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LegalShield, also known as Pre-Paid Legal, develops and markets pre-paid legal plans for legal services through a network of more than 6,900 independent provider attorneys across the U.S. and Canada. For a monthly fee, members can access law firms without having to worry about hourly bills. LegalShield's primary goal is to provide affordable legal protection for everyone who needs it. Among the best online legal service companies we have reviewed, LegalShield offers a variety of legal documents and are among the most affordable. At the bottom of this page check out some LegalShield reviews.

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The Good

  • Various Legal Services Available
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
  • Affordable Prices
  • Plan Options 
  • Experience
  • Mobile App
  • MLM Business Model

Various Legal Services Available

LegalShield offers a variety of legal advice so customers can choose a plan that best fits their needs. Also, LegalShield offers several products and services, like identity theft protection, real estate advice, divorce advice, speeding tickets, will preparation, and more.

Customer service has great reviews from consumers. A Resource Center is available 24/7 that provides definitions and explanations for difficult legal topics and legal matters.

LegalShield has made it very easy for members to contact a lawyer whenever they have legal questions or need legal assistance. Members are given a toll-free number to their Provider Law Firm.

24/7 Emergency Service

LegalShield wanted to ensure that customers could have access to their legal forms and service at any time. For this reason a LegalShield associate is available 24/7.

Affordable Prices

The cost for a LegalShield membership is broken down into four options, Personal/Family Plans start at $24.95 a month, Small Business Plan start at $39.00 a month, Commercial Driver Plan start at $12.95 a month, and Identity Theft Plan at $12.95 a month.

Personal/Family Plans- LegalShield offers unlimited legal advice, trial defense services, coverage for your family, and 24/7 Emergency Assistance for $24.95 per month.

An upgraded version of this Family Package will cost $44.95 per month but assists customers with moving violations, DOT violations, tragic accident assistance, Will preparation, IRS audit, and many other legal services.

Small Business Plans- This service provides small business owners with professional legal advice at a much lower cost. This package gives small businesses access to all LegalShield features starting at $39.00 per month. Price may vary on the size of the company.

Small business owners can't afford an on-site attorney but they also can't afford to not have legal advice. This saves companies thousands of dollars each year for access to all of LegalShield's documents, attorneys, and professional help.

Commercial Driver Plan- Commercial drivers tend to have unique questions when it comes to legal matters. The Basic Commercial Drivers Legal Package offers a wide variety of services starting at $32.95 per month. Upgrading to the Super Commercial Drivers Legal Plan costs $44.95 a month.

Identity Theft Plan- With thousands and thousands of hackers and scammers throughout the world, IDShield is a product created by LegalShield to protect individuals and families from the Dark Web and identity theft. It's individual IDShield Plan costs $12.95 a month, and for the IDShield Family Package it is $27.95.

IDShield immediately starts monitoring your ID and alerts you when there are suspicious issues with your ID. It has programs that search your credit records, public records, court records, the sex offender lists, address changes, payday loan, high-risk applications or transactions, and it also monitors your information that appears on the Dark Web. These features protect you from identity theft, the dark web, and credit card fraud.

This package is one of the most useful packages we have seen. Not only does LegalShield protect individuals from the law, but also protects from hackers, scammers, and identity theft.

Experience

On average, a LegalShield attorney has 19 years tenure in their profession and 13 years as a LegalShield associate. It has helped clients with almost everything that could require a lawyer. Everything from identity theft to a car accident, LegalShield can offer help in a variety of situations.

Mobile App

The LegalShield app gives customers access to all of their documents and files instantly. The app provides customers with the legal forms they need and getting answers to simple questions.

MLM Business Model

LegalShield is a Multi-Level Marketing business. This business model can be a good thing for those looking to make a little extra money. Sadly, it has been known to scare off potential customers. In the case of LegalShield, this business model has helps cut down on costs for legal assistance and provide competitive rates that other law firms can't offer.

Multi-Level Marketing is when customers of its product or services become brand ambassadors. Customers sign up for a membership and as they refer friends to join LegalShield they make money. Some people are scared of the MLM business model because there is a stigma that people who join only lose money or its all just a pyramid scheme. These ideas could not be farther from the truth.

Because each client is also a potential employee, LegalShield takes care of its members better than most of its competition. Customers clearly show their support in the reviews below. The LegalShield complaints are often particular and do not apply to the entire company but to a specific employee or moment. LegalShield's reviews are among the best we have seen in the online legal service market.

Put simply, this business opportunity does not force you to sell products but rather recruit friends and family to use LegalShield's services. The compensation plan is simply receiving a portion of the service price each month the person you referred is still a member (also called a residual income). In simple terms it is a glorified referral program. Customers just reap the benefits every month instead of a one time offer.

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The Bad

  • No Filing
  • No Free Trial
  • Enrollment Fee

While LegalShield does offer some beneficial services for a reasonable price, there are limitations as well. There is no testing period for potential clients which can create problems. There is also some missing information regarding important legal processes and whether or not LegalShield handles these cases.

