Like every professional, a good attorney needs a good attorney letterhead. An attorney letterhead is a standard piece of stationary that contains the attorney’s name, address, phone number and other contact information. An attorney letterhead comes in a variety of designs and different weights of paper but almost all are elegant and professional in appearance. Attorneys who are just starting out on their own might use a lighter weight of paper but most agree that for a serious image, a good quality, heavier paper sends the right message.
As attorneys need to be taken seriously, so too should their letterheads be serious. It should represent the attorney in the best possible way. A good design for an attorney letterhead will have a very business style font for the text, perhaps a script or something with a serif. While other companies can have vivid, creative, and graphically inspiring designs, an attorney letterhead needs to be straight-forward and easily identifiable. A letterhead that is whimsical or fun will not have the same impact. The idea is to make an impression. People need to respect an attorney as a voice of legal authority and the right attorney letterhead can help them achieve that.