Affordable Legal Action

Our mission for over 48 years.

LegalShield gives you the ability to talk to a lawyer on any personal legal matter without worrying about high hourly costs. That's why, under the protection of LegalShield, you or your family can live your life or lives worry free.

Even better, you don't have to worry about figuring out which lawyer to use—we'll do that for you.

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Who We Are & Our Story

In 1969, an Oklahoma insurance salesman named Harland Stonecipher was in a car accident. Even though he was not at fault, Harland had trouble paying the expensive legal fees from the accident. He did not want others to be caught in the same financial predicament. Three years later, Harland became the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

Harland pioneered the idea of a proprietary network of law firms that makes legal representation accessible and affordable. For 40 years, Harland led his company from a one-room operation to being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1999. Today, this vision of affordable quality legal services is known as LegalShield. Although Harland passed away in November of 2014, LegalShield is stronger than ever, with over 4.4 million members and 39 provider law firms.

What Our Customers Say

  • Dear LegalShield, I am writing you this letter to say thank you for all of your assistance. I am a professional photographer by trade and I have used LegalShield for everything from trademarking advice to collecting outstanding debts from clients. All in all, I can't believe the help and advice that I have received for such a reasonable fee, the service has more than paid for itself and it is priceless to have someone that I can talk too fast with knowledgeable legal advice.
    Al S.
    Texas Member
    Dear LegalShield, I am writing you this letter to say thank you for all of..
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    This has been the best decision. They are very prompt to return your calls. The lawyers have been professional and very helpful. If anyone even thinks that they may need help from a lawyer, LegalShield is the company to call.
    Tara. H.
    Arizona Member
    This has been the best decision. They are very prompt to return your calls...
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    It is always a great experience. They are so friendly and helpful and they get back to [me] in a timely manner and are so patient and kind.
    Barbara B.
    Connecticut Member
    It is always a great experience. They are so friendly and helpful and they..
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Learn More About LegalShield

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Our Promise

As one of the first companies in North America to provide legal expense plans to consumers, we are currently protecting and empowering more than 4.4 million lives across the U.S. and Canada. And with over 650 employees dedicated to serving you, our promise remains the same: to provide outstanding legal services by quality law firms at an affordable price.

Everyone Deserves Legal Protection

At LegalShield, we’ve been offering legal plans to our members for over 40 years, creating a world where everyone can access legal protection—and everyone can afford it. Unexpected legal questions arise every day and with LegalShield on your side, you’ll have access to a quality law firm 24/7, for covered personal situations.

From real estate to speeding tickets to Will preparation, and beyond, we’re here to help you with any personal legal matter—no matter how traumatic or how trivial it may seem. Because our dedicated law firms are prepaid, their sole focus is on serving you, rather than billing you.

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