Attorney Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Attorney.

(n) Attorney

An attorney is a professional who is legally qualified and authorized to represent another person in legal matters or in court. The requirements for becoming an attorney differ from state to state. They interpret laws, provide legal advice, and handle legal paperwork for individuals, companies, and organizations. The term "attorney" is used interchangeably with "lawyer" in the United States.