5.0 stars 17 totalReview James Short
I hired Mr. Short to work on my case back in 2015. During the consultation he seemed confident in his ability to have the charges of my case lessened through negotiations or possibly even dismissed. After a large upfront payment for his services I attended a second meeting with Mr. Short to further explain the details of my case. Upon reading me a statement made by a police officer, I said that he was bending the truth, to which James Short laughed. Shortly after this meeting Mr. Short began suggesting that I plead guilty. Having no prior experience working with the court system I followed his advice into a standard conviction. Not only did he show up late the day of my trial but had the nerve to get irritated and short with me over not knowing standard courtroom proceedings. I definitely won't be enlisting the legal aid of ever again James Short nor would I recommend his services to anyone facing serious legal charges.
Mr.Short is an awesome lawyer! He takes the time to get to know you and your case. I was charged with Reckless driving (74 in a 45) and Mr.Short was able to get it reduced to speeding (54 in a 45). Mr.Short's goal was fulfilled and I did not get convicted of this criminal offense. He is a great attorney and I definitely recommend him. (:
Mr. Short represented me on a reckless driving charge. He was very professional, competent and did an exceptional job in court representing me. As a result the judge reduced the charges to the lowest level speeding conviction. This saved me from having a reckless driving conviction on my record and from a huge increase in my car insurance premiums. If you are looking for a good attorney I would highly recommend Mr. Short.
Mr. short represented me during a reckless driving charge and was exceptionally professional and helpful. He was very forthcoming about all charges prior to any commitment and assisted me in ways I did not know to expect. His staff dutifully assisted with reminders of my court date, directions and expectations within the courtroom.
My case was dropped and nothing remains on my record.
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
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
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.