Stephen G. 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. In 2014, WVWC honored Stephen with its Alumni Achievement Award. During high school, he attended Mountaineer Boys State and the West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy.

He began his legal career by working with his father 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. He continues to be Of Counsel to the New York City firm.

Mr. Skinner has handled personal injury, wrongful death, consumer and products liability suits across the country. He is admitted to the bars of West Virginia, Maryland, 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. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the West Virginia Association for Justice, Public Justice, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, and the Brain Injury Association of West Virginia. In 2014, the West Virginia Association for Justice honored Stephen with the “Stanley E. Preiser Member of the Year Award.” Stephen has been recognized by his peers as a top rated personal injury lawyer in 2016 and 2017 as a Super Lawyer.

He is a former President of the Board of Trustees of the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University. The West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission honored him with its Living the Dream Award for Human and Civil Rights in 2011. He has served as an appointee to the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and as a member of the Shepherd University Foundation Board of Directors. From 2012-2016, Stephen served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2014, Stephen received the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stephen’s Reviews

They were the only firm to offer to help me!

I kept thinking there has to be a catch; this is too good to be true. Mr. Skinner and Tiffany went over and above my expectations. They are out to help people that are being bullied by collection agencies. I am so grateful and appreciative. By Linda on September 29, 2016

Great Experience!

I was beyond pleased with my experience at Skinner Law Firm. Everything happened in a very timely manner, they kept me informed every step of the way, and better yet, the final result was way better than I even imagined. I would absolutely recommend Skinner Law Firm and plan on using their services with any other legal matters I may have. By Crystal on July 1, 2015

Pleasure to work with

Stephen was able to help me in a credit dispute matter that not only resulted in having the debt removed but also was able to get some restitution from the credit card company for ignoring my rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Very knowledgeable, from the initial phone call Stephen let me know he would be able to help, I felt well taken care of. By Keith on June 25, 2015


Skinner Law and specifically Stephen Skinner, were able to secure a quick settlement between a local auto dealer that clearly violated consumer trust laws with 45 days of retaining the firm for the services. Stephen’s knowledge of consumer law put the defendant in a corner that left no recourse but to settle. I highly recommend Skinner Law for their local presence, knowledge of the law and personal touch while guiding a client through difficult times. By Steve on June 24, 2015

Select Reported Appellate Cases:

Tennant v. Jefferson County Comm’n, 133 S.Ct. 3, 183 L.Ed.2d 660 (2012)
Jefferson County Comm’n v. Tennant, 876 F.Supp.2d 682 (2012)
State ex. rel. Piper v. Sanders, 724 S.E.2d 763, 2012 WL 987413 (2012)
Savard v. Cheat River Outfitters, 727 S.E.2d 836, 2012 WL 2076828 (2012)
State ex rel. Richmond American Homes of West Virginia, Inc. v. Sanders, 226 W.Va. 103, 697 S.E.2d 139 (2010)
Shepherdstown Observer v. Maghan, 226 W.Va. 353 (2010)
State ex rel. Kutil v. Blake, 223 W.Va. 711679 S.E.2d 310 (2009)
River Riders, Inc. v. Steptoe, 223 W.Va. 240, 672 S.E.2d 376 (2008)
Boyd v. Trent, 287 A.D.2d 475, 731 N.Y.S.2d 209 (2nd Dept.2002)
Chevy Chase Bank v. McCamant, 204 W.Va. 295, 512 S.E.2d 217 (1998)
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