How to Address a District Attorney

District Attorney

District Attorneys are typically elected in a general election. As such, they are traditionally entitled to be addressed asthe Honorable (Full Name)’.  Check for local tradition.

—-Envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-The Honorable
—-—-(Full Name)
—-—-District Attorney of (city or county)

—-—-The Honorable (Full Name)
—-—-District Attorney of (city or county)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Mr./Madam District Attorney:
—-—-Dear District Attorney:
——–Dear District Attorney (Surname):
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname):

—-—-Mr./Madam District Attorney
—-—-District Attorney
——–District Attorney (Surname)
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Surname)

– Robert Hickey How to Address a District Attorney


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.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

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”