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Lawyer cover letter

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Sylvia Warner
Sometown, ME 55555 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | Email: sw@somedomain.com

February 5, 2018

Mr. Henry Parks


HR Director
ABC Law Firm
5 Eastern Rd.
Sometown, MA 55555

Dear Mr. Parks:

Your advertisement for an IP lawyer captured my interest as soon as I read it on


Monster. I bring to the table substantive intellectual property experience and
expertise that would benefit your firm.

Since earning a law degree from DEF Law School and passing the Maine State
Bar Exam 11 years ago, I have worked as a licensed attorney within the mid-
sized, general practice law firm of XYZ & Associates. I have handled an array of
litigation and legal matters, representing the interests of corporate and individual
clients on complex issues, transactions, agreements and lawsuits.
Over the last 5 years, my legal practice has increasingly focused on intellectual
property matters, making me uniquely suited for your position opening. Recent
achievements include:

Securing 8-figure patent-infringement verdicts.


Defeating a product liability class action lawsuit brought against a toy
manufacturer with the potential to bankrupt the company.
Contributing to a trademark infringement case win in China for an
American handbag manufacturer.
Preserving IP rights of client companies by preventing patent, trademark
and copyright infringements and drafting ironclad licensing agreements.
Authoring 2 amicus curiae briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

I am seeking to transition into a boutique law firm specializing in IP law. As a


member of your team, I would make immediate and lasting contributions to
cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and more. Please
call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Sylvia Warner
Enclosure: Résumé

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