A Collection of 20 Groan-Worthy Legal Dad Jokes

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Think you've heard every legal joke in the book? Think again! This blog is packed with dad jokes so bad, they're criminally funny.

Get ready for a verdict of delight and a sentence of "pun-ishable" jokes.

Note: “Dad joke” is another term for a corny, groan-inducing joke. It usually involves a pun or play on words. Although “dad joke” itself is a gendered term, good/bad dad jokes can come from (and be “enjoyed” by) anyone!

1. A man sued an airline company after it lost his luggage.

Sadly, he lost his case.

2. What do you call a priest who becomes a lawyer?

A father in law.

3. Lawyers really take the fun out of everything.

Even Santa comes with a Clause.

4. Who invented copper wire?

Two tax attorneys fighting over a penny.

5. 8 vowels, 11 consonants, an exclamation mark, and a comma appeared in court today.

They are due to be sentenced next week.

6. What kind of underwear do lawyers wear?


7. What is a personal injury lawyer's favorite dessert?

A torte!

8. Why are estate attorneys the most determined?

Because “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

9. Why did the Golden Retriever not make any money at his first law firm?

He only worked on pro-bone-o cases.

10. Why did the elephant lawyer lose their case?

Because his argument was irrele-phant.

11. Why did the law student go to court wearing a shirt with no sleeves?

Because he had the right to bare arms.

12. Did you hear about the new sushi bar that caters exclusively to lawyers?

It’s called Sosumi.

13. Why did the lawyer bring a ladder to court?

They heard the case was up for appeal!

14. Why wasn't the convicted law student able to go back to their apartment?

Because he didn't get re-leased.

15. What does a lawyer order to drink?


16. What do you call a lawyer who wins a case against a mime?

A motionless victory.

17. Why did the scarecrow become a lawyer?

Because he was outstanding in his field!

18. Why did the lawyer make coffee?

There was sufficient grounds.

19. Why do lawyers make good wingmen?

They know how to handle objections!

20. Why did the legal document break up with the contract?

It felt it was too binding!

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