Lawyer cover letter

Lawyer cover letter

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Sylvia Warner
Sometown, ME 55555 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | Email:

February 5, 2018


Mr. Henry Parks
HR Director
ABC Law Firm
5 Eastern Rd.
Sometown, MA 55555

Dear Mr. Parks:

Your advertisement for an IP lawyer captured my interest as soon as I read it on Monster. I bring to the table substantive intellectual property experience and expertise that would benefit your firm.

Since earning a law degree from DEF Law School and passing the Maine State Bar Exam 11 years ago, I have worked as a licensed attorney within the mid-sized, general practice law firm of XYZ & Associates. I have handled an array of litigation and legal matters, representing the interests of corporate and individual clients on complex issues, transactions, agreements and lawsuits.

Over the last 5 years, my legal practice has increasingly focused on intellectual property matters, making me uniquely suited for your position opening. Recent achievements include:

  • Securing 8-figure patent-infringement verdicts.
  • Defeating a product liability class action lawsuit brought against a toy manufacturer with the potential to bankrupt the company.
  • Contributing to a trademark infringement case win in China for an American handbag manufacturer.
  • Preserving IP rights of client companies by preventing patent, trademark and copyright infringements and drafting ironclad licensing agreements.
  • Authoring 2 amicus curiae briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

I am seeking to transition into a boutique law firm specializing in IP law. As a member of your team, I would make immediate and lasting contributions to cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and more. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you.


Sylvia Warner
Enclosure: Résumé

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