No Filing

LegalShield does not mention whether or not it's contracted law firms will file legal documents for their members. However, LegalShield's lawyers will provide direction on how to do so.

No Free Trial

LegalShield does not currently offer a free trial to potential members, which does not allow prospective members to test the water before deciding if they should choose this company for their legal needs.

Enrollment Fee

There is a $10 one-time enrollment fee when signing up for LegalShield. New members are required to pay this fee and is non-refundable.

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The Bottom Line

For those who want to save money and want to feel like they have a personal attorney without paying a high hourly rate, LegalShield is a great option. Members can pay as little as $20 a month to have 24/7 access to a Provider Law Firm in their area.

This service is great if you have quick legal questions or need help completing legal forms. Among all customer reviews and responses, we have received, feedback has been positive. If customers find that they are regularly in need of legal representation, legal assistance, or specific legal advice, this is a great option. Not only do you have access to a lawyer at any given moment, but you can also make money as you refer people who also need legal advice.

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Margaret Beus Richland, WA

We have been members of LegalShield for many years. We haven’t needed their services very often but when we have called with questions they have been very responsive and helpful. Once we needed help they couldn’t provide over the phone so they referred us to a local attorney who took care of our needs at a reduced rate. We will maintain our membership as insurance.

3 months ago

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Sheryl S. Plattsville, ON

We have used our membership multiple times and have saved/recouped more money than we have paid for our membership, as well as received legal advice that prevented some potentially costly mistakes. Here's a few examples from the last 4 years: Disputed mechanic's bill due to faulty parts - saved $550. Wrongly charged bank fees - recouped $800. Wills & POAs written - saved $900. Member Perks discounts saved us hundreds of dollars on hotel stays & over $150 on a men's business suit. Employment contract reviewed and a letter written - $330 in unpaid overtime received (plus no charge for the letter) Peace-of-mind being able to speak with a Lawyer moments after a car accident - priceless. And, we have never paid more than our monthly membership fee.

9 months ago

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Richard Verne Orlando, FL

This is a honest review no hoopla and totally unbiased . Me and my wife had the service and never used it , I even paid for speeding tickets forgetting that I had them . Well this year right before the pandemic my “ luxury “ condo that I was renting for $2300 a month ( this is slot of money in Florida ) starts leaking . I contacted the office and they promised to fix it . They did several weeks later , however the walls inside my apartment started turning green . They said it was nothing . Days later it leaked again this time worse . Several weeks went by and now the wall was black . The management office at this point wasn’t returning our emails or calls and given us the cold shoulder . We felt we rented the money out from the Tom hanks movie everything stated to go wrong in this place ; ac plumbing etc and nobody will get back to us in time . We hired a mold inspector and sure enough we had mold and we’ve had it . So I called my Legalshield provider attorney for the very first time and BAM!!! They wrote a letter to the management company . A few days later I got a personal call from the property manager apologizing and wanting to make amends . It was too late we had enough of them , we got our original deposit back , we had no penalties and they where willing to throw a few months rent . Legalshield is a real service , without them we couldn’t break our lease without penalty . The money we got back paid for the membership for many years over ! It works folks !

10 months ago

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Raven Brodsky New York, NY

They were only ever asked for help once in the years I paid for this service. It is just not needed often enough to matter for me.

3 weeks ago

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David S. Shingle Springs, CA

LegalShield has saved me thou$and$ of dollars over the past 11 years. My biggest victory with them was when they helped us negotiate a mortgage loan modification and saved our house from foreclosure! I have also used the service dozens of times for my window washing business. On the extremely rare occasion that my experience was less than stellar, it only cost me the monthly membership fee. You can have a negative experience with a traditional attorney-client arrangement and it could cost you tens of thousands! And I've learned that I am not always right. Simply put, my family and I will NEVER be without our LegalShield protection plan!

1 year ago

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Jane Berwyn, PA

Me and my family have been a member now for 4 years. It has saved me/us so much money and stress. When my kids were in college it gave me peace of mind. I personally have used my provider law firm for my divorce, contract reviews, red light traffic violation, unlimited consultations and I save money on member discounts. Most recently a letter was written over a medical dispute. I went to a foot doctor for an infection. When the bill arrived, I was charged $810 for treatment I never received. I called the office 3xs to speak to the billing assistant and only got thru once. Despite my efforts, she would not budget and insisted I had a procedure that never happen. Within weeks, I received a notice it was going to a collection agency. That is when I called my provider law firm. I spoke to my attorney and he wrote a letter on my behalf pointing out if a test was negative, xyz wasn't needed. I then received another bill and they had deducted $617 to which my lawyer sent another letter stating that in PA, the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law 73 P.S. 201-1 - 201-9.2 prohibits deceptive business practices such as this. I paid my amended bill for $193 for services rendered. Needless to say I never heard from them again nor did a collection agency come after me and ruin my good credit rating. Thank you LegalShield!

