Lee D. Short is an experienced criminal defense and post-conviction attorney. He has handled hundreds of cases from misdemeanors to capital murder. He is certified by the Arkansas Public Defender’s Commission to represent defendants in death penalty cases. Lee has represented individuals in courts all over Arkansas and at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lee has worked on numerous high-profile cases and has achieved a great deal of success for his clients. He has been successful at jury trials, bench trials, appeals, and post-conviction litigation involving ineffective assistance of counsel. Lee has argued before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals numerous times and has had multiple clients released from long prison sentences after having their cases overturned on appeal or reversed in post-conviction litigation. He has also been successful before the Arkansas Supreme Court in matters involving statutory interpretation of parole eligibility law, which shortened countless prison sentences.
Lee D. Short is a former President of the Pulaski County Bar Association and on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also serves on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice. He regularly gives lectures to other attorneys on matters of appellate law and practice as well as motion practice in Arkansas courts. Lee has been named to Soiree’s top attorneys in Little Rock and a Mid-South SuperLawyers’ Rising Star several times.