Legal Shield Reviews – Legit or Scam?
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Legal Shield ( is new name of PrePaid Legal, which is an innovative type of legal insurance company. The concept behind Legal Shield was formulated when the founder had a terrible car accident in 1969.

He realized he had car insurance and medical insurance, but no form of insurance to cover the large legal bills he incurred as a result of the accident. In response to this incident, he created a legal services company that acts similar to any other insurance.

Members pay monthly fees for a package that has a variety of coverage, and if something should happen while they are covered, they will not only have representation but many fees will be prepaid, hence PrePaid Legal.

What Kind of Coverage Is Offered?

The most popular plan offered by Legal Shield is the family plan, which costs $26 a month and provides coverage for problems that occur with motor vehicles, possible trial defense, and IRS audit assistance.

This package also includes preventative legal assistance, which covers things like creating a will and updating it yearly, as well as a 25% discount on legal areas not covered in the other included areas.

Legal Shield also offers packages that handle identity theft, which is one of the fastest growing areas where average citizens require representation.

Legal Shield as a Business Opportunity

Much like car insurance, Legal Shield is sold by independent representatives with a network marketing compensation plan. To become a Legal Shield independent representative costs a one time fee of $249.

Commissions are paid in yearly advances to their associates, and associates have the ability to build residual income if they are able to retain clients who maintain memberships longer than one year.

But while there is excellent opportunity for independent earning with Legal Shield, being an independent representative for any company is hard work.

Legal Shield does its best to give their representatives leads on new customers who have shown interest in their services, but it is still the responsibility of the associate to find and sign up new members and to ensure that they are satisfied enough with their service that they remain active clients.


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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " Legal Shield " is 3.04 out of 5 based on 273 reviews.

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    Jason says:

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    once check on thats simple and report it too right there. save your guys energy….

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    jack says:

    May 20th, 2017 at 1:32 am

    I cancelled my legal shield cause they were awful and didn’t offer me services. I kept getting the runaround and no one ever followed up on my case. they never even got to review my documents. It’s like the lousy lawyers did not care at all.

  • Prize the Doubt says:

    May 16th, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I was wondering, did Pre-Paid Legal have a bad reputation?


    Bob says:
    May 21st, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Check it out on Wikipedia

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    Debbijean says:

    May 16th, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I’ve always had a good response. I’ve been assigned one attorney since I joined back in 2006. I have only needed to contact him just a few times over the years. He helped me with my Trust. Any question I might have. He’s called me back in a timely manner – the same day. I have no complaints and happy to have been a long time member. Plus I use their ID Theft.

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    Deb says:

    April 28th, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    The problem with LS is that you are only allowed to use ONE law firm in your area. They refuse to help by letting you use another law firm (which, I have been told would happen if they “put in a referral”, bunch of money-hungry vultures).

    What help is that if you do not receive return phone calls and then are refused a referral?

    Very, very poor service. Do not waste your money. You could probably represent yourself and do a much better job. Their lawyers must be the bottom-of-the-barrel and those who had to take the bar exam at least three times to pass.


    Deb says:
    April 28th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Their not there….

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    Deb says:

    April 28th, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    The problem with LS is that you are only allowed to use ONE law firm in your area. They refuse to help by letting you use another law firm (which, I have been told would happen if they “put in a referral”, bunch of money-hungry vultures). What help is that if you do not receive return phone calls and then are refused a referral?

    Very, very poor service. Do not waste your money. You could probably represent yourself and do a better job. There lawyers must be the bottom-of-the-barrel and those who had to take the bar exam at least three times to pass.

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    John says:

    April 26th, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Reading through the reviews below it would seem that most complaints fall into 2 categories.
    1. Those people join LS as they find themselves in trouble and expect immediate answers and help, the legal system is slow and cumbersome whether you contact an attorney through LS or directly.
    2. People who are dissatisfied with the attorney offered by LS. So why. It leave the attorneys name in the review and seek another attorney from LS.

    I contacted an attorney privately and waited 5-days for a return call, only to be told I had to pay a $5,000 retainer before they would give advice.

    LegalShield may not always be the answer for you but it’s a good product to have for the cost. No, I don’t work for them but having had experience with the legal system and found no help with the “so called” legal aid, I am happy to bean LS member.

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    Steve says:

    April 25th, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I was considering a job opportunity with a start up 501c3 nonprofit. The company sold groceries where profits went to support other area ministries. It sounded good, but I didn’t know the legality of such a business. I described the situation to the lawyer and they sent me a letter complete with legal precedents showing me that the company was legitimate. I accepted the job and worked there for about 4 years.

    The will for my family is really important as well.

    I really like the memberperks program that now comes with the membership. I save money on things like movies tickets, auto parts, hotel stay, electronics etc. I recently purchased a battery for my car and saved $25. So my family legal plan is $19.95 month and I can usually save that much or more a month with memberperks. It really pays for the membership and I haven’t seen any posts here that mention that.

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    Ben says:

    April 15th, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I wanted to have a contract reviewed. When I first signed up for LegalShield, I was told it would take two business days to process my new account. Three days later I called and an operator said it takes two businesses days after they PROCESS the account — whatever that means.

    I was connected to the Lombino Martino law office in Lakewood, Washington. When I finally spoke with an attorney on Feb 3, he asked me to email the contract and said he would contact me within two business days. A week later on Feb 10, I emailed again asking if LegalShield or Lombino Martino have any way to track their promises to contact clients. A week later I received a call from a different person at Lombino Martino who apologized for the original attorney dropping the ball.

    Unfortunately, he said, Lombino Martino would not be able to help me because the contract I wanted reviewed indicated that any litigation about the contract would be tried under Colorado law. Lombino Martino referred me to LegalShield’s Colorado franchisee, Robert Pitler. They said they would forward the contract and it was covered under my LegalShield membership.

    When I contacted Robert Pitler, I was told that I would need to schedule an initial consultation for a week out. When our meeting time arrived, I spoke with Mr. Pitler who had no idea what I was calling about and wanted me to re-explain everything. I asked if he had received the contract that Lombino Martino sent him. “Oh, they sent something over already?” he asked. “Wait, my assistant is telling me something,” he said. The woman in the background eventually found the contract and he glanced over it while reading aloud.

    He asked a few questions and I explained my situation, and that I had already signed the contract, but I still wanted an attorney to opine on it. He said he would look at it and get back to me.

    A week or so later I received a call from LegalShield’s Washington franchisee. They said that Mr. Pitler was refusing to review my contract, saying LegalShield would not cover such a service. If I wanted to have a contract reviewed, I would need to pay more money, in addition to the now-two-months of membership LegalShield charged me for.

    Confused and having been lied to, I decided to finally cut my losses, called LegalShield and requested my money back. The operator said I would have to submit an email to cancel my membership, and someone higher up the food chain would need to consider my request for a refund.

    I spoke with my credit union, who was shocked at the horrible non-service LegalShield provided. They said I needed to provide LegalShield the opportunity to refund my money first. So I agreed to wait two weeks and see if LegalShield responded as promised. As with nearly every promised response, LegalShield failed to contact me as promised.

    I emailed this story to LegalShield on April 6, noting that they had not
    I wanted to have a contract reviewed. When I first signed up for LegalShield, I was told it would take two business days to process my new account. Three days later I called and an operator said it takes two businesses days after they PROCESS the account — whatever that means.

    I was connected to the Lombino Martino law office in Lakewood, Washington. When I finally spoke with an attorney on Feb 3, he asked me to email the contract and said he would contact me within two business days. A week later on Feb 10, I emailed again asking if LegalShield or Lombino Martino have any way to track their promises to contact clients. A week later I received a call from a different person at Lombino Martino who apologized for the original attorney dropping the ball.

    Unfortunately, he said, Lombino Martino would not be able to help me because the contract I wanted reviewed indicated that any litigation about the contract would be tried under Colorado law. Lombino Martino referred me to LegalShield’s Colorado franchisee, Robert Pitler. They said they would forward the contract and it was covered under my LegalShield membership.

    When I contacted Robert Pitler, I was told that I would need to schedule an initial consultation for a week out. When our meeting time arrived, I spoke with Mr. Pitler who had no idea what I was calling about and wanted me to re-explain everything. I asked if he had received the contract that Lombino Martino sent him. “Oh, they sent something over already?” he asked. “Wait, my assistant is telling me something,” he said. The woman in the background eventually found the contract and he glanced over it while reading aloud.

    He asked a few questions and I explained my situation, and that I had already signed the contract, but I still wanted an attorney to opine on it. He said he would look at it and get back to me.

    A week or so later I received a call from LegalShield’s Washington franchisee. They said that Mr. Pitler was refusing to review my contract, saying LegalShield would not cover such a service. If I wanted to have a contract reviewed, I would need to pay more money, in addition to the now-two-months of membership LegalShield charged me for.

    Confused and having been lied to, I decided to finally cut my losses, called LegalShield and requested my money back. The operator said I would have to submit an email to cancel my membership, and someone higher up the food chain would need to consider my request for a refund.

    I spoke with my credit union, who was shocked at the horrible non-service LegalShield provided. They said I needed to provide LegalShield the opportunity to refund my money first. So I agreed to wait two weeks and see if LegalShield responded as promised. As with nearly every promised response, LegalShield failed to contact me as promised.

    I emailed this story to LegalShield on April 6, noting they had failed to respond to my request in two weeks as promised and saying I would ask my credit union to dispute the charges if they failed to respond. The next day I received a short response saying “a refund was credited to the credit card with the last four digits xxxx.”

    A week later I checked my bank and found that LegalShield had refunded $13 of the $78 they owed me. The refund email did not state this, and I believe was crafted to intentionally mislead me into believing they had refunded my entire membership fee as I had asked.

    On April 14 I emailed LegalShield again, requesting a full refund. Ruth responded saying I would need to call them on the phone. Previously the phone operators told me that all refund requests must be in writing, so I responded again asking them to respond to my request in writing.

    LegalShield wasted nearly two months of my time, refused to review the contract I wanted reviewed, demanded money beyond my membership fee to review that one contract, sent me non-specific email about a refund that I consider intentionally misleading, and is still wasting my time and yanking my chain while refusing to refund two months of fake-service membership.

    Avoid like the plague. Check Upwork or call a local attorney to get a flat-fee price for any service you might use these jokers for.


    jackie says:
    May 20th, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Lucky you only paid $78. Same thing happen to me but LS lawyers never got to see the document. I just kept calling and leaving futile messages after the 10th time I realized I was being scammed. Lawyers are a sad fact of life. They are all assholes. Good luck.

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    Genevieve Knowles Ungar says:

    April 11th, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I am a new member with legal shield as of July 2013. My cases are still under review. Therefore, I am unable to give a valid recommendation about the services provided by the law firm referred to me from Legal Shield. I will follow up with additional information at a later date. Thank you.

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    Terri says:

    April 8th, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I am new to Legal Shield. One of the main reasons I signed up for their services was to get my will prepared. The worksheets were immediately available on their app. I printed them off filled them out and mailed them with mail confirmation. In less than half a week I was called by my attorney twice about my will. I have needed one more documentation on my side. I have sent it and will now wait to see how things go. I found them to be eager and professional. I will update on how it goes from here. Also, I understand if you are not please with the lawyer for your area you can ask for a different one. Plus I understand that after 3 complaints Legal Shield will drop them.
    So far so good here!

  • Dexter Fanton says:

    March 25th, 2017 at 8:17 am

    very good submit, i actually love this web site, keep on it

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    Carl says:

    March 13th, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    My business partner defrauded the company I started 100% with my own capital. He stole money from the company accounts for months and then stole products from the company to sell privately. By the time I learned what was going on, the company was bankrupt. Desperate for legal counsel since the local police and local courthouse were no help to me, I began submitting requests online for legal help. Legal Shield contacted me, listened to me detail my case, then told me they could help me. It wasn’t until later that I learned the individual who was speaking to me so consolingly was a sales agent and not a lawyer.

    It took me several attempts to sign up with Legal Shield. They made multiple technical mistakes advising me about the packages to purchase, and I had to buy new memberships both for myself (personal) and my defunct business. Legal Shield is very friendly on the sales end, but don’t expect that level of courtesy from the legal end.

    I was assigned a law firm in Chicago. From the very beginning, the service couldn’t have been ruder. It’s understandable the lawyers are all busy, but it’s very clear when they speak with you that you’re bothering them. The attorney assigned to my case was condescending and dismissive. He would regularly interrupt me and several times told me, “I don’t know what that means,” in reference to other legal documents I shared with him–business documents already registered with my state. And it is very clear the law firm you’re assigned to wants to redirect you to contracting with affiliated attorneys, at a supposed 25% discount off their services.

    The Chicago law offices convinced me, after telling me they couldn’t help me, to consult with another attorney. Thousands of dollars later, all that came of that consult was a default judgment because the party being sued refused to show up in court, realizing the legal team could do noting to coerce him. Since the lawyer I consulted with chose to pursue the issue as a civil rather than criminal matter (despite detailed banking statements showing unauthorized withdrawals and an obvious theft of company products and property–all purchased with my personal credit cards), the default judgment is toothless. I would have to spend many thousands more just to TRY to get the other party to pay pennies on the dollar.

    Moreover, the Chicago law firm advised me to let my business lapse by not paying the fee on the business. When I tried to file my taxes for the current year, I learned this was not the correct way to close a business (you must file paperwork and final taxes), I contacted both Legal Shield and their partner law firm but was quickly rebuffed, told I had been counseled about officially dissolving the company. I had explicitly asked for advice on how to proceed, never recall a conversation about formal dissolution, and more, the counsel I do recall–letting the company lapse–has since placed me in a precarious position regarding taxes. Legal Shield denies any responsibility here, of course, and the law firm I’d originally dealt with (partners with Legal Shield) callously denies any responsibility for the advice they gave and which I followed. In the final discussion with Legal Shield’s corporate relations department (Joe Kennedy), I was told the law firm Legal Shield puts clients in contact with does not advise clients on how to proceed on the legal matters we present with. For that, we need to retain a private attorney (costly).

    So Legal Shield has washed its hands of the entire matter they originally claimed they could help me with, after having happily accepted months and months of payments from me only to have me find myself now facing bankruptcy. This company and its legal network substantiates the stereotype of the purely mercenary lawyer (and legal organization). Its sales department feigns concern for you only to get you to sign up with a recurring membership and hopefully up-sell you on vastly more expensive private legal services via Legal Shield’s subsidiary legal phone services companies which treat you like so much social detritus. Citizens ought not only to share widely our experiences with Legal Shield and its subsidiaries but also to contact the appropriate legal oversight boards in our home states to lodge formal complaints.


    jackie says:
    May 20th, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I totally hear you, Carl. I’m in a similar situation but it was my sister stealing from my company and yes, she caused the business to go belly up and framed me.

    I’ve been thru countless useless attorneys and I don’t know how these blood sucking lawyers sleep with their conscience. Legal shield in California was worthless. According to LS’s site, they basically cover nothing in terms of trial defense. I pray to god I find a decent lawyer that actually cares for the little guy.

    The way the justice system is set up is completely bogus. Bad lawyers keep asking for extensions just to make up more lies and steal more money from clients. I heard somewhere that law schools teach you how to steal from clients. It’s just sad. No wonder innocent people go to jail and the guilty go free. I wish I could write u directly, Carl.

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    taynia banks says:

    March 8th, 2017 at 11:28 am

    they are rude take your money every month then when you do actually use the service they drag it out just to get more of your money! they were inconsistent in helping me build a case and asked me to do most of the work I thought I was paying them for! its a complete joke! every time I called to terminate my membership they promised to do better to get me to stay while still continuing to take my money then denied me a refund. DONT F*%k with Legal Shield EVER yes its a scam!!

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    Patrick says:

    February 17th, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I called my provider law firm last week here in Nebraska, they returned my call in 2 hours and 15 minutes. I asked several questions with regard to legal email disclaimers and spent a half hour on the phone with the Attorney. No extra bill, just great service. I love my LegalShield!

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    TF says:

    February 15th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I have used legal shield many times in my state and its been great people always will complain about something. I believe legal shield is a solid reputable company and it has saved us from heart ache more than once since joining. I also believe it to be a good company to work for if that is your cup of tea Look at any company on the web and you will find unhappy people. I wonder how hard some of you tried to reach the LS attorneys, they do not promise an immediate call back. I have always gotten nothing but professional service from them and highly recommend the service to any person or business. The company has not stayed in business for over 40 years by being a fly by night company nor by neglecting its clients, by the way all who are complaining about LS they do not need your business there are plenty of new customers everyday and the service is valuable. I wonder ow much you paid for another attorney to look at your cases a lot more than 20 dollars a month.

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    Mike Juliano says:

    February 15th, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I read lists of complaints most can be devalued. LegalShield provides access to law firms, your matter is managed by consult in a timely manner the rest is up to you. It’s economical and life saver if paying hundreds of dollars for an attorney is out of the question. Your case cannot be dropped because they don’t manage your matter, they consult you on what to do and communicate on your behalf when needed.

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    Tizz says:

    February 12th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I’m reading these “reviews” to determine if joining LS might make sense. The only conclusion I’ve drawn is that many members, or at least many complainers, are barely literate, so what is their demographic?


    Lurker says:
    June 19th, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    It appears you may be correct, Tizz, judging by Kaitlyn’s response of “your” instead of you’re.

    Kaitlyn says:
    June 2nd, 2017 at 3:11 am

    What are you insinuating?

    Kaitlyn says:
    June 2nd, 2017 at 3:09 am

    What does that mean? I know your not insinuating what I think you are.

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    MD Holmes says:

    February 4th, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I had this service back in the 90’s maybe into early 2000.
    I cancelled then due to what I felt was terrible service!
    Considering the reviews I’ve read nothing seems to have changed for the better.
    Certainly won’t be signing up again. Too bad there’s not a quality company for something like this.

  • MD Holmes says:

    February 4th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Based on the reviews I have decided against LS.
    Also I was a member of this company back in the 90’s and possibly in early 2000. I recall not being satisfied with the service and cancelling. I believe the bad reviews considering all they have done is a name change.

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    Polly says:

    February 2nd, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I hate to waste my time writing this for such a “slease bag company”. Im almost 80 and was probably their first customer for Prepaid Legal! I had a nice Houston Lawyer that returned my calls, He really tried to do a good job. but the last one for the last 6 years is a lazy gal. She does repeats of all the stories I’ve read, no help at all! I could sure use that money I’ve spent on their no help and lack of concern. Whats so sad is that everyone I deal with now is scamming me. Really, that’s phone companys, alarm companys, TV companys, Investors, and saddest of all is Nursing Homes!! My Sister and husband are in one in Sacramento,Ca. paying close to $12,000 a month. Yes, $12,000 a month, not a typo!! and the saddest part is that they were put their by their daughter! My sister was tranquilized, straight jacketed and taken to a mental hospital because she was upset that her daughter had called the sheriff Dept when she fought to keep their home!! When they took her 2 weeks later to the Sacramento Nursing Home they ordered an MRI for Alzheimers and added that to her Medical chart on top of the Mental patient Status!! When that happens, your life is over!! You no longer have an opinion, or money even for a cup of coffee, your life savings is soon gone…..Does phone calls from your sister saying ” hey Polly, I want to go to Colorado and look up Family records at the court house and I’d like to build a cabin with the help of all the grandson’s and we could all have a turn for a vacation there. I’d also like to go up into Oregon and visit Uncle Lawence’s grave. I’m thinking of selling our home in Fresno and just getting away from my daughter”, we can’t trust her now!! Does that sound like Alzheimers??? I don’t think so!!! Can you imagine how I felt when I had to tell her ” you can’t! All you have is locked up in an Irrevocable Trust, and your daughter is the Trustee!! Does anyone have any ideas how I can help my Sister?? I worry so!! Now they keep her so tranquilized she can hardly talk to me, I feel she has given up and is so depressed!! I’d like to talk to Legal Shield but I canceled it as it was worthless! Well thanks for listening, I just don’t know where to go.


    Dot says:
    February 13th, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Speak with your local Clerk of Court…most have been or are attorneys. Hope that helps.

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    Devon says:

    February 2nd, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    What is so hard about calling a lawyer.


    Polly says:
    February 3rd, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Right….so he can clean out the little bit of money they have. I also need to do a probate so the State doesn’t take my home but it costs $2,000!! I have just enough $ so I don’t qualify for Legal Aid help, so don’t go there….but thanks for suggestion…Question?.. do any of these forms from Office supply businesses and NOLO books work? I would love to hear from someone that has tried these.

  • Leora Weeda says:

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I would like to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

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    Thomas Anderson says:

    January 13th, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I have been a member for years and when I needed your services , you have blown me off . I received a call about my complaint ( 10:14 am ) on 1/12/17 and was busy with my clients and I asked your representative if she could call me back in an hour , she said she would. I blocked off my client scheduling to allow my issues from 11:00- 12:00 and she , not only didn’t call me back in an hour, but, did not call me the rest of the day . My name is Thomas Anderson , 321-433-2914. I promise to make it a priority to share my experience with my clients


    Cathy Witzke says:
    March 5th, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    You couldn’t call back? She returned your original call and you were busy… things happen. Just as I am sure she had things happen with her day.
    Things get done quicker if everyone works together and takes the “blame” out of the equation.

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    Michael Burkey says:

    December 29th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I have found LegalShield to be awesome for my business and personal matters. They get back with you quickly by an attorney who specializes in the area you are calling about. They review all of my business contracts and policies, answer questions about hiring and firing, etc. If you’re in business, you need LegalShield.

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    Shay Fraley says:

    December 22nd, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I was so glad that I had LegalShield when I needed help on a court case. Too bad the Law Office for Ohio takes forever to get a hold of anyone. Now, a week later, they’re closed for the next 4 days for the Holiday so they told me maybe next week… Why do I even pay for this???


    Tolbert Wyatt says:
    January 16th, 2017 at 12:48 am

    If you had hired a lawyer outside of Legalshield and paid a higher fee, do you think he would not have closed for the holidays? Hope you will see my point.

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    Karin says:

    December 18th, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Just awful. It’s taking me a full week to get a response from the lawfirm they referred me to. unfortunately there is only one in Pennsylvania. I sent my information through the online contact form to tell me two days later, they never received it. I wasted my time. Why do they even have an online contact form if it doesn’t work? I call day after day and I can never get a hold of them. LegalShield has the worse lawyers in their network. I wouls stay away from them.

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    Jeanne says:

    December 2nd, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    We recently had real estate questions. Not only did the attorney(?) not know the answer but did not try and get the correct answer. When I complained I was told I should have asked for a second opinion. If I knew in the beginning that he was wrong I would not have needed the service. I could have handled it myself. It was only after my gut told me this was not correct that I questioned. The only friendly people on the phone are the people that initially answer the phone.
    Just a warning that any body considering this service should think twice. You can’t trust them.


    Daniel says:
    January 9th, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I agree, I been joint then as Pre paid Legal near 20 years.
    Recent, I call for help on a car accident, blow is how they react to me:
    (1) they did not allow me to talk to explain, every time I try to talk, they cut me out.
    (2) Very rush and un-professional.
    (3) Is not helpful and finally I have seeking from outside help.
    (4) I complain to the manager, they send the other one even worse.

    I will contact legalshield customer service to ask what benefit I have like customer like that already joint and paid for this company for almost 20 years. I mat cancel it after all.