5 years ago

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DJCooper Muskegon, MI

I have the LegalShield member that protects me and my family in case of a legal situaution. It's better to have it, and not need it, then to need it, and not have it.!!! I don't know who wrote this article about my Company LegalShield, Yes I am also a Associate with legalShield. So let me state some facts here. Yes we have a website that you can use for legal documents for your legal situation on your own, but what the writer of this article didn't say is you can send it to your provider Law firm and they will either correct your mistakes or notify you and walk you though it to make sure it done correctly!!! I hate it when someone tries to undermine the integrity of LegalShiled. People do your own reseach and get your own opinion, if you buy into everyones opinion you buy into their lifesyle!!! This is a great business and a awesome product that every American should have..If you have life insurance, car insurance, medical and home owner insurance. Why not have Legal insurance? Its the final piece of the puzzle!!! I am pretty sure that one of the four insurances you alread have you will need a attorney someday, and when you do would you rather pay between $ 19.95 to $39.95 a month which may come up to $239.40 to $479.40 a year VS $150.00 to $350.00 an hour!!! You do the math.!!! I rather pay monthly and save money vs paying hourly and going broke, or working my butt off paying a lawyer who may not satisfy your legal needs. Oh by the way theres no need for a 30 day free trial period, because the membership is month to month. You can canceal whenever you want you to, but before you do that, please take advantage of the free will you get once you become a member of legalShield. It's values is around $800 to about $1500 dollars..Can you find a Law firm that will give you and your family a free will? Well we all know that nothing is free, but for $19.95 cents for a will and legal advise you can't beat that price anyway!!! Please don't buy into others opinions not even mine!! Do your own reseach about our company LegalShield for yourself.. Have a blessed day!!!

5 years ago

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Orion Parker Hurricane, UT

I had three different legal issues to check on in one day :/ One was for a membership to a gym only a $30 issue. The second one was for a debt collector harassing me on a 12 year old debt I paid and the third was on a document review for my concealed weapons permit. These were all everyday situations I needed some good advice on. I called Legalshield at 12:00PM and by 2:00PM that same day I had received a call back from not 1 or 2 but 3 separate attorneys that were experienced in those areas! 3 Attorneys, 3 Problems ALL resolved in less than 2 hours for only $20.00? That was diabolical! Thank you for providing such an amazing service!

5 years ago

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Ryan Burns San Jose, CA

Insurance for your insurance! My father had a $500 deductable health insurance policy that covered everything it should have except for a $2400 ambulance ride! My father called and they said it was not covered. My father has had legalshield for over 21 years now so he was use to calling legalshield anytime he needed advice or he felt a company was not doing the right thing. In this case attornies read my dads insurance policy found out it should have been covered. Then the lawfirm fired a legal despute letter calling the insurance company out. After further research and review the company claimed they did this was a covered matter. So they saved my dad $2400 on his bill! Love this service!

5 years ago

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Gloria N. Robinson Chicago, IL

My LegalShield law firm helped me with a $25 situation. I was visiting the great State of Arizona at the time I found out about the $25 charge that my auto insurance company had applied to my bill, because of a glitch on their website. I contacted my LegalShield Law Firm in Illinois, Evans, Lowenstein, Schimanovsky, and Moscardini. Yes, a real brick and mortar law firm in downtown Chicago. It was not out of pettiness that I contacted my LegalShield law firm; but because of the premise that it was my money, as well as the disrespectful manner that the operator handled me over the telephone. Over the years, prior to me being a LegalShield member, I have given away a lot of money and opportunities, by being “nickel and dimed” here and there by companies that I did business with. That's because those businesses know, and common sense tells you that it cost less to have someone take your $25 to $100, than to pay a law firm $250 to $500 to get it back. However, because of LegalShield, for $20 a month I can afford the advice and a telephone call, from my law firm, on my behalf. One week later, I received my check for $25 with a letter of apology from the law department of the auto insurance company. I was preparing to travel to Dallas, TX for a convention, only to find out that my identity had been compromised. As it turns out, I had dropped my bank card at a gas station in Indiana. Whoever found it was able to have a phony check deposited into my checking account. I received a letter from my bank on a Saturday telling me that my check in the amount of just under $4000 could not be verified, and to contact the bank immediately. The identity thief had purchased $100 worth of gas, and had withdrawn $500 out of my checking account. Needless to say, when I telephoned the bank, I was treated very poorly over the telephone by the bank personnel. On that Monday, I contacted my IDShield specialist Kroll. I was assigned my own investigator, who by Wednesday, had restored my identity and bank account to my pre identity theft status. When I went into the bank branch on Tuesday, I was treated like ‘Jed Clampett' on the television show ‘The Beverly Hillbillies' talking to ‘Mr. Drysdale' and ‘Ms. Jane.' I had never seen white glove service like this before. I did not even think that this identity theft service could get any better. IDShield is available around the clock 24/7/365 days a year. So, if you discover an identity breach on Saturday and/or a holiday, you can call your IDShield Kroll investigators on Saturday and/or a Holiday. Finally, one snowy Sunday in Chicago, a friend of mine was driving me home from church service. When she arrived at my street, she made a right turn and her car began to skid, causing her to hit a parked car. She was a new LegalShield Member, and it had slipped her mind. She did not have her membership card on her. However, I am a LegalShield Member too! So, I got a chance to use our “Brand New” LegalShield App on my mobile phone. I pressed the button that said “Emergency Legal Access,” and was able to put her on my phone with our Law Firm. The attorneys advised her of all of her rights—what to do and what not to do; how to handle the owner of the other car; and gave her unlimited advice on how to handle her insurance company and the auto mechanics. On Monday and Tuesday, she kept me informed about how everything was going, and how she was feeling. She said that every time something would come up, she would mention to the—police, other car owner, insurance company, the auto mechanics, and car rental agency, etc… “I have to consult with my law firm.” The people could not believe that she would consult a law firm for, what seemed to them, such small matters. She told me thank you, and that the peace of mind that LegalShield had given her was priceless. The moral to this story is to always have your LegalShield Member Card on you at all times. There is nothing like having unlimited legal advice on unlimited issues to keep you from making some costly mistakes; and to help you out with the costly mistakes you have already made. My LegalShield Membership is the Best Investment I have ever made!

