not to accept a reduced charge, opting instead to force the matter to trial. His response was that he was my attorney and he respected my decision and would fight for me, even though it meant going to trial for the same flat fee we agreed upon from the beginning. As it turns out, the state attorney reviewed the facts of the case and decided that Fl State Trooper Campbell acted maliciously, without cause. The state dropped all charges without going to trial. Scott was there to support and defend me however it went. I am grateful for his candor and his dedication.
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Posted by Pete | December 4, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Scott always kept me informed, his experience, contacts, and knowledge of the system got the outcome I was looking for and was very pleased. I would and have recommeded MR. Skiers to other clients.
Posted by Karen | December 4, 2014
Beyond our Expectation
Mr. Skier made a very difficult and painful process, very easy, especially since we lived out of state. He was very understanding to our situation. There was never any judgment passed. He clearly explained each step in the legal process that needed to be taken. He was always professional, yet flexible to meet our specific needs. He and his staff were always available to answer our questions. He did not promise more than he could guarantee, yet he achieved much more than we had hoped. We are very grateful to his expertise, kindness and wisdom. I would highly recommend Mr. Skier for an legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2014
Trustworthy and efficient
Scott represented me with limited time for legal defense posturing. Nonetheless, his expedient and excellent networking skills in the legal matrix resulted in a very much satisfied outcome as his client. He has a no nonsense style and his aggressive techniques is commendable. In fact he was able to get me off probation without any additional fee. He doesn't know this, but he is a friend to me!
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Posted by Daniel | October 14, 2014
Very Good Impressive Lawyer, Knows What He Is Doing
My experience with Scott as my lawyer went really good & I recommend him to anyone who needs great quality help, he replys to every call or text, he doesn't give you the run around and he willing to make sure you get the best outcome of your case.. all I can say is this is your guy!
Posted by Daryl | October 14, 2014
The best attorney in Florida!
I reside in Dayton ohio, I went to west palm beach Florida on vacation and encountered a situation while I was down there. Scott handled the case in my absence and got the case resolved! Awesome attorney, I would definitely recommend him... Thanks Scott
Posted by James | September 6, 2014
Confidence Is Earned With More Than Just Words
Our daughter made some very poor choices and got involved with drugs. She went to Florida to address those issues, but like so many individuals struggling to get healthy, she relapsed and made mistakes that got her in trouble with the law. Enter Scott, who we hired based on 2 phone interviews, as my wife and I live in the NY tri-state area. Based on those conversations we were convinced that Scott had the right credentials and experience to help us with the most difficult situation we ever faced. However, words alone don't create confidence, they are the foundational start of a process to build confidence. Scott took the time to get to know our daughter and did a very good job of keeping my wife and I informed. Scott did an excellent job of keeping us informed, developing a strategy, laying out options and presenting alternatives as things changed and evolved as I guess they always do when dealing with the criminal system. Scott was able to bring our daughter's case to a satisfactory conclusion and what my wife and I feel was the absolute best outcome we could have hoped for. So, yes I recommend Scott (my wife wrote a separate review as she is more eloquent then me) but I also wanted the public to see my own words . . . Mr. Scott Skier is an extremely competent, professional, personable and results-oriented attorney that I would recommend to anyone. And yes, our daughter is back on the road to recovery, with Scott playing a critical role in helping her finally see the light.
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Posted by Mardoche | September 3, 2014
The WIZARD of criminal defense
I don't know where to start or what to call this man, Mr. Skier is the real MVP the Wizard of all defense attorney. Couple of months a go I got arrested the charges were serious and the punishment would have be very serious. After Severals weeks looking into getting a lawyer on the case I came across The Skier Law Firm. After reading some of the reviews from previous clients, I felt compelled and confident that this man was the right man for the job, boy did I make the right choice. Within weeks before my 1st court appearance Mr. Skier asked me to come in so we could talk, as I’m sitting there going through the legal aspect and the process or whatnot. Mr.Skier told me (paraphrasing here) We may not even have to go to court, There’s a big chance of getting a no file on this case. That was a BIG relief, we talked about how to proceed and get the ball rolling. Within a few days before my court date we talked several times and in less than 24hours before the court date the man call me kept his word and delivered the good news. “NO FILE”. The staffs is amazing, the professionalism is remarkable, the overall experience of dealing with the Skier Law Firm was 1st Class all around. CALL SKIER!!!
