Creating the best law firm logo is no small feat: you want something that’s equal parts professional and makes for great branding. To help you brainstorm, here are some great legal services logo ideas.
Attorneys at law, judges, or legal consultants all have very serious professions that aren’t commonly associated with flashy branding or marketing. And yet, even legal practices have their competition to beat and the right clients to attract.
Law firm logo design needs to uphold the professional standards of the industry but still correspond to the basic principles of good logo design. To give you a taste what that might look like here are 23 different lawyer logos that you can use as inspiration.
I have a few lawyers in my family and I think most of them would agree that a monogram makes the perfect attorney logo. It’s simple, classic and most importantly, personal. It’s a great way to create a strong personal brand identity in the mind of your clients.
When we think monograms, the first thing that comes to mind is usually classic serif typography or elegant script font. But those are not your only options. The graphic designer behind this logo created a very modern and minimalist legal logo that’s extremely sleek and sophisticated.
By Syzmon Gollis via Dribbble
2. Neilsons Lawyers
A simple monogram can also work for both a small law practice and a big firm. This decorative letter “N” was created from the law firm’s old logo and adapted to suit their new modern rebranding.
It still has a classic feel to it, which fits well with their law firm website. However, the vibrant blue color and the decorative typeface make this law firm logo fitting for a contemporary legal practice.
By Ryan Romanes Studio via Behance
3. Luiz Mantovani
Before settling on a design for your own legal logo, it’s important to consider which practice area you specialize in, and what kind of logo design your clients will expect. For example, criminal law attorneys are probably better off with more serious monograms and wordmarks, while family law practitioners lawyers can consider a more personal and creative approach.
This is a branding project for Luiz Mantovani, a criminal defense attorney. The sleek serif monogram is both modern and professional, and the gold and navy color combination give this custom logo a more refined look.
By Zarco Design via Behance
4. Law Firm K
Many of your competitors will have logos that exude professionalism and strictness. However, an intrinsic part of being a good lawyer is also understanding what your client is going through and more often than not, providing psychological as well as legal support.
That’s why this law firm logo concept is such a great piece of inspiration, as the monogram is embellished with a gentle nature-inspired design element. The elegant curvature of this lovely serif typeface gives the logo a very classy look.
By Insigniada Branding Agency via Dribbble
Most big law firms use wordmarks for their logo design, since this type of logo is inherently more professional. Going with a simpler, sans-serif typeface might ensure that your logo design stays relevant for a longer period of time, rather than experimenting with a wacky script or slab serif typefaces that might look inappropriate.
Atticus Finch is probably one of the most famous lawyers in literature (and film), so it’s probably a law firm name that most non-lawyers can recognize and appreciate.
This legal consultancy gives free consultations and connects clients with attorneys or law firms that are best suited to their case. Because of its unique approach to law services, the company opted for a unique and less rigid brand identity. Their website features numerous illustrations that are meant to provide a more humane approach to legal matters, but the logo designers opted for a more classic approach with this clean serif typeface that adds a more serious twist to their fun branding.
If you want to add some interest to a simple wordmark you can always consider combining two typefaces and use them for your company name and tagline. This is a good example as the name of the law firm is written in a legible typeface, while the word “lawyers” (or abogados in Spanish) is written in a humanistic script font.
These real estate attorneys’ tagline refers to their specific practice area. For this reason, they went with a simple wordmark, with professional sans-serif typography. However, the graphic designer added a quirky and interesting detail by including this icon. It may represent a pine cone and since oak is one of the symbols of Connecticut where this law firm is located it’s perfectly fitting.
8. Jackson Philipps
If you happened to google creative business card ideas, you might have come across that famous divorce lawyer’s business card that can be split in two. This logotype created for a design contest follows the same elegant but powerful approach with two circles (or wedding rings). Since a portion of one of the rings is missing it’s a powerful, albeit sad reminder that what once was meant to be.
By Robin Belen via Dribbble
Scales of justice and other legal symbols
There are a couple of items that are universally recognized as symbols for legal service professionals: scales of justice, court pillars and gavels. However, symbols like books, pens, or the blindfolded goddess of justice can be equally appropriate for legal logos.
While scales of justice are without any doubt a good choice for lawyer logo design, it’s important to remember that this symbol is used a lot. That’s why this graphic design is so creative, as it combines the law firm’s monogram with the scales’ plates. This logo is also relatively simple, which makes it easy to incorporate into business cards and letterheads.
