My mom, the matriarch of our family, wife of 65 years, and mother of 10, had a rare ischemic stroke in Aug 2017, which left her hospitalized for the last year and my dad to pick up the pieces with my assistance, as his POA. Although my mom recently passed, I wanted to share my experience with Attorney James Short because it could help somebody else. As you know, tragedies bring out the worst in people, especially large families. Shortly after my mother’s stroke, I encountered a serious altercation with two of my brothers that turned violent and left me desecrated with false charges. I met Attorney James Short through the Virginia Lawyer referral service. When I talked to Attorney Short for the first time, he was very clear, concise, and complete in his analysis of my case. He informed me of the challenges and risks I was facing based on the direction i chose of the options he presented. Attorney Short and his staff’s handling of my case was impeccable! They were available when I needed to ask questions or just to vent, as this was a very traumatic event in me and my family’s lives. His legal assistant, Karen, was very professional, helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. In addition, customer service was awesome. Attorney Short was able to get all parties involved to come to an amicable agreement, which left me free of the false charges that could have ruined my clean criminal history. Attorney Short’s biggest attribute is his ability to present his clients with a well rounded perspective of their case and he doesn’t sugar coat the truth to gain business. In the courtroom, He is thorough, exudes confidence, and communicates with excellence in his presentation. In addition, his fees are fair market value and his knowledge and familiarity with the court system exceeds expectation, which makes it well worth the cost in regards to the level of service and support received in return. I’d highly recommend Attorney James Short to my family or friends and hope that he’d be available in the event I had another criminal matter to deal with in the state of Virginia.