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Attorney-Lawyer Sample Resume

Purpose: Sample attorney resume written for a trial attorney

This sample resume for an Attorney/Lawyer is just an example to show the quality and style of our professional resume writing services. Every document we write is different and the resume that we write for you will be customized and personalized to your needs and to the market you are targeting. Distinctive Documents provides our clients a full range of professional writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a past client (we’ve already written your resume), you can place an order to have your resume updated by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume writing services, click here.

Sample Resume for an Attorney

Sample resume for an Attorney written by a professional resume writer

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Quick Resume Writing Tip: This sample resume for an Attroney/Lawyer illustrates that sometimes shorter is better. While a one-page summary resume (also known as a networking resume) or biography may be an effective tool when networking, or as a “leave behind” at interviews, it is usually an ineffective replacement for a well-written, dynamic professional resume. But in resume writing, rules are made to be broken when you have a good strategic reason to do that. This client had a very specific purpose for this resume and did not feel it was appropriate to share the details of his cases within it. Based on the individual circumstances of his search, we agreed. Instead, we wrote this powerful summary document that touched on all of the most important highlights without revealing anything confidential.

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I wanted to get back with you and let you know that on Friday, I accepted a job for which I am very excited. I will start December 2, 2002 as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for a company called XXXXXXX. They provide full service packages for XXXXXXXXX. I will also be the business unit manager for a new business they will launch in the coming months. Their services are based on providing the very best and comprehensive service at very competitive prices. It is a great opportunity to leverage my last 10 years in college and university relations and youth marketing. It is also located right here in XXXXX, about four miles from my house! There will be some international travel (very exciting) but there won't be the heavy domestic travel that I've had for the last 7+ years. And so I am now embarking on my first extended vacation since college. This feels like such a luxury. I want to sincerely thank you for all of your help through this process. The resume that you created was absolutely critical in my landing this position. I had more than a half a dozen interviews within weeks of circulating my resume, was a finalist for three positions and was offered two positions. The one that I accepted is without a doubt the best fit. I am truly thankful and feel very blessed to have had my search turn out this way. I hope all is well with you and I will continue to recommend your services very highly.

S.K., Arizona

Michelle, I worked with you last January on my resume and various materials. They were excellent and you were excellent. I was going through a tough time and you and your resume gave me the confidence I needed to have the successful year I have enjoyed. I had several interviews and opportunities, but in the end decided I wanted to have my own business. So, I ended up staying at my job turning around Xxxxxxxxx, starting some ancillary businesses with it, and I go in to meet the President of the parent company Monday to make an offer. Your resume has helped open the door with many investors. I will let you know how it all turns out. I have and will continue to refer your company to friends and colleagues. You may be getting an inquiry from one today.

M.L., Georgia

I am so pleased with the quality of your work and the service received that I have already passed your name and website address to several people!! It is amazing and quite impressive to me how you so easily interpret a couple of sentences in a profile and turn it into a professional document that articulates and describes my roles and responsibilities to a tee! Very rarely do I encounter such great customer service and response times to inquiries...that alone sold me on your services. I will continue working with you for as long as you stay in business or until I retire from working! Again, thanks so much on a great job...I'll keep you posted on my job search success.

E.D., Maryland

Very good service!!! Nancy was very responsive and available to answer my questions. She also reached out to me in order to have a better understanding of my career experiences and what I wanted to highlight! This is my first professional resume and I am very happy with the final product. I think that it represents my accomplishments and highlights my strengths. I have already recommended you to a couple of my friends!!!

S.N., Illinois

Hi Sharon- I just wanted to let you know that I sent my resume in Tuesday morning to the Xxxxxxxxx Association and they called my Tuesday afternoon to schedule an interview for Thursday morning. The job I applied for is Director of Events Planning and Volunteers. Thanks for writing a great resume. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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