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James Edward Short

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Family, Social Security, Guardianship

About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Family: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Social Security: 20%
  5. Guardianship: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Dominic Paul Lascara

    I highly endorse this lawyer as an expert in his field. He serves his client's well in many ways - he's attentive, responsive, caring and talented - and his fees are fair and reasonable.

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    Dominic Lascara Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Randolph Matney

    James Short is a dedicated lawyer who works zealously on behalf of his clients. I have known him for about ten years and refer to him regularly because I trust his judgment and experience.

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    Mark Matney Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Suite 120
652 Independence Parkway
Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law198603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
5 Star Google RatingGoogle2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJames E. Short, PLC2007 - Present
AttorneyRoy, Larsen, Romm & Lascara, PC1998 - 2007
OwnerJames E. Short, PLC1991 - 1998
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyPortsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's Office1986 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Portsmouth Sports Club FoundationPresident2014 - Present
National Association of Disability RepresentativesMember2014 - Present
Portsmouth Sports Club FoundationVice President2013 - 2013
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAttorney Member2008 - Present
Chesapeake Law Library BoardFormer Chairman2005 - 2011
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2004 - Present
Chesapeake Bar AssociationPast President1998 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAttorney Member1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaAttorney Member1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1986 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The ShopperJames E. Short2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of RichmondPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce 101Divorce 1012014
Divorce 101Divorce 1012013