Dennehy Law Office Sign

THE SCALES OF JUSTICE are often the choice on law office signs, since this symbol is well known and easily recognizable. Often depicted in the hands of Lady Justice (Justitia in Latin – the Roman goddess of justice) ever since the modern legal system began back in Rome, the scales have symbolized the balance between truth and fairness. The scales have also traditionally depicted the balance between the defence and opposition in a case, with Lady Justice weighing the two to reach a fair verdict. Usually she is shown blindfolded to show impartiality (this is where the saying ‘Justice is blind’ comes from) and with a sword (symbolizing the power of the court). The symbol of the scales is an image that is repeated throughout the United States Supreme Court building.

Not only in the US, but around the world, the scales of justice symbolize the aspirations of the legal system. In this image, all involved in the system – from judges to juries – are reminded of their responsibility. The scales create a vivid symbol – used in countless paintings and sculptures, in courthouses and halls of justice – showing how two sides present evidence, causing the scales to tip to one side or the other.

The scales on this handcrafted law office sign, as well as the text and groove border, are all hand carved and gilded with 23kt gold.

Carved & Gilded
Incise Carved & Gilded
Sign Size
30 " x 30 "
  • We are very pleased with our law office sign. We have had many compliments on our sign. After three years of battling the New England weather, the sign is still like new. We are considering another sign for our horse farm.