Learn More About LegalShield

LegalShield began as Pre-Paid Legal, Inc. of Ada, Oklahoma in 1972.  It was founded byMerritt Webb is a LegalShield (pre-paid legal services) provider Harland Stonecipher.  The original company, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., was founded on August 8, 1972, and made its initial public offering in 1984. Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. was listed first on the American and then on the New York Stock Exchange.

In January 2011, Pre-Paid Legal was purchased by MidOcean Partners, a premier private equity firm headquartered in New York.  Pre-Paid Legal changed its name to LegalShield after the acquisition. LegalShield is now a privately held corporation that offers specialized legal service products in the United States and Canada.

LegalShield develops, and markets pre-paid legal service plans throughout the United States and Canada. These legal plans are serviced by an experienced a network of almost 50 independent provider law firms across the United States. and Canada. The legal service plans are sold to individuals, families and also sold as an employee benefit through payroll deduction. Additionally, LegalShield has legal service plans for small businesses. LegalShield also markets identity theft monitoring and restoration services.

LegalShield has its headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma with executive offices in Dallas, Texas.

In November 2010, Forbes magazine ranked Pre-Paid Legal Services as one of the 100 best companies in America for the fourth year in a row.

For further information on LegalShield visit www.mylegalshield.com .

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