Attornies or Attorneys: Which is Correct?

There is some confusion on the correct plural of attorney: “attornies” or “attorneys.”

English speakers often think of the rule “change y to i and add ies.” However, that is just part of the rule.

Attornies

“Attornies” is the incorrect plural word of “attorney.” If you see this word, it is a misspelling.

Attorneys

The correct plural spelling of “attorney” is “attorneys.”  Therefore,  when writing about more than one attorney, you should use “attorneys.”

Singular Possessive of Attorney

We use the singular possessive form to show ownership. To form the singular possessive, you must add an apostrophe + s.

Examples of Sentences with “Attorney’s”

– The attorney’s office is located in the downtown area. – The attorney’s fees for representing me in court were very reasonable.

We use the plural possessive form to show ownership by more than one person. To form the plural possessive, you need to add s + an apostrophe.

Plural Possessive of Attorney

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