LegalShield Worry less, live more

A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses.
The 45-year-old company protects more than 1.6 million families and serves more than 4.2 million individuals through its legal plans, while IDShield provides identity protection to one million individuals. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start as low as $20 per month
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues
History of LegalShield
July 11, 1969, Harland Stonecipher was involved in a collision which resulted in serious legal fees. He had auto insurance to cover the damages in his car, medical insurance to cover the cost of his hospitalization and even life insurance had the accident been fatal. But he had no coverage or protection for the legal bills that accumulated. He began researching the industry of European legal expense plans, and thus began the history of LegalShield.
"I was astounded that in America you could live your whole life as a hardworking, law abiding citizen and still wind up as a defendant in a court or the target of a legal shakedown that overnight could destroy your finances and even jeopardize your personal freedom" - Harland Stonecipher, Company Founder
The first Pre-Paid Legal membership is sold in 1973. The cost is $36.

Pre-Paid Legal began using "network marketing" (multi-level marketing or MLM) in 1983. Pre-Paid Legal went public on the NASDAQ National Market System in 1984. In 1997, Pre-Paid Legal bought the People's Network (TPN), a satellite television network dedicated to personal development. Two years later, the company moved to the American Stock Exchange and then on May 13, 1999, Pre-Paid Legal was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

On September 10, 2011, the company announced that it would change its name to LegalShield. The new corporate name for the 40-year-old company was said by the company to be part of an overall re-branding initiative following the acquisition of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. by MidOcean Partners.

LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.

LegalShield is in the business of changing peoples lives by Educating, Protecting and Serving our members.

Our Vision is to provide equal access to the Liberty, Equality, Opportunity and Justice that every North American deserves and expects

LegalShield works with quality law firms across the United States and ensure the law firms maintain a strong record of courteous customer service.
LegalShield has over 1,100 experienced attorneys, so you’ll always get help from seasoned lawyers
Our firms employ lawyers with an average of 20 years experience in a wide range of fields. So no matter your legal issue, they can help.
Join over 1,400,000 people who use LegalShield as their personal guide to all things legal.

Unexpected legal questions arise every day, and with LegalShield on your side, you’ll have access to a quality law firm for covered personal situations, even 24/7 for emergency situations, no matter how traumatic or how trivial they may seem. Because our dedicated law firms are prepaid, their sole focus is to serve you, rather than bill you.


With our suite of apps and your LegalShield and IDShield memberships, help is conveniently at your fingertips.
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