Before you call anyone an idiot, you ought to avail yourself of more information on this subject. This issue comes up always when you are supplying your educational background for various reasons. You generally have to choose from High School, Bachelors, Masters and Post Graduate/Doctoral/PhD. There is no accommodation for the professional degrees. Guided by humility, I generally put Masters level; but I know that J.D. packs more power that that. It would be safe, as the literature explains, to count it as a doctoral degree; and you could justifiable use the term "Doctor" because you are a Doctor of Jurisprudence...analogous to a Doctor of Medicine(M.D.). There should be no confusion with PhDs; they are Doctors in the Philosophy(Ph) of whatever disciplines they have studied: They are not degrees that could lead to licensure for practice. In essence, JDs, MDs, DDs are doctors by actual practice of these disciplines. PhDs in Law and Medicine are academic doctors who think, research and write/publish.