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Courts & Govmt Attorneys

Federal Court and U.S. Attorney Plaques

Fig. 1 - This picture shows some of the different styles of our dimensional wall plaques for Federal courts. All but one of the plaques shown are carved in 3-D bas-relief, the Eighth Court of Appeals in the lower middle is carved in 2.5-D flat relief. Shown are bronze, brass and nickel-silver plated, and 24K gold and silver-leaf gilded plaques.




Fig. 2 - Front view of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. We have made plaques for this court.

Welcome to the Federal Court and U.S.  Attorney plaque page of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom plaques.  

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our HOME page ( in gold masthead), which has a listing of all plaque types in the silver box on the left side of the page.  Other web pages and photo galleries can be visited by clicking on the titles and pull down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. These include  the Federal and state executive and legislative branches of government, military, local Government (county, city & village) and police, sheriff and fire department wall plaques (including badge and shoulder patch plaques) .  Click on TYPE to view the pulldown menu for all our types of plaques. 

This page provides  descriptions and a photo Gallery of our standard, custom, and personalized  wall and podium plaques for Federal courthouses and courtrooms,  judges, U.S. Attorneys, and other personnel. Please see our web page  Overview of Court Plaques for a general description of our styles, sizes, materials and prices of Federal, State, County and Municipal Court and government Attorney plaques. 

State, county and city/town/village court plaques are shown on other web pages of this site (click on horizontal menu below gold masthead).  Federal, state, county and city government, military, and police  plaques can be viewed by using the pull-down menu for "TYPE " in the gold masthead above.


We  design and carve a wide variety of custom and personalized hand-crafted wood and metal dimensional wall and podium plaques of seals, emblems, logos, badges, insignia, memorials and awards for Federal courts and U.S. Attorneys. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 30 days from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices to government, commercial, non-profit and consumer clients. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA  using American-made materials.

Fig. 3 - Many of our plaques are located in Federal Courts, including Courts of Appeal, District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, Probate Courts, and Tax Courts. This is the courtroom in a District Court in Florida.

We make beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) Mahogany, and bronze , brass, nickel-silver, and aluminum-plated  wall plaques for many Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Courts, Magistrate Courts, Bankruptcy Courts,  Tax Courts,  Probation Offices, Armed Force Courts, and Department of Justice U.S., Attorney Offices. We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 10 feet in diameter. See Fig 4 on our Overview of Court Plaques web page for a summary of different court plaque styles available. We make more than 100 plaques for Federal Courts, the DOJ Headquarters  and U.S.  Attorneys each year.


Fig. 4 - Large 48 inch diameter 3-D carved plaque for a courtroom of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals . This plaque is plated with brass and the eagle, text and border polished and burnished The background is hand-rubbed with a dark bronze patina.


We offer custom carved 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional authentic wall and podium plaques of all sizes, from 10 inches to 10 ft  in diameter, which are made from multi-color painted carved High-Density-Urethane (HDU), wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, walnut, oak, maple, and cherry), and metal-plated HDU (brass, bronze, copper, silver-nickel,  stainless steel, aluminum, 24K gold leaf, and fine silver leaf).  We can make a plaque based on a drawing or photo of a seal, logo or crest, or design you a custom plaque at no charge. We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want. We also make custom  Attorney signs and plaque, including DOJ,  US Attorneys, and Public Defenders. Over a hundred outside and interior private and government attorney,  lawyer and law office signs, shingles and plaques are shown on our companion website Art Sign Works 

These plaques can be mounted outside as well as inside. They are suitable for courtrooms, entry lobbies, judge's chambers, and podiums. They can be customized with the name of the court, the judge's name, or any other text or artwork. In addition to this Gallery, we also have webpages for  State Courts, and County/Municipal Courts. You can order any of the plaques shown on this website or a new custom plaque of any artwork design and size. 

Fig. 5 - Large Carved 3-D HDU and Aluminum Great Seal of the United States, gilded with 24K Gold Leaf. We made two of these for the new US District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville. These 8 ft diameter plaques are mounted on the top of the front facade of the courthouse.

The various styles of the plaques we make are described in our plaque STYLE section (click on "STYLE" on upper gold masthead). We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We can cut out text and artwork from thin sheets of aluminum and mount  these on 2.5-D Mahogany or cedar plaques with raised text and art; we call these metal-clad wood plaques.  The contrast between the shiny metal and rough dark wood is striking. We often gild  V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild  areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We also make separate cut-out metal, stained wood and painted HDU letters. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of a justice or judge, etc.  if we are provided a good photograph.  All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen. 



