J. Alexander Short

Associate | Pennsylvania

Alexander Short is an Associate in the firm’s Immigration Law Practice Group, where he focuses on matters involving immigration law and deportation defense, including employee immigrant and non-immigrant visas, I-9 compliance, import/export issues, family immigration, criminal investigations, and federal and administrative agency immigration appeals.

Alex has extensive experience advocating for clients in a wide range of proceedings, including depositions, contested hearings, and appellate proceedings. He has additional experience negotiating and drafting complex settlement agreements, releases, and contracts. Alex has drafted appeals to the Workers Compensation Appeal Board, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Alex worked as a litigation and worker’s compensation defense associate. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he handled misdemeanor and felony cases while specializing with the Treatment Court Program.

A graduate of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, Alex was a founding member of the Dickinson Law Addiction Legal Resource Team, which provided legal research to those affected by substance use disorder. In that role, Alex published articles involving healthcare law in Pennlive and Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health Blog. Prior to attending law school, Alex served as a Congressional Page in the 109th Congress of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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