Sample General Attorney Resume

Notice how the job seeker in this sample general attorney resume opens with a clear objective of what he wants. These few well-chosen words will catch any employer's attention. He then lists only those previous work experiences that pertain to this particular job. All general attorney resumes should include this vital information.

Gordon Appleton
Attorney at Law
21 Seacrest Road
City Road, USA 23417

Objective: General Attorney

Seeking an interview for work as a general attorney


In good standing with State Bar Association ready for immediate employment. Excellent employee record, professional, outstanding with clients. Specialties: research, defending people against prosecution, fact-finding, interviewing witnesses, and other related work.


Barker Brothers Legal Counsel, Big City, USA         2000-2007

     Preparing civil suits for trial

Smith and Cochran, Attorneys at Law, USA.         1997-2000
     Depositions, contracts, research


J.D. Columbus School of Law, Any Place, USA       1997


American Bar Association:
     New Attorney of the Year                            1998

NOTE: This general attorney resume is a condensed version of a full resume--to serve as an example only. Always consider what the employer is looking for in the general attorney he hires. Tailor your resume to those requirements.