Areas of Practice for Skinner Professional Law in Bay City

Tort Law

The Skinner Law Firm has distinguished itself in the representation of their clients who have suffered life altering injuries.  They have also successfully recoved compensation for the survivors of fathers, mothers and chldren who lost a loved one through the fault of others.  The most notable of the cases was Wilson vs. Beebe tried in the Eastern District of Michigan.  The recovery in that case was 6.2 million dollars.  It involved a young man, Larry Wilson, who was accidentally shot in the lower back causing Larry to be paralyzed from the waist down.  The case had been turned down by five other law firms as being impossible to win.  Following a trial and verdict, the Defendant appealed to the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Following the third oral argument to the Court of Appeals under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act, the Defendant paid the judgment.

The verdicts over one million dollars in tort cases recovered by the Skinner Law Firm are numerous.

 Torts are civil wrongs recognized by law as grounds for a lawsuit. These wrongs result in an injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party. While some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment, the primary aim of tort law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing the same harms. The injured person may sue for an injunction to prevent the continuation of the tortious conduct or for monetary damages. READ MORE


Trial & Appellate Law

A trial court is a court of original jurisdiction where evidence and testimony are first introduced, received and considered. Findings of fact and law are made in the trial court, and the findings of law may be appealed to a higher court that has the power of review. READ MORE

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Family Law

A family court is a court of limited jurisdiction that hears cases involving family law. For example, family courts typically hear cases involving divorce, child custody and domestic abuse. Family courts are governed by state and local law. Depending on the jurisdiction, these courts might be called domestic courts. READ MORE

Skinner Professional Law Corp.

701 E. South Union  •  Bay City, MI 48707-0098
Phone: (989) 893-5547  •  Fax: (989) 893-5549
Toll Free: (888) WHIZLAW or (888) 944-9529