How to Address a Lawyer or Attorney and Spouse?
I have to write to and acknowledge donors for an upcoming community event.
—-#1) A local attorney made a significant contribution, He’s the attorney, she is not.
—–#2) A married couple – both attorneys – made a contribution too.
How to I address the envelopes?
—-—-—-—-– PM, Meeting Coordinator
—-#1) Husband is an attorney and she is not.
—-—-Attorneys are ‘Mr./Ms. (Name)’. No special honorific. The post nominal ‘Esq.’ is not used in social/personal correspondence. Traditionally, if husband & wife use the same surname they are:
—-—-Mr. and Mrs. (His Full Name)
—-—-Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson
—-Or if she uses another surname, or has a special honorific of her own, she is listed second with her full name.:
—-—-Mr. Thomas Nelson and Ms. Nancy Henderson
—-—-Mr. Thomas Nelson and Dr. Nancy Nelson
—-#2) Both are attorneys? Same forms shown above apply.
—–—–If you’d like to read about other options for writing women’s / spouse’s names, follow the link in the list at right to ‘Mrs. vs. Ms.’
– Robert Hickey How to Address a Lawyer -or- How to Address an Attorney