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    James A. says:

    November 30th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I joined LS back in July 2013 when I had a legal matter with a tenant who refused to pay his lease amount due. This matter was a bit more technical because it involved a land contract.
    I contacted LS and the attorney called me back within 20 minutes of my initial call. Very polite and extremely knew his law! After about 45 minutes on the phone – he asked me to send him the documents from the land contract and any dispute issues. I did. He called me back the following day after doing his research and sent me case law and study for my case. He then called the other guys attorney to address the matter.
    I then got a call from my tenant apologizing for the situation and noted: his attorney informed him to pay the amounts due. They did and fired their attorney, whom was a retired judge.
    This service is rock solid and I even recommended my mother whom is 83 years old signed up for. She loves it because to her, it gives her “legal muscle”.
    Thank You Legal Shield.

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    Alan Garner says:

    November 21st, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve been with legal shield for a couple of years and the first time that I needed to use the service found it to be horrible. What can I say other than I believe it to be a scam.
    The attorney that they referred me to seem to be put out of his way when I explained to him my problem and was just rude when he ask me if I wanted him to send a letter. Also you can’t contact the attorney again after the initial call. And the attorney is over 400 miles from where I live.
    Customer service was rude when I complained and offered no help.
    Don’t waste your money.

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    Andrew Chism Jr. says:

    November 13th, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I am currently sending a letter to the Corporate head quarters of Legal Shield”,(originally called ‘Prepared Legal”), about their despicable way that the so-called professional attorneys they used to represent our cases are what I call left over gutter rats who couldn’t make it on their own so they latch on to companies like LG ,so that they can hand pick only what they may deem as lucrative and simple to handle. One so-called attorney didn’t know how to handle my case and when I called him back for my documents I sent him, he got rude and insist he didn’t know who I was (after hanging up a little under 3min),he got smart and told me he could have shredded my things for all he was concerned. He may have though he was God, but I reported this to head of Legal Shield, ad the women though this was funny, I told her It wouldn’t be funny if I filed charges on you and legal shield for hiring stupid people like him, and he wasn’t nothing but a low life bum, hitching a ride on this crocked organization.I know this sordid as a fact, because this career field is my passion and as a very astute behavioral scientist as well as a 23 year NCO of the US Air Force. ,who had the experiences of studying and also dealing with these negative implicit racism when I needed them. My letter was not only to let the corporation know why I don’t want any more membership from this agency, but also to warn them about these so-called attorneys they are using is breaking ,American Bar Association Rules and guidelines, And just because no other clients didn’t take the time to expose these crumbs that suppose to be On the client side, I find it my duty. I joined back in the early 2000’s but after being activated full time to active duty after 911 I couldn’t continue as associate member. Every since I re joined this company ,I couldn’t believe how low life this agency had gotten. Each time I called for assistance ,the company grilled me as though I was the guilty party of the issues I was facing. Their attitude was rude and underling vulgar. Some thought that it was a joke as they insisted on being ignorant and stupid after spewing their implicit racial biases against me as a client,(I can hear in the background of one call, a so called attorney laughing, she didn’t have enough sense to wait until I hung up. This service came out of the Law Offices ,Weinstock ,Friedman & Friedman, Pa, In 10461 Mill Run Circle St 550 Owings mills Md, 21117. They are terrible and beyond professional. I will not go into details but ,I just wanted to agree with the majority of those that were once Clients of Legal Shield, they are absolutely right about this rip off service, and the couple who want to give it LS good review ,may be the ones that these companies cater to and not the norm, In other words just because they felt good doesn’t mean they weren’t the chosen few (if you can read between the lines).I will not waste any more time here in this comment section because I think this matter is so serious that I want to have this company investigated. I rather deal with Legal Zoom ,before I need this rip off mess, and as well other once paying members of this scam deal reveal their black ethnic Identities which solidify the fact that these fools think they can keep using ignorant ,illegal practices in a place of business. I Served this country to do my part and I wont sit around and allow these fools to continue (in their own Mind)that how they biasedly do business in legal shield,and I can come to my own conclusion the horrible way this company have continue to exist and changing from bad to even m worst. This is why I am sending a full report of what I find being an member off and on for all these years. Finally, its funny, they don’t give good service, but they don’t waste any time calling for that monthy membership, in which I wont pay ever again. This Company called prepaid legal, has truly lost the true reason it was started and now its just another scam to take people money.


    Amy says:
    January 21st, 2017 at 3:34 am

    I totally agree with the complaints expressed and I could add a whole lot more. Based on experience, I believe that the presentations conducted by Leadership and executives are deceitful and that the services provided by Legal Shield are inferior to other reputable law firms and attorneys. For example, representatives do not tell you any of the company policies so that you will know what to expect. I called expecting to talk to an attorney and waited a long time for a return call. Letters are suppose to be written in 3 days but members are not informed of the policy so they may not get done, especially if it has been days since the attorney talked to you and he/she has forgotten what the issue was, The cancellation policy is never discussed, etc. Additionally prospective members are lead people to believe that members can receive services at a reduced price because they have a membership. I learned that service fees were discretionary based on the attorney. Therefore, an attorney who gives you a 20% discount on a $4,000 fee is no cheaper than an attorney in private practice who agreed to do the work for %3,000. It is my opinion, that Legal Shield. as a MLM, is a get rich quick scheme and that they prey upon uneducated, inexperienced minorities. The Legal Shield motto refers to race, i.e. Blacks are not treated fairly because “the color of justice is green.” Additionally, the local organization on the East appears to be a social clubs for Blacks. I consider this organization dishonest and I prefer to select my own attorney so that I can interview him/her to assess his/her knowledge, skills, abilities and success rate before hiring him/her, and preferably doing it at their expense with a free consultation. When you hire a private attorney, you are entitled to personal and prompt service. With Legal Shield you are a member who jumps on the manufacturers conveyor belt so that you can receive cookie cutter answers and boiler plate forms/letters. The simple wills produced by Legal Shield are not worth a year’s membership because you can get a better written will, including medical directive and POA, for slightly more, and it is superior quality. The lesson to be learned with Legal Shield is that nothing is free and you pay for what you get, especially if you do your research before hiring an attorney. If you are considering being an associate, I suggest you research the success rates of associates too because very few are successful, especially if they have a conscious. Bottom line, Legal Shield is a pyramid scheme or a multi-level-network and it is designed to make a few at the top wealthy off of others. .

    Daniel says:
    January 9th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I agree with your conclusion the horrible way this company have continue to exist and changing from bad to even more worst

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    Leon says:

    October 22nd, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Totally useless. They will still charge you for legal services, at higher prices than you would find elsewhere. A total waste of money.
    Get rich quick scam, that makes you think you have something, but you really don’t. There should be a law against this kind of stuff.
    Yes, I’ve been a victim of prepaid legal/legal shield since the mid 90’s, Paid over $6000 dollars in monthly payments. I’m not proud of it. I’ve had several experiences with them. Most of them were very disappointing because they still charge fees higher than other law firms charge regardless of how much money I’ve spent in monthly payments…this really sucks people. So my advice to you is not to be another victim.

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    Sandy says:

    October 18th, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I had Legal Shield at work and they helped me quite a bit. I don’t have anything bad to say. 1st example-I was having a problem with a creditor that was stating I owed them thousands from over 12 years ago and they threatened me with garnishment. I did not owe it and I provided all the details to Legal Sheild and they did send a letter stating they were my lawyer and I never heard a word since then, or saw it on my credit report. 2nd example-my mother passed away from COPD, she was diagnosed with it, but the the house she lived in had mold and progressed her condition much quicker. My family met with the lawyers several times, they pulled all medical and let us know what were looking at if we wanted to proceed. We did not proceed as there was not enough notes about the mold from her doctor. I have to say that Legal Shield has been there for my family and I will use them in the future as well.


    Perri says:
    April 3rd, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    You could have done all of that by yourself and free.

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    Don Smith says:

    October 12th, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    They came to our workplace and gave us the sales pitch. It all sounded wonderful until one of the employees asked if they could talk it over with their spouse before signing up. They said no. You had to sign up right then or not get it. Then when no one wanted to sign up they said just sign up and you have 48 hrs to cancel if you decide against it. No thanks! Sounded too fishy.


    Amy says:
    January 21st, 2017 at 3:39 am

    You’ll were smart because if it had been on the “up and up” they would have had no problem with you and your co-workers discussing it with your spouses. Tell others about your experience and concerns.

    Mr. Cynical says:
    October 27th, 2016 at 10:40 am

    That is called a pressure sale. No reason not to allow anyone to think about it or discuss it. Looks like very poor salesmanship! If it is a good product – you shouldn’t have to hire the used car salesman to pitch it.

    Hello says:
    October 26th, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    @Raynaldo If it’s only $0.60 a day, will you pay for mine?
    If no, then really? Those are your words.

    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Its a noble thing to want to discuss with the spouse, Truth of the matter is 80% of folks go home and never mentioned anything to their spouse about what’s going on at work. If you cant make a decision over a cost of about 60 cents a day to give you family peace of mind and make good decision by having access to attorneys that normally cost in the hundreds of dollars an hour. It’s like calling home to see if it’s ok to buy a bottle of water. There are two times a person thinks about a Legal Plan, that’s when the representative is explaining the benefit and when your stopped on the side of the road with the flashing lights behind you or even worse laying on your death bed wishing you had written your will. Give the poor guy credit for his passion to protect you and your family and to know if you were going to take it home you were already half convinced you needed it, really 60 cents a day?

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    Kgpringle says:

    October 8th, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    How do a company come to a welcome back employees meeting offering their services with two recruiters that were very playful. That should have been my first sign. My account has been drafted several times and I have yet to receive any documents by mail as stated . I Recieved nothing to show to take advantage of so called discounts!! I don’t have a membership number, can’t login to the bogus accounts. To top that off call to speak to a representative. The guy gave me a number to a department that was going to open the next business day!! Those comments that you see that are good for this company has to be employees or reps that uses fake names and make their own comments. As I proceed to search I cannot find not one person that loves this company in person. (Especially Corporate America) Others that I have asked about them just faithfully pays but never uses and says it’s good to have #GOFIGURE….


    charlene says:
    December 8th, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Has anyone notice that this Raynaldo person has responded on most of the post. He sounds to me as if he is the used sales car GUY. I haven’t been with the company long but I have has to call and speak with someone in regards to a matter that I just needed answer. The person to wait until something happens which didn’t make any sense to me. And after reading everyone’s comments I believe this is not the company for me.

    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 12:44 am

    You’re right you deserve superior service. The company has a customer service number and unfortunately we live in the digital age and to offer a service that is so valuable for a few dollars the company sends a digital welcome Kit with a member number, you should contact member services at (866) 966-2222 verify your correct email and phone #, create a online account so you can download your MyLegalShield APP. You online account you will find all your perks, provider lawfirm info, and you should start to see you perks emails roll in. Stay in contact with your rep and let him help you, I promise he cares that your satisfied or he doesn’t get paid.

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    Harley Alexander says:

    October 5th, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I’m on an SSI income due to a seizure disorder I spoke with mr. Mitchell Allen which she was happy to take my money when Legal Shield gave me you my attorney this but I judge that of st. Louis Missouri there’s nothing they can do I’ve been poisoned by my landlord about black mold in raw sewage underneath my house but they cannot help me file a lawsuit without charging me more than irregular attorney I think they are bullshit they are scam artists do not use these people they suck they will take people like me that is on a government income that only make less than $800 a month and take your money and do nothing for you it is a scam I’m not happy and I will do everything in my power to expose them for what they are a bunch of crooks scam artist and they take people’s money and do nothing to help them I was lied to I was deceived I wasn’t even sent a contract to sign but then told I signed a contract I didn’t sign it then think I did it all over the phone


    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Your right the justice system is not logical. Considering attorneys traditionally cost upwards of $300 an hour. The Legal Plan costs less than $20 a month, it’s like your medi-care in some thing you pay a co-pay in some things you pay 50-80% or maybe your part b does. Same thing in a Legal Plan. Now we know the rich can afford an attorney But the Fix income or low income use public defender or legal aid. If you cant afford a discounted attorney then you may have to go that route and still have advise and all the other benefits in your plan.

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    Jim says:

    September 27th, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I have been reading reviews and find the complaints hilarious. No details just a bunch of people complaining. I bet they never read their policy. Remember when people are happy with a service they don`t go out on the internet and say great things. ONLY THE COMPLAINERS DO. IMHO at least 1/2 the complainants are bogus. And yes I have LS, And yes I have used it many times. Always returned my calls within a hour. I have had LS for 4 years. NO ISSUES.


    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 1:26 am

    All Associates are also customers. Protecting yourself and your family is part of an associates vesting in the company. In many cases an associate is the best Testimonial cause the are well versed in the use of the services. How can one sell something he wouldn’t use himself and be able to stand by his claims.

    Rozetta says:
    October 9th, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Jim you sound like an associate with invested interest and not as a customer.

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    Matt says:

    September 15th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    -Horrible-Horrible- do not waste your money. Have had this service for a few years and have never been helped. Today I called them and they said they are just a consultation firm, they don’t actually provide any legal help!!!
    I have been wasting my money over several years thinking I might be able to use them one day and when I need them, severely let down. Stay away from them!!!!


    Leon says:
    October 22nd, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I also have paid into prepaid legal/legal shield for many years, almost 2 decades worth of monthly payments exceeding $ 6,000 dollars. When I needed legal help, they quoted me a “discounted” price from Ross & Mathews which was much, much higher than prices quoted from other local law firms. Sounds like I’ve been a victim all of these years, because my payments of $6,000 dollars plus didn’t mean a thing to these people. I only kept it going for the tax write off which I really don’t need. They suck big time…run away, fast as you can. This is a get rich quick scheme for some CEO who has managed to fool a lot of people.

    Gerry MacKinnon says:
    October 17th, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Go to the customer line 800-654-7757 and let them know your experience

    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 12:52 am

    In life nothing is perfect, and in some cases things don’t result as we hope. If you communicate with member services (866) 966-2222 they will help you get the best results. There are quality controls in place to help members resolve issues. Remember this is not a product or a service it’s a membership and everyone from Associate to Customer Service to Law Firm to Customer does their part to provide such a high value for such a low cost.

    Jim says:
    September 27th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Jim you are just a big liar. These complainers never give details. WHY? What state? What was your issue? Was it covered? Did you contact LS with a complaint? I bet it is No NO NO NO No

    Roy Peterson says:
    September 17th, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Either you are lying or you didn’t talk about to a true LS provider law firm…Period !
    I’ve had this service for 7+ years and have called them numerous times for advice.
    Never has there response been what u describe…never. In Texas, at Ross & Matthews
    that kind of response would have been severely reprimanded!!

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    Heather says:

    September 14th, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Called for the first time today. Still waiting for a call back. Are you guys even real? Is this a scam. I don’t have time to waste on some kind of lawyer up sell call center.


    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 12:57 am

    You deserve a prompt response, Wonder where you called? Did you explain you issue to a Legal secretary on your initial contact? The attorneys are rated to call back in 8 hours. If you still waiting for a call back call member services the will get you results (866) 966-2222.

    Elizabeth says:
    September 24th, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Heather, I am truly sorry you have been treated so poorly. Where are you located? As a Senior Associate with Legal Shield, I can say with certainty that our coverage works. I would be more than happy to help in any way I can. My name is Elizabeth and you are more than welcomed to contact me at Your Associate should have explained to you that our firms have up to 8 hours to return your call. This is to assure that the proper attorney returns your call and can immediately address your situation. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Best regards,
    Elizabeth Hoffschneider
    Legal Shield Independent Senior Associate

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    Bob says:

    September 7th, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Craig Chapman………. When people get on linr to read the reviews of a company they are not interested in hearing from people that sell the product. Butt out!


    Scott says:
    January 18th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I am idiot

    Lee says:
    November 3rd, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Every one of these people who say such crazy stuff about Legal Shield are either lying or somethings wrong. I feel sorry for you, because I do not think any of you were ever members. I am a Customer who had a great experience using the service and their Attorneys. You should read what they offer and what they do not offer. Probably most of the complaints are from Jealous Ambulance Chasing Attorneys and their friends to go out of their way to bad rap a Great Service especially for Businesses. Hey find something better if you can, it is not there is it.

    Tony says:
    October 11th, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    To Bob, you are wrong and you are not the voice of the people, you butt out, I certainly would like to hear from someone in the company if I am having trouble. It was nice of Elisabeth to put herself out there like that, she didn’t have to, but she felt it was her duty to contact Heather and that is honorable. I’m just checking out the reviews, and I must say they are not so good. But I’ll look into it more before I sign on to the company.

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    JJCOMOS says:

    September 6th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I have had Legal Shield since it was Prepaid Legal.
    Love the product. Have used it more then my fair share.
    Jack Las Vegas NV

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    brenda says:

    August 29th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I would like to hear from an EX rep for this business.


    Angie ali says:
    December 28th, 2016 at 10:52 am

    As a soon to be “ex-associate” I paid into legal shield for several years and promoted with all I got. When my dog ended up at the pound, microchipped and registered to me, I got the runaround from lawyers and lost my dog who was released to someone else !!! They did nothing. When I was pulled over and called the emergency app, they also did nothing and would t even let me talk to a lawyer. Good to get a cheap Will done- got not help and conflicting advice otherwise for 3 years . Live and learn

    Raynaldo says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 1:05 am

    There are no real ex reps, they are either active associates or in-active associates. Being a LegalShield Associate is being in a volunteer army. As for income claims the reality is the same as life 20% do 80% of the work and 80% do nothing. The only ones that fail are the ones that quit for whatever their reasoning. Associates have no bosses to answer to and because of that they do nothing. Sometimes you just can’t make someone successful til the decide to succeed. Hope this helps.

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    Marc says:

    August 26th, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Helps with legal questions. Used them a few times. They referred me to a law firm for a felony that wasn’t very good and tried to get away with not giving me the 25% off. Hope they will help if someone sues me or I need letters sent to someone for legal purposes. Been a member for a long time. Gives a since of security. But there card to hand police won’t help against these officers that want to violate your 4th amendment….!!!!

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    Ken says:

    August 18th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    The service is great!!NOT. Geared up to take money from people who are looking for help without much money. Poor folk being used as they are the easiest people to rip off. Its sad to see this kind of behavior in our world. I really feel bad for these people and I’m sorry they have to be fooled and ripped off. Its too bad that the people who work for Leagalshield feel it is ok to call these poor people idiots and many other bad things…moron….fool…go back to school…etc. I guess paying for their kids schooling from poor folk is the norm from Legalshield. Now if I ripped poor folk of their money I couldn’t sleep at night but that’s just me. Legalshield empoyees don’t have that in their heart it seems reading all these comments. I did some research and it seems these people have good reasoning for their complaints only to be called stupid. That is not cool but if you can sleep at night good for you.


    Craig says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Then you DON’T understand Legal Shield. The lawyers don’t do everything bu they do what they promise-every time. If, and that’s a big IF, they don’t, you can call Legal Shield headquarters and complain to them. They make it right!

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    charles says:

    August 17th, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    This legalshield is a complete scam to get money for nothing, and to get out of contract you have to write in with pen and paper to remove oneself from the contract. You call the lawyer they choose for you and they want mass money which isn’t what the contract says. I’m serious, if you want to throw money into the pit, go for it but ive read way to many complaints online about this legalshield. Also they claim to be a company 45 yrs old but that’s not true. They were called something else which makes me wonder why they had to change name of company? Now they target audience is old people who live on a limited income, and that’s just wrong. These old people spent their life making this a better world for their children only to be scammed by legal shield scam online is bad for America. but use it if ya wanna throw money away.


    RWright says:
    December 12th, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Thought about getting it, however, I’ve read to the bottom of the first page of posts and I think I’ll pass.

    Jim says:
    September 27th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I used LS for a out of state speeding ticket. Got my ticket dismissed. Used it to review 2 house closings. A few other tickets they every time got the fines reduced and points dismissed. Even helped me with a ebay dispute. Learn how to use it Charles, it`s not a cure all.

    Elizabeth says:
    September 24th, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Charles, I am so sorry you have such a bitter taste in your mouth for Legal Shield. Our company was previously known as Pre Paid Legal. In 2011 we were bought by MidOcean Industries and our name was changed to Legal Shield. We are a stand up company with 43 combined years of serving people of all ages by offering affordable access to top rated Law Firms in 48 states and 4 Provinces in Canada. If you believe you have been a victim of “targeting” or scammed in any way, PLEASE contact our corporate office at 580-310-6928.

    JJCOMOS says:
    September 6th, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I’m not sure you know what you are talking about.
    I have had Legal Shield for 16 years and have use their service almost every year. I have be given more legal advice then I would have paid for some where else. You don’t know what you are talking about.

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    Sharon says:

    August 16th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    They led me to believe they could review the trust document for my mother since I was the trustee. After I paid, they told me they don’t handle those issues and referred me to another lawyer in my area. When I called the lawyer and questioned the receptionist about the cost, she copped an attitude. For me, it was a waste of money so I immediately cancelled but had to pay the first month. If you call they will ask about your issue and patiently hear you out but I have a feeling that no matter what you say they will tell you that they can help you and then refer you out to someone else. That’s what happened to me anyway. I could have gone online myself for a referral and ended up talking to some snotty receptionist for free but it ended up costing me $30.


    Steve says:
    October 4th, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    You’re. Take a chill pill, Jim.

    Jim says:
    September 27th, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    The minute something goes wrong you run to Jesus. The minute he does not come through you stop praying and go on your way blaming him.
    I say you are lying. WHY because it costs 19.95 a month. YOUR A LAIR.

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    Kim says:

    August 5th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    My husband and I have had a Pre-Paid Legal since the late 90’s. We have only dealt with firms in Portland and Las Vegas but have always received quick, professional and knowledgeable service. The calls I’ve had to make varied from traffic ticket to bankruptcy questions to estate issues when my parents and husband passed away to homeowner issues. I’ve never had to pay an extra penny. I have to wonder if the folks that complain about the additional fees really know how much a reputable attorney charges. The one time I did have to use an attorney without Pre-Paid it was very spendy. The two law firms I’ve dealt with have been the high respected, well known type. Sure, you can probably find someone cheaper…but remember…sometimes you only get what you pay for. If you have an attorney friend or family member, lucky you. I for one will not play Russian roulette with a legal matter. I gave a rating of 4 because there have been a couple of minor communication problems (that were resolved) so not a perfect 5 but definitely a 4.5. Waste of money? I guess if you consider car and health insurance a waste. It’s for when you need it.

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    Gary says:

    August 3rd, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I have been using legal shield for over 4 years. They have been a great company to do business with. I read the bad reviews and ask myself if the bad attorney firms that work as representatives for legal shield are just bad businesses. I would imagine that each state has incompetent owners. I know national company’s that have stellar service in one location and idiots at another so I guess it just works that way across the board.

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    Mark miller says:

    July 28th, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve been a member since it was Prepaid Legal. I have used it on a couple of occasions and I was satisfied. They let me know if it would be a conflict of interest with the company I was against. They did their job for me.
    I am now interested in becoming a team member. Because of past experience I’m going to give it a try.


    Elizabeth says:
    September 24th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Mark I am just curious, did you become an Associate? I am a Senior Associate and love my business! Taking care of others Rocks!

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    Nicole says:

    July 18th, 2016 at 8:55 am

    No one mentions that on the family plan where you add your children how old the children have to be. I got a speeding ticket and then could not use my parents account-was told I had to buy a separate one. They were rude and short with me. Why sell a family plan first off to people who can’t use it…I don’t know the whole thing to me is ridiculous. So much easier to call any of the thousands of attorneys who send mail then to pay monthly for this useless service.


