William R. Skolnick
CEO - Skolnick & Bardwell, P.A.
"My clients come to me looking for fast, decisive action. They know I’m in their corner and have the experience to put together a winning formula to achieve the best results in the shortest time possible. Other law firms refer the tough cases to me because they know I’m fearless and often achieve results others thought impossible."
Bill Skolnick has practiced law through political administrations, social revolutions, changes in the business world, and society at large. But he sees one thing never changes – there is continual conflict. And sometimes, it needs to be legally decided. Fortunately, he has always been comfortable in dealing with trials and tribulations of clients and conflict, and it has never-ending dedication to righting wrongs that makes him indispensable. He will be on the front lines for you, regardless of the size of the fight.
ON BECOMING A LAWYER
Bill wanted to be a lawyer since grade school. A career in which he could fight and win, especially for the underdog, appealed to his innate sense of reason and compassion. His fervor for making the legal system work for the people he cares about is matched only by his love of winning. The mental challenge and complexity of the system only serves to further ignite his cravings for justice.
ON THE CHALLENGES OF PRACTICING LAW
The legal system can be a arduous process, and attorneys themselves can get in the way of a judgment for purely political reasons. Skolnick and Joyce is a lean and mean crew without layers or hierarchy. Bill’s personal mission is to keep things rolling quickly and efficiently while getting his clients the outcome they deserve.
ON HOW HE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LAWYERS
He truly cares. His involvement in cases is never just professional. It’s personal. It’s never far from his mind that he has grandkids growing up in this world, and he wants nothing more than to see fairness win out.
ON THE FIRM’S BRAND
“We fight for our clients from beginning to end. We do not quit.”
Married with children and enjoys fishing, golf, and NASCAR.
University of Minnesota
1975 Bachelor of Science in Business with Distinction
1977 Certified Public Accountant
William Mitchell College of Law
1982 Juris Doctor, cum laude
Minnesota State Bar Association, Current Member
Honors & Accolades
MN Super Lawyer