Patrick Short

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockwall, TX

Law Firm of Patrick Short
 | The Short Professional Building, 603 White Hills Drive, Suite "A"
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone: 972-771-1441
Fax: 972-771-0377
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Patrick Short is an attorney based in Rockwall, Texas. As the founder of the Law Firm of Patrick Short, Mr. Short handles business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury matters. He has over 35 years of legal experience and serves clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and throughout North and East Texas.

    Prior to opening his firm, Mr. Short served as an assistant criminal district attorney for Rockwall County, Texas. This experience informs all parts of his practice, as it provided him with extensive courtroom experience in high-stakes situations.

    Mr. Short has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America, and the American Association for Justice listed him among the “top 100 trial lawyers.” He is board certified in criminal law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in criminal law trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    Mr. Short is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Rockwall County Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also belongs to the American Association for Justice and is a former member of the McLendon-Chisholm City Council.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Mr. Short graduated from California Western School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College. He holds licenses to practice law before all Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, DUI/DWI

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Patrick Short

    Admitted: 1984, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.patrickshort.com/patrick-short/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
    • Best Attorneys of America
    • Texas Super Lawyer
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Board Certified in Criminal Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Texas, 1984
    • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Rockwall County Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Rockwall County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Charter Member
    • The American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • The College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Rockwall County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Charter Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
    • Dallas County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Christian Legal Society, Member
    • City Councilman, Place 3, City of McLendon-Chisholm, 2011-13
    • Texas Bar College, Member
    • City Councilman, Place 3, City of McLendon-Chisholm, 2009-11
    • Hispanic Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, 2004-07
    • City Councilman, Place 3, City of McLendon-Chisholm City, 2013-15

    Representative Clients:

    • People, just like you and me who sometimes need legal help along the road of life

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor University, B.A., Psychology, 1979
    • Trial Lawyers College Graduate, Dubois, Wyoming, 2009
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    Office Location for Patrick Short

    The Short Professional Building
    603 White Hills Drive, Suite "A"
    Rockwall, TX 75087

    Phone: 972-771-1441

    Fax: 972-771-0377

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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