Fig. 6 - Courtroom in the the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, New York City. We have made plaques for this court.


The 150 custom plaques in the photo Gallery below below are shown in the following order, beginning at the top: Supreme Court, Circuit Court of Appeals, District Courts, Tax Courts, Magistrate Judges, Bankruptcy Courts, and Probation Courts. U.S. Attorney plaques are shown in the bottom section. The plaques below represent bronze, brass, German silver, and aluminum-plated, and gold  & silver-leaf gilded plaques.  There are also a few full-color artist-painted plaques. We also make carved stained Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood and Walnut 3-D carved stained plaques (not shown here, but shown in other Galleries). We can make any custom plaque in any style or color, in any size, with any art and text, and there is no design fee.



Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style.  These can be made of different materials, including natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , metal-coated HDU, and acrylic. Our STYLE page describes these in detail. All 3000 photos of plaques on this website has a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo (click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page).   Most of our Federal Court plaques are carved in 3-D relief and are metal-coated, usually bronze, brass, or nickel-silver. Prices range from approximately  $500 (18 inch diameter plaque) to  $1000 (36 inch diameter plaque).  These have Price Categories 1.2.1, 1,2.2.3, and 1,2.7 on the Price list on the price page.  Prices for other lower-price styles are described on the Overview Of Court Plaques page under the  PLAQUE RETAIL PRICES heading.

If you  you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie, or Regina, or Liz  at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at and we will respond quickly.


Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 5 year warranty on all our indoor plaques, and 2 years on outdoor plaques. products. Our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation


You can view the bottom of the page using the slider on the scroll bar in the right margin. You can click on a photo or a title of a photo below to see an expanded view and a description of that plaque. You can return to this page by clicking on Return to List on the bottom left of each plaque title or description. You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of the page. 

You can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the HOME  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the STYLE section listed above in the gold masthead.  To request information, request a design and a quote, send a file, or to place an order, click on the text  in the far upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie , Regina, Liz or Natalia  will be pleased to help you.



Hi Liz,I  just wanted to let you know that the (Federal courtroom)  plaque was installed Friday and looks great!. We are very happy with the final product though and wanted to share a picture. I’ll get the invoice processed this week. Thanks,Laurissa    

Hi Christie,   Happy Friday!    We all love the (court) seal, it turned out wonderful!  Can I place an order for another one?  We want it to look exactly the same but the next one can have the z-clip hardware.   Thank you, H. T., Second District Court of Appeal

Hi Christie! 
Yes, the (court) seal arrived in perfect condition.  Everyone here loves it!  Thanks for all your help with this. Thanks again, R.J.,  | Procurement Specialist, US District Court of Maryland - Greenbelt

Good afternoon Regina:  The NY Court Seal arrived Thursday afternoon on October 26th. Had it installed Monday, October 30th. Looks great.  I am very happy.  Thanks for all you did for us. B. H., New York

Regina, We received the plaques and they look great. Quality workmanship and product – especially the 3 levels – didn’t expect that. Great work. I’m sure we will use you in the future, Thanks. M.C, Novato,CA 

Christie, I just got back from lunch and unpackaged the plaque. IT (court plaque) IS GORGEOUS! Thank you for your help with this project.,   E., , Visual Communications Specialist

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Regina, Wow! The product is incredible! Thank you so much for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you. ..Very Respectfully,Cam 

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday.  Thank you for working with us.  If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again.      G.W. , Commissioner  St. Francois County, Farmington, Mo

Christie,, As you will recall, your company created a single sided brass seal for Yancey County (court) back in August.  ..The seal was great and we were very pleased. We want to order a second seal plaque , same as the last one; and  I would like to have the digital file of the seal. I need the highest resolution of the seal that I can get for a separate project I am working on, and hoped you may be able to assist with that ...  Please advise on the best way to proceed on both items.Thanks,N.B.