5 years ago

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S. Najwa Deckard Los Angeles, CA

Thank you LegalShield!!! I'm a member 11 years on April 6, 2015! I made a simple inquiry to a company, I was required to give my telephone number for a one time consultation. I was not interested, and stated so, however I began to receive very long text messages with offers of grandeur . I text back not interested and immediately received a text back stating "we don't accept text, email "stop" if you no longer want to be contacted. I emailed at once,however every few days or so I was still getting text messages. So this morning I emailed back after receiving a very long text and simply said, "I text the word "stop" 3 times, if I receive another text I will contact my law firm and ask for their help" 5 minutes later I got a email from a real person" apologizing to me and assured me I would not hear from them again" This is so AMAZING because all I had to do was mention I have a LAW FIRM that will help me. I did not even have to make the call!!! Go LegalShield!

5 years ago

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Hannah Fremont, WI

I disagree with "The Bottom Line". I know so many people that have great relationships with the attorneys. I have even met them! I have used the service many time and have never had to pay anything besides my $17/mo (that's right, you CAN KEEP YOUR OLD PLAN! you only have to switch if you want to). I truly think the lawyers at WFJ in WI are some the best in the country. Who wouldn't want them on their side? LegalShield makes these law firms sit at a much higher standard than the typical law firm because there are plenty of law firms just waiting to get a contract. The lawyers typically go well beyond the scope of the contract and not charging anything for it. I have never heard of a lawyer doing that, but I have heard of people complaining about the 30 mins phone call and what they they charged for it. LegalShield is changing the way we seek and get justice for everyone in America.

6 years ago

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George Edward Benton III Phoenix, AZ

After being a member for awhile w/o using it one day it dawned on me that I could ask them a question about anything and they would try and answer it. I then called them about something I heard was was illegal but wasn't sure. I heard that it was illegal to pass out your business cards by the court house. So I called and got the real answer. No! That's not entirely true. Each town has it's own laws that covers what you can pass out and where, and all I have to do is call a number to find out, but no, it's not illegal to pass out my business cards by a courthouse. I now like having access to the right info without it costing me a lot, wasting my time trying to google it , or dealing with idiots who don't know the law. Being a LegalShield member is the best!

6 years ago

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Ken Gibson Salt Lake City, UT

I started several weeks ago and came from the insurance industry so I understood the value of these services. Most of us have learned to weigh our money against our legal rights. We actually believe that we don't even need legal protection. I've been explaining it like this. The fire department does everything possible to avoid ever having to put out any fires. The more preventative precautions they instill the less you'll need their big red truck. Because that's a service they understand, they soon realize that that is what we are doing. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I explain all of this before they know the price and for my own amusement (coming from selling very expensive policies) I prepare them to be "sticker shocked", (At this point it's best have the application visible) and when they see how much it really costs, they wonder how were making money. That's an easy answer, and it's a buying question. If you're serious about making a change, then this is where you should be.

6 years ago

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Rick Allen Phoenix, AZ

I've had many occasions to use various areas of the plan. I have both a personal legal plan, and a business legal plan. I also use LegalShield to handle my identity theft protection. My law firm has reviews numerous contracts, provided sound tax advice, helped me with family law issues, and family members have used the 24x7 emergency service when waiting till Monday at 9 was not an option that allowed my grandson to sleep at home rather than with strangers. I've gotten more than one notification that my online identity was being traded on hacker websites so I was able to immediately take care of it. My plan consistently delivers far more in value than the monthly membership fee.

