The law firm of James W. Shortt & Associates, P.C. was founded in 1995. The firm's founder and owner, Jim Shortt, has been practicing law in Virginia since 1988. The firm is a "general practice" firm which handles a variety of legal matters. The firm concentrates in real estate and loan closings, corporate law, civil litigation (including personal injury and chancery matters), wills, trusts, estates, health care law, and traffic matters. The firm is also involved in telecommunications, utility, and municipal/local government Law.

In 2011 Charles R. Beller, III, a lawyer practicing in the New River Valley for over thirty years, joined the firm.

In 2015 Janet Murrell, a lawyer practicing in Wytheville, VA before joining the firm.

The firm accepts cases and clients from Floyd County, Montgomery County and the surrounding area. This includes Patrick County, Carroll County, Roanoke County, Giles County, Franklin County, Pulaski County and the cities of Radford, Galax and Roanoke. The firm generally practices in other areas of Virginia by special arrangement.

We are located in the Town of Floyd, Virginia on Route 8, 108 S. Locust Street, close to the Floyd Courthouse in the Old Floyd Press Building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.