About Us

With over 60+ years of combined experience, the attorneys of Skinner Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers focus on representing people, not insurance companies or big corporations. We are proud to bring our experiences from across the country to the greater Charles Town and Martinsburg, West Virginia area including Winchester, Virginia.

Our Attorneys


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Our History

In 1969, after serving as Prosecuting Attorney of Jefferson County, John C. Skinner, Jr. joined his mentor and friend, F. Dean Nichols, and founded the law firm of Nichols & Skinner. After decades of serving the people of Jefferson County, Dean Nichols retired in January of 1981, and John Skinner retired in the spring of 2015.

Stephen Skinner returned to the firm after working for five years as a plaintiff’s lawyer in New York City. Andrew Skinner started his legal career in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom before returning to his hometown to join his brother and father at Nichols & Skinner, which was renamed Skinner Law Firm in 2008.

Since its establishment almost 50 years ago, Skinner Accident and Injury Lawyers has been committed to serving its clients. Whether our client lives in West Virginia or California, we focus on his or her individual needs.

Skinner Accident and Injury Lawyers represent people 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 Accident and Injury Lawyers work 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.