Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire; ADR Training/CME
SCHEDULING: Hon. Christopher M. Skelly
Calendar Last Updated: 23 Sep 16
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Hon. Christopher M. Skelly has substantive case experience in the following areas...
Banking & Finance
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Mergers & Acquisitions
Railroad & Trucking
Trusts / Estates
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Christopher M. Skelly conducts mediations and arbitrations and serves as a special master and discovery master in civil cases. He also serves as an insurance appraisal umpire. Mr. Skelly was a Judge on the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County from 1993 through 1999. He was the Associate Presiding Judge of the Superior Court in Maricopa County for four of those years, and the Presiding Judge of the Civil Department for two. He also served on civil, criminal and probate calendar assignments. He has conducted thousands of mediations in every kind of civil matter and thousands of civil court proceedings and arbitrations.
Mr. Skelly received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1980, and his J.D. degree from the University of Arizona in 1983.
Memberships & Affiliations
Mr. Skelly serves and has served on numerous committees of the courts, state and local bar associations. He chaired the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review and served as the retired judge member of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
He is past president of the Arizona Judges Association; former chair of the Arizona State Bar Ethics Committee; former chair of the Arizona State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee; former chair of the Arizona State Bar Civil Jury Instructions Committee; former member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct; former member of the Arizona State Bar Criminal Rules Committee; former member of the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission; and former chair of an Arizona State Bar lawyer disciplinary hearing committee.