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Jason Glenn Short

Jason Glenn Short

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Jason Short is proud to provide professional legal representation to his clients facing both criminal and non-criminal matters throughout Oregon. Prior to starting his own law firm, Short Law Group PC, Jason worked for nearly 8 years as a Deputy District Attorney for Washington County, Oregon. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Jason became a skilled trial attorney, trying over 160 cases. This experience has given Jason an intricate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of criminal cases, as well as the prosecution strategies.


Jason has given several trainings of search and seizure law to new police officers and sheriff's deputies and can now apply this valuable knowledge to his clients faced with similar search issues. His knowledge of the criminal justice system offers you a unique opportunity to understand the best approaches to deal with your particular situation.


On a personal note, Jason was born in Washington State and raised in Salem, Oregon. Jason is married and the father of 4 children. Jason enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing golf, fishing, racquetball, hiking and camping.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Christopher M Trotter

    Mr. Short is an excellent and intelligent legal advocate. His skills and knowledge in the area of criminal defense are first-rate. He has extensive experience in criminal litigation as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. I fully endorse him without reservation of any kind.


    Christopher Trotter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Alexander Jones

    Having referred cases to Jason Short in the past, I have seen the quality of Jason’s advocacy. Jason knows Oregon criminal law, and is highly effective in protecting his client's rights. For these reasons, I continue to refer, and encourage, anyone accused of a crime within the greater Portland area to contact Jason Short. I highly endorse Jason Short.


    Alexander Jones Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Short Law Group PC

12755 SW 69th Ave, Suite 200
Portland, OR, 97223




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished 4.2 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Recognition Award - 5 years of serviceWashington County DA's Office2006
Trial Advocacy 1National District Attorney's Association, National Advocacy Center2002
Certificate of AppreciationDepartment of Justice - United State's Attorney's Office1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at Law/FounderShort Law Group, PC2008 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyWashington County District Attorney's Office2000 - 2008
Assistant Lead Law ClerkU.S. Attorney's Office1999 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Successful DMV HearingThe ALJ ruled in our favor. The client's driver's license was not suspended by DMV

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Publication NameTitleDate
Criminal Jury InstructionsOregon State Bar - Legal Publications2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Utah State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Defense CLE SeminarEvidence in Real Life2011