Cyndy Short, Ex-Lawyer for Missing Baby Lisa Irwin’s Family: I Left Because Tacopina & I Could Not Work As a Team


Splitsville in the legal team of Missouri attorney Cyndy Short and high powered NYC lawyer Joe Tacopina. Short stated that one of the two had to leave as they differed on how to handle the case and were not working as a team. Cyndy Short is out, Tacopina remains.

The Kansas City attorney who was representing the parents of missing 11-month old Lisa Irwin said today that she was fired by high-powered New York defense attorney Joe Tacopina.

“Tacopina and I were not able to work as a team,” attorney Cyndy Short said at a news conference today. “Our goals and our approaches are so different that one of us had to go.”

Short was dismissed shortly after she gave media tours of the Irwin home, which the family now says they learned about after the fact.

One has to wonder the motivations of missing baby Lisa Irwin’s family at this point and what were the differences of the two feuding attorneys? Is one just trying to protect the family and the other actually trying to find the missing baby?Why would a high profile attorney attach himself to this case? Is it to find the missing child? Hardly, that is not a lawyers jobs, it is to work for and protect their client. Tacopina’s client is not missing baby Lisa Irwin.

“After hearing there was a press conference and listening to Mrs. Short’s statement, we are further convinced that we made the correct decision,” parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin wrote in a statement e-mailed to “One of the reasons we relieved Mrs. Short was because she was holding her own press conferences, making statements to the media, and giving tours of the home that we were finding out about after the fact.”

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Just curious, who has baby Lisa’s best interest at heart in this missing persons case?

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Cyndy Short, Ex-Lawyer for Missing Baby Lisa Irwin’s Family: I Left Because Tacopina & I Could Not Work As a Team”

    1. Buster on November 3rd, 2011 8:43 am

      Cindy has more morals that Bald Taco !!! How does Joe sleep at night ??? He even has a family and kids !!!

    2. NGBoston on November 4th, 2011 10:10 pm

      Taco sleeps just fine every night because although he is a decent Attorney, he is a Criminal Defense Attorney and he basically does not care about anything but defending high profile cases that keep his wallet fat.

      Pretty simple really. He believes every person has a right to due process under the law and he laughs all the way to the bank bc he is good at what he does.

      Joe Taco doesn’t need to have a conscience, he just needs to have no integrity or lesser than average morals of a decent human being.

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