Jason Short is a Pacific Northwest kid at heart. Born in Washington State and raised in Salem, Oregon, his passion for the outdoors – especially the Deschutes County area – is exceeded only by his passion for being a lawyer. Jason represents clients in both criminal and non-criminal matters throughout Oregon. His extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system allows him to quickly assess the best resolution to varying legal situations. Over the course of his distinguished legal career, Jason has developed long-standing relationships with local judges and attorneys with whom he has gained a reputation as an honest, loyal, and fair man.
As a result of his significant experience in the courtroom, Jason knows the ins and outs of criminal and civil cases and the potential strategies of opposing counsel. Prior to going into private practice, Jason worked for nearly eight years as a Deputy District Attorney in Oregon. In that position, Jason tried over 160 cases and handled over 6,000 matters ranging from DUIs, traffic crimes, misdemeanors, felonies, and Measure 11 cases. He also represented attorneys facing criminal charges.
Before his years as a Deputy District Attorney, Jason interned in the United States Attorney’s Office in Portland where he gained experience trying cases in Federal Court. He also trained new police officers and sheriff’s deputies about search and seizure law, knowledge of which he brings to his clients cases.
Jason’s wide-ranging skill and reputation have been recognized nationally. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was named to “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” list. This invitation-only national organization extends its membership to the top civil plaintiff or criminal defense lawyers in each state who demonstrate high-level leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile.
Jason attended college in Utah and earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. Now married and the father of four beautiful children, Jason loves to spend time with his family. He also golfs, fishes, plays racquetball, hikes, and camps, and is an Eagle Scout.
"We are so happy that we hired Jason Short to represent our son. Jason was able to get our son's charges dropped and was competent, caring, knowledgeable, skilled and well-liked/respected by the DA, the arresting officer and the DMV administrative judge. We are grateful to our friend who recommended Jason Short and we are grateful to Mr. Short for taking our case and working hard and effectively on our behalf."Anonymous
"I hired John Gilroy to represent me in a DUI case involving another vehicle and numerous people involved. I am so glad I did. From the start, he was honest about the seriousness of the charges and possible repercussions, while in the same breath, confident and compassionate. The outcome of my case was more than I could have hoped for, and I am so grateful for his expertise and positive attitude."Julie
"The time in my life when I needed to hire an Attorney was terrifying. I am so greatful I found Jeff Napoli. He made a horrible experience much better than it would have been had I hired any other Attorney. He was very caring about my situation, and fearless when it came to defending me. Thank you Jeff!!"Tina
"I highly recommend Alycia Herriot and the Gilroy, Napoli and Short law firm. They are all exceptional lawyers that handle themselves with the upmost integrity."Lew
"It is with much gratitude that I recommend John Gilroy as your lawyer if you are being charged with a DUI or any similar offense in Oregon. The outcome of my case was "best-case scenario" and I have John to thank for that. He knows what he is doing and the experience shows. I was able to maintain my license through the whole court process, which saved me a ton of stress and allowed me to continue working without any impediments due to driving restrictions. John knows the ins and outs of law in Oregon and was always available to answer any question I had about my case."Sasha
"These people are great. Best possible outcome of my situation. I couldn’t be happier. So easy to work with. Unlike any other lawyers I’ve worked with In the past- They listen and care about your feelings and the best part is they get the job done!"Nick
"If I could give them 6 stars, I would! I hired John Gilroy to represent me on a complex DUI case with charges in two separate counties. He did a fantastic job, and the outcome couldn't have been better."Anca
"I hired Jason Short to represent me and it was the best decision I've ever made. He is professional and very knowledgeable considering that he was a former DA. I strongly recommend Jason. You will not be disappointed."Anonymous