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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esquire

Esquire is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was a title of ... In letters, a lawyer is customarily addressed by adding the suffix Esquire (abbreviated Esq.), preceded by a comma, after the lawyer's full name .... have had Armes, or can procure them by purchase, may be called Armiger or Esquier ...

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/solosez/esq_2005_05.authcheckdam.pdf

Ok -- what the heck does it mean when someone calls themselves "Esquire" (e.g., John Smith, Esq.) in ... to another lawyer I address the letter and envelope as:.

lawschooli.com/what-does-esquire-mean

Aug 4, 2013 ... The title Esquire (often abbreviated as “Esq.) is a term typically used in ... Though usually used for lawyers, Esquire is occasionally used as a ...

blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2013/12/whats-the-difference-between-jd-and-esq.html

Dec 22, 2013 ... Rooted in English history, "Esq." or "Esquire" is an honorary title that is placed after a practicing lawyer's name. Practicing lawyers are those ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/107084/how-did-the-term-esquire-come-to-be-used-for-lawyers

Mar 13, 2013 ... I suppose some American lawyer wanted to sound important and ... because a barrister named therein was not called esquire ; and now all the ...

stenglelaw.com/whats-a-jd-and-whos-an-esquire

Feb 7, 2013 ... Harvey is both a JD and an Esquire. Mike is neither. Attorneys are required to make sure they use professional designations that are not false ...

nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-do-lawyers-use-esq-and-what-does-it.html

Aug 8, 2011 ... Esquire (abbreviated Esq.) originally was a social rank title above that of mere gentleman, allowed, for example, to the sons of the nobles and ...

articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-10-23/entertainment/8503120563_1_esquire-english-law-justices

Oct 23, 1985 ... This firm`s secretaries, as a general rule, place the word ``Esquire`` or ``Esq.`` after the name of a lawyer at such places as the inside address, ...

www.lawyeredu.org/attorney-vs-lawyer.html

The terms attorney and lawyer are often used interchangeably in the United States. ... On the other hand, barristers are called upon by solicitors if their case requires ... Esquire is a title one may tack on without the approval of the American Bar ...