How to Address an Associate Justice, State

How to Address an Associate Justice, State Supreme Court

—-Envelope or address block on an email:
—-—-Justice (Surname)
—-—-The Supreme Court of (state)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Justice (Surname):

—-—-Justice (Surname)
ow to Address an Associate Justice | State Supreme Court


See also Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court.

The highest court in most states is the Supreme Court.  But in a few the highest court has a different name: E.g., in New York State and Maryland it is the Court of Appeal. Confirm the name of your court.

Justice is a title and honorific for a judge of an appellate court. A chief justice is the head judge in a national supreme court. In lower courts the highest-ranking judge is most often called a chief judge.

—-– Robert Hickey, Honor & Respect

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"