6 years ago

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Jo-Ann Pelion, SC

We would never be without our LegalShield membership or Identity Theft protection. We have had documents reviewed for our own protection. Phone calls and or letters wrote on our behalf. We have had numerous consultations and repeat consultations on so many different issues. There is nothing more empowering to me then to learn what my legal rights are. To be able to call my provider law firm and ask for information, and to have a lawyer in that area of law equip me with the information I need to protect myself when I am being bullied, this is truly legal muscle when I need it. We have 24-7 access to the lawyers. We have our free documents, and help from the law firm to fill them out to make sure we are covered legally. We have our free will and have it updated yearly. There is so much more that comes with the membership. We also have our ID theft protection which is also been priceless and has saved us so much heartache. Our provider law firm does not just make sure we are treated like gold, they truly care about us. I don't know any law firm and or lawyer that is going to call you back to make sure you are okay, and, do so after hours! There is no lawyer or law firm that we could find that is on-call 24-7 if we have an emergency! LegalShield ROCKS!

6 years ago

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Gene Vancouver, WA

In February of 2014 I bought a small camera. $199.00. In July it stopped working. I called the manufacturer and they told me it was under warranty and to send it in. I did just that! After a month I called and was told they had to order a part. Then I waited two more months and called again. Same answer! A part is ordered. I called my LegalShield law firm. They sent a letter and one week later I got a phone call from the camera company asking for my address and what color camera I wanted and they would replace my old camera with the latest model which cost $50 more. I had the new camera in two days. Point: A call from an individual does not receive an acceptable response but a letter from a law firm gets immediate action. This was all part of my L/S membership. No bill!

6 years ago

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Patricia Bonesteel Portland, OR

I am handicapped and being on a fixed income (SSID) I got into a financial bind. My utilities, food and rent became more important than making my payment to my credit card. Hence the debt was turned over for collection. However, after trying to pay off the debt for over a year I was threatened by the collection agency that they were going to raise my monthly payment. I was barely able to pay the current one. Also even though I had been paying for a long time and the principal was only about $400.00 the accrued interest was $1300. I called my law firm and after they evaluated the situation, they wrote a letter to the collection agency and the $1700 debt was totally forgiven. This instance and another similar one saved me about $3000.00. I received no bill from my legal provider. I am Legal Shield for life!

6 years ago

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L Brown Columbia, SC

I have been a member for over 14 years now. My most resent call to the law firm was about a brand new BMW that I purchased in Nov 2014 in NC. I took it in for it's first oil change last week an on the way in warning lights came on stating Drive Train Malfunction. Got a call from the dealership the following week stating that metal shavings was found in the oil cylinder and that they will have to replace my engine. I was very uneasy especially with this being a new vehicle. As a resident of SC LegalShield was able to get me on the phone with an attorney in NC less than 24 hours. Who walked me through all of my options. This gave me peace of mind and allowed me to make the best decision in this situation. I am a member for life.

6 years ago

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Sue G Denver, CO

I had a member who was in law enforcement. He and 3 young son's all under the age of 6 at the time. Wife, mother was just done w/all of it. He was lost. Reminded him of his LegalShield membership. They went to court, he won in divorce court. Ex-wife was issued to pay child support. She then decided she wanted the boys' back. (Didn't want to pay support). Back to court. She lost again. Tax time and she wanted to claim the children. Contacted LegalShield tax attorney's and he prevailed. Unfortunate story, but he moved on with his children and he didn't have to figure out where to go for help! LegalShield is powerful and it works!

6 years ago

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Cory Shoultz Northport, AL

I've been using their services for 10 months. I've called on 5 separate instances. So far they have saved me over $1,000 in fraudulent debt collections and lease early termination fees. They've reviewed contracts for me finding things in the fine print that I had not seen. Had a speeding ticket dismissed (I still paid court costs). Then just today I was in an accident with an 18-wheeler where he ran the red-light. When I called in. I was called back in just under 5 minutes by the managing partner. I know my rights are protected 24/7 and I can live my life worry free every day. I won't be without them.