    Craig says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Everytime I talked to someone or sold a plan, I ALWAYS mentioned the age of the children in college. My guess is that you may have forgotten that they told you.

    Jeannette says:
    August 2nd, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I don’t quite understand why people have to pay a monthly membership fee for legal representations, they charge much more than the Attorneys at the Brooklyn Bar Association, and their customer service leave a lot to be desired:(

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    Steve says:

    July 16th, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I had a membership but was unimpressed by the the law firm they farmed me out to. They had no real interest in helping me out with a situation. In a different situation the lawyer really did not know the law concerning what I wanted to do. After that I decided to cancel, I was also an Associate but really do not like the MLM business, chasing down, people, weekly meetings etc

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    Not 3rd party actor says:

    July 12th, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    It’s obvious that 90% of the comments on here are just plants from the company to make them look better. Shame on them. Shame on the people that believe them

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    MIKE JONES says:

    June 3rd, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Adamson Law Firm is very unprofessional… Everything to them is at least $15,000.00… Crazy… Ripoff…. Get your money back if you can ASAP. Legal Shield is truly not want they say they are.


    Heartless Pig says:
    September 4th, 2016 at 2:55 am

    He should know!! He is a district attorney near kansas city and a large prison in Leavenworth, KS. Where legal firms can bleed each and every elderly, low-income family dry and get away with it because the caseload at that particular location in the U.S. is so overwhelming, you simply become a number, and very simple for them to just ‘Lose your files'

    Craig Chapman says:
    July 12th, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Maybe it’s just the law firm. I’ve been engaging legal representation for California and one for Virginia. Both have met my expectations and have not needed to go into litigation . . . yet. Probably 6 hours of consultation plus 15 pages of document review. No issues. You should file a complaint with LegalShield instead of openly complaining until you can show that LegalShield didn’t live up to their agreement.

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    Jay R says:

    May 25th, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    We have been members for six years. As landlords, they have saved us enough money in legal matters to afford the service for 20+ years. Always treated courteously when calling the Oregon attorneys and ALWAYS get a return call the same day. We rely on them at least once a month for a large variety of issues. Would NEVER be caught without their service!!!

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    Sidney Sands says:

    May 16th, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I think the reviews are helpful. It is clear that some law firms are good and consistent, while others are not.
    South Carolina gets bad reviews, so why doesn’ Legal Shield find a better law firm to represent them ???

    PLease date these reviews and tell us where the member lives. City and State. If I live in Colorado, I am interested in the Reps there, as that will pertain to me.

    Suggestions for you to consider.
    May 16th, 2016

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    denny crane says:

    May 5th, 2016 at 9:03 am

    oh for fuhxsake – dont tell me nunnayahz know what comprehensive coverage is? thats what LS markets. the basic compound svcs thats most in demand.

    divorces costs anywhere between 2-5k depends on location and kids/assets. and thats just for the one spouse. make that a dbl for 2. if you both’re covered pn the plan, lose the hostile environment and have the plan nullify the marriage within the plans covered criteria.

    tickets? everyone gets them. this plan is especially good for truckers and parents who have driving age teenagers.

    the plan is clear & concise in saying they dont cover felony, crimes. they can refer out for non covered matters at a 25% discount.

    the specialty plan for foster parents is much needed because schools, doctors, shrinks, neighbors, your ex for that matter, everyones calling on everyone re child abuse. just because it dont make it to criminal court dont mean youre not equitably screwed – if it goes by CPS they can put an “indicator” on you and that shows up in criminal BG checks, you will lose your job – and legal aid wont help you appeal the indicator why? because legal aid only affords you an atty in criminal cases not administrative, but LS’s foster plan has the allotted administrative hours to appeal it and go to the hearing with you. yeah, your kid goes to school with a small bruise, over zealous teacher doesnt ask, makes call as “mandated reporter”, state gets referral, sends county out, county sees kid – county can take your child (because they get craploads of money from the feds for kids in fostercare) and they dont have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you abused your kids, they just have to think it. this LS representation is part of the plan you dont have to lay out extra money.

    the plan is 17-20 a month holy crap idiots. you get tons of work for that money spent.

    a landlord is being a jerk and wont fix a leaky roof….have the atty send him a letter or make a call to him.

    you just bought 4 tires costing you 600$. one blows on the way home. tireguy wont replace, says replacements for defective tires. how does he know did he personally inspect it? now youre out 125 for a tire and hafta spend another to replace it? have LS call or send a letter to reason with the cheapa$$ merchant

    someone falls on your property, you have a no tresspass sign, that guy sues you, your homeowners or renters wont pay. you have trial time for lawsuits on the plan to cover this.

    when i first called my law firm i got this BITCH, no i mean uber BITCH atty who wasnt interested, and blew me off. told me flat out “im not representing you so i dont really know what you should do here”. no joke. then whattami payn you for exactly??? so i called the main office and laid into them. they take complaints seriously. dont say they dont b/c im calling BS. they pay these firms a few mil a year – u think that firm wants to lose their whoopie cushion? my firm called me back within 30min of my bitch call. apologized gave me a diff atty, meanwhile real snotty BITCH atty called to apologize to me too. musta made her seethe to do so. my problem was resolved to my satisfaction.

    you are paying for comprehensive legal services people
    their small biz plans – affords owner an atty who will send out collection notices for him in addition to other stuff biz related – their specialty plans – for real estate agents, law enforcement officers, truckers, foster care all have the same as member plan but added the specialty.

    cab drivers need this plan b/c they get tickets all the time and they will lose their license if they get to many points.

    its a good plan to have. you spend that monthly fee at one drive thru family order to MCnastys.

    jeeze. you ppl are effin morons.

    whats wrong with you people??


    Tony says:
    October 11th, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Well said Denny, life is a fight of the fittest, sometimes you have to get your goat on or get a fighter to do it for you, like with older people. That Atty that was so rude to you would have given an elder a case of the sobs. I hope they fired her, no one in business should talk that way to a customer.

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    Marie says:

    May 4th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I paid for a business membership to help dissolve a small corporation and stop harassment by a former business associate. I spoke to two different attorneys at Merritt Webb in Columbia, SC and they were both rude and totally uninterested in my case. I called to complain to LS, but they did nothing. Total disappointment. I canceled immediately

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    Apprehensive Ellen says:

    April 2nd, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I have looking into LegalShield for about three weeks. I want to thank you all for your reviews. I will take your comments and add them to what I have learned from my contact with LegalShield at this point and make a sound decision for myself. I still have yet to hear from a representative in my area which makes me apprehensive.

    I do have one comment that is positive. The sales training is great and has helped me to improve my sales technique in my field.

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    Doug says:

    March 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I have had Pre-paid legal for 16 years and have been treated with professionalism each time I have needs their services. Here in Los Angeles the law firm has done an excellent job for us. They saved us over $22,000 in legal fees during a law suit. I will definitely keep the service and recommend it to others. There does seem to be a lot of negative postings. Not sure if the services vary from state to state, but again, my experiences have been nothing but positive.

  • Gary says:

    March 7th, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Jan is the type of person that’s jealous of everyone that has something good to say about success, something that he doesn’t have.

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    Jim says:

    March 7th, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    We have been members Pre-Paid Legal (PPL), now Legal Shield, for quite a while, and have not experienced the problems that some of the reviewers have. We have only had simple things to deal with: traffic tickets being the most common.

    We went to their will-making seminar, submitted our paperwork, and received back the documents we were supposed to. Compared, however, to the will (and other items like various powers of attorney) that we had paid a local lawyer to draw up, the PPL documents seemed overly-complex, and we decided to stick with what we already had.

    The most important use we made, however, was to get out of a time-share scam. All that PPL covers is a single letter, but that letter was pretty dramatic, and we stopped getting bills immediately.

    A service I wish I had tried is the document review. When I bought my car, I would have liked an independent look at what I was signing; but I didn’t leave enough time to contact PPL, explain what I wanted, get a call back, find a way to fax a stack of papers (some of which I’m not sure I even had in my possession until I had signed them), and then go back to the dealer. This service was a big deal with the person who sold me on PPL; but I’m not sure the logistics really work out.

    Overall, I am glad to have a number to call if I need help.

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    papaouiee says:

    March 2nd, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Legal shield is is beyond terrible. Read any review that makes them look good and it’s obvious that they are submitted by the company itself. Legal shield, cost me to loose over $50,000 in a break in to my home by referring me to a shyster lawyer who out right scammed and frauded me. They will do noting about it. After I was a member for a while the attorney’s would not even return my calls and complaints to the home office produced no results. They constantly kept violating the contract they had with me. The law firm is so bad that that they even changed their name to hide behind their incompetence; yet when you ask who the attorneys are, the same names pop up. This company is so terrible, as is their attorneys are (in my state anyways), it’s unbelievable that they are allowed to stay in business. If this country had any morals to it or any justice at all these people would be among the first to be run out and made to make restitution to those that they have done wrong to.

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    dave says:

    March 1st, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This is nothing but a scam abnd this site is owned by the scammers. Nice one guys. We’ll see if this post goes up and/or stays. Time for a lawsuit. We’ll see how your own lawyers cover this.


    Dave says:
    October 14th, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I’m not a customer or an associate, just someone trying to learn more about this company, and I am also wondering the result of the lawsuit we all know you didn’t file David.

    Bob says:
    April 4th, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Well, Dave, it’s been over a month. Why don’t you bring us up to date on this lawsuit and how successful your lawyers have been.

    Ronald says:
    March 29th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Boy, a scam that has been in business since 1972?? And no one has bothered to have them shut down? Hmm…interesting.

  • Megan says:

    February 23rd, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Jan is a troller, posting on everyone’s anything and accusing everyone of being a paid poster. You only accuse what you are guilty of. You really haven’t helped anyone with their issues.

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    George says:

    February 18th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Have had the membership 18 1/2 years and so have my kids. We have saved thousands of dollars and will never let it go because we know how to use the membership to our advantage.

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    Faith Burke says:

    February 14th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I was raising my grandson and when he reached 16 years old I signed for him to get his drivers license. We also put him on our insurance policy.

    Soon he got a ticket for speeding. I called the Ohio attorney in Columbus. That attorney responded with in minutes. He call a local attorney for me and outsourced the case to a local attorney in Cincinnati. Ohio.

    That attorney was so gracious that he went to court without me or my grandson present. The charges were forgiven and no points were put on his license. This saved me much on my insurance.

    When my grandson turned 17 the same thing was repeated again and the same attorney went to bat for us and got the charges dismissed with no points on his license.

    That attorney was a caring person. He went the extra mile for me.

    If anyone has a discrepancy against an attorney, it needs to be reported to the Ada Oklahoma Legal Shield office and they will take responsibility to bring the attorney’s rating down.

    All the legal Shield attorneys must keep a high rating to stay a part of this great organization.

    Sorry to here the above bad experiences but sometimes the problem does not fit the legal Shield guidelines and people that are unhappy need someone to take their frustrations out on because life is though at times. God Bless

  • Rebecca Culpepper says:

    February 11th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    if you have had legal shield for over a year but has not been using them but have been paying your premium will you still have to pay them if you need a lawyer at time


    Mike Scalf says:
    April 4th, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Not for the many covered events. If you have auto insurance but have no incidents, do you cancel it? If you have life insurance and don’t get sick do you cancel it? A $20 a month fee for legal insurance with no deductibles or co-pays is better than any other insurance you can get.

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    Kimberly says:

    February 8th, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Horrible service! Rip off! Rude people!


    Michelle says:
    May 4th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I found that to be true of the attorneys at Merritt Webb in Columbia, SC. They were extremely rude and made it obvious that they did not want to be involved in Legal Shield.

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    Engine says:

    January 30th, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I’d give ’em 1Star, but it’s just a poor, poor service, poor commitment and poor. It’s just a rip off for poor people they can’t effort a real lawyer.
    Tho I felt kinda powerful for a second, when I said I gonna call my lawyer about it. If it was for employer issues, landlord issues, court issues, or a rip off from an animal shelter. Nothing, no help at all. But on the flip side I talked to some real friendly people on the phone. Believe me it makes a difference when you’ve to hear there’s nothing you can do darling or a get lost comment. At least that kept my mood up.
    But again, poor poor poor.
    I’m sure there are more committed free legal right services, which are willing to help you. But Legal Shield?? Hmm?? Dunno?! It has the feel to me that they are part of the vicious circle, that there’s nothing you can do kinda circle. Be doomed and powerless! Say good bye to all your rights.
    If you wanna get out of this drag you need a Monster of an Engine, not that kind of lawnmower Legal Dirt provides for you.
    One of the other guys has been saying, each to their own and asking for divine guidance. I’d say right, much wiser choice then to trust LS and it’s dirt.


    John says:
    April 22nd, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Theirs a lot of free things out their like free Identity Theft

    Max says:
    March 31st, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I am not a member of Legal Shield. I heard about it and just checking it out.
    If there are free legal services out there I’d like to know where and who they are.
    Several years ago I was involved in a court case and after $30,000 in attorney fees I was broke. My attorney drop me and would no longer handle the case. I went to a public defender who turned me down because he said my home car etc. was worth too much money. He said if I sold my home and got my net worth down he might be able to represent me. I don’t know if Legal Shield is a good company or not but I do know that in today’s world if you’re accused of something you better have a lot of money and a good lawyer to prove your innocence.!!

  • Parent says:

    January 28th, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Has anyone used Legal Shield for custody matters. If so, what was it like?


    Tabitha says:
    March 10th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I know someone that has and they did a great job..Scorn people lurk to deter other people. I have used them for many other things and they have been great.

    Kimberly says:
    February 8th, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    You will be better off if you researched and hired your own attorney. You will get different advise for different legal assistance/attorney’s within Legal Shield. It is a very frustrating process when using them.

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    Rick says:

    January 24th, 2016 at 12:16 am

    A “friend” signed me up as a gift. My credit card was billed (some gift) after a couple of months I called Legal shield to cancel. They won’t cancel without a written cancellation. Really? what kind of ethic does a company have when someone can sign you up for a service without your consent or signature but to cancel I need to send them written notice.

    This is nothing more than a referral service. something we already have in Canada for free. Sure they have an identity theft package, so do most credit card companies and banks. A will package. ya well, anyone with half a brain can write a will and have it notarized. I don’t see a need for this “service” in my life.

    I am not a fan of this company and view it as just another reason to hate multilevel marketing companies or insurance companies (since I am not sure that legal shield knows which model they are) I recommend that people learn how to do things themselves and save that monthly fee. if you need a lawyer, then hire one. if not, why waste the money every month for nothing.


    Sharon says:
    September 3rd, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    When your ex files lawsuit after lawsuit and then foots you with the bill and you have to scramble to find a decent attorney, then you probably need this service. I wish I had known about them because I sure could use a legal referral service, especially when dealing with small town lawyers with generations of nepotism between them. The problem in the US is we haven’t gotten to that stage where we need to regulate legal but it’s probably coming soon.

    Erica says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I don’t have LS yet but I found this site because I’m considering signing up. I agree that it makes perfect sense for a company to require a written cancellation. That’s pretty basic and it protects the customer from a fraudulent cancellation.

    Secondly, I question how a friend can sign you up for something which results in your credit card being charged. It doesn’t sound like this is the fault of Legal Shield. It’s your friend’s fault. Also consider being careful about leaving your credit card information accessible to a person who would do something like that to you.

    This sounds like a good service and I plan to sign up.

    John says:
    April 22nd, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    so all you Canucks have half a brain.

    Bob says:
    April 4th, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    You’re right, Rick, that was ‘some gift’. With friends like that, who needs enemies, right?!

    That company won’t cancel without written notice? I personally would not have it any other way. What if a friend, as a joke, or an enemy, on purpose-to cause you problems– would call and, using your name, cancel your membership? Maybe just about the time you needed it for something serious,such as causing an auto accident that killed someone. No car insurance company will pay a penny to defend a charge such as manslaughter, negligent homicide or vehicular homicide. Those legal fees can easily run $50,000.00 or more. I think most American drivers would have a bit of a problem coming up with that fee. ‘Why waste the money every month for nothing?’ There’s one good reason.

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    Rhonda Montgomery says:

    January 14th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Dishonest, take advantage of people, need another career, liars, cheaters, rude, rude, and rude!!


    Jim says:
    September 27th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I have been reading reviews and find the complaints hilarious. No details just a bunch of people complaining. I bet they never read their policy. Remember when people are happy with a service they don`t go out on the internet and say great things. ONLY THE COMPLAINERS DO. IMHO at least 1/2 the complainants are bogus.

    Tabitha says:
    March 10th, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I see good and bad reviews on every thing,most time bad reviews dont tell how a person was asked to provide a document and didnt and then cry about being scammed ..

    Micha James says:
    January 23rd, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I have been reading all these bad reviews online this evening. It looks like LegalShield does not provide what they sell? Having all this information definitely will keep this consumer far far away…

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    Karen Dishman says:

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    What a flipping rip-off. The Co. attorney”s office will not even give face to face meetings. No review of your documents with you there to explain. Stay away from these thugs. Stop praying off of the disabled and elderly. I signed up at the senior expo. They made it sound like a co. that just might help. All I got is a bunch of B.S. Too angry to go on. Save the little $$$$ you have.

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    Rob says:

    November 2nd, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I had a legal issue in which there was a verdict that was clearly in error of law. I contacted my legal shield lawyer who stated that we were right and gave me two options. One was file a review and the other was file a T1. He told me that even if the review does not get approved you can still file a T1. We filed the review based on his advice and it got rejected. He told us when we got the review to give him a call. We did as requested and never heard back from him. We got a call from another lawyer who told us to send in the paperwork so she could look at it. She also told us we had the option to file a T1. We sent in the paperwork and got a call back the next day and were told we don’t have any options left besides Division Court. We asked why we were told we could file a T1. We never got any answers. If we would have known the review was our only shot we would have approached it differently. However, we took this lawyers advice and now we are stuck with a decision that was in error of law.

    What a rat to hide from us after giving us bum advice.

    PS: Divisional Court is not an option, we both agreed with this before the review was even filed. (The expense is astronomical and way more difficult to get approved).

    My advice — Pay for a paralegal or lawyer. In my experience the lawyers representing legal shield were lazy and didn’t take the time to look into the matter thoroughly. Once they goofed up they started avoiding me. People may say the money per month is worth it, however I am now out thousands of dollars because of their bad advice with no recourse. The question I pose is this. Is it worth paying so much per month to get inaccurate advice which could do you major financial harm?

    That was my experience and I will never trust this company again. I have a hard time believing I’m the only one who has had this type of experience. If so, then we’ll see if legal shield stands behind its service and properly handles the situation.

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    Pete Peaco says:

    October 26th, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I have had me Legal Shield membership for approximately five months now and feel compelled to respond to some of the negative comments. I have used my membership on three occasions and found the service to be beyond excellent. I have never had an unpleasant experience with staff at Legal Shield or the lawyers.

    Legal Shield offers many free services and clearly states what is not free. No charge for “Uncontested Divorce” means the divorce has to be uncontested by both parties and this offer is for real.

    In addition, I have received the same type of commendable treatment from Kroll, their Identity Theft prevention service. Nothing but professional and polite.

    Keep in mind, when you request service from anyone for anything, your own attitude can set the tone of the entire experience.


    Bob says:
    May 5th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Sometimes people think it is, “Cool,” to jump on the negative band wagon. After all, it is fun to complain about someone else, especially if you have no focus in life.

    Chris says:
    February 1st, 2016 at 9:10 am

    An uncontested divorce can be done by you and your ex in court and cost you nothing at all! Identity theft control also is a service you can get free through many different venues, you don’t need a legal service for that either! You can put a block on your credit file so no one can apply for credit unless you are reached by phone on a certain number to verify your identity. You can also put a consumer statement on your credit report stating that you have been a victim of fraud and no one should offer or give credit unless you are reached at a certain number and verifyed who you are and if you actually applied!

    DMHubb says:
    January 29th, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    (I am not a customer, not a subscriber, not a rep — just looking)Jan, so are you a paid anti-shill? You seem to make consistent accusations that anyone with a positive comment is paid to do so. It works the other way, too. In fact, since you are so consistent on your vitriolic comments, it makes me wonder if you are paid by one of the competitors to troll this site just to hammer on anything positive.

    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve had my plan for 2 years and I couldn’t even get an accurate will from our provider. I had an issue with a dentist office and my plan was no help to me at all. I believe it is a scam. If you complain to the headquarters they will respond to you. But nothing changes. The service doesn’t get better. In fact, I wonder if it is attorneys that they give you to talk to when you call in. I have had no help with any legal issue at all. I think it is time to start saving that money every month

    As far as what this Pete Peaco has to say, there are people who get paid to write reviews and his comments are so glowing, I believe he may be a paid poster.

    Ashley Moore says:
    November 3rd, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Were you left to write up your own divorce ssttlement?

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    Bob says:

    October 14th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    This is more of a review of the sales tactics of a particular representative, and not of the company as a whole.

    The Legal Shield representative for my area attempted to sell this service to me this evening. He was obviously not a great salesperson because he “ran out of fliers and left the rest in his car” which was parked the next block over.
    He wouldn’t let me look at the cardboard flier he had with him. He would keep it still only long enough to read the bold print, but not long enough for me to take a look at the print that upsells how much coverage there is. One of the fliers that are about the size of those credit card applications was falling out of his folio while he was talking to me, but he somehow completely missed it.
    After he talked his sales pitch for about 10 minutes, and never mentioned a price, I told him that with out more information I could not make a decision on it at this time. He seemed shocked when I said that I would see what information I could find out about the service online, since he didn’t have a flyer or any other documents he could leave with me, and if I was interested in the service I would give him a call.
    I failed to point out his violation of our Township ordinance which prohibits any door to door sales with out a permit, and carrying an official ID badge prominently displayed. Since he did not have a picture ID on display, I can only assume that he was not aware of the permit requirements too. It just seemed too fishy for someone who is selling legal insurance to be breaking the law while doing so.

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    October 6th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    TO RHW: I hope you read this becuase sounds like to me you’re just full of IT! it meanning your own or got leagal sheild stuck all up in you! But anyway To each there own!
    I’ve had the service for years, in Maryland, used the Leagal shield lawfirm for petty stuff like tickets. But, realy, if you have a little knowledge you can work those things out yourself with the courts to get no/reduced points and or fines. When I really needed a lawyer for a situation more serious, they wouldn’t give me much advise except to say you need a lawyer, but also need to pay $1,300.00 becuase it was not covered. So,by them playing on my emotions and fear, I paid. To only later have the attorney talk about my situation to me, and to later find out because of the facts of the matter I didn’t need an attorney at all. In fact I paid money for the attorney to do literally nothing. But talk to me. niether He nor I had to appear in court. Was just a waste. On another accurance I was falsely accused on another matter in wich I inquired to the legal shield law firm and the attorney again suggested I pay this time $2,500.00 because they advised that I really needed an attorney and this was not covered in our service and that was with supposed member service discount! I told them they didn’t do anything last time I used them so they should represent me with no additional charges. They replied I’m sorry we cannot, and I replied yes you are sorry and also out of your damn mind if you think I was going to pay another red cent! And decided to cancel my services. I did use a public defender for the case, in my opinion was just as good or as bad as the PPl attorney because he also did much of nothing but again because of the facts of the matter I stood to my grounds an let God and the truth prevail! To make a long story short, the Police Officer that accused me not only commited purjury in court, but everything was thrown out due to the facts and circumstances and the inconsitancies of all the officers testomonies! so this service for as much as a cup a coffee? For me I prefer to relax and drink my coffee and let my Higher Power be the Counselor in control. You don’t always get what you pay for, sometimes you get what you just pray for. But, GOD, To Each There Own.

