Christon C. Skinner

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Christon Skinner is the founding member of the Law Offices of Christon C. Skinner, P.S. The firm was established in 1996, when Mr. Skinner opened his own office after being a partner in the law office of Zylstra, Beeksma, Waller & Skinner, which he joined in 1979. Chris expanded his practice to San Juan County when he acquired John Linde’s law office in Friday Harbor in January of 2008. Chris has been actively engaged in the practice of law in Island, Skagit and San JuanCounties for over 39 years with a primary emphasis on business, real estate and general civil litigation. In addition to his law practice, Chris has been involved in many community organizations in Oak Harbor including the Oak Harbor Rotary Club where he served as president in 1992-1993, and the Oak Harbor Area Council of the U.S. Navy League where he was president from 1988-1990. Chris often acts as a “master of ceremonies” or auctioneer for a variety of community events and fundraisers throughout the year. In October of 2012, Chris was appointed by the governor to serve a four-year term on the Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees.Mr. Skinner is Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, who describe their ranking thusly: "An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."Mr. Skinner’s law practice consists primarily of matters involving civil litigation, employment law, injury claims, business and real estate issues, entity formation, estate administration, and trial work in all areas in which he practices. In addition to Civil Litigation, Mr. Skinner is a passionate criminal defense lawyer representing persons charged with serious felonies of any nature.Practice Areas: Divorce; Wrongful Death; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; General Personal Injury Law; Business and Civil Litigation; Construction Law; Probate and Administration of Complex Estates.

Areas of Practice (52)

  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Probate
  • Divorce
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Alimony
  • Trusts
  • DUI / DWI
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Military Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Name Changes
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • General Practice
  • Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Wills
  • Bribery
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
360-679-1240  Phone
360-679-9131  Fax
University Attended:
Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1976
Law School Attended:
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1979, Washington; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court
Island County Bar Association (President, 1984-1985); San Juan County Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association (WSBA); Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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