16 legal logos that raise the bar

When your client has a broad audience, it can be tempting to fall back on generic symbols that everybody recognizes. Like dental offices and real estate companies, law firms and law-related businesses tend to feature one of a few overused concepts in their logos.

Just how common are gavels, scales, neoclassical columns and initials in legal branding? Have a look at this search engine result:

google search results
Google search yields gavels, scales and initials galore (see for yourself!)

But many designers on 99designs know that it’s possible to create a unique look for a legal industry business, while still forming a brand that will appear trustworthy to its target audience. These always appear a cut above the rest.

Take a look a these awesome legal logos, which refuse to plead guilty to generic symbolism:

Ellis Porter lawyer logo
By Aleksandar/S
breeze Wills and trusts
By cmyk13
miller
By Sparky3d
Lawyer logo design: Aldaz & Chavez
By erraticus
Lawyer logo design: Snellings Law
By BRANDONart�
Legal logo: Lex Redux
By cmyk13
Legal logo: Urban Village
By he4d
Relative Law
By B@ms
Legal logo: filevine
By Gajowy
mzb
By Derric
O'Brien Law Firm
By leftflank
Legal logo design: Launch Law
By kimvc

Not all clients prefer a traditional legal logo. Some go for a more fun, lighthearted look to attract attention:

Legal logo: Accident
By Cheeky Creative
Divorce Heroes legal logo
By Eren G.
Legal Gater lawyer logo
By Hazel Anne
Legal logo design
By Hazel Anne

Remember: It is the designer’s job to think outside the box and convince the client of the value of such thinking. Consider sharing examples and ideas with the client about the style you want to portray, and explain why it is always worth resisting the temptation toward the obvious.

Seen any other inspiring legal logos? Share them in the comments!

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