“Augustus Howard, Esq”
I had a hard time getting past the “Esq.” What kind of person refers to himself as Esquire?
Lawyers. They do in Wisconsin, anyway.
I was once peripherally involved in a law suit in another state and the lawyers all sent me copies of everything. I refused to hire a lawyer for the nonsense. After the first year I began to get mail addressed to “bert esquire”.
n. A man or boy who is a member of the gentry in England ranking directly below a knight.
n. Used as an honorific usually in its abbreviated form, especially after the name of an attorney or a consular officer.
n. A barrister-at-law.
Wow, are you naive or simply uninformed?The author is not referring to himself as Esquire. In the United States, Esquire is mostly used to denote a lawyer in a departure from traditional use and is irrespective of gender. In letters, a lawyer is customarily addressed by adding the suffix Esquire (abbreviated Esq.), preceded by a comma, after the lawyer’s full name.