8 years in a row:  West Short and Associates wins prestigious award for “Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards” from Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis

“It’s a great honor to be recognized this way by our peers,” said firm partner and founder N. West Short. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have others acknowledge what we have known all along: that West Short & Associates, PC aggressively represents its clients in all nature of civil disputes using the highest standards of quality, professionalism and ethics. It’s the professional code that we live by, and one of the reasons we say Great Representation Makes All the Difference. We’re proud to say this just how we do things at West Short and Associates. We’re very honored that the rest of the legal community has recognized our efforts.”

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