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Patrick Short

Car accident Attorney at Rockwall, TX

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

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Patrick Short is a trial lawyer based in Rockwall County, Texas, the county east of Dallas County with over 32 years of experience representing clients in East and North Texas in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and selected civil litigation matters. Patrick is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Patrick is one of eight lawyers in the State of Texas that are double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Criminal Law. 

Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, sitting on the couch watching a good movie, reading a good book or continuing to explore the Old and New Testament and the evidence of the truths claimed therein, often with a good cup of hot tea.  Milk and sugar please!

Patrick enjoys cooking—making a great breakfast frittata, Rib-eye or Chili.  He often tries cases in his head before he commits them to paper.  Some of that is done over the stove when the mood strikes him. 

Patrick enjoys fishing periodically and likes to dream of becoming as good with a fly rod as he is at speaking in a courtroom. 

Growing up fatherless and the only child of a WWII polish-immigrant mother, he understands life’s struggles—and yes, its pain.  Over the years, he has learned that even in tough circumstances the Giver of Life is there.  And that He is the father to the fatherless.  Patrick tries to encourage his clients that they are not alone in their legal struggle. 

You might understand him more and why he loves being a trial lawyer if you get the chance to talk to him in a legal consultation. Ask him:  “Where were you Christmas Day when you were 17?”  Even if you don’t work together on your legal case, his answer may be an encouragement to you as you sojourn your way through life. 

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Licensed for 38 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Posted by Savannah | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a God Send!
My life was turned upside down when I was arrested at the age of 20 in March of 2016 on my first and only drug charge. I didn't know then that Patrick would become a huge part of my life! My mom hired him when I was arrested and I can honestly say that I don't know what would have become of me had he not been in my life. He is truly a wonderful man. He gave hope when I was hopeless. I was a lost soul and he advocated for me to be able to go to rehab so I could learn who I am. I will always be forever grateful for him for being my voice when I was sure no one would want to hear mine. I can still hear his voice telling me that I am worth saving! You will not regret bringing this man into your life. I know my family and I don't. - Savannah
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Posted by Nicole | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not loose hope! Calling this man was the best decision my family could've made
A family member of mine recently faced some heavy allegations brought against him by Rockwall County. After consulting with a plethora of attorneys we came across Patrick. What everyone else is deemed a dire case to say the least, Patrick thought with fervor, approaching whatever the DA threw at us with creativity, conviction and wisdom. I cannot praise this man and his capabilities enough and believe wholeheartedly he was put on this earth to defend those who are fighting their way out of the darkest of times. He and his team are without a doubt worth every penny. Our family was kept whole because we kept the faith, kept fighting, and trusted this man to do his job. Do not give up hope and call Patrick Short . It will be one of best decisions you'll ever make.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Firm of Patrick Short
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockwall District Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1986

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America®
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Big Ideas
  • Others: A Life of Success
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply brilliant attorney. Compassionate and so well qualified. NO BETTER attorney in Rockwall for a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a highly skilled, passionate, and knowledgeable advocate and trial lawyer. He has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Patrick is an amazing trial lawyer that will take the fight to the prosecutors. In the past, I have referred cases to Patrick and heard rave reviews about his skills. I would not hesitate to refer a case to Patrick. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Patrick is a trial lawyer in every sense of the word. He works tirelessly not only at his cases but overtime in being a better lawyer. He goes the extra mile to work the Trial Lawyers College methodology which has proven highly successful all around the nation, and we are fortunate to have him winning in Rockwall and Dallas."
Criminal defense