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    Dave D says:

    September 25th, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Subscriber for 2 years and all experiences positive. So much so that we are now out promoting. Lawyers in Virginia have been professional and courteous on the several matters which we have sent to them. Prepaid subscription has limitations so its important to go in with a good understanding of scope of coverage. Its the first insurance I actually have ever used as you don’t get rerated for making a claim. Everyone should have Legal Shield and ID Shield.


    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I have a good idea of what they handle but they don’t do the minimum that the plan claims they should. I don’t think the attorneys who are supposed to assist people in my area even take the commitment serious to any legal shield clients.

    And I believe Dave D is a paid poster who only claims to be a member who got good service. Anybody can post on these boards and it is to Legal Shield’s advantage to have people saying positive things whether they care true or not.

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    DMITCH says:

    August 31st, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Alica Warign the New Deputy Director does not have good people skills it is like talking to a zoned out cheerleader she does not have the ability to empahise with a customer that is angry and everyone their is afraid to let you speak with the Attorny Ross or Matthwers. My trouble began when I spoke with ATTORNEY Ed Hocker he hung up on me when I asked to speak with his supervisor I then got a chnace to speak with the Director at that time was Chris Today I found out he is no longer their but he had good people skills. I then talked with attorney Harrite buckner she was horrible just an old Country Lady I had a rough time talking with her I do not recommend this service to anyone but your sworn enemy but the service is crapp and the knowledge they have is freshman level. BIG JOKE ANA A WASTE OF MONEY.


    WSmith says:
    November 13th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Wow, do you even check your writing?

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    Mike Las Vegas says:

    August 26th, 2015 at 3:00 am

    I can tell you for starters, getting involved in ANY business will take time, money, and hard work. However, I think LegalShield is a good part time income opporutnity for anyone who knows how to sell or be an entrepreneur. If you are motivated to make money and help people you can easily be successful. I have signed up 10 new members in my first 30 days, but I am a dedicated salesperson. I also have a full time job, am working towards my MBA, and two kids. So no, I don’t have a lot of time for a full time business. LegalShield is a great business because you can help people get help with their real life issues that we all have. However, to be truly successful you will need to be determined to succeed and help others even when they refuse help. I know 90% of people are skeptical of MLM network marketing. But that also only 1 out of 100 people have even heard of LegalShield or know someone who is involved. So really you can look at the odds being tough, or as the odds are huge in your favor. Trust me, I have tons of MLMs and it took me 5 years since I first heard of LegalShield to sign up, but I regret not getting in sooner as every new day is another dollar of residual income that I could have been earning. Plus, when the size of the company double and then triples in the last few years and is leading to exponential growth that is when you cash in…I didn’t want to be the guy who skipped out on buying Apple stock before it skyrocketed :)


    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Mike from Las Vegas, you should have your butt kicked for talking that hype. You are really stuck on yourself about your ability to sell legal shield but you don’t have a darn good thing to say about what you are selling. Why is that? It’s because you know what you are selling is nothing.

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    Earl says:

    August 8th, 2015 at 7:14 am

    From what I am reading the complaint seems to be about the law firms not Legal Shield. Kinda like driving a Mercedes Benz with top on the line tires that blows out. Instead of blaming the tire company you blame the car.

    As a person who works in the customer service field I know there are people that if they don’t get exactly what they want when they want it how they want it even if they are not suppose to get it there is a problem. Now there are time when the customer is right but rush to action with out trying to resolve an issue.

    For me Legal shield has been great and spot on. For my brother who have it through his State Job for 13 years rave review.

    As my grandfather would say, don’t throw out the baby with the dirty water.

    Good luck with what ever you choose.


    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Earl, I think you are another phony poster. I believe you don’t have anything to do with legal shield and you were paid to post a positive review. Yes, it is about the quality of the service you get from the actual attorneys. But the company of legal shield doesn’t fix any of the problems either.

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    Mom says:

    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I was talked into subscribing to Prepaid Legal more than 5 years ago because my kid’s friend’s mother was pushing it one day when she came to pick her kid up. I should have listened to my intuition and declined, but I wanted to be supportive and I trusted her. My intuition was telling me that her sales pitch was too good to be true, actual legal services and legal advice for cheap? Well after wasting way too much money and paying for this garbage for a few years I decided to actually USE my subscription because there were some things I actually needed legal advice on. First, I called up and asked questions about getting a divorce. This was at least 5 years ago so I can’t remember exactly what they said, but I do remember that the people I spoke with who were supposed to be “lawyers” were extremely unprofessional, they did not sound like educated lawyers they sounded like customer service reps and when the call ended I was basically told that they couldn’t do anything for me and that if I wanted assistance with my divorce that would cost a lot more money. I was so angry after my FIRST phone call to them after being a paying member for several years and realizing I had essentially wasted HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, that I decided I was going to cancel my membership but only after I had them prepare my will for me, which was one service that my kid’s friend’s mother assured me was a part of the deal. About a week later I called again and asked for them to prepare my will. The people handling my will were extremely rude as well, the woman on the phone was downright ghetto in my opinion. I asked for certain stipulations to be put in my will (like my child not receiving my life insurance money until they were 21) but they quickly told me that they would not be doing that because that was not a part of the services offered through my subscription. Basically I wound up with a very cookie cutter will that I could have typed up myself by copying info that I could get off of the internet for free and just filling in my name. As soon as I received my cookie cutter will, I cancelled my subscription. I forgot I was still subscribed to their identity theft shield until I realized that their withdrawal from my bank account caused me to be charged a $35 overdraft fee several times. When I called to cancel it, they tried their darnedest to convince me to continue with my subscription. The problem is that there were plenty of times when I knew there were changes to my credit report and I was notified there was no change with my credit report! On top of that, I misplaced my login information and couldn’t ever log back in because the info they were demanding of me just to log into my identity theft shield account was absurd. I would NEVER recommend either service to ANYONE (unless of course I hated them and wanted some revenge). There is NO legitimate legal advice, the “lawyers” are RUDE, anything you might want will require you to pay EXTRA MONEY. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this dreadful company.


    Rhonda Montgomery says:
    January 14th, 2016 at 8:02 am

    My fiancé has paid into Legal Shield out of his paycheck every week for about 5 years. He needed to use the service this one time towards a divorce. He was givien an attorney. I worked quite a long time summarizing the last 2 1/2 years of this divorce. His ex was absolutely dillusional, to say the least. Well, this attorney he got just happen to of mentored her attorney. I walked in with him (with his consent) and handed the lawyer summary, all she owed him (if a problem, as it has over the years, with her, arises). I also had the attorney we had when it started,; the answers page, or whatever the last one was. In other words the other attorney did “Drag His Feet” and in a years time, wife AGAIN, would have it any other way, but her way and wouldn’t even meet him half way. After the year it goes to mediation, which after paying the lawyer, he could not afford mediation. So, she send the 2013 paper having a FINAL DIVORCE printed at the top of that same paper with her original nutty demands. This put a “damper on the holiday”. Anyway, we handed the attorney the “already printed paper”. All he had to do was meet with or (cheaper) phone his “lawyer friend” with the 3 sentence change in our already printed copy, same docket number this attorney used. All the lawyer from Legal Shield had to do was get his lawyer friend to have his client to sign the change and show up for court for the FINAL DIVORCE> The first week we saw him once. He ignored planiffs summary and the folder I made up, excluding the final divorce papers from 2013. The next week he said he had to meet with wives attorney (the lawyer he mentored) to have him sign the paper to end this. THATS IT! Wether they went to lunch for their meeting or wherever, my fiancé had to pay for it! The next (3) and final week he again stated “Done Deal” We heard that several times. He said but he couldn’t be there for court when he called us the night before, for he was sick. He was in his office the day of the court. What he actually did was spread our money. We showed up in the lobby and my fiancé called the lawyer (which by the way, he never meant and didn’t have a clue who to look for). On his phone he had called 6 times and was told that the attorney was on his way. I don’t know what him, the prosecuter, or the wife were up to, but 5 minutes and 6 phone calls falsely answering him, some man came up tp my fiancé and said, “sign this” “I came for Mr. Winslow(attorney). My fiancé says this has been a 3 year or more thing and my fiancé can read it with me, the attorney stunned us!. He held his arm/hand out and told me to “stand back” My fiancé has problems seeing and I was just helping, as I always been in the lawyers office, and throughout the whole case (with his permission). In face, my fiancé couldn’t even see what he signed because he would let him take the paper to the side, because I was there. I left that lobby in tears and was so humiliated. The lawyer Legal Shield set us up with not once mentioned him, until the night before. Then after court he said Financial Declaration had to be filled out. I am familiar with this, for he had to fill one out the very first thing in the beginning of the divorce. We went to the office (only 2nd time) and I stated to the lawyer, “Why didn’t you have him fill this out the first week you didn’t do anything. “Its supposed to be done first, not last” “Now we have to wait on that $” He totally apologized and admitted he totally forgot and should of done just that. After a few days and it was complete, fiancé called lawyers office and left a message when is he going to send him the left over money. In the beginning he was told he had to leave a their procedure. The lawyer waited whiole he got his sister on the phone from Ohio to give him credit card information for what he used. I was there and heard $2500.00, as his siter did also. Earlier that week we spoke to a lady from Legal Shield and in conversation, it too, was mentioned (amount). When fiancé said how does it work? “How do we get what is not been used” and ;awyer said, “A check is sent and mailed to you. Well, court was Dec. 10th and I phoned clerk of court and they had to wait for the Finalcial Declaration papers first, but somehow, the clerk said it was signed by the jusge (Divorce Final. Well, we didn’t hear anything from the lawyer . He didn’t get the bill, the mondy not used;back, no copies of nothing. Although when I phoned the lawyer and asked if the other (wives) attorney may have it, lawyer stated(sarcastically), “Ill tell you what” Ill call the other lawyer (not mentioning his name) and see if he had received the final papers” “If you hear back from me, he did” “If you don’t, he didn’t” And he HUNG UP? About 2 days later he(our lawyer) left a message(I kept), stating, “You left a $3,000.00 deposit and its up to $2300.00, so as it seems, you owe me money. Unbelievable. His(fiances) sister said$2500.00 and there are 3 other people that heard that. He out and out, lied! In 2013, that lawyer received the same deposit (unfortunately we didn’t have it at that time) for $2500.00 and worked on the divorce for 12 months. I wish we could of went on, but couldn’t. So, he charged $2500.00 and said there was $800.00 left from that, minus a small final meeting. No discounts were given. So, 12 months for $2500.00 and Legal Shield attorney charged us (we still haven’t received the paper and its been over a month) over $3000.00 for 4 weeks, or less. The work was already done. He did tho, did some changes, and seeing that the other attorney had him as a mentor, the paper was signed. But even in those few weeks, he didn’t do much of nothing, His paralegal knew less than I did about the law. He was a “Gopher”, but there was nowhere for him to go concerning our case. Then theres the evil LIAR that has his secretary, repeatedly tell us “He was on his way over 6 times, while being at the courthouse the entire time”. His rudeness and abuse was way over the top, but not worth giving him the slap in the face he so deserved, being that close to jail(never been). Also, the worst (or could it of gotten worse), this attorney did not give us the 25% Legal Shield said we get. That’s what hes been paying into for years, which adds up. This mans a chister and shouldn’t be aloud on anyones team, and Im going as high to the top with this one, as I can.

    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I’d say Daniels is another paid poster. No one gets real service from legal shield.

    Jan says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    yes Mom, my experience has been pretty much like yours. I think the attorneys get in their programs because they know it is free money. I had an attorney write two letters for me under legal shield and the people they wrote to didn’t even take them serious. The letters were ignored and I still had to deal with them.

    Lady J says:
    December 17th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Hi RHW – full disclosure please – Are you a LS rep?

    Daniels says:
    September 1st, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    .I don’t believe you. First of all, all of the lawyers have at least 9 yrs of experience, and all of the law firms are AV rated. Look that up on google. Secondly READ YOUR INFORMATION YOU GOT WITH YOUR KIT: You want something for nothing. for $19.95 you get a lot and you show me a lawyer that will talk to you about anything for under $250, and that’s for starters. Stop spreading negative lies about the company Just go get yourself a regular paid lawyer pay them that talk about how great their service was/is. Plus what about the 24hr hotline… please !! Get a life. Go get another attorney and pay those high prices that you apparently cant afford. It just burns me up when ppl lie. So you paid $200-400 for 2 yrs of law help. please that’s equal to 1 hour with an attorney. Stop hating!!!

    RHW says:
    August 30th, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Dear Mom,

    I’ve been a member of PrePaid Legal/LegalShield for 31 years, come September 19th. They have saved me thousands of dollars in that time, kept 9 speeding tickets off my driving record and got a $22,000.00 IRS bill lowered to $2,000.00.

    So, I think I’ll just ignore your advice to ‘stay away from this dreadful company’. Of course, I would never take advice from a person who would receive FIVE overdraft charges of $35.00 each before she called the bank about them and stopped the monthly drafts, lol.

    Ms. N. Bey says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I AGREE Totally, I cancelled my subscription because the lawyers were RUDE Good Luck!

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    Aldona King says:

    July 16th, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I had heard about this company for years, but thought “why would anyone want to pre-pay for legal services, who needs them?” Then I had a situation with a traffic ticket, and thought that for the cost of the monthly fee, I would try it, and became an instant fan. The trick has been to remember that we can use this service for so many things. In the 3 years I have had the service, we have used the service regarding 12 different situations, and it has saved and/or refunded us literally thousands of dollars. From getting our Wills and Powers of Attorney done, to a dispute with a communications company, reviewing a contract, advice on income tax from a tax lawyer, dealing with a Labour Board situation, and even getting a refund from a courier! I call it our “financial savings plan disguised as a legal plan”!

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    J. Marah says:

    July 6th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Here in Denver I have had great success with talking to the attorneys about my legal rights..
    No one has tried to get me to hire them unless it would be the right path to take..
    I like the peace of mind from having a straight answer because there are some crazy laws that need to be changed..
    Also, Identity theft protection difference is they help if you have it happen…Thank goodness I haven’t had to use that.My neice did and it took months to straighten out!
    I did sell it to family members and friends with pride..
    It’s called assurance you will get help(if needed) hopefully not!
    I am retired now but suggest it to all concerned people whom I care about..

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    Martha says:

    June 28th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Can anyone tell me their experience fiing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with the help of Legal Shield? Thanks.


    Alan H says:
    November 26th, 2015 at 4:47 am

    The process was long and lasted several months but once it was done it was sure a relief. Even though I was a member I consulted local bankruptcy attorneys to kind of get an idea of how much it would cost to go thru with it. I was quoted retainers from 8K to 10k plus court costs from the local area attorneys and law firms. I decided to go with my legal shield membership(Prepaid legal at that time) instead.

    In my case I was given a Refferal Law firm. The retainer fee was 6.5k plus court fees. Phone consultations were covered the same as if I would of gone thru the provider attorney…meaning they would respond within 8 business hours and it was unlimited. The day of the hearing the attorney met with me for about an hour to ask some questions and to fill out some forms and to explain how things would proceed. There were a lot of other people in the same situation as me in the court room. There were about 4 people before me and their proceedings took a long time. I would say that each of them took about an hour and a half. When it came to my turn it only took 15 minutes. I think the first two before me took so long because they filed the petitions themselves and were not as well prepared as my attorney was. Mine was pretty straight forward.

    But here is what I liked most about my experience. I did not have to pay the retainer fee all at once. The court costs yes but they allowed me to pay the retainer fee in installments. Now this may not be same for someone else..i am just saying that is my experience. That was back in 2009. I am still an active member to this day.

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    Verna says:

    June 25th, 2015 at 7:30 am

    My complaint is slightly different.I am the victim of a Legal Shield representative that is taking advantage of the mental capacity and stability of an elderly man in order to grandstand and makes sales. This individual is making this man ridiculous promises of getting him “justice”, in a situation where his claim is completely unfounded. The legal shield guy has not checked any of the facts in the matter and even worse, has gotten the old guy to sign over to him permission to look after his wife’s estate and her bank accounts. Now the old man says his money has been stolen. Now he is “helping” the old man accuse me of taking it. This dude from legal shield has some explaining to do.I will be bringing criminal charges against him for elder abuse, theft and filing nuisance complaints.
    I’m not saying the company is bad. Im saying not all their representatives are good.


    Verna says:
    September 22nd, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This fellow has been filing nuisance complaints against me on behalf of a very mentally ill elderly man, with the Office of the Public Guardian, and the RCMP over the past 3 years, and has done so without checking any of the actual facts in the matters with anyone.
    As far as I know, Legal Shield Representative people are not lawyers and should not be giving legal advice, or filing complaints on behalf of their clients. I will be reporting this fellow to Legal Shield Corporate and the BC Bar Association as soon as the latest compliant has been dealt with, so as not to jeopardize the investigation currently underway, which includes the disposition of her estate. I am being harassed by this guy for no reason other than so he can “grandstand” and look like he doing something for his client so he can sell more memberships to people. These events has been very damaging to my reputation in my community and caused me great personal distress. In my personal opinion, this type of “sales behavior” is sleazy and unethical.

    Michael-Legal Shield SR Associate says:
    September 17th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I have to apologize for the behavior of this person, some times in this business people start out with a good intention but then they divert to another path, for this I am sorry. Turn his name into Legal Shield Corporate and he will be dealt with accordingly.
    Legal Shield is a Reputable Firm and the Attorneys whom I have had the Pleasure to speak with are professional and easy to speak with. I am Proud to Sell LEGAL SHIELD plans.

    RHW says:
    August 30th, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Verna, NO company has representatives that are all good. However, reading your complaint, you state ‘I am the victim of a LegalShield representative that is taking advantage of the mental capacity of an elderly man in order to grandstand and makes sales’. How can YOU be the victim? And if the ‘legal shield guy’ has done all the things–or ANY of the things–you claim, why didn’t you turn the matter over to the proper authorities long ago? Why would you not have done this when you saw the first suspicious thing?

    And, please keep us advised. Let us know what happened and who actually turned out to be charged with criminal activity.

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    Harry Cornish says:

    June 20th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I have had my legal plan since 2000, when the company was DBA Prepaid Legal land for a while I even marketed the service until I lost my then wife due to cancer. Over the years I have used the services several times and enjoyed to fact that I DID have access to an attorney and kept it because the monthly cost was so small. Sometimes the outcome of my legal situations were hugh in my favor and other times it was just finding out what my rights were and how should I proceed – But that’s life.

    While marketing the service, I found that you MUST be willing to change your mindset and persective from that of an employee, to that of a business owner and this far more difficult than you think. So you must go to work on yourself. I have not worked as an associate for many, many years but still receive commissions from members who like me, kept their legal plans active (maybe because the cost was so small).

    I understand the skepticism some may have when they read negative reviews, I been there and spent a great deal of time trying to sure this company and plan was legitimate. The company is not a scam…

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    barbara briscoe says:

    June 13th, 2015 at 6:26 am

    I have used the local legal firm following signing up originally for support with a landlord/tenant issue. It is such a comfortable feeling knowing I have the support number on a key card. I always know if I come into any legal question or have a problem that requires support, I am ready!

    I used to fear any legal issues for the very real issue of cost. The monthly fee is nothing in comparison to the reality of how much time and money it takes to locate an attorney on your own while facing a situation that requires urgent attention. I do not worry about such possibilities. I know because I actually use my membership, that this is a membership of empowerment.


    Deborah says:
    October 22nd, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Teresa, did you ever get your landlord/tenant issue resolved and what did you do?

    Teresa says:
    August 13th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Barbara, you find them to be useful and worth the price! I am in a landlord/tenant situations and need someone asap. I am a little skeptical of paying a fee and not knowing what I get in return. On the other hand I don’t want to pay an attorney a big fee either!

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    manny says:

    June 2nd, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    As a member for 10 years to many times in the last 3 years, the attorneys told me they do not know the laws in my area!! Are you kidding me? They are based in N.Y.C, But some laws are different in upstate N.Y. Why cant they connect us to someone that knows the laws up here? the firms get paid 500,000 per month for, ‘I don’t know the laws up there’.


    RHW says:
    August 30th, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Manny, as a 31-year member, I can tell you with complete assurance that all you need to do is call LegalShield’s Member Service department–not the NY attorney firm– and ask for Attorney Resolutions. They will take care of this problem promptly.

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    ex-member says:

    May 27th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Stay away from this multi level marketing scheme. Ask them for a list of lawyers in your area that accept legalshield. They will give you the run around but never a list. I personally know people who sell this and they are big fat liars. They claim to earn six figure salaries and drive legalshield paid for BMW’s. Meanwhile they live off public assistance and drive clunkers. They also post photo’s of themselves in front of homes and cars they don’t own. It’s downright criminal!


    RHW says:
    August 30th, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Ex-member, I’m surprised you can even spell ‘multi-level marketing scheme’since you obviously don’t know the definition of one. There is quite a bit of difference between ‘multi-level marketing scheme’ and ’43-year-old, almost $700,000,000.00 corporation that is rapidly growing due to the service they provide: affordable access to the extremely high-priced legal system.

    LegalShield doesn’t have ‘a list of lawyers in your area’; they have an attorney firm in your area. When you join, you are sent a membership card with the firm’s name and toll-free phone number.

    And, finally, if you will send me proof of even one LegalShield sales Associate who has earned the BMW who ‘lives off public assistance and drives clunkers’, I’ll send you a hundred dollar money order. You’re living in a dream world, pal.

    Biggy says:
    July 15th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    After ‘cracks’ should be a period. Capitalize G in ‘give’. Comma after ‘chance’. Through and not thru. Right not rite.

    Scott says:
    July 9th, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    one of the first things I received was my attorney contact.

    Adam colon says:
    May 31st, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    We do regret that you fell thru the cracks give us a second chance we will make it rite.

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    FRANK says:

    May 24th, 2015 at 2:21 pm



    Ms. N. Bey says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I own residential property and the law firms treated me like…I guess,if its not about the money it just doesn’t make sense. Enjoy the membership!

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    Simplton says:

    May 23rd, 2015 at 10:29 am

    After reading many reviews it appears to me there is much controversy regarding value. Everyone perceives value differently, thus the many opinions. If I was a candidate to sell/market L.S. my first gut reaction would be, its an uphill battle and the footing appears to slip a lot. The question becomes a personal one, do I want to get involved in climbing this particular mountain knowing the slippery slopes exist? From a consumers perspective maybe I need to review the attorney firms that are being used in my local to see what kind of firm they are, how long have they been with L.S….how long have they been litigating. What kind of history, reputation do they have as a firm and with L.S. Only then can you make a reasonably good decision for yourself. Firms from across the country and their reputation will have no effect on you therefore should not be a major factor in deciding on your enrollment.

    I rep’ed Pre-Ppaid Legal many years ago, for less than a year. The arguments for and against have not changed one-i-ota. If you pay and pay and pay and never have to use it, it will make you wonder if you made the right decision. If you pay and try to use it only to find out the little print got ya, that’s your fault for not reading the small print, who do you think INVENTED the small print anyway???? :) AND…. if you happen to use it and it works once for you, you become a believer. SO, who is right?

    Make a decision and live with it and realize not everyone is going to perceive value the way you do. Don’t criticize someone for that, learn to understand and respect differing perspectives of others in such matters as this. That’s called being an adult.