6 years ago

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Mark Wick San Antonio, TX

I have both the legal plan and the Premium Identity Theft plans from LegalShield and made use of both today. Through my ID theft plan, I received an email notification about a new, unknown addresses associated with me. I immediately touched the bar on my LegalShield smartphone app which connects to the IDShield service, and was connected quickly to a Kroll licensed fraud investigator. With me on the phone, he began searching my records and calling several different companies to try to figure out why that notation had appeared. Not too surprisingly, each call was met with a recording and numbers to push for this or that. I could tell he has a lot of experience as I could hear the tones as he pushed buttons that quickly got him past all the walls and got to real people quickly each time. Each person was clearly following a prescribed script, or trying to, but he was all business and firm and quickly got from each person what they could give him. He and I were on the phone for 45-50 minutes, which was a nuisance, but without him I could have spent many hours, even days, getting nowhere. Immediately after getting off the phone with the investigator, I used the phone app again to call my provider law firm. The phone was answered immediately, the person who took my call quickly made notes of my concerns and passed them on to the attorneys in the firm who would be best qualified to help me with this particular situation. Four minutes later an attorney called me back and provided some very good, knowledgeable advice to me which made me feel much better and quite at ease. Nowhere else can anyone in North America get very needed help so quickly, for so little - every time it is needed. I know from 12 years experience as a LegalShield member that life is less stressful, and less expensive WITH the LegalShield membership, than it is WITHOUT the membership.

6 years ago

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Mike Tollar Greenwood, IN

The service is great and is worth many multiples of the current price. Everyone can afford and benefit from these services. It is foolish to overlook what this is. Anyone pitching the "pyramid scheme" probably plays the lottery themselves and probably wouldn't know the difference between a pyramid or a ponzi scheme if it hit them on the head. LegalShield is a proven 40+ year old network marketing, direct sales, and now, an insurance marketing organization. LegalShield will add to your fortune, if you are have desire, are coach-able and if you are actually willing to work. Strange concept for the naysayers! The bottom line: the service works, and the company's commission checks cash!

6 years ago

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Ray Janus Mesa, AZ

My wife and I use the services of our LegalShield law firm, at least once a month on a personal and business basis. As members since 2001, we have had thousands of hours of legal advice and services, without ever having, without ever having to pay above our monthly membership fee. The result has been savings in legal expenses in the order of tens of thousands of dollars, with benefits accruing in six figures on real estate and business transactions. We can't imagine being without this amazing service, and also the identify theft protection that the IDT provides. I definitely sleep better, knowing that LegalShield is one the best investments that we have made.

6 years ago

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Kelly Alpert Santa Cruz, CA

So far for almost 3 yrs, Legal Shield has been a life SAVER! I just did not yet got help with a old personal matter but it is more because the person involved has been difficulty to find but on other matters such us: old job, tenants situation, insurance company, HOA and most important recently with my car! I did saved a great amount of money! I am also an associate but due to my lack of time, I am not selling to other BUT I do recommend. The lawyers are pleasant and respectful. I am a Realtor and very familiar with laws and contract having LS on my side already save me time and headache even in dealing with my line of work. Just learn to use it and you wont regret. Sincerely --Kelly Alpert

6 years ago

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George Little Buena Park, CA

Legal shield definitely a great option. I needed an attorney out of state, there was a cost but I saved $1000 dollars using one of their referral lawyers and the 25% discount. I needed the lawyer and he did more that I even expected and I didn't even meet him or did I need to go to court with. Just so happen that He knew the Prosecuting attorney and was able to negotiate fairly. The ex wife was surprised that the attorney appeared in my behalf. Thanks because I would of been hurting financially and the truth was presented and the cut the suit by half of what the state was trying to get. The lies were exposed and the judge concluded it Fairly! Thanks Legal Shield & Parker Stanbury for a honest and skilled lawyer in Florida Law.

6 years ago

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Jacqueline B San Francisco, CA

I have had the absolute worst experiences with this company. They used to be decent about five years ago, and now are just a major waste of money and time. I attempted a referral for a family law attorney while dealing with a dangerous divorce case in a situation I was desperately trying to get out of. Parker Stanbury stated they couldn't take on the case bc of a conflict of interest because my ex previously had an account for a month several months ago. My ex's attorney has filed documentation that has held perjury and basically ruined my children and my lives, and he has even stated she is a major waste of money (she is likely in the same referral group). The attorney they referred me not only ended up being a headache I couldn't get off the case, I was better of representing myself and she wouldn't put the proof forward. Now I am in a situation where my ex is denying my children medical attention and that my youngest son even has asthma on public court documentation and my children's lives are at risk. Go through them if you want to waste your money, your time, and end up in a situation where you have to possibly spend your time suing in civil court due to damages.

5 months ago

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Brian Krall Rochester, NY

I signed up for service and never heard from them. I called them once and they said "there's been a complication and we need more time to process your application". Then I still did not hear from them and called again and they said "your application was denied and unfortunately we will not be refunding your membership charge." I said "then why am I not getting service?" They said "That's company option". I said "Then why am I not getting refunded?" They said "Company option". I said "I don't understand, what does that even mean?" They just repeated, "Company option." It was very strange, and certainly not right. I had to call my bank to file a dispute and seek out other legal services. Don't waste your time or money on these scammers!

