Log In

Deronda Miniard Short Edit Profile

Deronda Miniard Short, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1978, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1978, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia 1983.


Short, Deronda Miniard was born on January 18, 1943 in Hazard, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Arthur Shepherd and Margaret (Riddle) Miniard.


Associate of Arts, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, 1968. Bachelor, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, 1975. Juris Doctor, College William and Mary, 1978.


Partner, Short, Short, Telstad & Kerr, PC, Newport News, since 1978.


Having created, God did not withdraw the divine presence or activity, but remained fully knowledgeable of and engaged with the world. This engagement includes revealing God and God's ways.


Government is ordained by God to reward good and to punish evil.


True marriage can be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the most sacred and basic of societal units.


Member Virginia Symphony Guild, Newport News, 1975-1984, Virginia State Ballet, Newport News, 1977-1981, Peninsula Estate Planning Council, since 1983. Commissioner Penisula Ports Authority Virginia, Newport News, 1977-1986. Board visitors Christopher Newport College, 1979-1983.

Member American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, Newport News Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn, Peninsula Women's Network. Clubs: Towne Point (Norfolk, Virginia).


Married Lester L. Hudgins Junior, September 24, 1961 (divorced November 1980). 1 child, Stephanie Elaine. Married W. Dean Short, June 18, 1983.