Esquire is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was
a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, above the rank of
gentleman and below the rank of knigh...
I use Esq. every time I send a letter to someone, male or female. .... construct with
no inherent meaning, it could be *used* as an abbreviation of "mistress.
Jan 8, 2006 ... Later, the term was extended to other mid-level dignitaries, including ... Actually,
however, the law is not settled on whether a person using esquire (or Esq.) and ...
The concern is that the use of designations like J.D., Esq., lawyer or ... That rule
can hold true even for lawyers on inactive status, as one Utah ...
Do I have to pass the bar (Florida) before I can use the title "Esquire? ... In the
USA, anybody can use "Esq." It's not limited to lawyers, just ...
Dec 22, 2013 ... You may encounter the term "J.D." after someone's name in a ... with a state bar
number which you can use to verify his or her license as well as ...
Mar 13, 2013 ... @Kris It does indicate that one is a lawyer in the US. ... Esquire (in BrE) means
not sir- it's a default title for somebody who doesn't otherwise ...
DIGEST: Attorney may ethically use the title "Esq." after his or her name, even ...
on common usage it is fair to state that if the title appears after a person's name,
... (1984), the use of the title "esquire" by a lawyer in a non-legal context does not
Jun 7, 2010 ... Q: I'm bothered by the use of the honorific “Esq.” for a lawyer. I believe it ... It
should be conferred by others as a term of respect, and only on men. ... However,
“esquire” does not precisely mean “gentleman” in Britain. As the ...
A female attorney can, and some do indeed use the title “Esquire”. ... rarely if ever
does someone describe themselves using the term “Esquire”.
Mar 7, 2011 ... Well, you can forget about it when the client tells you to use a silly nickname. ...
First and last name will do, but don't wave the “attorney” title around. ... By the
way, some people (mostly men) wonder whether “Esquire,” which ...