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Skip Short

Skip Short is a member of the New York City law firm, Short & Billy, P.C.


He is a graduate of Fordham College (1972) and Georgetown University Law Center (1975) where he was a law fellow and senior editorial board member of Georgetown's International Law Journal.


He practices in the fields of insurance, healthcare fraud, international and commercial litigation.

Skip is the author of numerous articles in the field of insurance:


  • "Subrogation, Liens & Intercompany Arbitration," New York State Bar Journal, January, 1994

  • "Recovery Rights Under the New York No-Fault Statute," The Claims Forum, March, 1994

  • "The SUM Panel: A Move in the Right Direction," No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, September, 1995

  • “Written Notice & Written Proof of Claim in the No-Fault Regs,” No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, March, 1996

  • "The Need to Confirm Awards: Enforcement and Res Judicata," New York Law Journal, May 2, 1996;

  • “Preclusion and New York No-Fault,” The Claims Forum, Summer, 1997

  • “Preclusion and New York No-Fault: New Rulings May Open a Pandora’s Box,” No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, September, 1997

  • “Offsets in New York Uninsured Motorist Claims: Clarification on the Horizon,” No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, December, 1997

  • “The New York No-Fault System: A Model,” New York Law Journal, March 5, 1998

  • “Licensing Requirements and No-Fault Health Providers: Protection of the Patient and the Consumer,” No-Fault/SUM Arbitration Reporter, June, 1998

  • “New No-Fault Regulations Promulgated,” New York Law Journal, July 11, 2001; with Bill Natbony, “No-Fault Insurers Can Fight Fraudulent Claims,” New York Law Journal, October 17, 2003

  • With Michael Billy, Jr., “Insurance Department Regulations to Stem Fraudulent No-Fault Claims Upheld by Court of Appeals,” New York State Bar Journal, January, 2004

  • With Frank Serbaroli, “Drilling Down on Fraud,” Best’s Review, June, 2004

  • With Ioanna Olivia Zevgaras, “Medical Marijuana: Federal vs. State Controversy Impacts Reimbursement”, New York Law Journal, June 21, 2017

  • With Francis J. Serbaroli and Ioanna Zevgaras, Important Developments in Telemedicine, New York Law Journal, November 12, 2020, at 4

  • With Francis J. Serbaroli and Ioanna Zevgaras, Important Developments in Telemedicine under Federal and New York Law, Lexis Practical Guidance (January 2022)

Skip is the Co-author of various other works:

  • The no-fault chapter of Matthew Bender's treatise New York Insurance Law (and of its annual update)

  • The Claims Examiners No-Fault Manual a contributing author in Insurance Law Practice (2000, published by the New York State Bar Association)

  • 2011 Chapter 27 of the New Appleman on Insurance Law Practice Guide

Skip writes articles about aikido:

Mr. Short has served in the following capacities:

  • Special Master for the Supreme Court, New York County

  • Civil Court, New York County

  • Arbitrator for the United States District Court

  • Arbitrator for the Eastern District of New York

  • Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association

  • Mediator for the American Arbitration Association

  • Guest lecturer at Fordham Law School (fall 2003 and fall 2009) in Insurance Law and Practice;

  • Member of the faculty at the Judicial Institute, presenting a seminar to the Judges of the Appellate Term of the State of New York

  • Guest lecturer for the Board of Judges of the Civil Court of the City of New York

  • Lecturer for the training department of the American Arbitration Association and the Continuing Legal Education Departments of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association

  • Lecturer for the New York State Insurance Department Frauds Bureau, NICB, No-Fault Fraud Summit and NYACT

  • As a  member of the faculty of the New York Prosecutors Training Institute

  • Testified before the State Assembly Committee on Insurance and before the State Senate Committee on Insurance

  • As a member of the arbitrator training faculty of the American Arbitration Association

  • Given numerous seminars in the fields of insurance and health care fraud

  • Lecturer at January 27, 2021 annual meeting and seminar of Health Care Section of New York State Bar Association with Francis J. Serbaroli and Ioanna Zevgaras on Telemedicine.

Skip Short is admitted to the following Courts:

  • State of New York

  • State of New Jersey

  • District of Columbia

  • First Circuit United States Courts of Appeals

  • Second Circuit United States Courts of Appeals

  • Third Circuit United States Courts of Appeals

  • D.C. Circuit United States Courts of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

Skip's other interests include the following:

Mr. Short has been a member of the United States Fencing Team for the Pan American Fencing Championships, a Qualified Observer for the New Jersey Astronomical Association and  served for many years as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Aikikai, the home base of the United States Aikido Federation.

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