    Not everyone is going to like what you like, plain and simple.


    Ms. N. Bey says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    The comprehensive package Prepaid Legal/Legal Shield offer is a great product offer to the consumers. To be successful in promoting their tools it is vital to the Associate/Executives to help their member better to assist clients making a positive impression; overcoming and experience negativity, rudeness and poor customer service the the company firms who are affiliated with the company as partners. How much training does one feel their not getting as a result from indecisiveness, and to add insult to injury “you stated”, The only difference is that the car insurance and now health insurance you pay for is MANDATED and Prepaid Legal is not. So shall the strong survive? A little confused!

    Aaron Vaughn says:
    June 17th, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I served as an independent associate of Prepaid Legal for several years, beginning at age 18, and have success with both the business and the membership services in spite of not having much knowledge or real appreciation of network marketing. Now, having knowledge, skills, and having worked within my community as a police officer/Detective and later as a community advocate, I recognize a pressing need for an citizen advocacy; as often times the judges have an established rapport with officers, who because they’re human, can sometimes rush to judgement and make charges – leaving the citizen defenseless in court (word against word). I am about to rejoin the now, Legal Shield team, and I would love to assist/encourage anyone I can to give yourself the opportunity to succeed. I don’t have money to waste, and I earning potential with any company, including network marketing includes hard, consistent work ethic and positive attitude. If you are not the type of person to talk, or don’t have the ability to fight through a struggle, network marketing in general is not for you. I absolutely enjoyed being a Prepaid legal associate, and only left the company because I was immature and did not appreciate what an opportunity I had, though many of the memberships I sold continued until some of their passing. Prepaid Legal Services is no different than insurance policies… yes you will pay even though you may never use it… yes, there may be times that your claim and/or request is not processed, and yes, you may get frustrated about something. The only difference is that the car insurance and now health insurance you pay for is MANDATED and Prepaid Legal is not. However I promise you, if you pay for membership 10 years and never use it, the one time you do could be worth everything. I am not a current associate, and am not getting paid for my opinion right now, but I truly believe in its benefits… This coming from someone who has had to stand against my own coworkers several times to be a character reference for a citizen who received a raw deal, could not afford traditional attorney fees, and stood no chance against an otherwise credible law enforcement official – situations ranging from a seatbelt violation ($25 in SC to allegations of CDV). Don’t let your life hang in the balance of skepticism, and if you can or want to make some extra cash by protecting others from doing so as well, give yourself the opportunity. If anyone wants to join Prepaid Legal/Legal Shield, is already an associate an feels you’re not getting the assistance or leadership you would like from a team leader(s) (which can be the difference between great success and not), please feel free to call me at anytime as I will be rejoining hopefully today. You don’t have to be in my team or anything I just want to offer encouragement to help everyone/anyone achieve success and feel confident in the product/hope/security/assurance you provide and your ability to provide it!

    Aaron Vaughn – SC

  • paul says:

    May 8th, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Let me say first and foremost I do not work for Legal shield but I do have their service.
    Now from what I am reading it seems to be that some people expectation of what services they are paying for verse what they get is the problem. As I see it to get legal consultation when needed is great, to have had The Law firm assigned to me to write a letter to the traffic court to have my speeding ticket down graded to a non moving violation to keep the points off my record was great. Thankfully i have not had to sue anyone or have been sued by anyone nor go to court were I would need to us the 25% discount. One thing I can say is after paying my car insurance for 25+ years and never using it then the one time I had an accident my insurance went up. to make matters worst I don’t fill like I got the value for my car. The point I am making is make sure you know what you are paying for and realize not everything is covered in your monthly fee. Some law firms may not work for the clients intrest but that is the lasw firm not legal shield itself. Nothing is 100% for all some people that do not work for legal shield such as myself are Happy others are not.

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    Martin says:

    May 8th, 2015 at 7:15 am

    I’m from California and became a Legal Shield associate in 2001. It was Pre Paid Legal back then and it was a high flying NYSE stock since the 1990’s. It is now owned by a private investment group. As has been pointed out, there is a lot of work required in any business and Legal Shield is no different. However with advancing technology, many businesses are becoming easier to operate and LS is no exception. There have been lots of law suits against PPL and some of their associates. And it appears that some law firms in some states do not provide the necessary service that LS would like.

    However as been pointed out Legal Shield has been around for about 43 yrs. so in spite of the many complaints that I have heard over the yrs. it continues to grow. The law firm in CA, Parker Stanbury has been always helpful to me. I have had members in other states complain about the service they received. If you do create a book of business for LS, they will pay you residual income. That is why I never quit. It is unfortunate for the people like Mr. Forbes who has a bad experience. However after being around for 43 yrs., I think LS is hear to stay. Just like auto and health insurance. It seems that there are a lot of complaints about the law firm in NJ and I hope those issues get resolved. Any complaint against LS is not good for business.

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    Laura says:

    April 29th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I have had to talk with the attorneys on numerous occasions, and I have had to use the 24/7 emergency service. The lawyers were very personable, and the on-call attorney was immediately there! They have given me and my family tons of peace of mind knowing that our identity was secured even after we were compromised by the Oregon Employment Department! They are restoring my brother-in-law’s identity through the IRS right now without any stress or extra money!
    They are settling a collection that was submitted to a collection agency in my 8 year old son’s name too! No extra costs! They are awesome!

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    Bob says:

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I have been a member for 15 years, the service has been exemplary the lawyers have saved my house from foreclosure twice. From a shady mortage company, not my actions. represented me when I got sued [by an Attorney} and won. traffic tickets. and have always given me sage advice as to my legal rights. in my opinion Jay Forbes needs to be in Alcohol rehab to help him deal with his miss guided resentments. No the attorneys have not always given me the answers I wanted but the ones I needed to prevent me from looking foolish. ty Bob


    Bob says:
    April 27th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I was a non believer when I first signed up. and never needed a lawyer. {could not afford one. Plus I had JAG>. Jag cannot represent you in town. plus some Jags are not always lawyers.

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    Kay says:

    April 23rd, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Have always been treated with respect. Didn’t always like what I was told, but with some of the unbelievable laws on the books……………! The attorney has to go by the law AND so do we. Only we don’t always know the law. I would rather stay here than go back to the “private” attorney? that sold me down the river. All that guy did was set me up for the next trip back to court and charge me more money. Thanks for letting me vent. Kay.

  • Jay forbes says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Now going forward to the attorney general against legal shield the number one scam in America sad so glad I realized I was not the only one along with my two friends that were also scammed thanks for this site I was able to realize that we were not crazy but that others millions of others were scammed by legal shield and their attorneys in cherry hill nj at 401 route 70 in cherry hill mattison etc firm forgot their names but remembered their address what creeps and liars! David Beecher on this site works for legal shiel notice all his defense for the company. Off course he gets a paycheck. But maybe not for much longer!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Eugene and Danielle you two also work for legal shield you are more BULLSh— artists but you are not even artists justl liars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sincerely Jay

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    Oregonian says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Been a member for over 5 years- even tinkered with selling the program.

    I have had Kivel & Howard in Portland, Oregon review document and write letters as a member of Legal Shield. All was great until recently when they told me they could not write a letter because I was involved in a arbitration hearing. When I asked why that mattered they told me it was at the attorneys discretion if they wanted to write a letter or not. They refused to write any sort of letter because I had not paid them for to represent me in this hearing. They also stated they really did not care what Legal Shield was advertising.

    Kivel & Howard offered to refer me to a local attorney at 25% discount but did not even consider this as a civil case. This is in regard to a contract dispute. I have been paying for 5 years of legal service for a defense attorney. They said they were sure I would need to pay another attorney a retainer fee.

    When I called Legal Shield they told me it would be at Legal Shields discretion and each case is reviewed individually if they will honor a situation as a civil case or not. I am not impressed with the current service being provided.

    There seems to be a lot of loop holes in the contracts that we sign and “outs” for the company and its lawyers whenever these services are needed.
    Happy I did not sell this product to others after the experience I have had.

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    Jay forbes says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Legal shield is a total scam rip off I can’t believe they are bbb members a disgrace the lawyers we were given were Mattison Weingroff etc etc located at 401 route 70 in cherry hill Nj. in the 5 months that they were deducting payments from my card I never got to speak to even one attorney !!!!a So I lost a case of a small motor vehicle issue and many other important questions that were never answered by an attorney hurt me I would make phone appointments to speak with an attorney with this firm and there was always excuses upon excuses he is not in he has left for the day he is busy etc etc I left my number which does not have a voicemail connected to it and received a postcard from them 2 weeks later that they left me a message and they never heard back from me A TOTAL LIE WHAT LIARS I DONT HAVE A MESSAGE RECIEVE ON MY PHONE ! THE CALL CENTER LIES AND Says THEY ARE AT THE OFFICE ANSWERING THE CALLS when they are not because another representative said they are at a call center!!! To top it off I calledbbb in Trenton nj they gave me the bbb in Oklahoma who represents legal shield and they never even answer their phone with a LIVE PERSON what a complete nightmare I just want my darn money back and I can’t get it back because it is worse than a New York run around what a scam remove this company they have bad lawyers that just want your money and don’t help you. I am going to notify the U.S. attorney general on this matter it is pathetic. I JUST RETAINED A REAL LAWYER IN A REAL LAW FIRM WHO I CAN TALK TO !!!!!!!!!!


    truth1970 says:
    May 13th, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve worked construction for many years and like anything else in the subcontract world you get those who will own up to their part of the contract and those who will take your money and run! This is truly the case here. I have not had a single problem as of yet. The law firm we have here in Texas has done well. After all they are Lawyers!

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    jim says:

    March 23rd, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    had the service for 4 years, but didn’t really need them until lately. And talk about sucking on the big one. Either its one excuse or another, or they can’t be bothered or worse the just lie to you. Saying they sent the paper work in the mail and you never get it. Had a problem with immigration and they were supposed to recommend another lawyer to take care of it if they couldn’t, they did even do that. Mostly they acted like they just didn’t give a damn, as long as they got their money they didn’t care what happened to you.

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    Anne says:

    March 23rd, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I was a member for years with rental issues, divorce, etc. It was worth it. I will not give up my membership. I also have Identity Theft. I appreciate the reports and utilize it.

    Not a scam: I still remain in contact with the associate who signed me up and he’s awesome. I ever have a problem, I alert him. I always have fast call backs from the law firm and they solve the problem. better yet: I can get feedback on stuff I am curious about before I decide to pursue a matter.

    Worth it.


    Jay forbes says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Anne you probably work for legal shield and are lieing also I recommended two friends to legal aide mattison Weingroff etc attorneys 401 route 70 cherry hill nj and now my two friends won’t even speak to me because of the bad recommendation I gave them they also never got to speak to an attorney at this firm and also never got a refund from legal shield!!!!!’ I gave them the recommendation when I signed up before realizing they were a scam!!!!

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    moree says:

    March 6th, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Legal shield can’t be trusted I simply wanted some instructions on filing in Federal court and I was denied because I could be going against their friends. They try to discourage you from helping yourself.


    Annette says:
    May 19th, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I agree on the comment about them discouraging you into not helping yourself. I experienced this on two separate calls about two separate issues. The attorneys were steering me away from pursuing justice. I actually went to a library to speak with an attorney for free and got legal advice on those matters that made sense and that proved to me that the legal shield lawyers were in fact steering me towards inaction and making me believe my rights were actually more limited than they were. They seem to do the best work when it comes to traffic violations. I’ve been a member for less than a year” so I’m planning on staying a bit longer before I decide to stay or go, but so far it looks like I may eventually cancel my membership. The free attorney at the library was more informative and he gave me a true understanding of my rights, where legal shield told me I had none.

    Pat L (canada) says:
    April 5th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I did have the same issue once out of the many times that I contacted the law firm. I reported it to the person who sold me the membership who in turn contacted Legalshield who it turn contacted the law provider. The problem was fixed in less than 24 hours. Another lawyer contacted me and took care of all my needs.

    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    BTW Im not affiliated with Legal Shield… just doing research to see if it is on the up and up when I saw your comment.

    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    ask for a different atty to speak to that does not have a conflict of interest…. obviously you would want a lawyer that is NOT friends with your opposition.

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    Ashley says:

    March 4th, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I work at the corporate office for LegalShield. I am in Group Resources. Which means I help company’s that use our services as a benefit for there employees. This company is not a scam. It is a legitimate business. Most of our Associates who sell the insurance will be upfront with you. However they are paid based on commission therefore some will lie. As soon as the company finds out they did this we get ahold of them and tell them that they are not suppose to do that and have them call you to make it right. If they continue then they get fired. We do not want our customers to feel cheated. Mr. Stonechiper built this company to help people out. Just because you may have had a bad experience does not mean its a scam. I am sorry for those of you who had a bad experience. The way I see it is if I have a bad experience at WalMart does that make it a scam? Of course not.


    Jim says:
    July 30th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Jay Forbes had a very bad experience, and his behavior is normal for someone with emotional problems or autism. Not his fault.

    SCRATCH says:
    May 28th, 2015 at 10:34 am


    viewer says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Mr. Forbes,
    I came to this site to read real reviews. As I scroll through the examples and I read your comments it appears that you have anger issues and more time on your hands than most. I think it’s fair to say either you are a scam or you are simply trying to discredit this company for a personal reason.

    Jay forbes says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Ashley idiot are these the people that you hire no background check. You are a scam also

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    Ali says:

    February 24th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    The Ontario firm Mills and Milss has been such a pleasure to deal with. Prior to Legal Shield, I had only used a lawyer for a divorce, and felt like I would never find a law firm that actually treats people with respect, and gets the issue resolved as soon as possible, rather than ” milking” the client. I know I can call on my law firm for any matter and always get top notch service.

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    Michelle says:

    February 17th, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    My first experience as a business consultant was very positive. I used the lawyers from LA via Legal Shield and they helped me in a very timely manner when reviewing an important business contract. The service was great and the small fee I invest in monthly to Legal Shield is of great value. Thank you for providing this service!


    Jay forbes says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Michelle you probably work for legal shield also there are millions that say they are a scam you think you are the one in a million that legal shield was good with I doubt it. You too work for legal shield and that is a fact!!! You are a liar just like the company and their lawyers so sad!!!!!

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    Bernard Jackson says:

    February 14th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Such a scam everyone…this is garbage…they’re more about selling the product than actually giving you the product…It’s so fake…Don’t fall for it…


    Michelle says:
    February 23rd, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    There is a fee for this service as in all valuable business services. They do not “give the product to you.”

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    Anna N. Pratt says:

    February 14th, 2015 at 11:17 am

    My experience with the Legal Shield Law Firm (Weinstock, Friedman, & Friedman- Washington, DC and Maryland) has been above reproach! From my initial contact with my lawyer until my case was resolved, I received top quality service. The lawyer responded to my calls, which were numerous, in unbelievable response time. His compassion, his tenacity, and his legal expertise in negotiation resulted in a settlement which I was not able to resolve on my own, and which I could never have afforded to pay for without legal protection (insurance). He helped me to save my house and truly game me peace of mind..Like auto, life, health, homeowners,renters, etc. insurance, I will always keep my Legal Shield coverage!

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    Diane Robinson says:

    February 11th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    So far, all of my issues have been minor ones but the last issue I had with a debt collector was handled with the utmost professionalism and expediency. I was told by a representative of the debt collecting agency charged to collect fees I owed for a broken lease, that I didn’t need to appear in court if the fees were paid in full before the court date. Fine. I paid the fees but later received a bill for an additional $600+ for court costs. On my court summons there was no cost annotated so I thought it was strange that I was being charged anyway. I called my legal team at Legal Shield to get some clarity on the situation and after sending them all of the documentation they asked me to, the next document I received was from my team telling me that my case was cleared and closed. In so many words, I didn’t have to worry about that bill from the debt collector or the court. Those debt collecting scoundrels tried to cheat me but my legal shield protected me. Now…off to something more challenging. HAHAHA :)

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    KeonisDad says:

    February 10th, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I have had the service for a while. Its great to fire off a certified letter when you need to get someones attention (and I have done that more than once) but I really feel they should expand the services….OR TELL YOU UP FRONT that basically its great to have if you do something that causes someone to want to sue YOU (which most people dont do) but if you are wronged they DONT SUE FOR YOU. This was never explained to the 100+ employees at my job and many signed up. Then when they needed to go after a business or person that did them wrong they were left out in the cold. Myself included. When they came to my job last year and did their sales bit and I stood up and explained to my coworkers that its only if someone sues you…not if you wind up needing to sue someone there was a big OOOOOOOHH from everyone and NO ONE signed up. They make it sound like you have defense and prosecution power at your disposal and YOU DO NOT!. I will keep the service because it is a great little tool….but other than having the power to send a certified letter (at a cost of 10.00) its pretty much pointless if you need REAL Legal power behind you.


    Eugene Reed says:
    April 1st, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Are you not statisfied with Legal shield as a hold and what do you mean about having real power behind you.Can you give a little more about how legal shield can help others that are in need of good legal assistance.

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    john says:

    February 3rd, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    they use the term “viable defense” alot when you actually need them they cite the fine print, they will not help unless its pretty much a slam dunk, for example traffic tickets have no viable defence therefore you are on your own, but you do get a 25% discount

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    Stephen says:

    January 16th, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Based on the obvious fact that the only positive feedback is from the company employees, it seems fishy. Also, seeing the way these employees respond to the negative comments, (unprofessional and very rude) why would anyone want to work with this company if this is the representation behind the scenes! Not paying to get disrespected…


    Danielle says:
    March 11th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Stephen,
    It is legitimate. I have used the service a few times in the last 10 months. If something does have to go to court, you will get an hourly discount off the law firm that is representing you.
    They tell you up front, when you call the lawyers the first time.
    Plus they will tell you to get the Will done ASAP. YES, it is included in the monthly membership.
    I pay $26.00 per month and it’s worth every penny!!!
    Plus I have Identity Theft protection for $9.95 a month.
    I sleep really well….

    Carla says:
    February 1st, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hey, Stephen, it may sound fishy but this company has been in business for over 40 years which says a lot. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and, in many states, we have to have licenses to sell our product which is something no other MLM company I’ve ever heard of has to have. I apologize for the rude responses that many may have given. That is very unprofessional and very understandable when people feel threatened. Like all insurance companies, all things are not covered completely. Some require a deductible. We have a 25% discount off the attorney fees for things not covered completely by the plan and 90% of what our members call about is covered completely. So how much of a discount does your attorney give you?

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    Jim says:

    January 6th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Legal Shield will collect your premiums monthly, but then when it is time for them to provide the services promised, they say it isn’t covered. They allow the law firm that will have to provide the services for free to make the determination as to whether the claim is covered, which is a blatant conflict of interest.


    Tony says:
    October 11th, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I feel the same as Kirk. I was going to become an agent for them, but in some states, they seem to hire the illiterate rude types or relatives of those working there, why else would they jeopardise their jobs by being so rude and crude on the phone.
    These bad reviews over power the good ones and I can’t sell what I don’t believe in. This company needs a real turn-around in personnel hiring practices.
    When a patron needs help they don’t need more grief. Sorry, I’m also Out!

    I will inform the agent that gave me the desire to work from home. I will pray about another job for me.

    Jay forbes says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Legal shield must be reported to the attorney general they are taking people’s money under false representation anyone that says good things about the company works for them ! and they are liars too! I am taking my issue a step above anyone else. Jay forbes I am a college grad and a TV producer and I can’t believe I got roped in to the legal shield bull sh– no one likes to be ripped off or taken for a fool this will never happen to me or my colleagues again go forward folks so others do not get hurt!!!!!

    Gerry says:
    April 14th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I needed to hire an attorney 6 years ago, I made an appointment met the attorney and his secretary. Got all my legal documents taken care of and paid $350.00. Now if I took legal shield out then, to date what would I be paying? How does this make sense?

    Kirk W. says:
    March 11th, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Carla, your continued use of “So [sic] how much of a discount does your attorney give you,” is combative and unprofessional. Any company whose employees behave in such a manner are indicative of its corporate policies and practices. I would not trust a company whose employees can’t operate with professional courtesy, especially when dealing with dissatisfied customers. I was thinking about joining your company, that’s why I’ve been doing research, but based on the many complaints (and few positive reviews, most of which are from employees), your business structure, and the fact that this is exactly how pyramid schemes operate I’m going to have to pass.

    Carla says:
    February 1st, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Jim, everything is covered. Like all insurance companies, all things are not covered completely. Some require a deductible. We have a 25% discount off the attorney fees for things not covered completely by the plan and 90% of what our members call about is covered completely. So how much of a discount does your attorney give you?

    David says:
    January 15th, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Very happy with their professionalism and the attorney and the money saved. Also this is my second time membership. First time was for 7 years and service then was outstanding which is why I came back.

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    Daniel says:

    January 6th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Ive found this to be a very affordable way to handle my business contracts and NSF check returns from clients. For the price you really cant afford not to get this service. We have many clients from all walks of life and a letter from my legal office usually has them paying within the week. I’d advise getting it, after all what’s twenty bucks.

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    David Beecher says:

    January 1st, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Legal shield has saved me tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. I enourage anyone to get a membership. The benefits far outway the miniscule cost. I have had LegalShield’s highly-rated law offices help me in multiple states across the U.S. deal with both business and personal matters. These have included debt collection, trial defense, advice, will, and much, much more. The average will is $1100.00. That offsets the cost of LegalShield for several years. I’m not an affiliate or represent legalshield in any way. My statement is based on actual use and I thought they were a scam and avoided them for use. I don’t know about other firms, but LegalShield is legitimate and if you are a small-business owner you absolutely want them in your corner.


    Jay forbes says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Hey idiot you work for legal shield unless you are the one in one million that did not get screwed by them I doubt it. I know you are one of their employees I saw it on another sight sad!!!!!!

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    Steve says:

    December 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    My wife worked her tail off trying to sell the service with poor results. Listening night after night to webinar’s & local meetings left little time for family with small return if any. I didn’t see any benefit from this service. JMHO


    Carla says:
    February 1st, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Steve, I understand how your wife feels. I felt that way too my 1st year and a half in the business with a sponsor who had no idea what he was doing then I found a team that is actually interested in helping each other succeed with a fantastic team leader who has proven that he can work this business successfully and shares what he has learned along the way with the rest of us. I have found that with the right group of people and a leader like this that the money follows easily.I probably work more now then I did before but that’s because I now know what I’m doing and how to do it and it is a joy to go out and find people I can help.

    Mary says:
    January 16th, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Michael – what a rude reply. Makes me not want to purchase or get involved because of your comment. There was no talk of home affairs, but a heartfelt and personal experience you are trying to dispute – only you cannot, and it makes you sound like you work for this company. Therefore why want part of salesmen like this?

    Michael says:
    December 31st, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Your review makes no sense. I’m sorry your wife worked her tail off but that is in no way an indicator of the type of service legal shield provides nor it’s effectiveness. I am looking into whether or not to purchase legal shield and your review tells me more about your personal family affairs than anything else.

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    Omar says:

    December 28th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Seems like this company, like all pyramid or network marketing companies, works if the rep could really use the service. I never needed a lawyer in my life and I personally don’t like to sell things to people. I also don’t like paying for a package of info, that helpse sell to people..but that’s me. I have signed up for things based on the sales pitch and realized it’s not for me. All that said, a person should look into and know themselves before deciding if this is for them..look beyond the benefits and understand what work has to be put in to get these benefits. It takes work, something many people do t want to do.


