Shortt & Murrell, P.C.

Law Firm


Shortt & Murrell, PC was formed in 2021, when James Shortt, the former owner of James W. Shortt & Associates, PC., became partners with Janet Murrell.  James W. Shortt & Associates, P.C., has served Floyd and surrounding counties as a general practice firm since 1995 and Shortt & Murrell, PC will continue to provide excellent service to our clients.

Shortt & Murrell, PC is a general practice firm, which concentrates in real estate and loan closings, corporate law, uncontested divorces, some civil litigation and traffic matters, wills, trusts, and estates.  Shortt & Murrell, PC serves as the attorney for the Town of Floyd, Citizens Telephone Cooperative, and the Floyd-Floyd County Public Service Authority.  Additionally, James Shortt serves as one of the Commissioner of Accounts for Floyd County.

We are located in the Town of Floyd on Route 8 close to the Floyd Courthouse in the old Floyd Press Building.

Address:  108 S. Locust St, PO Box 900, Floyd, VA 24091

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Practices

Real Estate & Loan Closings

We handle several types of closings such as cash deals, refinances, and loan closings, including conventional, commercial, FHA, HUD, and USDA, for either or both seller and purchaser as requested.

Corporate Law

We assist clients with setting up companies such as limited liability companies and corporations.

Civil Litigation

We handle some civil litigation such as warrants in debt, unlawful detainers, and real estate matters including partition suits.


Wills, Trusts, Estates

We prepare wills, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, and simple trusts.  We also assist with administering decedent’s estates.

Uncontested Divorces

We assist with uncontested divorces by preparing separation agreements, complaints for divorce, and supporting documents.

Traffic Matters

We handle Floyd County traffic matters involving speeding and reckless driving violations.

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