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Jonathan Y Short

Jonathan Y Short

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury, Contracts & Agreements

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About Me

I have practiced law for over 25 years in the Washington, DC area.  I handle all cases myself and do not have paralegals or other attorneys work on my clients' cases. My principal areas of concentration have been criminal defense, traffic and DWI law, family law, debtor defense and  personal injury.  I am admitted to practice in all DC and Virginia state and federal courts.  My office is located near Old Town Alexandria one block from the Eisenhower metro.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    27 years
  2. Family: 25%
    27 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    27 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    27 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

2121 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA, 22314


VAAuthorized to practice law198803/11/2014
DCInactive 198905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawJonathan Y. Short PC1988 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Thompson v CommonwealthConviction vacated

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and MaryLawJ.D.1987
Duke UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1982