    Carla says:
    February 1st, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Yes, Joe and Omar, it is a pyramid network marketing company just like a real estate broker’s business is a pyramid. A real estate broker, owner of a real estate company, hires people to sale houses and the broker gets a commission on everything that salesman makes. That is exactly what an independent associate in LegalShield does. I bought my business, it is mine to succeed or not and I can bring on other people to sale legal and identity theft plans and I get a commission on what they sale. The difference is that, unlike the real estate broker, the people I bring on are buying their own business and we will get residual income on every plan we sale for the life of that plan something the broker and, especially his employees, will never get. As far as I can tell any business with a business owner at the top and employees below him is a pyramid with the owner making the big bucks and the employees, well, we all know what the employees get.

    joe says:
    December 30th, 2014 at 8:07 am

    It is a pyramid network marketing company. The pay for associates selling is based on sales that stay active not on the time it takes to sell the service. The associates that brought them in are also paid based on continued sales by the new associate and their own. However its meets the criteria of a pyramid sales marketing company.

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    Floridian says:

    December 15th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    They lie and cheat. You call the home office they don’t do anything for you. They said you get 25% discount. Don’t believe them. You don’t get discount, and you call the home office. They don’t do anything for you.


    Jason Sinohui says:
    November 17th, 2015 at 11:33 am

    All these bad things said about this company is funny to me. Think about it, package deals start from $9.95 a month to $89.95 a month for small business owner. Now if something happened to you and you needed consultation from an attorney, your going to pay easily $200-$250 for them to hear you for an hour, versus paying a package deal once a month. It’s not rocket science people. If you have a big family and go out for dinner at a restaurant, your going to pay an average of $60 for the bill depending on how many family members your taking. Getting a Legal Shield package is once a month. I’m interested in helping people as much as I can and doing this part time would be a great idea for me. People these days want all sorts of things for almost free and the world don’t work like that.

    Michelle says:
    February 23rd, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    David, I agree. I received the same type of timely (same day mostly)and knowledgeable service. If I had to call a lawyer without Legal Shield, it would cost more money and time – and that’s it they returned my phone call. I know my rights by having this service and it helps me make smart legal decisions. I’m very grateful for Legal Shield services to help me run my small business.

    Jim says:
    January 6th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    You are 100% spot on Floridian

    David Beecher says:
    January 1st, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    You are supposed to call the provider firm local in your area. It is usually a very highly rated law firm and they assist you. I *always* get called back the same day and they *always* do what they say. They give me reasonable advice and are very easy to work with. If I need referrals it sometimes takes a few days and I get the 25% discount with the referring attorney if it’s not in network. I’ve used them all over the country, so I can’t imagine why you have gotten this experience.

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    Mehmet Gurkan says:

    December 5th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    They lie and cheat. You call the home office they don’t do anything for you. They said you get 25% discount. Don’t believe them. You don’t get discount, and you call the home office. They don’t do anything for you.
    I got a LS lawyer received little over 5% discount until I paid it. I was getting 25% later I found out lawyer did lie. Called home office they have thousands of excuse for not giving you discount they have promised before you hired them. Don’t believe them. I will Go to
    BBB about them.


    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    ThanX for your comment, Texan…. there is so much conflicting info and yours made me thing the risk is small for the help I need. I think I might go ahead and become a member because i just need someone with credentials to make my legal issue right… I will check out Kroll. Ethan Vanderbuilt has a video that goes on and on about how this company is a scam from the recruiting aspect…this sucks, I just need someone write a letter to scare my opponent into knocking off her “I can get away with anything” attitude… I dont need a 3000 dollar lawyer… jut need a small favor from a lawyer… ughhh… scam, no scam… this is a huge question, because I grew up knowing that if it is too good to be true…it is not true.

    Carla says:
    February 1st, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I’m not sure what your experience was. Sounds pretty terrible and I can understand your going to the BBB about it. Other people have and the BBB investigated and LegalShield came out the other side with an A+ rating. The business is not perfect, no business is but they have fired the law firm in more then one state for not doing their job up to par and replaced them this a law firm that would. If you have a problem with an attorney their is a system in place to file a complaint and an investigation will be done. You have to understand, however, that the law is not logical and an attorney can only do so much.

    texan says:
    January 27th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    As a member I have had a great experience. I also have had times where they couldn’t help me, because they could only help me understand what my rights were and what the law says, which I found out, isn’t always what’s right, but it is the law. I understand there is no such thing as a magic bullet. Now on the other hand, the areas they did help, were in situations where I could not get resolution on my own and the law was on my side. For instance: A new tankless water heater was installed incorrectly, which resulted in wood flooring having to be replaced. We had done 2 home renovations with this plumbing company and the insurance adjusters from the tankless water heater manufacturer showed where the plumbers failed. We couldn’t get a phone call back from the plumbing company, after paying $3600 out of our pockets to replace damaged wood flooring. I couldn’t get a response from the plumbing company for over 2 months, so I contacted the law firm. I sent over the insurance adjuster’s documentation and they wrote a letter on our behalf. Needless to say we finally got a response from the owner asking why we were involving our attorney and he had a check hand delivered. I have also had attorneys that I could not communicate with a couple of times, I understand that they are people and only human. I just called the law firm back and asked for someone different and they obliged. I have found there is no perfect company out there…but the $20 a month we pay to consult with our attorney, they reviews our documents and write letters on our behalf(if the law is on our side)
    Tell me where I can get a law firm to do that for as little as $20 a month and give me coverage in every state, and I will drop my membership. I did my research and found out that Kroll the #1 fraud investigating company in the world,(read where they busted Enron and do the background checks for most fortune 500 companies) investigated LegalShield for 2 years, then decided to partner with them…..that said it all to me!

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    Marco Z. says:

    November 20th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Ann, you made such a great point, people lining up to pay their cable bill, (my office is next to a time warner cable office)but the same people will run the other way when presented with the legal shield plan. is it perfect? I’ don’t think so, is there enough value on the plan to cover the $20 or $30 dollar per month, I would say 10 times if you actually know how to use it and when to use it. No all Lawyers at legal shield provide the best customer service, but you can always request a different layer and complain about the poor service if that’s the case.

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    Disagree says:

    November 15th, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Legal Shield is good but you can’t blame the company. Alot times it is the attorney and not Legal Shield. The attorney get paid no matter what from Legal Shield if they help you or not. My problem is with a law firm in Washington. The attorney who was helping me, who said if I needed help filing paper, he would help. But received a letter from the person I was suing and changed his path in their favor by telling me “you are going to lose what was award. Even if the judge made a bad judgement.” Not one time did I feel he was on my side after he received the letter from the person, I was suing. This was off a small claims which the first attorney was very helpful. But the last attorney was an ass because I never contact him about my claim and he only called me because the person I sued contact them by mail. My letter said for them to contact me and not the law firm so why he getting involved if I am not asking for any more help.

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    skeptical says:

    October 22nd, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Although this is a wonderful concept, I am not convinced that the attorneys are competent. I was a member of (Prepaid Legal) and I had the P.P.L. atty. to read a will/trust that was written by another attorney. The P.P.L. atty. gave me erroneous information (either he scanned through the document so quickly that he wasn’t paying attention or he is completely incompetent (possibly both). He misread a very simple document that a layman could interpret. When I pointed out the mistake the P.P.L. atty. he appeared to be very embarrassed and claimed that he must not have received the entire document via fax (which I did NOT believe.
    My experience could be an isolated event, even for the attorney; however, if you choose this particular insurance, go in with you eyes WIDE OPEN. #buyer beware

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    Nemika Herrington says:

    October 16th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Wow I’ve been a member for 3yrs now and just can’t find one complaint. My husband purchased me a really nice muscle car that was a target for speeding tickets. I will say though its hard NOT to speed in this car. Because of the amount of tickets I had received after getting this car there was a strong possibility that I would have been losing my license the day of court. Legal shield sent me to an attorney right up the street from my office. He made 1 phone call and told me to meet him at the court house early the next morning before court starts. A $400 ticket went down to $75.00, I kept my license, never saw the judge, slowed my butt down, and thanked God Almighty for inventing legal Stuff. Lol!!!! Amen . These services are great to have. Paying my membership is just as important as every other bill in my home.

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    Devon says:

    August 25th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I can only speak from my experience, but this is an organized group of spooked lawyers trying to find a way to make a buck while applying little logic. I have been dealing with harassment issues since I reported my ex-husband (a current cop) for assault. It has been the scariest, most trying time of my life as he has continued repeatedly to defy our restraining order. The lawyers at legal shield advised me to lie low and just hope he won’t do anything worse to me. Not “lets take him back to court”, “lets sue the department”. NO, lie low and hope he doesn’t hurt or kill. This service is crap and filled with chicken attorneys who aren’t qualified enough to do real lawyer work. Bad advice, idiotic service. Don’t waste your money!


    Jack says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 8:28 am

    A.C.L.U. is free.

    MLM says:
    September 15th, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Do your homework before you speak or blog. Legal Shield is a 42 year old company. It’s the old saying “you don’t know, what your don’t know!” let’s put this in prospective. Their are about 2 million members with Legal Shield and I can only find about 300 bad blogs. Do the math people!!!! If I was a betting man I would bet on… think about that. Numbers speak for themselves.

    steven says:
    September 3rd, 2014 at 8:01 am

    kathy not a nice thing to say to a person going through a tough time

    kathy says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I am sorry you had a bad experience,
    This is a very reputable company for 42 years! Brings us peace of mind!

    Jay says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 12:50 am

    You should have requested another Lawyer until you were satisfied

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    beccah says:

    August 20th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    This organization is only willing to take your query if there is an “opposing” party. In other words if you are looking for legal advise you need to go elsewhere. They are not going to help you. They hide behind the premise that the Bar Association requires that there be no hidden interest and therefore a full blown court case is really all they can help you with as there is no hidden interest in helping you with your legal rights. In honesty, to get unbiased help, it would seem that the law would require that the attorney NOT know the “opposing party” and therefore assure that there would be no bias. Because, how could there be a bias if there is no opposing party? Or maybe what they are saying is….. the law changes depending on who your opposing party is. Now that sounds more like it. Summary, if you want to sue someone, they may be able to help…..I wouldn’t know. If you want to know your legal rights in a situation…..better go find someone else. They are not interested.


    David Beecher says:
    January 1st, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I have called them dozens of times for advice on both personal and business issues and have been a member for 5 years. They have always given me good advice (landlord/tenant issues, as both a tenant and a landlord), business matters, etc. And I have worked with a *lot* of attorneys (personal, business, and criminal) over the last 30 years and found legalshield’s representative law-firms to be no less competent. Like anybody you hire, it is your responsibility to manage them. They are people and sometimes they make mistakes, but you must be willing to ask the questions, take notes, do research on your own. They have been absolutely excellent to deal with in multiple states across the U.S..

    kathy says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    This is an awesome company!

    Jay says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Not true..! You just heard things that you didn’t like. Doesn’t mean the services doesn’t work…

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    Ann says:

    August 12th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I have had this membership for 8 years and it plain works but its not for people who have negative and uninformed attitudes, it is for people who are interested in protecting themselves from identity theft and who are willing to reach out to lawyers before making decisions that will affect their lives for years to come. It’s not for people who believe paying the cable bill is a must but legally protecting one’s family through a low monthly premium is a ripoff.


    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    also… you do not have to announce that you are going to make a statement and that it is a quote. If you actually make a statement and put it in quotations… that is implied. ;)

    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    People who say, “Wake up, people.” are usually in need of a nap.

    Matthew says:
    November 20th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    At Renee: $3000 would pay for about 10 hours without this insurance (and you’d have to pay for a retainer up front — and, not guarantees the respective lawyer can truly assist you). How much do you pay for car insurance or health insurance? And what would those costs add up to without said insurance? So, in that context, I think $3K is not such a bad investment into a safety net over an 8-year period. [I am not a Legal Shield member, by the way — just noting your frame of reference is a bit lacking].

    Tori says:
    November 3rd, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    not every person who works in law is greedy. Those are just a few bad apples.

    Renee says:
    October 17th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I had a good friend that is now deceased, who often made the statement and I quote “Hell will probably be lined with attorneys.” Being an Attorney involves in my mind being part of an over populated, crooked, arrogant, bigheaded, lying, money hungry, profession who writes their own business. They make the laws! While I basically hate generalizations, I think this profession speaks for it self from the very top, starting with our “President and Congressmen; to the low life ambulance chaser’s going after the drug companies. I am certain that there are a few good ones out there but they are few and far between. If you have been paying these guys $30 a month for eight years you’ve spent almost $3000. Quite a bit of money for identity theft protection don’t you think? Might want to try a more reputable source for that.
    And no, I don’t think paying the cable bill is a must, but I do think that making wise use of our finances is prudent. Obviously this has been a good experience for you . I’m glad. Doesn’t change my opinion. I’m in agreement its a quick buck for an other wise unsuccessful attorneys.
    I agree with Beccah and Devon
    Wake up People!

    kathy says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    well said very very good company!

    Jay says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Nice!! Well said

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    Wally Keck says:

    August 8th, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I have been a client of Pre-Paid Legal now Legal Shield since around 1999-2000. I have nothing but great respect for them while I was in Florida and while I lived in south Carolina. Both law firms for Florida & South Carolina were AA-1 in the way I was treated and they helped me in several legal situations I have occured since then. In a false lawsuit I had been served with they helped me to have the charges dismissed and stop the harassment.

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    Jeff Downley says:

    August 6th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Here’s The Truth

    1. Legal Shield in business 42 years.
    2. Endorsed by the President of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
    Endorsed by the Association of Attorney Generals of America.
    Endorsed by the American Bar Association.
    3. Law Firms in 49 states and 4 provinces of Canada.
    4. Serving over 1.4 million members.
    5. Serving over 34,000 employers
    6. Rated by Forbes as one of the top small businesses in the U.S.

    The Truth speaks volume, don’t listen to lies.


    kathy says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    well said

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    B says:

    July 30th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    First I would like to say I an very upset with this service. Wrong information was giving to me from the start. Was not told I would be paying monthly payments nor I had to cancel a service I never sign up for monthly payments taken out my account. I was told you need to pay upfront for come legal advise so I gave my account information BIG MISSTAKE for a lawyer to call me back telling me she could not help me and I need to do this and that on my own. Advise was only I received an 20 min conversation that was it. I then told her thanks for wasting my time. Now 30 days later no mail no email saying a payment is due my account was charge the fee for service I did not no of that I had sign up for monthly that no one told me I had to cancel that made my account to overdraft. This company is a money scam. Now after talking with several rep saying I need to do this and that to cancel an service I didn’t sign up for and try to get the refund for the charges plus overdraft. Beware….Know the fine print….Don’t be like me and not do my homework….


    Tory says:
    October 9th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    B, it sounds like your issue had to do with the specific associate who sold you the service giving you misinformation on what the service is and how it works. The company LegalShield makes no secret that it’s a monthly flat-fee and not a pay-upfront service — after all that would defeat the point of having legal-insurance.

    I hate to play the blame-game, but it really looks like you’re the one who dropped the ball on this one. It’s certainly not fair to blame the company and call it a scam when you yourself didn’t take the time to look into exactly what you were purchasing.

    michael capdevilla says:
    August 9th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    they are with the better business bureau that’s were u will find the truth and any issues with the company and u will find all of the issues were resolved by legel shield before u complain abt this and that get to know how the membership works what It can do for etc kroll who handles the indentiy theft protection part a well known comp u can ck with the bbb on that to and associates should know as much abt the plans as they can so as not to make a mistake educate educate is the key

    FGC says:
    August 7th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Yikes. Given the nearly incoherent rambling, poor spelling & grammar, and the “I’m an innocent victim” attitude it’s impossible to place any weight on this person’s opinion. I’m guessing it’s a case of hearing only what they wanted to hear.

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    UnbreakableTwin says:

    July 20th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    I must say,this has to be the most unprofessional and offensive display of business ethics I have ever seen. I NEVER comment but I have to say this. Are we not allowed an opinion? Yes we have a choice to decide if we will or wont, do or don’t, could or could not. However, comments are asked, to be objective, to maybe improve a system and maybe to gently explain what may be misunderstood or mis-interpert. I am appauled at the back lash from individuals because someone didn’t have the same opinions that they may have had. That’s whats wrong with society, If you are not with them, then they are against you. Maybe next time when someone disagree or maybe even have a lack of knowledge of the product, you should offer further education or insight on exactly what it is that may have went bad. It very well may have been a very bad customer service rep that was having a bad day and passed that on to the consumer, causing her to have a bad experience with your company. Had this been taking care of immediately this could have been a quick and easy recovery of a potential client. Business is to save clients not beat them up. You never know who you could be turning away. I was looking into purchasing this product, Im not sure if I want these kinda business partners.I have to decline at this time. I wish you all the best, GOD bless you all.


    clique says:
    January 30th, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    response to unbreakable twin.

    I both agree and disagree with you. I agree that some of the comments could have been more tactful in responding to the negative reviews posted.

    Where i disagree, is that the negative reviews don’t appear to be reviews at all. They appear to be blatant attempts at smearing the reputation of legal shield. Maybe one or two of the post seem genuine in merits. But most don’t even make sense at all. It actually seems like they are in some form working with competitors trying to lure potential customers from Legal Shield.

    I am commenting as an independent observer with no affiliation in any way. I too am looking for information into the legal insurance.

    I just appears that someone or something is going through a lot of trouble to discount Legal Shield.To the point that most of the posts don’t appear genuine at all.

    Like a couple of posts said earlier, they are members of the BBB. I find it odd that the BBB rating is good but you come here and a different picture is painted. Things that make you go hmm.

    Anyway, that’s my opinion. Still going to do my research not going to let people with hidden agendas mess that up.

    Jack says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 8:27 am

    A.C.L.U.American Civil Liberty Union is free.

    Tory says:
    October 9th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    You bring up some valid points about several of the replies posted in the comments section, but that’s still no excuse for “1-starring” a service you haven’t actually used.

    OldBoot says:
    August 8th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Good for you Unbreakable Twin!
    I agree.

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    John says:

    July 5th, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I’ve used Pre Paid Legal/Legal Shield for a 4 different reasons in 4 different states and the results are so so at best. I really dont see a huge benefit to sourcing a lawyer where most lawyers offer the same services/prices to those right off the street.


    David Beecher says:
    January 1st, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Really? I pay $35/month to LegalShield. I can call them every day with a new issue and talk to an attorney, have documents reviewed, etc., and not pay another dime in most cases. If I approach a normal attorney I’m paying anywhere from $125-400/hr and they won’t write a demand letter to the other side for less than $500.00. Legalshield partner’s with some of the best-rated law-firms in a state. I have been tens of thousands of dollars ahead with LegalShield.

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    Tammy says:

    June 30th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    This is a rip off and the people behind it know it ! you are steeling people’s hard earned money and don’t care ,god see’s you’r greed and enjoy you’r riches now for later there is a bigger price to pay .


    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I think Jason and Tammy are both unhinged. at least Jason makes a valid point… but seriously dude, relax…

    Michael says:
    December 31st, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Jason…..uhm…your review makes no sense at all. In fact, you sound incredibly emotionally unhinged. Message boards will not substitute for the self reflection and therapy you so obviously need. Please, re-read your post and ask yourself if the person who wrote it sounds like someone that is sound enough to be taken seriously.

    Tory says:
    October 9th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Jason, chill out…

    Tammy, it would help if you explained exactly what the problem was that you had with the company in question.

    Jason says:
    July 10th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    God doesn’t give two shits about greed WHY YOU ASK?
    Because if he did he would ALSO CARE about the 800,000 to 1,400,000 kids that go missing every year around the world.
    The horrific things these pedophiles do, especially in other countries (Sex Slavery) is big business and this GOD of your is standing around with his thumb up his ASS while innocent young beautiful children just Disappear nowhere to be found. Let me guess, you actually believe this entity listens to your prayers? WAKE UP TAMMY…..IF there IS a God that designed all that IS, WAS and WILL BE, then he definitely would not be concerned with a small company on this little blue marble we call Earth, meanwhile you walk around with shoes that were manufactured in Japan for a mere $00.25 and the mark up to $130.00 for a pair of Nike Shocks and your complaining about THIS?? Oh Boy??????????????

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    lUCKY_CHARMS says:

    June 8th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    JUST REALY NEED TO KNOW……what are the real reviews. It jumps to excellent to poor. The reviews do reveal people lacking knowledge of the system. I want to purchase the membership however, watching all your reviews I am so confused.


    Harold says:
    October 10th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    My limited experience over the years is that on very minor issues you will get advice, a letter written but that is all. When my son who I signed up needed help on a custody issue they told him (me) they needed at least a week to find the right lawyer……never heard from them and my son went out even though a member and got “a real lawyer” who did help. I no longer sell the service because any decent lawyer will give you the first hour free. You should be able to tell if his right, and if not try another. Oh by the way….Mid Ocean partners who bought pre paid legal are not affiliated with the Salvation Army they paid over 600 million for it to make money not to help you. Since they purchased the company now called Legal Shield the service has gone down terribly. Call them on the phone and wait over 20 minutes listening for a person. The only thing that has changed is more money and they have limited services. New plans that once were a part of the original plan must now be purchased separately. Finally, Only a die hard affiliate who has many customers and recruits has good things to say. Go to google and look up Ethan Vanderbuilt for the real scoop on Legal Shield. of Course the true believers hate him. Hope this helps

    Jay says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Did you ever sign up..! ??

    Jason says:
    July 10th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I just joined as an Affiliate and have made the return quickly and helping others to do it as well, Do adequate research and quit listening to these people that do nothing believe in your success, This company is recognized by Forbes!!!

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    bill haynes says:

    May 24th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    excellent service for th several times that my family have use it . my family will recmondmentthis sevice to anyone

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    Rose says:

    May 15th, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Everything legal shield has to offer is already in your terms and agreements with your credit card company. If your identity gets stolen thru your credit card purchases and you are a diligent consumer who looks at your statement… and finds an error, dispute it .. the fraud team will assist you. its covered.. if you get hacked thru your iTunes… or your droid. if you are diligent and look at your statement its covered… because its covered under your terms and agreements thru visa/master card merchant laws its covered. this is another Ponzi scheme that too many people sign up for that they will never use..


    Jim says:
    July 30th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Hey Kim, if someone stole your ID or drivers license number and you get pulled over for a crime, etc, etc. You’re not going to be CHARGED for the crime because there’s no evidence you did it. Any public defender and decent cop can get you out of that one.

    Why would your child’s blood type be wrong when they go to the hospital? They can check their blood type very easily, it’s in their medical records, and…like…what motive would someone have to change a child’s blood type? Idk that one’s confusing all around.

    And finally…I would really like some evidence that your credit isn’t fixed after informing the proper authorities.

    Ben says:
    November 5th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Haha Rose, looks like you forgot to change your name before making those fake replies! So many LS associates spamming this page!

    Markus says:
    September 15th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Visa, master card and the banks, ONLY help you stop it and will recover your money BUT!!! will NOT!! restore you credit. The identity theft program with LegalShield will also cover criminal, medical identity theft, lost wallet, monitors the web 24/7 for your information and will restore you credit. it is the only ONE that will!!! I have legal and identity protection with Shield and both has saved my butt mutable times. It has worked so well for me because I now how to use the services.

