Texas  Injury Attorneys and Criminal Law Attorney

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 100 Trial Lawyers.

He is currently serving a third  two-year term (from 2013 through 2015) 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 29 years and married almost 30 years. He has also been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer™ every year since 2006.

Contact an Experienced Injury Lawyer in Texas

Mr. Short and his longtime support staff believe that everyone deserves legal counsel who will protect their rights or help right a wrong caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another.  The firm takes most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, and offers flexible payment arrangements in criminal defense matters.  For the convenience of our clients, we offer flexible hours by appointment, free initial consultations, and legal services in Spanish.  Se habla español.

If you are facing an uncertainty following a personal injury or a difficult legal struggle, you can trust us and our advice.  To find out how we can help you and your family, contact The Law Firm of Patrick Short today at 972-771-1441. Your injury lawyer in Texas.


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Attorney at Law
603 White Hills Drive
Rockwall, Texas 75087

(t) 800-759-1484
(p) 972-771-1441
(f) 972-771-0377

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