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Steven Edward Skinner

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bridgeview, IL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Illinois takes DUIs extremely seriously. Specific circumstances make each case unique and this is why you are always encouraged to take the time to talk to a lawyer. Contact Attorney Skinner now for a consultation.

  2. Criminal defense
    23%
    Attorney Skinner has been a licensed attorney in the great state of Illinois since 2001. A premier criminal defense lawyer in the Chicago area, Attorney Skinner has represented thousands of defendants with one motivation: Win.

  3. Domestic violence
    17%
    If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may be hurt and confused right now. If someone that shares a residence with you assaulted you, it is paramount you talk to an attorney to advocate for you while you handle your emotional trauma.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    Hit & run | Reckless driving | Reckless speeding | Speeding 20+ | Speeding over 80 mph | Driving on a suspended license | More | If you have been issued a serious traffic ticket, call Attorney Skinner today.

  5. Child support
    10%
    Attorney Skinner can help you with your child support. Give him a call now.

  6. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Skinner Law firm has represented thousands of individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of areas and are embroiled in commercial, contractual, and personal disputes. You will want Attorney Skinner by your side. Call him today.

  7. Litigation
    5%
    Skinner Law firm has represented thousands of individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of areas and are embroiled in commercial, contractual, and personal disputes. You will want Attorney Skinner by your side. Call him today.

THOUGHTFUL. AGGRESSIVE. DETERMINED--ALL FOR YOU. CALL NOW.
Zealous and diligent attorney who will fight hard for you.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Skinner Law Firm, P.C.

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2023
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Fantastic
Excellent lawyer . Knowledgeable. Available. Great demeanor. Would not hesitate to use again . ,
Posted by Carmen | August 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!
My husband had previously used Mr. Skinner for a DUI case so I was already aware of his ability. I came to him for a child support issue and once again he proved to be the best lawyer for the job. He was able to get me back child support and also got the court to enforce some other provisions on my ex. I had used another lawyer in the past, but it didn't end well. Mr. Skinner was able to do more in 3 months than my previous lawyer did in almost a year. I would definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Roberto | July 27, 2018
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You will not be disappointed!
I made the terrible mistake of driving while drunk (which led to a car accident), and I found myself with a DUI, a suspended license and several other legal problems. After getting recommendations from different people for various lawyers, I decided to go with Mr. Skinner. He was EXTREMELY knowledgable with my type of case and not only agreed to help me, but also worked with me on establishing an affordable payment plan for his services. Mr. Skinner was able to work out a great plea deal for me which I thought wasn't possible. He even made sure to clearly explain things to me throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Mr. Skinner!
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Posted by Laila | July 19, 2018
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Great Lawyer...Great Service!
About two months ago, I contacted Mr. Skinner regarding an intellectual property dispute. Despite being incredibly busy, he agreed to see me last minute. Once at his office, he listened intently to the details of my particular situation. Although his stellar reputation had already preceeded him, he still managed to more than exceed my expectations. He handled (via impeccable negotiations) my case, and the outcome was amazing! Mr. Skinner is one of the most professional, talented and hard working lawyers I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Lastly, contrary to popular myths regarding lawyers, Mr. Skinner is also extremely kind. I highly recommend him. He is a great lawyer who provides great service.
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Posted by Tamika | August 6, 2017
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The Best Choice I made!
I called Steve about my Traffic Suspension and warrant. Within the hour, Steve arrived to the court house and handled everything quickly and to my satisfaction; warrant removed, fine only $110 and no need to return to court again. Awesome! He is very professional and personable.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
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Great Attorney
Steven did an outstanding job for me. I would recommend him to my friends.
Posted by Devon | October 22, 2015
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Worry Free
Attorney Steven Skinner was very knowledgeable and helpful I will definitely recommend his Law Firm
Posted by Cindy | October 21, 2015
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Great accident settlement
Prior to meeting Attorney Skinner, I made a call to his office for an initial phone consultation regarding an automobile accident.  The rear of my car had been hit by someone who drove a van for a company.   After attempting to settle with the company on my own, I realized the damage done to my car and the injuries I sustained from the accident were not being sufficiently reimbursed.  I contacted Mr. Skinner and found him to be very well informed regarding my type of legal issue.  He had a great deal of knowledge to share with me and was able to answer every question regarding my case.  I was informed that an office visit would be necessary to further review my case and was instructed to bring certain documents to aid in the legal process.  Upon meeting Mr. Skinner, I found him to be very friendly and personable.  He reviewed what we initially covered in our phone consultation making certain any concerns I had were addressed.  He explained why certain documentation was needed for my case and was very helpful in explaining parts of my case that were unfamiliar to me.  Throughout the entire process, which thankfully was resolved sooner than was initially anticipated, Mr. Skinner kept me updated whenever necessary.  I am very grateful that Mr. Skinner was diligent in representing me and making certain I received a fair and just settlement.  
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Posted by Mark | October 15, 2015
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Great PERSON!
Steven Skinner is truly a Professional attorney, but also a great person. He stays on top of your legal matter and says and does what he can do. No big promises he can't keep. He calls back when he says he will and calls when he doesn't hear from you. You can tell he is well respected in the legal circle. I also found he is concerned about you as a person and just not another someone he has to deal with. That's why I titled this Great PERSON, because that is what he is first and then a first rate attorney.
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Posted by Johnathan | July 21, 2015
The pursuit of Legal Justice
After being misguided by my first lawyer, Steven was the second lawyer I hired after a consultation for a second opinion. I presented Steven with an intensive case involving harassment via cyberstalking, phone and US Mail where me and my family were the victims. He immediately advised me on usual outcomes and set proper expectations around options that involved me pursing justice alone and/or with him as my lawyer. Steven's professionalism and wisdom encouraged my decision to hire him and after watching his execution in the courtroom, I was reassured that I made the right decision. Understanding the challenge to present over a year worth of evidence in a concise manner and outwit the defendant's attempts to deceive and conflict evidence, Steven was dedicated. Steven coached a testimony that laid a proper foundation of key evidence and a cross examination that revealed truth. The Judge was able to see through the defendant's shenanigans and there seemed to be an impression that the defending lawyer had an eye opener as well. Steven succeeded.
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Posted by Felecia | June 25, 2015
Steven Skinner the lawyer
Yes ! From the firstt time I met Mr. Skinner , it was a breath of fresh air. He represented me well and I felt at ease and comfortable in the courtroom. I also appreciate being able to ask any legal questions for future reference.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • OWNER
  • SKINNER LAW FIRM, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Pembroke Township
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • RATHBUN, CSERVENYAK & KOZOL, LLC., Joliet, Illinois
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il
  • 2001 - 2006
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola University Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v Gonzalez
  • Bench Trial Not Guilty
  • People v Brown
  • Motion to Quash Granted after Hearing. Case dismissed.
  • People v Dubois
  • Jury Verdict Not Guilty
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Associations

  • South Suburban Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southwest Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • South Suburban Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Young Attorney of the Year
  • Loyola University Law School Alumni Group
  • 2005
  • Anthony Teresi Award for Excellence
  • Loyola University Law School - Chicago
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • The Ethics of Counselings
  • Confidentiality vs the Duty to Warn
  • 2015
  • National Bar Association
  • Coach the Mock Trial Team 2005 National Championship Runner Up
  • 2005
  • National Bar Association
  • Coach the Mock Trial Team 2004 National Championship Runner Up
  • 2004

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
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"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a very detail oriented Attorney. He looks into all the issues that may effect the client. Once he is aware of the potential outcomes he explains the options to his clients."
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