Daniel J. Skinner

Phone: 208-344-8035
Fax: 208-345-7212


Dan Skinner is a native Idahoan who chose law after a successful career advocating for the protection of Idaho’s wildlands. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in 1993, and a Masters Degree in nonfiction writing from Boise State University in 1998. While at Boise State, he was the Environmental Editor for the student newspaper. After eight years of environmental advocacy, he returned to school and attended the University of Idaho College of Law. While there, he was the Editor in Chief of the Student Bar Association weekly newspaper. He finished his law degree as a clerk in the externship program for the Honorable Judge Boyle at the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

After externing for Judge Boyle, he worked for three years for the Canyon County and Ada County Public Defenders’ offices before joining Cantrill, Skinner, Lewis, Casey & Sorensen.

His current practice now focuses on education law, workers compensation, litigation defense, and federal criminal defense.

Dan spends his free time with his family traipsing across Idaho’s wildlands hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and skiing.

Areas of Practice:

  • Education Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Crimes
  • Probation


  • University of Oregon, B.A., 1993
  • Boise State University, M.A., 1998
  • University of Idaho, J.D., 2005