By Maycon Prasniewski via Behance
10. Armando Vela Legal Firm
This artistic logo includes a building (probably court) and scales of justice paired with a bold font. It exudes power and confidence, making it a perfect legal logo.
By Xavier Correa via Behance
11. Michael Wilson
If you want to add an interesting twist to common legal symbols, you can always combine several design elements to create something new. This great attorney logo combines pillars (which often signify courts), a book (perhaps a symbol of the law) and the lawyer’s monogram.
By Mihai Dolganiuc via Dribbble
12. Barbara Cleto de Carvahlo Baldez
Another famous legal symbol often used is the Greco-Roman goddess of justice. She is easily recognized by the blindfold on her eyes. Although you might think a striking character like that might make law firm logo design inappropriate, this example shows how simplifying this design element can deliver a great impact.
By David Silva via Behance
Edgy and modern law firm logos
If you want to exude a sense of tradition, a classic crest or emblem logo is probably a good option, but modern law firms need contemporary logo design.
This monogram is very dynamic and modern, while the sleek monochrome palette is perfectly fitting to a professional logo. It could easily make a great financial logo, but as a law firm logo, it’s exceptionally cool and somewhat unusual.
By Tofu Studio via Behance
14. Martha Athanasopoulou
This great modern logo was developed for a lawyer based in Piraeus, Greece. It combines Martha’s monogram with a modern take on the traditional scales of justice symbol. The color scheme of this personal brand identity is also great, as it contrasts an elegant dark blue with matte gold.
By Panos Statelis via Behance
15. Eugenia Canepa
This commercial and civil law lawyer logo is a combination of the attorney’s monogram and a Roman pillar. The logo design is simple yet modern and would make a great seal, or fit perfectly on stationery or letterheads.
By Koma Diseno via Behance
Many law firm names are made up of the partners’ last names. A creative logotype design might mean including all these names and initials without making the final result too busy or cluttered.
This law firm logo is a great example of how to do that right. The clean sans-serif font and simple rectangles that represent the first letters make for a very clever design, but adding some color gives this professional logo a more interesting look.
By Brian K Gray via Dribbble
Creative legal logos
Creating your own logo requires creativity and vision. The most original and memorable logos definitely don’t come from online logo makers; there’s usually a story behind them. If you want something that your clients will remember, this might mean taking a different design route than everyone else. Check out these quirky yet professional logos for inspiration.
Generic legal symbols are something you can get even with free logo templates, but creating something that fits perfectly with your practice area will require a little more effort and creativity.
This lovely legal logo is the winner of a design contest and it utilizes symbols that are not overused in the legal word. A tree might be representative of the family tree (suitable for a family law practice), while the owl represents wisdom and tact which are necessary for these delicate affairs, unlike the ruthless negotiation style of corporate law.
18. Dunne Law PLLC
This wonderful logo concept can definitely provide a lot of design inspiration: from the ornamental pictogram to the elegant serif font which is perfect for almost any legal professional.
Including the year your legal practice was founded in is a good way to give your logo some gravitas (especially if you’ve been around for a while). This design idea is also a good reminder that even a color like pink can have its place in a very stern, professional context if used correctly.
By George T via Dribbble
19. Rafal Gondzio
An important part of creating the perfect attorney logo is thinking about your potential clients. This lawyer specializes in advising content creators and influencers is a good example to understand how to cater to a specific target audience.
He needed a logo that was modern and appealing to his tech-savvy trendy clients. This cool and colorful logo is a perfect blend of hip and professional, and makes an excellent personal branding project.
By Michal Luczak and Maciel Tyran via Behance
20. H&C Advogados Associados
Animal pictograms are common in food and drink industries but seldom seen with legal services. However, this professional logo shows that pictograms can be a good and suitable choice.
The dove is a symbol of peace or sending messages. So it can be a great choice for family law practitioners as a way to symbolize the importance of communication and restoring peace.
By Everton Gargioni via Behance
21. Roy Scott and James
This brilliant personal injury attorney logo uses the partners’ initials R, S and J to outline the flames coming out of the torch. It’s a much more interesting solution than a simple monogram and it works brilliantly with the overall design.
Fire and light are also commonly used symbols in the world of law, representing light, hope and justice.
By Square69 via Dribbble
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