As nouns the difference between attorney and lawer
is that attorney
is (us) a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession while lawer
(US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
* In the "agent" sense, the word is now used to refer to nonlawyers usually only in fixed phrases such as attorney-in-fact or power of attorney.
* mouthpiece (slang)
* attorney general
* patent attorney
* power of attorney (POA)
* trade mark attorney