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. You can learn more and more about How to address a letter professionally.

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 the judge’s address and write your own address here. That includes your full name, business name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code.

letter format for judge Formal Letter Format Address
letter format for judge Formal Letter Format Address

Letter’s format

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

Keep the right alignment of all the content you wrote in 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 Codes
  • 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 explains the reason behind writing this letter such as the 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.