It might come as a surprise but business cards for lawyers are varied and often creative. Just because the industry is serious, does not mean the business cards need to be. There is lots of room to express what the law firm specializes in, who they want to stand for and how they set themselves apart. In fact, lawyer business cards should be memorable, communicating trust and expressing confidence, so prospective clients feel comfortable.

To spark inspiration for lawyers, designers or anyone interested in what makes a lawyer business card work, we’ve compiled  examples of our favorite lawyer business cards. We think they’re tops, but you be the judge!

Modern lawyer business cards

This style of lawyer business cards are ideal for those who want to convey that they can adapt to the demands of today, even though they belong to an old world trade. These business cards are minimally designed with one or two colors for text and background at most. They tend to have geometric shapes and clean lines free of much texture or shading.

Unlike traditional business cards for attorneys, modern lawyer business cards do not contain much text beyond the name of the company. These cards are a great choice for young law firms who would like to work with newer industries like technology, with artists and many other industries who prioritize keeping up with the times.

blackbird law business card
This design is modern, easy and very clear. By Jecakp.
jinny yang tree simple business card
A modern lawyer business card with great use of white space. By Raveart.
Hameline and Eccleston business card
A business card simplified. By itzzzo.
catherine nilles law business card and logo
A striking example that minimal can still carry lots of gravitas. By Caibo.
round corner logo lawyer business card
A serious yet modern and youthful business card for a law consulting firm. Design by ™SF_Design™.

Classic lawyer business cards

When designed intentionally, classic never has to mean outdated or boring. Lawyers who would like to be considered more traditional, who work with bigger or older corporations, the government, or those law firms who have long-standing relationships with the same clients should consider this type of business card because classic cards are timeless and convey unchanging trust.

Classic lawyer business cards are often monochrome, and typography is usually made up of elegant serifs for fonts. Since these cards are often quite simple, fonts play a key role. The preferred color combinations for these cards are gold and black or blue tones and white.

black and gold justice symbol business card
Black, gold and evoking timeless justice symbols. By undrthespellofmars.
green business card
Classic set apart with the use of the dark green background. By Scoth Wisky.
blue navy logo and attorney business card
Certain business cards look like they’ve existed in the same way forever. By Terry Bogard.
gold black greek symbol business card
The black card is an update on the classic. By quantumzero.
blue and white attorney business card
A no-frills, classic approach by design_C

Inventive lawyer business cards

Lawyers who are looking to work with new businesses should consider this type of business card because inventive business cards tell clients that you can think outside the box, that you understand creative demands and that you’re open and approachable. Inventive lawyer business cards are great for lawyers who want to set themselves apart and those who work solo. These business cards include details that aren’t common or expected in lawyer business cards, such as bright colors, non-traditional card shapes and other ways that stretch beyond the norm.

foldable business card
Hard not to notice this business card which replicates the law firm’s logo. Design by 1302.
purple graphic business card
The bright color and the graphic cut in half makes this business card memorable. Design by Terry Bogard.
patterned, colored edge lawyer business card
A more ornate take on a classic black-gold lawyer business card. Design by ultrastjarna.
grid white and blue business card
A creative use of simple colors and sections in this design by vanessarnaynard
yellow asymmetrical lawyer business card
The color choice is surprising for a lawyer business card and therefore unique. Design by Mihai Crisan.

Informal lawyer business cards

Not all sections of the law are stuffy and not all lawyers will make a dent in your wallet. Informal lawyer business cards convey just that. These business cards are great for small firm lawyers. Whether working for humanitarian or non-profit causes or with those who do not have access to big name firms, these cards tell the clients that anyone should have easy access to law expertise.

These types of cards can be handwritten or hand-illustrated, employ water-colors or use thicker papers to express a personal touch.

horse lawyer business card
Memorable, pleasing and colorful design by SBRBD
handwritten quill business law card
The hand-draw illustration and cursive sets this design apart from the usual lawyer cards. By SimpleIsGood.
tree business card
The illustration on this lawyer business card makes it feel young and approachable. By inphaseshift.
monogram card with tagline
Pastel colors and the straightforward tagline appeal to new clients with ease. By dizzyline.

What do you want your business card to do?

The business card you choose will be dependent on the type of law you practice and the type of lawyer you are —and the type of client you’d like to attract. Whatever you choose, remember that creativity always has a place, even in an industry as traditional as law.

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