Based in Rockwall, The Law Firm of Patrick Short provides compassionate legal representation to plaintiffs who have suffered from a personal injury or families who have lost loved ones due to a wrongful death, and people accused of criminal wrongdoing throughout East and North Texas. To learn more about our areas of practice, please see the criminal defense and personal injury pages.
Our Approach and Philosophy
At The Law Firm of Patrick Short, we believe everyone who faces a legal situation has the right to quality counsel. With a small-town approach, we give you the personal attention you deserve. It is with experience and skills that we tackle the complexities of personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense cases in Texas.
When your well-being and personal freedom are at stake, count on The Law Firm of Patrick Short to protect your rights, look out for your interests and accomplish the results you want. We value the trust you place in our firm.
Texas Injury Attorney and Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you suffered a personal injury in Texas because of the carelessness of another, you may be eligible to recover costs for medical expenses, time off work, pain and suffering, and more. If someone's negligence or wrongful conduct took the life of your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for your loved one's lost earnings, retirement benefits, and inheritance.
At The Law Firm of Patrick Short, we can help right the wrongs you have suffered. Among injury attorneys in Texas, Patrick Short has the experience, knowledge and resources to handle all aspects of the most difficult personal injury and wrongful death cases. This Texas injury attorney's skills work to your advantage in our ability to excel in negotiating high-value settlements. And when going to trial is necessary, we are able to forge the kind of emotional connection with jurors that results in positive verdicts for our clients.
Criminal Defense Services
If you have been charged with criminal wrongdoing or are being investigated by the police or other law enforcement, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights and personal freedom. Able to handle any felony or misdemeanor charge, we know how to effectively try cases before juries and judges and how to resolve a case without going to trial.
When your life or personal freedom hangs in the judicial balance, you can trust our law firm to provide sound advice and the highest quality legal representation throughout the duration of your case.
Your injury lawyer in Texas: Patrick Short
Firm founder Patrick Short has shepherded everyday Texans through challenging legal situations for over two decades. Mr. Short considers himself a "small town" lawyer with the skills and background to handle complex cases for clients with a lot at stake, be it their well-being or their freedom. In recognition of his work, Mr. Short has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer™ for four consecutive years, and has been board certified by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In addition, Mr. Short was recently invited to join Texas injury lawyers and other practicing lawyers in the selective membership of the American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
He is currently serving a second two-year term (from 2011 through 2013) on the McLendon-Chisholm City Council, Place 3, and formerly served as the interim Hispanic pastor at Lake Pointe Church.
Patrick Short has been in practice for over 25 years and married over 27 years. He has also been a Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
Member of the Texas State Bar, Dallas Bar Association, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Rockwall County Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Board of Legal Specialization-Criminal Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy-Criminal Trial Advocacy.
Specific Areas of Practice for our Rockwall office:
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