Good afternoon We received the (court) plaque & everyone (which is important) likes it. The invoice goes before the Town Board on 2/14/2017 for approval & the check goes in the mail shortly there after. S.S., Richmond Town Court

Regina,    We received the seal this morning. It looks great!!
Thank-You so much for expediting the order & having it here before the "no later than date".
Thanks again, you have exceeded our expectations!!!! A.N., Technical Director

Dear Regina, Received the (US) Great Seal plaque today wanted to let you know how pleased I  was with work I am thinking about ordering a similar size plaque of the  Great Seal of the President of the United States I suppose you make those as well?  is the price the same? do you have a photo you could e-mail me ?  thank you again for a fine piece of Art. Great Job! Best , Larry Zimmer

Hi Regina.  We got the (court) seal and it is beautiful!  Thank you. Kathy Longyear, Court Clerk

Hi Regina, ... It was certainly a pleasure working with your company, and I look forward to another project in the near future. Have a great weekend!  Thanks, Denise, Jonathan Louis Marketing

Regina… Our (court) plaque is awesome! Thanks, Mike Mulcahy

Dear Christie: I received the plaque I ordered. It is beautiful. We are very satisfied with the work !!!! Sincerely It looks better than we expected. ....Thank you very much for the excellent job. Sincerely, R.G.,

Regina, Sign arrived today. I am very pleased with the finished product. Design, workmanship, and customer service all exemplary. Happy Holidays! S. D.

Hi Christie, Well arrived, thanks for all. Very Nice product ! Congratulations to your firm. See you. Michel M.

Christie , We received our beautiful "County Commission" sign Thursday. Thank you for working with us. If I can be a reference for future Customers, please refer them to me. Thanks again. G.W., Commissioner St. Francois County

Regina, Kim and I wanted to thank you and the Art Sign Works staff for the great job on our (court) plaque. It looks great and we couldn't be happier. We'll definitely recommend you to others! Thanks for all your help. Wes

ASW; We love, love, love it...we just got our plaque and it is fantastic! We enjoyed working with you on this. S.D.

ASW; Just got my (court) plaque and it's great, thank you so much for your careful attention to the details. Frank F, NY

Art SignWorks; They are beautiful!!! Just beautiful and the quality is the best. Thank you for taking good care of me. M. K.

Art SignWorks; The plaques are awesome, we need another please. Thanks for the great service and answering all my questions. C. Chang

Hi Christie, Let's go for 36 x 36, we are excited!! You have been a GREAT help in assisting me... Fantastic customer service. I will fill out the form shortly. Thank you. Peter G.

Christie, I saw the PSA plaque as well as the bronze California seal. it is awesome too. Thanks so much for the great craftsmanship. All my best, Jeanne Christie,

Regina, The (court) plaque arrived today and it is beyond our expectations! We love it. Thank you. Thanks so much. Lee T.

Christie, The plaque is just beautiful! We are really pleased. Doing something like this over the internet isn't always so successful, but Art Sign Works creates an excellent product and the customer service is terrific.Thank you so much for all your help and for the wonderful design and execution of our new plaque. Shelley and Gary

Art SignWorks: Thank you for our beautiful plaque. The craftsmanship is excellent. It looks exactly like the samples we created in photoshop. I couldn’t be more happy with it. I will recommend you to anyone! ( :Thank you, thank you, thank you! ( : Yasha

Hi Christie/ Kevin, Received the plaque today and it looks amazing. Great job !!!. I like the way the HDU material captured the logo design. I will send photos after it is hung.Thanks again. Frank V.

Hello! We received our plaques last week, and they are absolutely beautiful! You exceeded our expectations, and everyone is thrilled with the final product. Thank you so much, we really appreciate everything you did for us, especially your patience. We will certainly use you in the future, and we will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again, M.T., Austin, TX

Christie and Kevin, It arrived yesterday and I have one word: WOW! It’s absolutely perfect – thanks for all your help!-  K.J.L.

Kevin – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ! The job you did for us was superb – the actual finished product greatly exceeded our expectations. Also, thank you for having it delivered on-time. It’s truly appreciated.-  Karen J

Kevin- Awesome!!!!!THANK YOU so much, you have been a pleasure to work with!!!!! That kind of customer service is hard to come by these days. It is much appreciated ", SC

 "Kevin, Our plaques all arrived in one piece and look fantastic. We couldn't be more pleased.. Thanks again for such excellent (and timely) craftsmanship." Best, DS

Christie; ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! I obviously came to the right people!!! I am sincerely pleased! Not to knock the run-of-the-mill carved wooden ones that can be obtained through most supply stores or websites, but how can something like that offer compete with this!?! It looks as if it was cast in solid metal! Beautiful job! I am very happy with it and more than pleased ! Thanks so very very much! B.H.

 ArtSignWorks: I wanted you guys to know that I received the plaque today (State Seal of Louisiana) and it looks amazing! Thank you so much. Representative, Louisiana House of Representatives Thanks