The Florida Bar

Ethics Opinion

Opinion 62-42

December 13, 1962
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
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.
Note: Lawyer advertising rules are now in Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 4-7.11
through 4-7.22.


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