Kelly M. Skinner
Kelly M. Skinner is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on toxic tort, mass tort, and product liability matters. In strategic partnership with in-house counsel and insurance carriers, Kelly has defended large and small corporations in complex matters in statewide and national litigation, including the areas of strict liability, negligence, construction, motor vehicle accidents, fire damage, workplace injuries, and premises liability. Her background includes more than 20 years of experience in the defense of high volume litigation with many depositions, along with case investigations, pleadings, motion practice, written discovery, court hearings, oral arguments, trial preparation, research and drafting. Kelly has also developed alternative causation, state-of-the-art, and medical defenses.
Kelly is also an accomplished musician who has trained in classical voice in Italian, French, and German opera and participated in vocal performances throughout Chicago. She studied under Martha Kasten of the Lyric Opera of Chicago at the DePaul University School of Music.
Honors & Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2006-2008
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1998
- Bar Examiners’ Conference on Ethics: Contributor
- American University, B.A., 1993