5 months ago

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Entrepreneurs R Us Philadelphia, PA

First, LegalShield will guide you on what to do in your legal situation. Second, if you can't resolve, then LegalShield will provide letters and make phone calls on your behalf, this part is free with membership. If their letter or phone call can't resolve the issue, then this is where you can hire them at a 25% discount off state approved hourly rate for attorneys, which still saves you money. They do it this way because sometimes all it takes is a letter or phone call from a law firm to stop a legal issue. Which in return, saves you a lot of money by not having to hire an attorney.

4 years ago

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Debby Stephens Aurora, CO

I have been a member for almost 6 years now and in 3 different states and every law firm has been very good. They call back timely, explain things until you get it! And now they have added lower pricing if you are single, yea !!! Calling tomorrow to protest what Sprint has done to me after leaving them in Feb 2014 after 12 years as a customer.......I know I will get help and no bill will come in the mail from LegalShield!

5 years ago

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Matt Winston Salem, NC

I have had exceptional service from my LegalShield plan and have had many contracts reviewed, my estate planning for me and my wife completed without charge and because I have kids, the LegalShield Attorneys help us with tickets received in and out of the state I live saving me time and money on my insurance. I've been able to save money and make better and informed decisions for my family. Who ever wrote the overview has made several errors in "The Bad" section. There is no need for a "Trial Offer" because a member can cancel their service at any time without any penalties. Even after 30 days of use. You also have access to a referral attorney at a preferred member discounted hourly rate when you need representation in court. Most people are not in need of "regular" representation in court, unless they are criminals. Even then, your LegalSHield Network attorneys will take care you. So you see I "have" an attorney I dont just "feel like I have one....

5 years ago

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Tom McDonough

As a member in Ontario Canada, I have used LegalShield to complete 3 seperate real estate transactions i the Barrie marketplace. By legislation in Ontario you are required to have a lawyer register and complete the property sale. In each case I called my LegalShield provider, Mill & Mills in Toronto, received the advice I needed and they referred me to a lawyer in Barrie who professionally completed the sale in a timely manner and I received a 25% discount as a member of LegalShield. I am a 15 year satisfied member and will never be without this service.

5 years ago

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Sean Fillner San Jose, CA

Been a member for over 3 years. Helped save me at least 10k in fees and over charges from other companies out to "not listen" to a complaint or problem with their service. Lawyers are fun to work with and have a great attitude about all legal issues no matter how small or how large. I love this service and will never give it up. I love the look on peoples faces when I am signing a document and say"I need to have my legal team review this document". So much fun!!!

5 years ago

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George Little Menifee, CA

Give it a try, you cancel it. But you need to use it to see it's value. Why would you? We don't always win our case, but we always win we use Legal Shield when we may not of without it. Count the cost. If it wasn't for Legal Shield and Parker Stanbury, I would of been ignored by a large company if I would of wrote them a letter. Not so, with them and I'm being listened to. That's just one experience I have good ones, and of course I lost but at least I knew.

6 years ago

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John West Chester, OH

I've had the LegalShield membership for about 4 years and have had nothing short of excellent service any time I've needed anything from them. Just being able to have my will, living will and medical power of atty effected for the price of membership alone paid for 2-3 years of membership! When involved in an accident I used the emergency 24/7 number and had an atty on the line within minutes. Nice to know that you're covered no matter where you are in the country in the case of an emergency.

6 years ago

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Marcus Aurora, CO

I've had my membership for about 7 weeks now and my law firm has been nothing short of excellent . They've reviewed a medical contract I sent and explained it in real basic language , they settled a gym membership for me were the gym was trying to get me to pay and additional month after I had cancelled . I feel more equipped to deal with things now that I have a attorney at my finger tips. Thanks LegalShield !!!!!

6 years ago

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Lucas Hill Salt Lake City, UT

Ive used this membership literally dozens of times and I absolutely love it!! I don't know how people can live without this... Just the other day I was totally ripped off by a company online. They would not give me a refund for $35 for the defective product I purchased. I called my provider law firm and they hopped right on it giving me legal advice and even sent a legal dispute letter to this company for me! What a great service!

6 years ago

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Michael Bishop Tualatin, OR

When I purchased a computer program for $500 set up and $480 per month, it didn't work like promised. After the first month the company wouldn't help me. After the second month of still not working right, I spoke with my State Provider Firm, who reviewed my contract, then they referred me to the state the company is from. That state Provider Firm spoke with me, reviewed my contract, and wrote a letter to the company. This time when I spoke with them the were willing to help me and wrote off the last month of my 3 month contract. LegalShield saved me $480.

6 years ago

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JC Tiano Santa Fe, NM

I received an audit notice by the state concerning my home based business. I contacted my Law Firm and was called by a lawyer with the expertise I needed within two hours. After an hour or more on the phone, he answered all my questions and I have resolved all my concerns with the state, in my favor. This is only one of several instances my Law Firm has helped me. I will never be without my membership.

