About Our Firm

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With over 80 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Skinner Law Firm focus on representing people, not insurance companies or big corporations. We are proud to bring our experiences from across the United States back home to West Virginia.

Our Attorneys


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Our History

In 1969, John C. Skinner, Jr. and F. Dean Nichols founded the law firm of Nichols & Skinner. Prior to joining his mentor and friend, John served as Prosecuting Attorney of Jefferson County. Mr. Nichols retired in January of 1981. John retired spring 2015.

Stephen Skinner returned to the firm after working five years for a plaintiff’s firm in New York City. Andrew Skinner left the Chicago Office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. They both came back to join up with their father. It was renamed Skinner Law Firm. In 2008, Laura Davis joined bringing her years of experience with bad faith insurance claims and complex litigation.

Since its establishment over 45 years ago, Skinner Law Firm has been committed to serving its clients. Whether our client lives in West Virginia or California, we focus on our clients’ individual needs. Skinner Law Firm represents those who have been harmed by someone else’s wrongdoing. Our civil litigation lawyers help individuals and families who have been physically and/or financially injured by the wrongful conduct of another person, corporation, or government entity.

Skinner Law Firm works to protect our community by enforcing the rules that keep us safe in our homes, on our roads, and at our workplaces. The work our attorneys perform for our clients helps ensure that people and companies are encouraged to make good decisions and follow the rules.

Our Locations

Main Office: 115 E. Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414.
Office Hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am – 5pm (closed major holidays).

Appointments after regular business hours can be made, if needed. Our Charles Town office is located just up the street from the Jefferson County Courthouse across Washington Street, next to the Bank of Charles Town (BCT). Street parking along Washington Street is free for up to two hours. If you are unable to visit us, a member of our team can come visit you.


Martinsburg Office: 261 Aikens Center, Suite 302, Martinsburg WV 25404.
Hours by Appointment Only.

This office location is available to better serve our clients in Berkeley County, Morgan County, Washington County, and westward. Please only visit this location if you have an appointment or meeting scheduled.

Phone Hours: 9am – 9pm

800-516-4352 • 304-725-7029