The attached "mock ups" are examples I put together. I strongly prefer the mock up with the sunburst and scales of justice only inside. I'm open to lady justice with sword and shield inside if it can look good, but it seems like too much detail for a small space.
I took the Jesuit sun burst from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socie…s-logo.svg. I took the shield logo idea from here: http://www.fighterlaw.com/.
I really like the shield concept (or sword/shield). I think the shield should have something near it or around it to help it stand out, but I am not as attached to the leaf arrangement that is on this one now.
I like the three point shield. I like the "the" in italics and the "MONK LAW FIRM" in bold. Because this is a corporation, the initials PLLC (for Professional LLC) have to be in the title, too--but not necessarily right next to the word "Firm"--whatever looks best. I do not have that in my mock up, as you can see.
I like the sun burst. I like the scales inside the sun burst on the shield. I like the two tone inside the shield or something like that to add contrast on the shield.
I need this logo to look good at the top of letterhead (in black and white) but also I would not mind seeing this in color if it looked good (especially for website). I like the colors blue/grey/white or blue/white or even black/gold. I would like this logo for use on letterhead; website; business cards but also able to be reproduced on T-shirts (little league baseball) and other places as well-cups, etc.
I am aiming to launch my new law firm in the beginning of January (asap).
I am happy to answer any questions along the way to assist. Thanks for your help!