When you need legal help, the most important question you should ask before hiring a lawyer is what EXPERIENCE does that lawyer have? At Skier & Associates, our lawyers know the courtrooms in Montgomery, Autauga, or Elmore Counties, and throughout Alabama. We are lawyers who have fought in the trenches on both sides and know just how prosecutors think. Our lawyers can handle your legal matter, because we have spent decades fighting and winning on both sides of cases.

Andrew Skier served as a Deputy District Attorney with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for over three years. During that time, he tried more than 40 jury trials as a prosecutor. Since entering private practice, he has tried over 40 additional jury cases on behalf of clients, placing him in the top tier of experience among Alabama’s legal community.

Mr. Skier has handled numerous “high-profile” cases and has appeared numerous times in local, statewide, and national publications including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine,, The Montgomery Advertiser as well as local and state television.

If you have been accused of a crime in State, City (municipal) or Federal Court, are requesting a Pardon or Parole through the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, are in need of a divorce or need estate planning, you very likely don’t know which way to turn. You may have even been “burned” by other lawyers who make promises or guarantees they later fail to keep. At Skier & Associates, our decades of helping people throughout Alabama speak for themselves.

Our core principles are:

  1. We LISTEN to our clients’ needs and address those needs throughout our representation;
  2. We are TRUTHFUL with our clients. We always give a fair and honest assessment of a client’s situation and we never make promises or guarantees that we cannot fulfill. Often we are able to help clients during initial consultation so that there is no need for further representation and costs.
  3. We are always HONEST with our clients. We will never accept a fee from a client unless there is something we can do to help. Unlike some other lawyers, we don’t believe in wasting our clients’ hard earned money;
  4. We work very hard to earn and maintain a strong REPUTATION among judges, prosecutors, and court staff throughout our area. This hard-won reputation pays off for our clients. When we walk into a courtroom, we are respected. Prosecutors throughout our region know us to be effective Montgomery criminal lawyers who are admired in the legal community. Every case should not end up in a trial, but it is known throughout our area that we are not afraid to proceed to trial when it is necessary. When a trial is needed, prosecutors know they are in for a fight.
Criminal Defense

We have tried over 85 jury trials in both the State and Federal courts and have obtained many Not Guilty jury verdicts for clients accused of serious state and federal offenses, in addition to having many cases reduced or dismissed altogether. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge, a complex federal trial, or anything in-between, our lawyers have the experience to help you.

We are licensed and known at all levels of courtrooms. From a misdemeanor case in Municipal Court, a felony case in Alabama Circuit Court, to a complex conspiracy or white-collar case in Federal District Court, Skier & Associates has been there before and can help you.

In addition to numerous jury trials in US District Court, Mr. Skier recently stepped aside after serving three consecutive terms as CJA Panel Representative for the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. The CJA Panel is a select group of lawyers permitted by the courts to take appointed cases in Federal Courts. For nine years, Mr. Skier represented the Middle District at national conferences and was instrumental in shaping both local and national policies in that court.

Today, Mr. Skier puts his experience and reputation to work for you. Contact us today and our Montgomery criminal attorneys will be happy to discuss your case with you, no matter how simple or how complex.

Pardons And Paroles

At Skier & Associates we have been successful in obtaining pardons and paroles for many clients, for both violent and non-violent offenses. We are well known to the members of the Board and specialize in guiding clients through the confusing, often frustrating process of obtaining parole or a pardon.


We have seen our pardon practice grow dramatically in recent years. Many clients made a mistake years ago that continues to cause them problems with employment, family situations, and the loss of civil rights that can come with certain types of convictions. Even if an old case isn’t causing immediate harm, many of our clients simply want the peace of mind that can come from obtaining a pardon and putting the past behind them.

The process for obtaining a pardon in Alabama can be complex and intimidating without an experienced guide. Our lawyers are well versed in the rules and procedures the Board employs, and that experience will help you. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles operates under a set of rules that is different from anyplace else. One innocent mistake can have serious implications for the outcome of your case. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we present our best case and that the Board has all the information necessary to make the RIGHT decision.

Contact our office at 334-263-4105 for a consultation with a criminal attorney in Montgomery so we can answer your questions and discuss your particular matter. We handle cases from all over Alabama, and have many many clients from out of state.


Nothing is as intimidating as appearing before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of a person seeking parole from the Alabama Department of Corrections. Under the Board’s procedures, persons opposing parole are given several advantages, so it’s important to make the most of your opportunity to address the Board. You need someone on YOUR side who can help level the playing field.

We are well-known and respected by the Board members, who will listen to what we have to say on your behalf. Equally important is knowing what NOT to say during the presentation. We help you prepare for this important day and tailor our presentation to the Board to emphasize the positives of the case while avoiding the pitfalls that others may stumble into.

Our record of success on behalf of Parole clients speaks for itself.

Family Law

We pride ourselves in providing aggressive, effective representation to those going through the divorce process. Our reputation is that of tough, skilled lawyers who are respected by opposing counsel. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected and to obtain the best result possible.

When faced with the prospect of divorce, you need a strong advocate in your corner.

We also help clients with issues involving child support and child custody, modifications of old divorce decrees, adoptions, and domestic violence.

Contact us today to discuss your case.

Wills And Estates

The time to start planning for the future is now. A well drafted will allows your loved ones the security of certainty after the death of a loved one. We speak from experience when we say that nothing can tear a family apart like a fight over a parents’ estate. Our experienced lawyers can help you plan for the future and ensure that your wishes will be followed.

Our Practice Areas

We represent clients throughout the Central Alabama area, to include District and Circuit Courts in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Butler and Macon Counties. We practice regularly in the Montgomery Municipal Court, Prattville Municipal Court, Millbrook Municipal Court, and Wetumpka Municipal Court. We appear regularly before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of Pardon applicants and those requesting Parole from the Alabama Department of Corrections. We are admitted to and appear regularly in the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, where we are a member of the CJA Panel and have served as CJA Panel Representative (3 terms) and have served as a member of a Merit Selection Committee which interviewed and recommended candidates for United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.

Enlist Our Attorneys to Protect Your Legal Rights

Whether you need a criminal lawyer in Montgomery or elsewhere in Central Alabama, or you need an advocate in a divorce or assistance in drafting a will, Andrew M. Skier & Associates can assist you. Call us at 334-263-4105 or contact us online to set up an appointment to start discussing your situation.

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Andrew Skier

Andrew M. Skier, founder and lead trial attorney of Skier & Associates, has practiced law since 1994. He served from 1994 until 1998 as a Deputy...

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Melissa L. Campbell

Melissa L. Campbell is a native of Andalusia, Alabama. She attended Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree.

Client Reviews
Mr. Skier is definitely one of the best lawyers to call if you want great representation. We hired him twice and we were very happy with the outcome of my son's last hearing. He won the case for us. He is a very dedicated lawyer and will definitely give you the best representation possible. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer. Alise Stachera
Attorney Skier and his colleague Melissa Campbell have handled several divorce matters for me. They have been accessible, fair, compassionate, bold, and honest. I will continue to retain them for legal representation and appreciate that they are always ready to fight for me. Jaclyn
Mr.Skier helped me out in more ways than I can name. He's very respectful and well respected. I felt very comfortable and trusted in his advice and counsel. Best lawyer client experience I've ever had. Thank you Mr. Skier. Brendan
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  1. 1Former Alabama Prosecutor
  2. 2Over 85 Jury Trials
  3. 3Respected in the Legal Community

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