    The best Legal and Identity serves EVER!!! well worth the money

    Kim says:
    July 22nd, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Well what about if someone takes your medical ID or drivers license # and you get pulled over and go to jail because someone stole your ID and you have a warrant in your name? What if some one stole your childs ID and their blood type was wrong when you or your children go to the hospital? How long would it take you to fix your credit? And how much time would it take from your life? Its more then credit cards and I tunes.

    Rose says:
    July 14th, 2014 at 8:09 am

    thank you for advise

    Rose says:
    May 15th, 2014 at 3:08 am

    good thing your offer this advise rose..

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    Misty says:

    April 2nd, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Adults speaking like children? Always amazes me how immature people are. If you don’t like the product don’t purchase it, if you do, well then clearly purchase it. Do you love everything about your auto insurance? How about your homeowners insurance? What about your medical insurance? How about the monthly expense for these items. Is a piece of mind and some security for you and your loved ones not worth the cost of a cheap dinner out for one night. Get some perspective people, geese. This company has been around for over 30 some years now, they must be doing something right. Publicly traded on the stock market and have helped a whole lot of people. I’m sure they are not able to help everyone, but get real who can make everyone happy. So maybe you should just decide decide for yourself, like them or not. Purchase their services or not and move on with your life. Everyone has an opinion, why not develop your own. Can anyone agree the slander is not needed?


    Ray says:
    July 31st, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Some of these comments bespeak a rather meager level of, er, awareness. The text is plain, and one should never believe what a sales rep offers – they frequently don’t know or care what they say.

    Folks who think this or any insurance a panacea are delusional: some things happen from which you can’t be held harmless!

    Jason says:
    July 10th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Well Said Misti!!

    Courtney says:
    May 23rd, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Agreed!! There is not one company out there that has 100% with every single customer or client. Thank you! Someone had to say it!

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    michael says:

    March 26th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    well i have to agree with some of the people out there about legalshield and iam a member of this it is a big joke when the members have to get thing approved to have email to help the company build there money up and we the members have tospend the money just to go sale what they have for us to use but cannot use the video they put out for many years now it is a joke now i just got of the phone with the main office on all this now how do you think i feel about all this now and the person up there told me that this might not be the best place to try to work there now and the was a person in there office today date 03\26/2014 by michaelagreen@legalshield .


    Eric says:
    August 1st, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I must agree with several other comments here about Michael. Michael, that is one heck of a run-on sentence you left. Sadly, I see this all the time when reading comments on the internet. Is it just the internet generation, or have I just never noticed how poor people’s literacy can be because I did not grow up with the internet. The world is surely in trouble either way.

    Jason says:
    July 12th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Michael…..Obviously this isn’t for you, don’t hate it because you did not do your due diligence. Find your niche and learn from the fact you have not understood the system and learn how to get your point across in our language. GOOD LUCK!!

    Michele says:
    July 2nd, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Wow….that is one long useless sentence he just posted….

    Dave says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 9:26 am

    yeh what are you trying to say dude?

    Legal says:
    May 8th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Seems to be a third language for Michael.

    patrice says:
    April 24th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Michael is English your second language? Because I don’t understand a word you said. There are no periods, commas or completion of a thought. You are just rambling on. Please get your thoughts organized.

    gregory says:
    April 14th, 2014 at 6:04 pm


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    jesus c says:

    March 20th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Legal shield is all good, knowledge, professionalism, integrity, good attitude and must of all experience to take care of any legal situation. If for any reason you had any type of conflict with this company I’m sure it don’t was legal shield error, they have several lawyers ready to take care of any legal need. I personally, have a high appreciation for everything they have done for me.

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    Bobbyj says:

    March 14th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This stuff is a joke. They only help who they want to and they have very rude customer service. I wouldn’t advice anyone to spend their hard earned money to make someone else rich and that is what you are doing if you are buying this crap.


    Melissa says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 2:58 am

    PJ..not everyone who wants legal aid is lazy or not paying rent. I have 3 didn’t issues going on. My rent is paid & on time but my landlord is not being fair & thinks he’s above the law. I want to know if its legit.I refuse to spend my hard earned money on something or someone who isn’t going to help me. I have a lawyer for one case but they are useless.I’ve had to do all the work. So why should I spend extra money on something I can do myself.Just because I have a paper signed by a “lawyer” doesn’t mean its a REAL Lawyer.

    PJ says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I know Bobbyj you are a user and a low life you just want someone to help you retain your house while you have not made a payment and filed bankrupt but still live there not paying anything, own up man nothing is for free, you feel the world owes you a living, get off your fat rear and get to work.

    PaulH says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Your experience is NOT typical. I have used them for years, and have a great experience each and every time I have needed their services.

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    bsbsbs says:

    February 22nd, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Why would someone need legal shield and alike. so many morons who can be talked into and out of anything . Lawyers are so dumb and they think that they are smart. Finding a good conscientious lawyer or a doctor is like hitting a lottery — good luck with that. Use you and your own self rather than pseudo legal crap and all these people who defend these bogus companies are put here to monitored and buffer their reputation otherwise they will be fired


    Tory says:
    October 9th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    bsbsbs, this reads like an off-hand complaint about the nature of lawyers and doctors in general, not a complaint specific to the company LegalShield. PLease refrain from reviewing services you haven’t used personally.

    MLM says:
    September 15th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Do your homework before you speak or blog. Legal Shield is a 42 year old company. It’s the old saying “you don’t know, what your don’t know!” let’s put this in prospective. Their are about 2 million members with Legal Shield and I can only find about 300 bad blogs. Do the math people!!!! If i was a betting man I would bet on… think about that. numbers speak for themselves.

    Mary Miller says:
    May 1st, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Why would someone need legal shield and alike? Because this is the best way to gain access to legal services for the average “Joe”. No one has $300 – $500 to put down to talk to an attorney that charges $250 an hour. You work with the same firms that have big high dollar clients, that are top rated within their industry, pre paid by Legal Shield, held to strict standards of service, most have been working with Legal Shield for 13+ years and earn as much as 9 million a year to service the 14 million members and 47,000 businesses that use Legal Shield and offer Legal Shield as an employee benefit. You will be able to speak with those attorneys as a Legal Shield member at a very affordable price. Know the FACTS before rendering an opinion. Otherwise you just sound stupid!!

    Dan says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    bsbsbs you’re an idiot, stop the negativity…

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    David says:

    February 2nd, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I have had a membership with Legal Shield three months now.First thing my wife and I did was fill out our will forms and sent them into our Provider Law Firm in Georgia,within in two weeks they arrived,just the way we had asked them to be drawn up,we took them to be notorized and that was it.We had checked with a lawyer before becoming members with Legal Shield and the cost for drawing our will’s up would have been 1,000.00 with Legal Shield,no charge with our membership of 17.00 a month.times 12=204.00 for a year of membership.1,000.00-204.00=796.00 saving’s of 796.00 to draw up our will’s.Stuff happen’s to all of us with Legal Shield you have the peace of mind of knowing you can call your Provider Law Firm and get help on an unlimited number of issues.
    All of these bad rap’s on Legal Shield are total Crap.I personally know of People who have a LS Membership and it has saved them thousand’s of dollar’s of the year’s,both on Business Plan’s and Personal Plan’s.
    When People start checking out companies you can check on any major company in this country and you will find bad review’s but remember there are two side’s to everything.Legal Shield tell’s you up front what they cover and what they don’t.
    The way the world is anymore it’s best to have Legal Protection.
    Enough said.


    PaulH says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    My experience has been great with Legal Shield as well. I have used them for a variety of services and could not be happier with how they have handled everything.

    Bobbyj says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    You know they are an employee no one else would say anything good about this scam.

    babygirl says:
    March 7th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    are you an employee making that kind of bull in that statement.

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    John Brooks says:

    January 19th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Excellent product i have my family included in the membership and we all have use the service, the best that i love is that i pay 26.99 a month with Identity plan, i call my law firm they answer my questions at no extra charge. it works for me i cant complain they answer my calls fast and made phone calls on my behalf send letters out for me about any legal issue and prepared my will. i read about other people comments and they had a ruff time also if you cant pay your membership they give you 45 days to get the money..

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    Lee Rowley says:

    January 16th, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Full disclosure: I am a LegalShield Associate. Now, with that out of the way, I’ll toss in my thoughts.

    I became a member before signing up as an associate. I freelance, and usually have 4 or 5 clients a year who don’t pay part of my fee (I get at least half up front). I’d spend a couple of months calling and emailing, and then eventually write the unpaid portion off as bad debt.

    So I figured the membership was worth a try. Shortly after I signed up, a client stiffed me a few hundred bucks – nothing earth-shattering, but I don’t like losing money. I called the LS provider firm, they sent a demand letter, and the client paid within two weeks.

    Does that work with every client? Nope. But as long as it works some of the time, that’s less money I have to write off at the end of the year.

    (Again, full disclosure: The personal plan no longer covers business issues – that now falls under a pricier business plan.)

    I’m also considering adoption. Spending 2 or 3 years and a ton of money just to have it fall through, though, would be heartbreaking. So I’ve called the LS provider firm a few times with questions and talked with an adoption law attorney each time. There are no guarantees, but it’s nice to know the potential pitfalls going in.

    There’s a cost/benefit element at work here: Going back to the freelancing thing, say I get stiffed a total of $3,000 a year (which is pretty typical), and using LS for collections gets half of that paid. So even with the business plan, that’s paying $588 a year but recovering $1,500 I never would have seen otherwise. So it would essentially cost me $912 a year *not* to have it.

    I can’t necessarily put a dollar figure on the adoption advice… but I suspect that if I had to pay $250 an hour for it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten the advice… and I might already be in a mess.

    For you, the cost/benefit analysis will likely be different. If you’re paying $240 a year (the personal plan is now $19.95/mo), could you get enough of a benefit to justify the cost? Only you can answer that. If a couple of hours’ worth of advice each year could help you avoid legal problems, or you see the value of a customized will (not a “will in a box”), or if you think that you might benefit from the other covered services and discounts, then it might be worth the cost.

    Also, I guess that coming from an insurance background has given me a different viewpoint. If you buy a car insurance policy, it’s your responsibility to read the policy book to find out what is and isn’t covered. No car insurance policy in the US will cover everything (although many people think it will). Same with LS – you get a membership book that explains what is fully covered and what falls under the discounted rate.

    Plus, you can use the heck out of a LS membership with no price increase or threat of cancellation. Have a few tickets or a couple claims on your car insurance policy, on the other hand, and you can kiss it goodbye. Again, that’s just how my insurance geek logic works.

    I explain to potential customers that it’s a risk management tool, not a risk elimination tool. It’s important to understand that it doesn’t cover everything 100%, and to assess whether the benefits are worth the cost. I haven’t had any cancellations or complaints yet, so I guess I’m either very lucky or I’m doing something right.

    The one issue I can’t fully address is that I’ve seen a few complaints about the attorneys themselves. I know there are ways for associates to file complaints on behalf of customers, but I’ve never had to do that.

    That’s about it from me on the membership side of things. I wanted to touch on the associate side of things, but 1) I didn’t expect this comment to be so long; 2) it’s 2:30AM and I’m tired; and 3) I don’t know if you guys really want to read more of my rambling anyway.

    Anyway, hope that at least a little of what I wrote made sense. Best of luck in whatever you decide!


    Ann Hunt says:
    August 11th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    As a LegalShield Independent Associate for eight years, I have to apologize to you for whomever talked to you about our service. Our company and Kroll (the company we partner with who protects and restores our identities are both 40 years old. They are simply the best. Unfortunately, not all associates take the time to understand how the membership works, nor do they explain it well. LegalShield’s membership retention is over 90%. We have very happy members who use it often. As associates, we try to never oversell this service. We actually undersell. This is NOT insurance. Once a member has signed up, they will always pay the same amount. The price will not go up no matter how often they use it. If, however, they drop the membership and sign up later, they may have to pay a higher rate if the fees have gone up. We want our members to use it. There is never any charge for phone calls…ever. And our attorneys will give you the respect you expect. They are rated by corporate and given a monthly report card. While everyone has a right to their opinion please go to our website to see if this service may be right for you. If you like what you see, please contact me.

    Laurie says:
    May 16th, 2014 at 11:26 am

    How do you cancel legalshield

  • Legal joke says:

    January 12th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Ls is it legal?

    Ls is an overpriced insurance policy that has a hand full of lawyers that may participate with ls.

    There are other companies out there that truly are a network of lawyers. They charge less then $8/month or $80/year. Identity thef included.

    Ls charges $25/month plus $9.95 for the identity thef option. WOW! That’s annual overcharge of at least $340/year for weak mediocre coverage. Ls claims 25% off of a lawyer, we get 40%. Ls will not cover pre-existing issues. We are always covered even pre-existing.

    Since it is an insurance policy only (that in itself is schetchy), somes states will require a license to sell the garbage.

    Ls has no coverage in Ar, Ak, Ny, & Wa. I don’t sell the coverage, it’s a benefit.

    I have a 4 page comparison with over 40 bullet point advantages over the likes of ls.


    Share says:
    June 26th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Please send me the list


    Lucy says:
    March 28th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I agree with Dwayne. I will use other company for less money Legal Joke. But to do that one needs the names.

    Bobbyj says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    This is a bad place to spend your money. What I’ve heard it is a place you get ahead by who you sleep with.

    Dwayne says:
    March 6th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’m curious Legal Joke, who are these companies that offer the same types of coverage like LS for $8 bucks a month? The concept of legal protection looks good, but if I can get all that for $8-10 bucks a month, I’m in. Can you name them for me so I can look ’em up?

    Ben says:
    March 2nd, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Oops……typo in my recent email addess: it’s
    I would like more about the info in your letter and how to get in touch with these other groups. Thanks.

    Bill says:
    March 1st, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’m like it if you would e-mail me that list

    Ed says:
    February 13th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    i would like to know more about it

    Lorelei says:
    February 3rd, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I did have a good interaction at first, then was overcharged, given bad advice and dumped. Can you send me the comparison and other legal services? (kiss stands for keep it super simple)


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    Rampant Stupidity says:

    December 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Just want to make clear I give this company a rating of 90/100

    Some of you seriously need to get a life. I saw the same peoples names like 10 times replying to every post. I asked myself why someone would spend so much energy putting up negative reviews. I found some stuff out on the company history. Clearly some of you were part of the crew that got terminated from LegalShield for cross-recruiting people from LegalShield to your pyramid in some other company. Ya I did a little digging before getting the membership to write a letter to some itch who wouldn’t pay me back.

    Why can’t you people just suck it up and admit you breached the contract. I was looking for information about the company before becoming a member and all I saw was this shit about how it’s a scam. F your own scam. The real scam is when I was billed $2500 from a fraudulent lawyer that promised he was going to help me many years ago. The real scam is when you don’t know your rights and a lawyer takes advantage of you.

    You know what’s the scam? It was the people saying LegalShield was a scam and then sending me to a website that had their REAL SCAM. John and Tammy Frasier or something. Way to spam your names and taint your own reputations all over the web. They made ‘thousands of dollars’ by scamming people and luring people in with their sob story of how they did something illegal and got terminated. LOL. I almost bought into their scam until I realized what kind of character they had.

    MLM is not for me. I am an actual entrepreneur and sell my own creations. Maybe years ago if I was dead broke and desparate it would be something I would do in my spare time just for the learning experience. But now? No way.

    I got my wills done with the membership and I am happy with that alone. The rest of the advice and letters that I get done is just an added bonus. And seriously what are you kids on welfare? Maybe it is time you get a job because you are too stupid to budget a dollar a day to have legal access. If you are that broke maybe you should use your time better. Go complain about the price tag on the pacifier you fools suck on instead.

    I signed up for the membership because I couldn’t see myself buying the advice of a bunch of hillbillies and their disingenuous reviews. Who is so stupid to put a 3 star review on something they’ve never even used?.. WOW. Do I have to share this planet with someone like you? Do you review restaurants you’ve never eaten at as well???

    To hell with it and all of your idiotic comments. What else is there on this earth that you can buy that is worth the money? Not a F thing. You want to know something? Go use some random other lawyer and you will know who the real gangsters and robbers are in your city.

    The obvious stupidity is going to follow you kids everywhere you go. Poor grammar and rampant stupidity in all your reviews. The poor poor attempts to try and scare people away are not working. I ended up letting the marketing rep sign up 200 of my own employees thanks to you. I will NOT listen to insincere people with some hidden agenda of their own. If you are a lawyer that is going out of business because you can’t compete with this company maybe consider a career change OR actually DO your job properly so people want to hire you. And don’t rip off all of your clients.

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    Lawrence Black says:

    December 7th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    BBB Re;case#16047571;LegalShield/ administrative office of the united states courts letter to mr Lawrence Black.Dear mr.Black thank you for your ,letter requesting information from the administrative office of the u.s.courts {AO] on your case. the AO Performs many support functions for the federal court system. we do not handle specific cases. if you aer interested in obtaining information on your case’please contact the court in which your case was ? to legalShield how are you all & you all forms going to get past the information act, on this bbb case, I went to thank you far leting me put you all out there like this,we all are in administrative courts low,whet low are you all in ? we sear information, whet do you all sear? is it someone are ones out side the all can tell me,you all are going to set the u.s. up far a louts of Appeals, in being ass good, iam going to help you,in when we get thrugh I want to sher with you whet you in yours don, how about that, it,s all going to fall on you all, LegalShield, hug,s. ass you can see ima a court, you all find out witch one,you Like, don’t play games with the u.s. bbb case,16047571 LegalShield , [BY]


    Allergic to Stupidity says:
    May 27th, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Why would you post a review when you are illiterate? That just makes you look like an idiot. For the life of me I miss the days when people were taught to read by learning the alphabet and sounding things out instead of the short cuts that are being taught today. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries are so UNDERUSED today!

    TELL THE TRUTH says:
    April 2nd, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Someone need to go back to school

    Seriously? says:
    January 3rd, 2014 at 7:41 am

    There is such a thing as spell check but that alone does not correct how poorly this is written.

    WOW says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    rampant stupidity

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    Henry F. Stanco says:

    November 13th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I have used my real and full name so that anyone who wishes to look me up to confirm I am real may do so. I live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I have been a member for ten years now. My wife and I have an only daughter. In this time period, they have done several wills for both of us, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives. Our membership fee has not nearly covered the actual costs for these documents.

    My wife is being sued as a course of her employment. I called to make sure she was covered. When I spoke to the attorney his actual words to me were “Your wife is covered under your plan. You both are covered for legal issues rising from your employment. If your employer does not defend you then we will.” That comment alone made us feel a thousand percent better. How often does that happen?

    We have had such good luck with Pre-Paid Legal/Legal Shield that we are considering becoming sales associates just to show other people that they too can feel secure knowing that legal advice is only a phone call away.


    T, Wilson says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Legal shield is great! There are lots of people who cant afford to have an attorney on retainer for questions and advice as the need arises. Legal shield offers that and more. I was wrongfully terminated from my company some years ago. I was fortunate to have the plan. When I called up my attorney (within the plan) Parker Stanbury. My attorney recognized immediately that I was discriminated on multiple levels. She immediately wrote a letter to the company, and the Vice President of Human Resources responded immediately to offer me back my job or any place in the company of my choosing. I chose not to return, and they offered me a settlement. I have called them for many legal questions or concerns and they have saved me thousands of dollars. Not to mention advice and have given me a peace of mind knowing that they are there for me for just a mere $20 per month. They have expanded and improved the plan and I will keep it forever. They also represent small businesses. Its great to know your rights. Knowledge is king!

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    Shyla Jade says:

    November 8th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I am only giving a 3-star rating now as I still have much to learn about this company. I just have to bring up a point that I learned working in the travel industry for a long time. When someone is upset with bad service they tell twenty people, whereas if someone is happy with good service they maybe tell five people. I have to think that is why I read more bad reviews than anything (and not just for this company, in general). But hey – I’ll be happy to update after my first task with them, which is seeing if they can help me at all with a very seedy car dealer and mechanic who completely ripped me off. My starts my even go up at that point.


    WOW says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    rampant stupidity. I’m sure this is a fake post and you are someone from India paid to make the company look bad. This post makes zero sense.

    Shyla Jade says:
    November 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Sorry I meant stars not starts. Oops.

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    Sharon Cruz says:

    November 8th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I have held on to this scheme just in case but I know now how silly and ignorant I have been. Every time I request my provider firm to perform the free or discounted services they argue it will do me no good and is a waste of their time. It is not worth the run around and the emotional aggravation to get what you are paying for.


    Know your provider firm and how they treat their customers with legal shield. It differs. My sister has nothing but great things to say about her Alabama attorney. My CO assigned provider are terrible. Once where my husbands car was stolen by a car dealership
    The attorney was advising my husband to settle with loosing half of his money owed to him. I knew better because I am a contracts specialist. I had to force the lawyer to go all the way. The judge quickly straightened the attorney out that my husband was the victim and did not deserve what happened to him. The dealership could had gone to jail for selling his truck without the title work or payoff as agreed in the contract.

    The provider firm we were assigned has over and over again proven to us they will always take the easy way out because they do not take time to study the legal shield’s clients cases. they loose to much money. They wing it in the court room after apologizing for not returning your phone calls. PS they give you a brief time before your case to get or obtain knowledge of the case.

    Where my sister loves her attorney I have been swindled. So if the service does not monitor their partnerships then you loose. Seems like it is hit or miss. I hate I signed up for this service.


    Frustrated says:
    June 16th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I recommend legal shield to those that have money saved away for emergencies. Then it might save you some time and money from searching on your own for a lawyer. As for me, when it was time to use a lawyer, because of the seriousness of the case; I could not afford it. So that could be 29.99 down the drain or I can us the associate side of the market and get my but to work. Customer service personnel was polite and courteous and quickly got the help I needed. I just wasn’t prepared money wise.

    deborah humes says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I have the same problem with the firm I have. I have a landlord -tenant issue and was ask to fax some documents to the firm. I did, THREE TIMES, they claimed they didn’t get the documents each tie and they have never returned my phone since then. they sent me an email asking me to rate them. well you can imagine what my rating was. I regret signing up for this.

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    Lost land says:

    November 2nd, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Legal shield is a farce.
    We Lost Inherited land because of their incompetence. And, if you speak against them or challenge them they will retaliate.
    Use at your own risk.


    Janice C says:
    February 23rd, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Why didn’t you ask LS for another attorney?

  • Danny J says:

    November 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I’m reading all these post about LS. I haven’t read anything on auto collections.
    Are they worth looking into or should I go broke again getting a lawyer. Help please.


    Worth says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    the law firm in your State will speak with you over the phone and if necessary write a letter on your behalf. These letters don’t cost anything extra.

    I used other lawyers before and ended up getting charged a couple thousand dollars for a 1 page letter. The LegalShield membership is the way to go.

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    MsLove says:

    October 29th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I have had Pre-paid Legal now LegalShield since 2010. I have had to use then for money owed to me from a once friend, LegalShield, wrote a letter on my behalf and made a phone call to this once friend and I did get my money over 800.00 Also used them for a speeding ticket I received doing 43 in a 35 Well once again I didn’t have to go to court, no points and only had to pay court cost. I had my Will written for just the monthly payment. It has worked for me. Sometimes it’s the small things that makes the difference with having LegalShield. I will keep it because you just never know when you will need a law firm on your side. You can’t get a attorney for free.


    sharon Cruz says:
    November 7th, 2013 at 11:57 pm


    Know your provider firm and how they treat their customers with legal shield. It differs. My sister has nothing but great things to say about her Alabama attorney. My CO assigned provider are terrible. Once where my husbands car was stolen by a car dealership
    The attorney was advising my husband to settle with loosing half of his money owed to him. I knew better because I am a contracts specialist. I had to force the lawyer to go all the way. The judge quickly straightened the attorney out my husband was the victim and did not deserve what happened to him. The dealership could had gone to jail for selling his truck without the title payout as agreed in the contract.

