Raising the Bar on Business Attire for the Attorney

by Rachel Yeomans | October 2nd, 2009   

Of all the professional types whose appearance can influence business success, few have to stay on top of their game more than attorneys.

Yes, you expect a nice suit or a nice skirt on your lawyer. But attorneys in standard business wear are a dime a dozen. The most successful of them combine “nice” with perfect accessories and attitudes that say, I’m not just doing this because of my job. I look this good all the time!

“Let’s face it, human nature being what it is, when we pay attention to looks, looks matter,” says Susan Powell, a licensed clinical psychologist and principal with New York-based jury consultants Strategic Litigation Research. “And an attorney who doesn’t look right is an attorney who will not have the confidence of his client … or, possibly, a jury.”

We consulted four of Miami-Dade and Broward counties’ sharpest dressers to find out what the Floridians wear, how they dress it up and how they match their mental and emotional styles to their look.

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Click here to read the findings from James H. Burnett III of McClatchy Newspapers, posted on Centredaily.com.



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