Stephen Skinner

Contact: 304.725.7029
Law School: West Virginia University
Jurisdictions: District of Columbia
New York
West Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court


About Stephen Skinner
Stephen Skinner was born and raised in Charles Town, West Virginia. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1986, West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1990 (Honors Program) and the West Virginia University College of Law in 1994. During high school, he attended Mountaineer Boys State and the West Virginia Governor√Ęs Honors Academy. During college, he studied abroad at Wroxton College in the United Kingdom before returning to West Virginia Wesleyan and becoming the Student Government President. Before law school, he spent a year out traveling and working, including in London where he worked for the Performing Right Society.

He began his legal career by working with his father, John Skinner, in Charles Town from 1994 until 1999. He then moved to New York City where he represented aviation disaster and other catastrophically injured victims, including victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He traveled extensively with his New York firm before returning to West Virginia in 2004 to rejoin his father and his brother.

Mr. Skinner has handled catastrophic injury, consumer, and products liability suits across the country. He is admitted to the bars of West Virginia, New York, the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Northern & Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

In 2012, Stephen was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, 67th District and serves on the Judiciary Committee.
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
New York
West Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court 
Professional Experience
Attorney, Skinner Law Firm
Attorney, Nichols & Skinner, LC
Attorney, Nichols & Skinner, LC
West Virginia UniversityJ.D.
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeB.A.English
Honors: Graduated with an honors degree.
Stanley E. Preiser Member of the Year Award, West Virginia Association for Justice
Stephen Skinner received the 2014 West Virginia Association for Justice, Stanley E. Preiser, Member of the Year Award. As a trial lawyer, Stanley Preiser was both a state and national leader. He sought to ensure that every citizen has a voice in our courtrooms that is equal to the most powerful corporate and political interests. Stephen is honored to receive this award, and looks forward to continuing the good fight to insure consumers, workers, and small businesses have access to justice.
Professional Associations
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Member, Public Justice
Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association
Member, Brain Injury Association of West Virginia


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Skinner Law Firm
115 E Washington St
Charles Town, WV 25414
Telephone: 304.725.7029