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Michael Skotnicki


Biography Overview

Michael Skotnicki's legal career is marked by his exceptional expertise in appellate practice and mass tort litigation. Beginning with prestigious clerkships at the Alabama Supreme Court, where he worked alongside distinguished justices such as Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby and Justice Champ Lyons, he gained invaluable insights into judicial processes and appellate advocacy. These experiences laid a robust foundation for his future endeavors.

Transitioning into private practice, Michael started as an associate at Ritchie & Rediker, LLC, before advancing to the role of Of Counsel and Chair of the Appellate Practice Group at Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC. Here, he handled a diverse array of cases, including mass torts involving home termite treatment services, securities fraud, and payday lending violations. His dedication to plaintiff advocacy and his commitment to excellence were evident in his representation of clients' interests against formidable defendants.

Michael Skotnicki's legal prowess extends to national recognition, as he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Beyond his legal practice, he has made significant contributions to the field through publications in legal journals and teaching continuing education courses on appellate practice. In 2023, he published a book titled "Tips for Writing a Winning Brief on Appeal," further establishing himself as an authority in appellate practice and legal writing. His current role as a Briefing Attorney at Morgan & Morgan, PA, allows him to continue his mission of achieving justice for plaintiffs in mass tort cases, focusing on defective consumer products and prescription pharmaceutical drugs. His comprehensive background and unwavering dedication to his clients make Michael Skotnicki a valuable asset in the legal community, particularly in the realm of mass tort litigation and appellate practice.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas (Pa hub, spoke, local)


  • Auburn University, B.S. 1982
  • Auburn University, M.S. 1985
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1993 (Magna Cum Laude)

Bar Admission

Bar Admission
  • Alabama 1993