Stephen Skiver, M.D., J.D.

Stephen Skiver, M.D., J.D. began his professional career engaged in the practice of Internal and Critical Care medicine for nearly 16 years. While still practicing medicine, he entered law school in 1985 securing his Juris Doctorate in 1988 and subsequently became licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, and Arizona.

Since focusing his professional time on the practice of law, Dr. Skiver has been engaged in a wide range of legal matters. His medical background has enabled him to focus on the damages that result from negligent acts. As a trial lawyer, Dr. Skiver has extensive courtroom experience in complex medical-legal issues ranging from minor to devastating injuries. His medical experience is an asset to analyzing and understanding the issues in a matter, including the severity and prognosis of an injury.

Dr. Skiver has been an invited lecturer to medical and legal seminars across the country and has taught law to medical students and physicians in training. Rated an AV Lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell, Dr. Skiver is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

In September 2010, Dr. Skiver was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America, during it’s meeting in Washington, D.C.


  • Ohio University, B.S. cum laude 1971
  • Medical College of Ohio, M.D. 1974
  • University of Toledo, J.D. 1988

License and Certification

  • Ohio Medical License 1977
  • Michigan Medical License (inactive) 1975
  • Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Ohio Bar 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1990
  • Michigan Bar 2001 – (currently inactive)
  • Arizona Bar 2015


  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association


  • AIDS: Legal Issues 1992; Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol. 19, Number 4, 1993, pp.839-884. (Ohio Revised Code § 3701.243. Disclosure of HIV test results or diagnosis).