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.

DeLorean DMC-12

a DeLorean, the car from Back to the Future

Tell Doc Brown to fire up the flux capacitor. Unless your ride can go back in time to convince your client to not hire you as their lawyer, you should not be driving this car.

One exception is for video game and startup-related law. If you practice in either of these areas and drive a car like a DeLorean, then you can add $200 to your billable hour.

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8 responses to “Cars Lawyers Should Not Drive”

  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.

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