Kevin J. Short

Kevin J. Short

Managing Partner
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Since his 1978 graduation from Notre Dame Law School, Mr. Short has immersed himself in criminal law and trial advocacy. Following a two year federal clerkship he spent seven years as a state court prosecutor, successfully prosecuting hundreds of felonies. Since entering private practice in 1987, he has devoted his practice entirely to criminal defense and professional misconduct cases. Mr. Short has obtained outright jury acquittals for his clients in more than thirty cases involving charges of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, child molesting, arson, environmental crimes, health care fraud, construction fraud, and other white collar offenses. Mr. Short has successfully defended medical doctors, lawyers, politicians, chiropractors, bankers, police officers, school teachers, registered nurses, stockbrokers, nursing home providers, and business executives. In recognition of his outstanding record of success, Mr. Short's clientele is almost exclusively referred by other lawyers. He has been NBTA certified as a criminal trial specialist since 1988.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Specialist, Nation Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1991 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Sate Bar Associaiton
  • Minnesota Associaiton of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Assoctioan of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court Judge Miles w. Lord, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1980
  • Mauzy & Short, 1987 - 1991