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Posted by Edwin | September 2, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Scott is a very knowledgeable defense attorney. Unlike most attorneys that I've dealt with in the past, he always kept me informed with each phase of my case. Charged with assault and facing a lengthy time in jail, Scott got my charges were dismissed. Thanks Scott!!
Posted by Ginna | August 25, 2014
Hiring the right Attorney will make or break you, choose wisely!
When you say, "I would trust so and so with my life..." one thinks of a really impressive person; my husband and I trusted Scott Skier with our daughter's life. If you're a parent, you know how overwhelming this decision can be. If you're in legal trouble, you know how critical this decision is. We are not the kind of people that have an attorney "on retainer" and we are 1200 miles away from the situation our daughter got herself into. She was arrested on felony charges and faced jail time as a result of a dual diagnosis addiction and the poor decision making that comes along with that. Scott was generous yet expedient with his time on the phone and in person. He went to see our daughter early on a Saturday morning after our first conversation Friday evening. He was sensitive to the fact that we didn't want to enable her but let us know when it was time to bail her out because her safety was becoming an issue. When we came to Florida to bail her out, he called a meeting with us on a Saturday (who does these things?) because we couldn't be available during the week. Scott explained legal issues clearly, mapped out a strategy and when things changed, he communicated quickly and concisely. This case took some surprise turns more than once even though it was our daughter's first offense. Scott obtained the kind of outcome from the court that was wise for our daughter; a transfer to drug court, and will clean the slate for her in the end. Scott's work wasn't through at the courtroom. Administrative/Judicial issues befell my daughter at drug court and Scott intervened further. The situation would have unraveled badly without his ability to work successfully with the courts. Scott Skier is the kind of attorney you can trust implicitly to do the best for his client with expertise, integrity, energy, composure and perseverance. There was not a second in this 6 month "trial" that we doubted Scott, we had every confidence in his ability. It does not cease to impress us that Scott was able to balance being a very talented attorney who knows when to be an aggressive defender with the kind of sensitivity to understand the needs of a successful recovery story. We chose wisely and our daughter has a chance to live successfully.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Skier Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • 2003 - 2006


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • Liberal Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Martine Murat
  • Acquitted


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nations Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Know your Rights but also your Obligations Under Florida Law
  • Florida Criminal Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Scott
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working in the same legal community as Scott for nearly a decade. When I was first starting out as a young lawyer, Scott was a great teaching resource for me and others. Through the years he has done remarkable work for his clients - including First Degree Murder charges dropped against one client and a jury verdict of Not Guilty for another client accused of Murder. There is a reason that Scott has such a loyal client base."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Skier is one of the finest trial attorneys in South Florida. He is a zealous advocate who is able to get excellent results for his clients. He is equally skilled at arguing a case to a jury or negotiating with prosecutors. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I've witnessed him achieve miraculous results for his clients on countless occasions, and he approaches every single case with the utmost passion and strategic perfection. I highly endorse Scott in all areas of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can't go wrong hiring Scott to represent you. I have personally seen him in court for years fighting tooth and nail for his clients. He is a true advocate and to top it all, very ethical and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great colleague. He keeps his clients informed of every aspect of the case. Scott is simply the most competent criminal attorney in Palm Beach County, irrespective of the charge. Hire him if you have been arrested in south Florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated matters on behalf of the Government and Scott is an excellent lawyer. He zealously fights for his client's rights even though it may not be "politically correct." He is trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone fighting "City Hall.""
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Skier for any person charged with a crime. He is well known for obtaining excellent results for his clients. He goes beyond the call of duty. All clients who I have referred to him have been extremely pleased with his service and his results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Skier is one of the most pleasurable attorneys to work with in Palm Beach County. I have seen him many times vigorously advocating for his clients who appreciate him very much. You will not be disappointed in choosing Mr. Skier to represent you. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, his clients should have confidence in his ability to represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Skier. I worked with him on several cases when I was a prosecutor. He did a superb job for his clients. He is professional and effective. His clients are in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Scott is a passionate and dedicated criminal defense attorney. He is devoted to his clients. He goes above and beyond to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for clients through plea negotiations or a trial. Because he is such a skilled trial attorney, the state attorney will often concede to his requests. I highly recommend Scott Skier for any criminal law issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Skier is diligent in his representation of clients. He is well respected in State and Federal Courts in Florida by both colleagues and judges who preside over his cases. If you need a criminal attorney for any matter including but not limited white collar crimes, Scott is my first choice."
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West Palm Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Skier
Scott Skier
Criminal defense Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 21 years
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