How to Address a U.S. Attorney

How to Address a United States Attorney

United States Attorneys are addressed as ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’.  In oral conversation or in a salutation they are addressed as ‘Mr./Ms. (Surname)’. See more on U.S. attorneys in the NOTE below.   For how to address a former U.S. Attorney see former official, espcially notes #1-A and #1-c.  For the form to address an attorney at law in the U.S., see that post.  

—-Envelope, official:
——–The Honorable
—-—-(Full Name)
—-—-United States Attorney for … (Place/Region)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname):

– Robert Hickey

How to Address a US Attorney

NOTE: “The United States Attorneys serve as the principal litigators in the United States under the direction of the Attorney General. There are 93 United States Attorneys stationed throughout the United States and its territories. United States Attorneys are appointed by, and serve at the discretion of, the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.  Each U.S. Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within his or her particular jurisdiction.” – Offices of the United States Attorneys, United States Department of Justice.


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”