Lee D. Short practices criminal defense with extensive experience in appellate work and post-conviction relief. He learned the art of appellate advocacy from Kenneth Starr during his time at Pepperdine School of Law. Mr. Short has argued several cases before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Arkansas Supreme Court garnering numerous published opinions. Most notably a reversal of a 40 yr. conviction for delivery of a controlled substance on insufficiency of the evidence in Slater v. State, the extension of the right of confrontation to sentencing in Vankirk v. State, and an issue of interpretation giving parole eligibility to all persons sentenced under the former deadly weapon enhancement statute in Hobbs v. Baird.
Mr. Short is a member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pulaski County Bar Association. He presented on several appellate and criminal defense topics to the Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Short served on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. He currently serves on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and is the President-Elect of the Pulaski County Bar Association.