Thomas J. “Jay” Skinner— Managing Partner
Before forming the firm in 2008, Mr. Skinner was a shareholder with a 30+ lawyer firm located in Birmingham, Alabama, where he practiced in the areas of real estate law and title insurance, general civil litigation, defense of workers compensation claims, and defense of Federal Black Lung claims. Mr. Skinner is a 1990 graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration with a Major in Real Estate, and he is a 1993 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Mr. Skinner was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1993. He has also held a Real Estate Broker’s License in the State of Alabama since 1992. Mr. Skinner is peer review rated “AV” with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Skinner is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, and the Dixie Land Title Association. Mr. Skinner was also a member of the Alabama Real Estate Lawyers Association (First VP 1997-1998; President 1998-1999). Mr. Skinner is licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his civilian practice, Mr. Skinner is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving as the Chief of Military Justice at the 167th Theater Sustainment Command where he oversees all military justice matters for the Alabama Army National Guard. In 2013, Lt. Colonel Skinner deployed to Southwest Asia where he served in Kuwait and Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Skinner, a resident of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is also active in his community where he served as the President of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Pastoral Council, worked with the Boy Scouts of America as Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 63 and Assistant Scoutmaster at Boy Scout Troop 28, served as a board member of SCI of Alabama, Inc., a conservation organization, and currently serves as a board member of Alabama Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.