The Florida Bar

December 13, 1962

It is proper for a Florida lawyer to list his name, residence telephone number and address on his business card. A lawyer may ethically maintain a law office in his home.

Canon: 27

Chairman Holcomb stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar submits an inquiry regarding the propriety of his using a business card setting forth that he is an attorney at law, his residence address and telephone number, and further inquiring as to whether it is mandatory that a lawyer practicing in Florida maintain a business office and mailing address other than his place of residence.

We find no objection whatever to a lawyer having his office in his home and using his home telephone for business purposes and using a professional card listing his residence address and telephone number.

This is entirely apart, of course, from any question as to whether such arrangement violates regulations in the area in which he resides, but that has nothing to do with professional ethics.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]