Based on 8 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Provided excellent professional and personal service regarding a difficult divorce and custody situation. His dedication resulted in a positive outcome ..
We found ourselves in unknown territory when our son was arrested for a DUI. Mr. Short took the time to answer all our questions. Walked us through every step of the process. We then needed him for services related to custody and visitation of our grandchild, again Mr, Short was there to assist us. He and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and thorough. We were pleased with the results and would highly recommend Mr. Short.
Mr. Short realized the significance of the speeding charge levied against me, took all due steps to investigate and was most professional in his effort, demeanor and knowledge throughout the process. His representation of me was most beneficial and successful. I can recommend him highly.