As a lawyer, your car says a lot about you to your clients. When a client sees your ride, they are going to make judgments about your abilities as a lawyer by the type of car you drive.

Is this shallow?

Yes. 100%.

But it’s reality. Sorry.

Here are the cars that scare away clients.

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador, a performance sports car.

There must be some way to show clients you have won a lot of high-worth cases. How about an Audi A8, a Mercedes S-500, or a Lexus LS? Nope. Every lawyer has one of those. You need a car that shows that you are in a much higher tax bracket. You need a car that is worth more than your clients’ homes. And they need to know it. Because when you hire “The Champ” (presumably the nickname you gave yourself), the client needs to know they will win their case and you will get a very nice contingency fee out of this one.

Your clients hire you because you had a compelling TV or radio ad, and they did not shop around for a lawyer. They will settle whenever you tell them to because they cannot stand listening to you talk about your amazing trial skills and what will happen when you get the defendants on the stand.

Your poor secretary. They earn $35k per year and answer your calls at all hours. And you purposely try to make them cry at least once per month just for fun. They dream of slashing your tires on a daily basis.

You think the car highlights your success. Everyone else sees it as a douchebag warning sign.

The Lamborghini Aventador is the car that says, “I am a lawyer that wins a lot of cases, but everyone hates my personality.”

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  1. I can personally attest to the fact that the Nissan 350z is the best lawyer ride. Gets to Court fast and has a storage compartment for case files.

  2. jeremy secker says:

    White Beemer.

  3. Meghan says:

    1984 Mercedes Benz 300D

    • Joe Fay says:

      This is a classic car. You could totally pull this off. Nothing says slightly stuffy lawyer like a car that’s older than most of your clients. Also, in a lot of states, a car this old would be eligible for antique plates.

  4. Kenny says:

    The Lamborghini Aventador is a a great car your just some loser who can’t afford it. You probably do everything pro bono. Get a life.

  5. Paul Spitz says:

    If you represent drug dealers on coke charges, the DeLorean is perfect. You can even claim that you got it as payment for defending John DeLorean.

  6. James says:

    Why is there a picture of a Mustang on the front page? Clearly you are saying that’s the preferred vehicle.

  7. jdo says:

    I am a Construction and Real Estate Development lawyer and drive a Jeep – I keep my hardhat, steel toe boots & Carhart jacket in the back seat. It gets me to the front door of any job-site, no matter how much mud or dirt I have to drive through. It also gives me a little “street cred” with contractor clients who see that I don’t mind getting a little dirty.

  8. Joe Bahgat says:

    So what is “the perfect” lawyer ride? Is it practice area specific? And what about for lawyers (like me) who are most likely to encounter clients when driving a rental, because we practice in multiple jurisdictions, and have to travel long distances to get to the courthouse, or deposition? Personally, I aim to always be driving something that combines fun, performance, and practicality, under the given conditions—e.g. when in Cali, I always look to get a a convertible (so long as it’s not a Sebring), anywhere mountainous or snowy calls for Chevy Tahoe, or similar SUV (also good when having to transport several clients), and if somewhere cold and/or rainy, I try to get a Cadillac or Maxima. My only hard and fast rule is no Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki, or similar redheaded stepchild-eque brand

  9. Cathleen Rocco says:

    Patent prosecution lawyers drive Hondas: “I am a nerd who is not unconcerned with appearances, besides which, function over form (Hondas are reliable, last forever, and great on gas). We leave flash for entertainment lawyers.

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