How to Address a Letter to a Judge

When you are addressing the letter to a judge it is best option to use the full name of the judge, with the complete name of the court where he or she serves. If you are unaware from the title of the judge then you can simply google it by the name of the judge.

On the top left corner write the address of judge and current date:

According to the proper formatting write the address of judge and current date on the top right corner of the letter. Skip two lines after judge’s address and write your own address here. That includes your full name, business name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code.

Letter’s format:

A proper and precise format is needed to follow when you are writing a letter to judge.  If you want to right it by hand then choose a hard paper of good quality and avoid lined paper.

Keep right alignment of all the content you wrote on a letter. And start writing your letter by this format:

  • The Honorable Judge First and Last Name
  • Name of the Court where he or she works
  • Mailing Address of Judge

Sender’s Information for Addressing:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • City, state, ZIP Codess
  • Cell Number or Email Address

State the Purpose of a Letter:

“Re: Sentencing of First and Last Name of Defendant, Case No. AAAAAAA”


Dear Judge Last Name

Before writing the address on envelope make sure the designation of a judge either chief justice, justice, chief judge, or judge. If you don’t know the actual designation then you can simply write “Dear Judge”.

Body of a Letter:

Now start the body with you proper and precise introduction i.e. your first and last name, your occupation, your residence. After this explain the reason behind writing this letter such as introduction of the victim or defendant. Then explain which services you are desiring from a judge. Elaborate the whole scenario precisely. A letter should not exceed from one page.


End the letter with the words like “Respectfully” or “Sincerely” that is followed by your signature. At the end proofread your letter and send it through envelope with proper addressing.