If you have been arrested for DUI or any other criminal offense, you've come to the right place. You've also come to the right place for your family law and social security disability needs. I have been in practice for over 25 years and specialize in these areas.
Being a former prosecutor provides me with a unique perspective to assess your legal needs. I pride myself on being responsive to my client's needs. I want to get to know my clients and build a long term relationship with them. As a result, my clients consistently refer their friends and business associates to me. When you set up a consultation, you will be meeting with me and not a paralegal. I practice in all local and state courts and handle criminal cases in federal court.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how I can assist you in all your legal needs. Contact me today so that we can address how my legal expertise can benefit your case.
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I have known Mr. Short for over 20 years. I have referred him several cases over this time, either out of a conflict of interest or for his expertise. I can confidently say that each of Mr. Short’s clients receive personal attention from their attorney and extremely good legal representations. On the occasions that I have worked jointly with Mr. Short, I always come away impressed with his professionalism, knowledge of the law, and ability to work a case for his client’s best interest. I highly recommend Mr. Short should you find yourself in need of legal services in the Hampton Roads area.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1986||09/15/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Top Lawyers||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|5 Star Google Rating||2014|
|Owner||James E. Short, PLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Roy, Larsen, Romm & Lascara, PC||1998 - 2007|
|Owner||James E. Short, PLC||1991 - 1998|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's Office||1986 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee - First District||Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Portsmouth Sports Club Foundation||President||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Disability Representatives||Member||2014 - Present|
|Portsmouth Sports Club Foundation||Vice President||2013 - 2013|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Chesapeake Law Library Board||Former Chairman||2005 - 2011|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2004 - Present|
|Chesapeake Bar Association||Past President||1998 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1986 - Present|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|