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Which is correct:

I have been asked by attorney Smith to inspect the documents.


I have been asked by Attorney Smith to inspect the documents.

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Neither! In the US, if Mr. Smith is the US federal or a state Attorney General then you may use Attorney General Smith. If you have been asked by a lawyer to inspect documents (presumably in an lawyer-client situation) then you should write, "I have been asked by my/his/their attorney to inspect the documents".

  • In a formal written Attorney Smith would be correct. – Lambie Oct 21 '16 at 14:27

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