5.0 stars 13 totalReview James Short
Posted by Patrick
Mr. Short represented me on short notice and exceeded the expectations of what I thought the result of my court case would have been. Everything he told me to do and take care of before court helped me alot. I have had other lawyers in the past who are last in first out types and Mr. Short was the complete opposite. He showed interest in the case and you can tell he cares about his clients. I strongly recommend that if you or anyone you know needs to seek legal counsel, Mr Short is your guy. Thank you
Posted by D. L. Richardson
Phenomenal Defense Lawyer! Mr. Short had the confidence to intelligently review the facts and circumstances of my case and craft a comprehensive legal strategy to yield the desired results without compromising his ethical and moral obligation. His interpersonal and public speaking skills were extraordinary and on parade; demonstrating a rare ability to articulate the truths of my case in a clear and concise manner before the Chesapeake J & DR Courts earning an unprecedented favorable ruling (dismissal). Mr. Short’s due diligence and commitment to my case far exceeded my expectation of a presumably straight-forward and seemingly incontestable Assault & Battery charge.
The Law Firm of James E. Short, PLC is principally responsible for preserving my military career as a senior Naval Officer with over 20 years of faithful and honorable service threaten by force retirement. An amazing feat and noteworthy accomplishment!
As such, I am unhesitant in recommending Mr. Short as your clear first-choice! His successes and diverse background showcases the unique skill set incumbent of a trustworthy Defense Attorney capable representing a myriad of clients, military or civilian in need of reliable legal representation.
DLR – Chesapeake, VA
Posted by Garfield
Mr. Short was very personable and knowledgeable attorney who was consistent every step of the way. With his representation my assault and battery charges were dismissed . If you want a positive outcome Mr. Short is your guy.
Posted by Kelli
Mr. Short represented me through my separation and divorce and also assisted me with child custody. He was extremely professional, went well beyond his duties, kept me informed through the entire process, and always checked up on how I was doing. His office staff is also very professional, kind, and caring! He is in fact the best at his job and I plan to keep him as my lawyer for all my various legal needs.
Posted by Jim
A year ago, another attorney had me plead guilty to my first reckless driving in 30 years. Mr short was able to get my SECOND reckless driving charge, just one year later, reduced to careless driving. Mr short does his homework and works hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients. Do not make the mistake of just picking an attorney at random, as I did the first time. I now consider Mr Short MY Attorney.
Posted by a client
If you are reading this, you are probably trying to choose a lawyer out of a sea of lawyers. I was in your position in December of 2014. How do you know who to choose? Well – quite simply unless you know someone who has had a similar legal issue, you probably have to rely on gut feeling and reviews. Let me try to help you with your decision.
Mr. Short is an accomplished attorney. He is honest, reliable, straightforward and caring. He represented me in a recent DUI case and throughout the entire process there were never any surprises. He met with me (in person) several times to discuss my case and even had the consideration to phone me on numerous occasions to check to see if all of my concerns were being met. Mr. Short is not a one man show. His assistant (Karen) ALWAYS acted/reacted professionally, and her steadfast reliability ensured communications remained smooth throughout the entire process.
Mr. Short carefully listened to my side of the case and presented all options while explaining the law in a way that I could understand. Prior to my court date, Mr. Short and I met (again) and reviewed all the applicable information. On the day the case was presented to the court (30 March 2015), Mr. Short arrived early. He provided me with additional excellent guidance and advice. He then met with the prosecutor to further discuss my situation. He also spoke with the witnesses and (involved) police so that he would be fully prepared to defend me. Thankfully, Mr. Short was able to convince the prosecutor to drop some of the charges against me.
I was completely happy with Mr. Short’s performance and if any of my friends need legal representation, I will whole heartedly recommend him.
Posted by Betty
After being denied twice from social services, Mr James E Short came highly recommended to me, by a reliable source. I was frustrated, tired and I just didn't understand how they turned me down. After meeting Mr Short, I felt at ease. He was very professional, informative, and thorough about handling my case. He made sure I knew what to expect once we got a hearing and he kept me abreast of any forms or information that came in. Not ony that he was most kind and genuinely caring, and we won the case.
Posted by Bill
Jim was able to go behind and talk to the police officer before court, He asked the officer if I had been respectful while receiving a speeding ticket and he said I was. He was then able to get the judge to dismiss the ticket if I took a online driver safety course and pass and send in a copy of completion to the courts . By taking this course I also get a reduction in the cost of my auto insurance. I would use James again without any question
Posted by Martha
Mr. Short is now and has been in the past very knowledgeable, ethical, intelligent, charismatic, and personable lawyer. He is a very reasonable and empathetic person which are qualities required to make a great and trustworthy lawyer. Unfortunately, when my son began to drive to and from high school he received his first traffic ticket. I remember saying to myself, “Now who am I going to hire to represent him”. I began looking through the yellow pages allowing my figures to do the walking and finally they rested upon Mr. Short’s name and number. I picked up the phone and called him to set up a consultation and the rest is history. My son was 16 years old at that time and today he is 38 years old and Mr. Short has become our Family lawyer providing us with 22 years plus of magnificent legal service. In the years he has provided my entire family legal representation as well as other people whom I have referred with outstanding legal services in cases such as; Traffic Violations (speeding tickets, accidents, improper equipment), Shoplifting (involving medical condition), Separation/Divorce, Protection Order Violation, Injuries cause by automobile accident, Wills, Living Wills, Medical Wills, Shoplifting (over $200), Expunge (clear your legal file of any criminal wrong doing), and etc. His years of experience has been very valuable and educational in happening my son, mother, brother, sister, niece, me and of course others friends of mines. Finally, a word to the wise, I have met several lawyers in my life time who were unethical and concerned more about a dollar then my best interest, however, in all the years I have known Mr. Short that has never been the case. He is all about what is in the best interest of his clients and he never waiver or fail to put his clients first.
Posted by Eliot
I have known Mr. Short from his work in the community through service organizations and his helping the youth in Chesapeake. Mr. Short helped me regarding a real problem I had with Western Branch concrete. It was a great outcome. I also enjoy calling for all kinds of advice. His rates are very fair.