5.0 stars 19 totalReview James Short
Posted by Charles
My son's friend took his parents charge card to go shopping. My son signed those charge cards as he was an adult and his friend was a minor. We hired Mr. Short to defend my son against the resulting five felony charges.
His experience as a prosecuting attorney enabled Mr. Short to change the venue from civil to juvenile court and have both boys appear before the same judge.
After consulting with the prosecuting attorney he was able to get the charges reduced from five felonies to two misdemeanors. After speaking with the judge he was able to get the misdemeanors deferred in lieu of community service.
Throughout this ordeal Mr. Short was always available for discussion, kept us informed of schedules, strategies, and the legal process in general, and treated my family with the utmost courtesy. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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MR SHORT WAS AN INCREDIBLE ATTORNEY FOR US. I HAD A TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET IT DISMISSED!! MR. SHORT IS A HONEST MAN AND HIS INTEGRITY WAS AMAZING!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR SHORT FOR ALL YOUR ATTORNEY NEEDS..
Anonymous review posted on
James Shorts is a down to Earth lawyer and loves his job. You can tell how fantastic he cares for his clients and the law. I could have not asked for a better lawyer. I am grateful I was able to hire him and be able to be represented by him. Thank you, James Shorts and Karen for everything.
Posted by Kayla
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. (:
Posted by Dan
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.
Posted by Brian
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.
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.