Monthly Archives: August 2014

To all our clients: Smoking

We always discourage every client from smoking and we encourage the ones who do smoke to enter into a smoking cessation program…ANY program so long as you stop smoking.  Cigarette smoking causes a variety of terminal illnesses.  It also causes … Continue reading

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AN EXAMPLE OF HOW LAWYERS ARE CONSUMERS BEST (AND ONLY) REAL PROTECTION AGAINST GREED

GM was doing these things in 1979 and they have admitted to similar profit-over-safety issues in cars sold in just the last few years.  Lawyers are the only thing that keeps these groups in line.  Everyone hates a lawyer until … Continue reading

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Parental Gatekeeping: It could be harming your custody case

     Parental gatekeeping is a phrase that is used to describe the way parents interact in protecting their children.  The Huffington Post describes parental gatekeeping as a way parents facilitate or restrict the relationship of their child to the other … Continue reading

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10 often misdiagnosed medical conditions

  http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/26/health/diseases-doctors-get-wrong/index.html?hpt=hp_t4  

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PROTECTING YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE TICKETED AFTER AN ACCIDENT

THIS IS WHAT THE LAW SAYS: A guilty plea to a traffic offense, although not conclusive proof, is proper evidence against a defendant in a civil proceeding arising from the same incident even where the underlying charge has been finally … Continue reading

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FAMILY LAW: PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT TO DIVORCE AND ALL THAT LIES BETWEEN

 It’s a simple reality:  Divorce causes more stress, more worry and has a deeper and more personal impact on a person than almost any other area of law.  Our goal at the Law Office of Keith Short is to shepherd … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WORK COMP WIN!

Yesterday we won another work comp trial.  Our client, a visiting home nurse, contracted MRSA, a potentially deadly infection, while she was caring for home-bound patients.  The employer claimed that we could not prove she contracted the MRSA from work … Continue reading

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RECENT DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE

Within the last few days it has to come to light that an officer at the Alton Police Department destroyed evidence in over 100 criminal cases.  This news not only calls into doubt the State’s ability to prosecute quite possibly … Continue reading

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Sheina Franco joins the Law Office of Keith Short

Sheina Franco rejoined the firm this week.  She clerked for Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth in 2012 and clerked for us last summer before returning for her last year of law school.  Sheina is a 2014 graduate of Liberty University School … Continue reading

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How can a good person be a criminal defense lawyer?

America was built on certain principles:  That the people should choose their leaders, that everyone should be able to practice his/her faith, that citizens have a right to bear arms, the right to vote, the right to congregate, to pursue … Continue reading

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