6 years ago

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Annette Plainfield, IL

Have been a member of LegalShield for years. Have used them for all kinds of issues. From things as simple as complaining about really bad postal service to issues with my homeowners association to reviewing contracts to helping me complete paperwork needed after my mother's death. My husband and I also have had them do our wills as well as living wills and healthcare power of attorney. Our identity theft program alerted me when someone hacked one of my email accounts. An attorney specializing in our issue calls us back very promptly. Great service. Well worth the money!

6 years ago

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David Smith Grand Rapids, MI

I've been a member of LegalShield (previously called Prepaid Legal) for over 18 years. I have used the services of my provider attorney many many times in 3 different States for personal and business consultations, Attorney letters, Mortgage closings, and representation in traffic court for my wife and son. Additionally, In response to the point about representation, I have a bank of over 300 hours of personal defense -free + if I ever get audited by the IRS, I have 50 hours of Tax Atty defense.

6 years ago

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Christina Furst Denver, CO

Since starting with Legal Shield I have used the service three times. I have been pleased with the outcome and happy that I did not have to out of pocket $250.00 for an attorney's opinion and letter writing skills. the hospital that made the $15k mistake quickly remedied the errors and sent me back a refund after receiving the letter from my attorney. Thank you Legal Shield!

6 years ago

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Mike B. Akron, OH

I recently purchased a home from a individual seller, A real estate agent wanted 950.00 to do all the paperwork, I called my Legal Shield provider law firm and they instructed me on what to do and they reviewed the paper work that I submitted and saved me 950.00. My only cost was my monthly Legal Shield membership! I am now a Legal Shield member for life!

6 years ago

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Jack Mattson Burleson, TX

Best thing I ever did for my family. From teenager traffic tickets to buying a house in Texas, my knee-jerk reaction to a problem or issue is to call my Attorney and get the expert advise I need to make the best decision for my family. In 8 years I have used my attorney over 70 times and never paid a dime, other than my monthly $19.95 that is about $21,000 worth of services for $240 a year.

6 years ago

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Angela Mobile, AL

We bought a double oven more than three weeks before Thanksgiving. The appliance store kept putting us off and making excuses on the delivery. Once we called our attorney, and she called the manager of the appliance store, we had our new oven delivered and installed in less than 24 hours- in time for Thanksgiving. And the oven we got was a better model than the one we paid for!

6 years ago

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Mark Lampkin Vallejo, CA

The law firm has assisted me with a number of live events that I would not have resolved...due to to the cost of attorneys here in the Bay Area. Two instances are when a family law attorney helped me to get justice as a Father...and appropriate custody and visitation of my daughter. I also had them write a letter to a collection agency, who had been harassing me over an unfounded debt. The calls stopped after the letter written by the attorney. All of this for a small monthly fee. I will always have my LegalShield membership.

6 years ago

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Roger J Orlando, FL

I have gotten my money's worth and more from my Legal Shield membership. Most recently I got a speeding ticket dismissed - no fines, no court costs, and most importantly, no points. The stop was legit, and I was fully expecting to at least have to pay court costs and a fine, but ... can you believe it!?!? ... nada, noting, ziltch. Before I had LS, I wouldn't even have known where to find that kind of firepower. This isn't the only time I've used my membership, so it's been worth every dime to me.

6 years ago

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Aziz Soomro DE

In 1983 I found and built Aim Insurance of Texas in Houston Tx. In 2003, I was blessed with two memberships. Family and Business Legal Plan. When middle of 2003, my own Homeowners Insurance Company gave me hard time on my own Homeowner insurance claim for 3 months, i called legal Shield. They wrote a letter and within 10 days $17000 showed up.. Later that year when I and my Company was sued for $1.5 millions, legal Shield Attorney defended me successfully for SEVEN solid years, and my total cost was only $1000 because (as I understand now), every year defense hours increase to a total of 300 in year 5 onwards without raising premiums... Needless to say that "I am legal Shield for life". Anyone needs to see copies of those two documents can request via email. Aziz Soomro, LUITCF Houston Tx.

6 years ago

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David D Keefer Girard, PA

My wife and I have had LegalShield(Pre-Paid Legal) for almost 20 years. For what we have paid into the plan, we have found to be worth every penny. The fact that I can call and ask questions alone would have cost me a fortune with 6 kids. Since our whole family had the benefit, I challenge anybody to use it for a year and just get a will and make a few calls. Now Chris and I market LegalShield and find the extra income a good supplement to Social Insecurity. Ready to get a membership? LegalShieldAssociate.com/DavidDKeefer I hope this "10" registers for AWSOME!

6 years ago

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Ann Marie Smith Mccormick, SC

I've been a member since 2004, I had to force myself to pick up the phone and actually make the call the first few times. Now, I actually appreciate talking directly with an attorney. I've been represented in court--at no additional charge--on speeding tickets (no points yet). My sister's chapter 7 bankruptcy only took 3 months on her membership (25% discount). I've used the 25% discount a number of times. So far, for me, it's all been good.

6 years ago

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