Attorney Bio Template: Use This Form to Create a Meaningful Legal Biography

Allison Gagliardi

February 5, 2015

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Crafting Attorney Biographies Clients Will Actually Read

The bio pages on your site are valuable real estate. Users are more likely to visit them to put a face to the person they are corresponding with and more often than not they are one of the most visited pages on a website.

Below is a template we share with clients to help them craft attorney biographies that hit all the important highlights. Feel free to take this template and adapt it to fit your site and the kind of information you want to share with potential clients.

Attorney Bio Template

Name:

Title:

Direct Dial:

Fax:

E-Mail:

Office Location (if firm has more than one office):

 [Insert short bio (one or two paragraphs) in narrative form.  Bio can include your title, the date you joined the firm, areas of specialization, prior experience, etc. but should not include the information in bullet points below.]

 Practice Areas: [Practice area descriptions should match those listed on website]

    • Practice Area 1
    • Practice Area 2
    • Practice Area 3

 Admitted to Practice:

    • Court, Year
    • Court, Year
    • Court, Year

 Education:

    • School, Degree, Year, Honors, Activities
    • School, Degree, Year, Honors, Activities

 Professional or Trade Affiliations

    • Organization 1
    • Organization 2
    • Organization 2

Honors & Awards

    • Award 1
    • Award 2
    • Award 3

 Publications

    • Name of Article, Name of Publication, Year Published
    • Name of Article, Name of Publication, Year Published
    • Name of Article, Name of Publication, Year Published

Speaking Engagements

    • Presentation Topic, Organization, Year
    • Presentation Topic, Organization, Year
    • Presentation Topic, Organization, Year

 Representative Experience 

    • Case, Transaction 1 – Short Summary
    • Case, Transaction 2 – Short Summary
    • Case, Transaction 3 – Short Summary

 Community Involvement

    • Name of organization, office held (if applicable), year(s)
    • Name of organization, office held (if applicable), year(s)
    • Name of organization, office held (if applicable), year(s)
    • Name of organization, office held (if applicable), year(s)
    • Name of organization, office held (if applicable), year(s)

 Social Media (provide links for those that apply):

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Google+
    • YouTube
    • Blog
    • Other

 

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