Kendall B. Shortway is an associate in the U.S. Virgin Islands office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Shortway concentrates her practice in the areas of automobile liability litigation, premises liability litigation, employment litigation, general civil litigation, and complex litigation involving personal injury and business disputes. Ms. Shortway represents major insurers in personal injury matters in courts throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, Georgia and Florida. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel in connection with claims arising under professional and general liability actions.
Ms. Shortway counsels on insurance coverage issues regarding cyber-related incidents and social engineering claims. Her legal career, prior to joining QPWB, focused on public service. Ms. Shortway was a specialist with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice serving in the Caribbean Unit of the Diversion Control Program. As a Diversion Investigator, she conducted audits and regulatory investigations to uncover suspected sources of diversion and to determine compliance with DEA regulations. In order to take appropriate criminal, civil and or administrative actions, Ms. Shortway worked with various federal agencies, state attorney’s offices, local law enforcement, and local licensing boards to build and prosecute cases which included trial and witness preparation.
Ms. Shortway received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida in 2010, graduating with a major in criminology. While in law school, she served on the board of the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service as Associate Editor and Publications Editor. Additionally, Ms. Shortway published abstracts in the Arkansas Probate and Trust Law Review, Fifth Edition (2012-2013) and Arkansas Real Estate Review Volume 6, No. 2 (November 2013).
Also during law school, she was a member of the national trial competition team, served as Senator of the Student Bar Association, chaired the Social Committee and received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
Ms. Shortway is licensed to practice law in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Georgia, and Florida.
1000 Blackbeard's Hill, Suite 10
St. Thomas,, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802
Telephone: (340) 693-0230
Facsimile: (340) 693-0300
Areas of Practice:
- Automotive Liability
- General Litigation
- Insurance and Insurers
- Labor and Employment
- Premises Liability
- Professional Malpractice Defense
- Product Liability
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2015)
- University of South Florida, B.A. (2010)