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    letterhead-littigator

    John hired a letterhead-littigator from one of San Jose’s best firms to represent him.

    Letterhead could mean the following:

    let‧ter‧head / ˈletəhed $ -ər- / noun
    1 [ countable ] the name and address that is printed at the top of a sheet of writing paper
    2 [ uncountable ] American English paper that has the name and address of a person or business printed at the top of it : The letter had been written on university letterhead.





    So a litterhead-littigator is a littigator that has his own letterhead?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: letterhead-littigator

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    John hired a letterhead-littigator from one of San Jose’s best firms to represent him.

    Letterhead could mean the following:

    So a litterhead-littigator is a littigator that has his own letterhead?

    Thanks in advance.
    Not a teacher only a native.

    I do not know for certain, however from the context, I would say that the phrase refers to a litigator (only one 'T') who is prestigious or successful. The fact that the litigator had their own headed paper idicates that they are of a certain status. Supporting this interpretation is the latter part of the sentence, 'one of San Jose's best firms...'

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    Re: letterhead-litigator

    Thanks. However, this makes me wonder what "letterhead" has to do with it. I assume that litigators that have their own letterhead are important and successful.

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    Re: letterhead-litigator

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Thanks. However, this makes me wonder what "letterhead" has to do with it. I assume that litigators that have their own letterhead are important and successful.
    It appears that Shroob has already answered your question, but I'll try to expand on his response. The American Bar Association has rules relating to the names of law firms. A firm name may include the names of some or all of its members, as well as the names of retired and deceased members. The trend nowadays is for a more minimal approach and law firms have moved to shorter names. The fact that a litigator's name is on the letterhead signifies, to some, greater prestige. So, if the litigator in question still has their name on the letterhead we can conclude that they have survived the downsizing of the firm's name and are still a named partner.

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    Re: letterhead-litigator

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    The fact that a litigator's name is on the letterhead signifies, to some, greater prestige. So, if the litigator in question still has their name on the letterhead we can conclude that they have survived the downsizing of the firm's name and are still a named partner.
    Thank you.
    That was something that I was not clear about; I am now clear.

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