About Our Criminal Defense Law Firm

Since entering private practice in 1987, attorney Kevin J. Short has established himself as one of Minnesota's premier criminal defense lawyers. Whether you are in Hennepin County or anywhere in the Twin Cities area or the state, he can provide the representation you need.

Kevin can help if you are facing any type of criminal charge, including the most serious federal and state felony charges. As Kevin's client, you will benefit from working with a lawyer who:

  • Is a board-certified criminal trial specialist: This elite distinction given to Kevin by the National Board of Trial Advocacy is reflective of his experience and skills protecting the rights of his clients at trial.
  • Has earned countless jury acquittals: Kevin has taken more than 100 cases before state and federal juries during his career. In state court as a criminal defense attorney, Kevin has achieved outright jury acquittals for all but two of his clients who went to trial over the past 27 years. In federal court, Kevin has successfully litigated a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act jury trial and received a midtrial dismissal on all charges in a complex insider trading case. There is no better choice in Minnesota for trial representation.
  • Has experience on both sides of criminal cases: As a former federal law clerk and a state court prosecutor in Ramsey County, Kevin can anticipate how prosecutors will work against you. He knows where the hurdles are and how to avoid them.

Kevin is now joined at his law firm by his daughter Maura Short, who, like her father, is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School. Together, the Shorts make a formidable team of advocates who will pursue every option to help you achieve the best result possible when your freedom and future are on the line.

Click on the links below to learn more about Kevin and Maura Short and their legal backgrounds.

Do not hesitate if you are arrested or learn that you are under investigation. Contact Kevin Short online or call 612-444-6733 to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney today at his office in downtown Minneapolis.