    The provider firm we were assigned has over and over again proven to us they will always take the easy way out because they do not take time to study the legal shield’s clients cases. they loose to much money. They wing it in the court room after apologizing for not returning your phone calls. PS they give you a brief time before your case to get or obtain knowledge of the case.

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    Lewis Sale says:

    October 25th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Legal shield might be good for some people , but it is still nothing more then a pyramid scheme


    Worth says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    YA say it PAUL.

    Pyramid schemes are the companies where you get paid to recruit people. We don’t get paid to recruit in LegalShield. That joining fee goes to the company and is spent on setting up your account, paying the employees who are going to service you, your online account, your starter kit and the whole shebang. It is definitely worth the ROI.

    As for just pyramids look at any organization. Your Church structure, local charity… All shaped like pyramids no?

    Multi-level marketing companies (legitimate ones) are the ones where you can make money selling the products or services without recruiting anyone. You can also make more money than someone who has been in longer than you. Think of it like being a car dealer or mortgage broker. You get paid a commission when one of your employees makes a sale. You spend your time training them and helping them learn the ropes till they can do it on their own. In the corporate world you are alone and nobody wants to help you take their job.

    Paul McMickle says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 10:59 am

    First off, for Lewis and anyone else reading, “pyramid schemes” are illegal, and by definition, have money exchange hands where NO product or service is involved. Next, pyramids are where people at the top make all the money and people at the bottom make little or nothing, you know, like most JOBS? CEO, President, Vice-President, Senior Managers, Supervisors and on down the line. Also, the Attorney General of every state goes after and shuts down pyramid schemes at every opportunity. LegalShield (previously Pre-Paid Legal) is a 42 year old company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange until purchased by the private equity firm, Mid-Ocean Partners (they also own L.A. Fitness, Jenny Craig, Totes, Isotoner to name a few) and are a reputable company doing good for over 1.4 million families in North America.

  • lisa says:

    October 19th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    i would like to know if any one has used legal shield for divorces or child custody cases??????


    Steven says:
    April 14th, 2014 at 4:15 am

    I had the policy years ago in Chicago and I used their attorney during my divorce. I paid the mandatory $1,500 retainer fee and received a much better hourly rate than what I could find elsewhere.

    HOWEVER, I feel completely RIPPED OFF! I told my attorney that I didn’t want him negotiating with my wife’s lawyer as it would eat up my retainer fee too quickly. I gave him permission to have a one hour session with the guy (no more)and to state that I simply wanted a 50/50 split on property and money and to give my fair demands for child visitation.

    I knew my wife was in NO WAY going to agree to that. After multiple proposals to her to settle out of court, I finally just said “What do you want? Make me your proposal. The most important thing for me was to get full access to my children and I may just accept her financial terms to do so. Please tell what you want.” Her response was “Well . . . . I guess I just want as much as I can possibly get.”.

    So I knew and told the lawyer . . Don’t spend more than an hour with her lawyer. Her wealthy divorced parents each gave her $5,000 to cover her legal expenses. So from the start I had $1,500 and she had $10,000. I knew I had to be frugal and save the majority of the money
    for the actual trial.

    My attorney told me at the trial itself . . . (Your retainer fee has already been spent. Unless you have more money I can’t represent you at the trial today”. Said he spent it on talking with the other lawyer and normal paperwork filing.

    Does that sound right to anybody else? Would you be pissed if that happened to you? That was the last time I used them for anything.

    They saved me about $1,500 on an issue previous issue between my wife&me and our landlord. (Great!) BUT, BUT, BUT they fucked me on the biggest, more important issue of all, my divorce!

    That $1,500 retainer should have covered one hour of speaking with her lawyer and the two hours he spoke with me on the phone before the court date.

    But to hear IN THE COURTHOUSE, that my $1,500 has evaporated and he the only thing he can do is agree to there terms unless I had more money had me furious. I could have raised more cash given time and I could have got a delayed court date.

    I CALL THAT GETTING SCREWED! Both myself and my two little daughters
    suffered from this. I had thought I would be safe from this type of B.S. using them, but I wasn’t.

    Yes, they did the little stuff great. Document reviews, answering some little, basic personal questions, and I’ve heard they do a great job on wills. But when it came to something big and important, my divorce . . .I feel they just took my money ($1,500) and did nothing.. . . as if that wasn’t enough, he didn’t even inform me the money was gone until the court date.

    Worth Every Penny says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Probably a million people have lol. Go to and click on the icons.

    That is like asking has anyone ever used a senior attorney for divorce or child custody hahaha.

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    Katherine says:

    October 18th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Back in 2006, I got my Prepaid Legal membership which became Legal Shield recently from a friend, from grad school. I’m in Chicagoland. I’ve used it successfully for:

    credit monitoring/identity theft protection (periodic letters in mail),
    bought a townhouse in 2007 using an attorney referred /in network, bought a car and had them review the Toyota contract,
    written complaints to Sprint when we had to break our contract 2012 and we avoided heavy penalty ($$$$ for 4 lines being cancelled),
    got hotel refunds due to 2 separate poor customer service experiences (2011 and 2012) and hotel’s management would not refund me (but they did once they heard from my Legal Shield attorney),
    reviewed a lease (2009) we wrote up when we decided to get a roommate for a spare bedroom,
    got off of a Scott’s Law ticket (in 2010- $400 penalty in IL) (a law I never heard of and I wasn’t even speeding),
    answered my questions on how to sell a car privately/what forms/paperwork I needed (good advice was given) ,
    sold my townhouse in 2012 using an attorney referred /in network,
    bought a house in 2012 using an attorney referred /in network,
    and I need to revise my will this year.

    So far, great service and no complaints about Legal Shield. Price is right for my family. I would recommend it.


    sharon cruz says:
    November 8th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    May I ask what state and city you are provided service?

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    Rob says:

    October 11th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Okay, here is the scoop. I posted a comment here before that stated that I felt that I got way less than what I feel was promised. Against my better judgment I kept them around for a few more months. I recently got a letter from a oil company that wanted me to sign a lease. This was a HUGE complicated lease with TONS or “Leagalize”. I sent in the lease for them to review it to make sure that this was the best lease for me and protected me from any future problems. I also wanted to make sure that the bonus money was a fair amount. They reviewed it and told me that it looks like a good contract and the amount seemed fair and go ahead and sign it. Well I was a little hesitant with my past experience so I got a second opinion. I called a attorney that my friend recommeneded to me and he told me up front..HE IS NOT CHEAP..I called him and asked him about his rates and it was $300 an hour. I decided that I need to have another person look at it. Well after an hour and a half and having to stroke out a check right there for $450 I can say I made the right choice. If I would have signed that lease I would have not only got less bonus money I would have signed a lease that was not beneifcial for me. The ammendments that they added saved me and my family a lifetime of heart ache. So the moral of the story…you get what you pay for.

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    Koren says:

    October 3rd, 2013 at 12:22 am

    My father is a legal shield representative. It gets very irritating with him always talking about Legal Shield. I didn’t buy a membership so he got one for me when I was having problems with my former Apartment Complex. They accused me of damaging my apartment and stated that they would have to charge me for new carpet…(which they would replace the carpet in every apartment after someone moved out). I contacted Legal Shield and the next thing I knew I received a call of apology from the Manager of the apartment complex and that I didn’t have to pay anything. The next thing that happened with the same apartment complex is that they sent me a final water bill that I had already paid before I left. I contacted the attorneys they sent the complex a letter but said that they didn’t hear a response. Now here’s what I didn’t like they only contact whoever you need them to contact once through mail and once by phone….they told me if they needed to contact the complex again there would be an additional charge….huh?? Anyway they didn’t have to do that the complex apparently responded to the call and I received a small refund of $72. So my review of Legal Shield is this….when smaller companies hear from an attorney they would rather give you what you want then go to battle in the courts….however if they are willing to battle in the courts legalshield now becomes just like any other expensive attorney and it will be coming out of your pocket. They say its discounted if it ends up going to court but I don’t know what it would be discounted to. So yes, it works but there are obvious restrictions to how much they will work for you for $29.95 a month. I would say I definitely have received my moneys worth but since my dad is paying I guess he received his money worth.

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    Anne says:

    September 29th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Had LegalShield almost a year – they got me out of a stranded lease and also a cousin got out of a bad lease when the landlord refused to fix air unit.

    So far, so good.


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    wade ervin says:

    September 26th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I have been a member for years and the first time i used them the apt i rented would not give me my deposit back then claimed i had done damage to the unit which i did not and i took a video of the apt before i left, as it turned out the lawer sent a letter to the apts stating they could not keep my deposit and that we had a video of the apt when i left…they gave back my entire deposit back! and that the damages was done by the previous tenates. good job legal shield!

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    DDF says:

    September 25th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    So I just signed up or legal shield and most of the comments I see in here seem to be based on very little understanding on how this buss is set up. How many of you know how the insurance industry works. You pay a premium and the when an accident happens. YOU call your insurance to help pay for repairs. Guess what you still have to do some leg work. YOU have the right to choice a body shop and if they can’t do it choice a diff b/s. Same thing applies to medical insurance YOU have to choice a doctor, if doctor can not treat you you ref to a diff doctor you have a responsibility to make sure that that new doctor is covered thru med insurance provider. I look at some of the negative comments left by ppl and they all have the same tone to them. Insurance does NOT do things for you, they are a tool you use to make things easier. Legal shield is a form of insurance plan. Insurance is not a wheelchair that pushes you around.

    One other thought. Someone mention that no attorney would be part of a prepaid legal services. You truly are nieve if you think that the attorney’s in this system get paid what you Pay in your premium. The atty still get paid there 300 to 400 fees but guess who pays them. Legal shield. If I was an atty Id love to be with a system that gurentee a that I get paid, vs my valiant being broke and not able to pay me. All the complaints I have seen are the seen on insurance company websites.

    If it’s not an investment you think worthy don’t invest. If you do sign up for min. Then cancel membership later. That’s why your here anyways. Your curious. So Make a choice because it’s yours to make.

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    Steph says:

    September 19th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I recently took a CHL class and LegalShield did an excellent job at pitching their membership. It sounded wonderful, and I should have known better. I filled out the forms and gave them a check for my first payment and to join.

    Later that evening, I did some research online about them and read some pretty terrible reviews. It really scared me away from having a membership. I immediately tried to contact them, and received no answer. I sent an email to their member services requesting that they do not create a membership for me. I contacted my bank and put a stop-payment on the check, and blocked LegalShield from drafting the membership fee.

    Soon, I received an email welcoming me to LegalShield, along with membership information. I immediately called them again and got through to someone. I told her my situation, and she gave me a different number to call. After calling that number and speaking to an agent, my membership was canceled. I had to fill out a form and fax it back to them to officially cancel the membership. I received an email stating that my membership was in fact, cancelled.

    Today, I checked my bank account and LegalShield made THREE drafts. I called my bank and they said that LegalShield purposely broke the payment into several small amounts to force the charge through. They said that this is something that they have seen this company do to other customers, and that they are just horrible. I am absolutely furious. This company is supposed to protect you from this kind of thing happening to you, and here they are playing the role of the bad guy.

    I will be reporting them to the BBB, and submitting a review in as many places as a can to warn people about this company.


    Sharon Cruz says:
    November 8th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Get off her, I got a great pitch. Even got good service in Florida. I moved to CO and I only get a run around and crumply attorneys who I have to hold their hand to ensure they don’t screw up in court.

    Its who your provider and sales rep is. There are bad people only out for your money. And I know from experience there is bad in this company along with some good. Feel lucky if you are being treated right because there are those that are not getting what was promised.

    justcause says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:18 am

    well, if you know how to research, shouldn’t you have done this before signing up? I feel a lot of these bad comments are the competitors for Legal Shield and are doing there fair share to make Legal Shield look bad.

    WTF says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Only an idiot like you would get the free wills done and then cancel. Cheapskate. The company probably refunded you the money eventually it just takes time because you got it through your company payroll genius. How broke can someone be to not afford a dollar a day for access to a top quality law firm? Stupid people say stupid things

    stephanie says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I have beenusing LegalShield for over 10 years and have only good experiences with this company!!! they have helped us numerous times: car accidents, speeding citations, wills, senior living issues, leases, and medical issues.

    As with all insurance, its up to the individual that your are personally dealing with.

    BTW… I am NOT a sales rep for LegalShield, this is just my personal experience.

    There services are excellent with the law firm we are referred to St. Louis.

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    Sue says:

    September 16th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I just found out about LS at a local fair. The salesman was very impressive as was his pitch.

    However, I’m glad I found this site. Some of the complaints sound convincing, especially the ones reporting being sent off to attorneys that failed to provide services or were not even in the LS system. I suspect LS only takes easy cases, like writing one letter. I can certainly find an attorney who will do that for $204 (the annual cost of LS).

    The responses to the negative comments sound VERY planted by a LS employee.


    Lost land says:
    November 2nd, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Justcause, My personal belief is that you are Naive, disingenuous, or a Liar. Legal Shield is a Pyramid scheme and totally ineffective. As-a-matter of fact, they are so disingenuous, my experience with them appeared criminal. Remember, the law in the US is not equal and fair for all and it’s the law industry that perpetuates that.

    justcause says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I really hope in the future you don’t need legal help, because you just missed your chance to have affordable legal services. I could have done like you say and used my $204 and get an attorney. I have had more than one life event happen in one year, so it cost me an extreme amount of money. That is why I have legal shield now and have used it 4 times and with great results.

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    KJ says:

    August 27th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I have had LegalShield for just over a year. What LegalShield has done for me is this……

    Before I purchased LegalShield I went on a trip with my family and we brought back bed bugs. Not knowing much about bed bugs we threw out our mattresses, couch, chairs, comforters, many large household items. People told me to call the resort we had stayed in. First lady told me “yes we’ve been having a problem.” But when I called back to speak with the manager he had no clue what I was talking about. I let it go. I purchased LegalShield 3 months later. A few month after having the membership I thought let me try, see what they say. I called, 2 hours later a lawyer called me back asking for our vacation info. He told me he’ll see what he can do. Next day I received a call telling me I’d be receiving a FedEx letter, I was to sign. By signing I was to save all receipts from extermination and purchasing household items that were thrown out. Being a single mother on a teacher’s salary took me a while to purchase all items but November of 2012 I received a check reimbursing me 70% of my purchases.

    I recently refinanced my condo. I sent my re-if papers in for review and they contacted me stating I didn’t have to pay 2 items on the contract saving me $1127 in closing costs. Apparently the average person does not realize those fees don’t have to be paid.

    I got a speeding ticket. 70mph in a construction area. $276 fine. Had to pay $38, no points and no increase in insurance.

    I also have LegalShield Identity Theft protection. I received a call and letter telling me that my 14 year old daughter’s social security number had been stolen and sold. They monitored her number saved me and her from a complete nightmare. A mortgage in Arizona, numerous credit cards from Oregon to New Mexico, and a hospital bill for who knows what.

    I had called a lawyer February 2012 to modify child support payments, it was going to cost me $850. I decided to go through the state, knowing that it could take up to 18 months to get a court date. When I purchased LegalShield I called to see how much it would cost. $215, in and out of court in 30 days with a $379 increase in child support payments.

    A will for my family in case God forbid something happend to me. This is a $350-$450 cost that is included with your membership. Everything is spelled out for them.

    I recommend LegalShield to everyone. What they have done for me has saved me time, money, heartache, and their motto,,,,,, PEACE OF MIND!


    stephanie says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Yes, kj… Sorry these other comments are so abusive… The truth will set you free!!

    I too find their services very helpful and reputable.

    mcxi says:
    September 14th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    so how long have you worked for them

    CULT says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 2:48 pm


    You were doing 70mph through a construction site??????!!!!

    You should have gone to jail not be crowing about how you only paid 38 bucks in fines. Why would anyone take the advice from a person who does 70 through a construction site? You have zero judgement clearly. So if you killed a construction worker who had a wife and kids, Legalshield would be there for you. Good to know.

    KJ says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    John- of course there was a little more involved in the situation but I wasn’t going to explain it all. I just got to the point. NOT ONE PENNY WAS TAKEN FROM MY POCKET IN THIS SITUATION. My point proves that a little nudge from your attorney to a guilty party can get you somewhere. If I wouldn’t have had the service from LegalShield I would have never pursued it because I wouldn’t have had the funds for a lawyer.

    John there are do-ers and doubters. I’m a do-er, I go the extra mile when it comes to the betterment for my family, especially financially. It would be hard to make up these stories, I don’t have that kind of time. I stand by my LegalShield service and will defend them. Before I signed I had a book of questions, I knew what the service was about before I gave them my money. Which is what many people don’t do and that is where these negative comments come from.

    So John go ahead and be one of the doubters. I sleep good at night knowing I have LegalShield to advise or help me in a situation.

    And for the record, who are YOU questioning me about saving my receipts? I have every receipt from January 1, 2013 of every purchase I made. In February of 2014 I give them to my accountant. Remember I’m a single mother with children, I don’t mess around when it comes to money, and do not under-estimate this one!! Good Day John

    John says:
    September 3rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    OK CALLING BS. They are for free defense and it will cost your attorney fees if you want to sue some one. I find it VERY hard to believe that you got this three month after and they were happy to help AND The companies did not ask for proof of the items you had, condition, or anything just here is the money. Who is to say that you got them from that company? Also are you REALLY trying to state that you saved the receipt from the exterminator three months later…most can not find one from last week. OH and as for only paying $38..BS I have been in court plenty of times and the only time that you have to pay anything above court cost is when you prove that you were NOT GUILITY. Not to mention court cost AND OTHER EXPENSEES will ad up to way more than $38…about the only thing I find is NOT BS is the will that is FREE with paid membership…PS online wills are $25

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    KJ says:

    August 27th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I have had LegalShield for just over a year. What LegalShield has done for me is this……

    Before I purchased LegalShield I went on a trip with my family and we brought back bed bugs. Not knowing much about bed bugs we threw out our mattresses, couch, chairs, comforters, many large household items. People told me to call resort. First Lady told me yes we’ve been having a problem but when called back to speak with manager he had no clue what I was talking about. I let it go. I purchased LegalShield 3 months later. A few month after having the membership I thought let me try, see what they say. I called, 2 hours later a lawyer called me back asking for our vacation info. He told me he’ll see what he can do. Next day I received a call telling me I’d be receiving a FedEx letter, I was to sign. By signing I was to save all receipts from extermination and purchasing household items that were thrown out. Being a single mother on a teachers salary took me a while to purchase all items but November of 2012 I received a check of 70% of my


    Bobbyj says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I am sure all the good comments are coming from employees of this trashy company

    Shea says:
    November 8th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Me too…red flag

    Roger says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Calling BS along with John. How long have you been an agent for LegalShield KJ?

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    Rob says:

    August 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I signed up for legal shield back when it was pre paid legal. I have only called them on two occasions. My first call was when my wife was in a accidnet and the other insurance did not want to pay all of her medical bills. I knew that when I called them that this is something that IS NOT COVERED but they would refer me to an attorney where I would get a 25% discount. After talking with the attourney and getting the ball rolling on the legal part he requested all my medical bills. I sent them to him via email and responded to me saying that he received them. A month later he told me that his case load got TOO BIG and needed to refer me to another attorney and he would forward the documents to the new attorney. Needless to say I did not really have a choice. Well guess what he never forwarded any of the documents and we started out at zero. So as time ticks by and we get the case settled I talk to our attorney about the 25% discount. I was told that he was not part of legal shield and there is NO DISCOUNT. This was very frustrating. After calling customer service, they told me there was nothing they could do since he is not part of legal shield.

    Then next time I needed them the city was trying to railroad me about some over grown trees on a rental property and made threats of condeming the house. I contacted them immediatly and asked for assistance. The response from the attorney was “well cut down the trees” Gee I am glad he thought of that answer, never crossed my mind. I asked if they could write a letter and ask for a time frame and request what condition are needed to be in compliance with the city. The copy of the letter was just that sentence. So basically I got no legal advice or direction and he wrote a simple letter that I dictated and could have wrote myself. So the question you have to ask yourself is 1)Do you feel that you can navigate through more of the BASIC legal problems with out a lawyer? 2)If you do need assistance in a BIG legal matter will this help or is it just a pebble on the beach. 3)can I spend less money and find the documents that I need online for less than I pay for a month of membership. Will I get the best BANG for my buck. Well for me I have spent $970.20(over 3 years) for a very poorly written letter and paid normal price for an attorney. Oh I did forget I did have them go to court for a speeding ticket and I got put on probation for six months(probation fees $85) and had to pay the ticket plus court cost. The good of that situation..did not have to take off work and not on my record…which it probably would not have gone on there anyway.

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    CULT says:

    August 22nd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    It is a cult. It preys on the naive and near brain dead. They will counter with an answer for every criticism in cult like fashion.
    They suck. Don’t go near it. Now I wait for their minions to respond to me. Take a walk into any reputable law school and ask “how many of you guys are planning to work in the pre-paid legal field???”


    n stricker says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    to cult…legal shield has helped me in many ways for the past 14 years. The service is an affordable way for most people who can’t afford high priced attorneys. I have had letters written, phone calls made and traffic tickets taken care of. As with any insurance there are limitations on what will be paid for. Not perfect but a good service.

    Helen Johnston says:
    November 5th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    You,Sir, are an IDIOT. Legal Shield is a reputable company (I know, I’m a member and they have helped me)in a few legal issues. Their sales rep’s are polite, and tell you up front what their services entail. You can’t have a Will drawn up by a lawyer for less than $204. That’s Legal Shield’s yearly cost.

    TBird says:
    September 20th, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I’m here to do a bit of research before jumping into something of which I had never heard until yesterday. The replies I’ve read, both good & bad, have made me see that I was given empty promises which I had truly wanted to believe… Cult, your last statement was the Proverbial Straw… my sister is an attorney & there’s no way that she would give a second of her time for less than she feels she’s owed. I won’t be signing with this organization as I’m perfectly capable of drawing up suitable legal forms on my own & know where to find a Notary when necessary.
    John, I agree the “KJ” is here for advertising purposes… a single mom, going to a resort on a teacher’s salary…. that’s a good one ;)

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    Jeneen says:

    August 16th, 2013 at 3:22 am

    My first attorney was of know help and then sent me a letter that said if I needed further assistance I would get 25% off his hourly rate. Next he went on vacation, I was forced into signing a promissory note another attorney called his vacation replacement, I did tell her about the note, she was going to write them a letter and then changed her mind because of the note.
    This was concerning an online university that wanted more money than I paid them Grand Canyon. Finally I took all my paper work to the BBB and they handled it. I am quitting legal shield, I think it is a bit of a come on. very disappointed and a waste of time and money.

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    Nick says:

    August 7th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Based on my experience!

    All I can say is use it to believe it… Been a happy member of Legal shield for 5 years now and I can honestly say I don’t know what I’ll do without my Legal Shield, It helps my business and my family a lot… This are my experience with Legal Shield. Got a speeding ticket on our way to my niece house, and that week we are also going out of town, I was worried about my ticket, I called Legal Shield, told me not to worry, the assigned lawyer will go to court on my behalf while Im on vacation, and like what they said, the lawyer went to court for me, received a call from the attorney to let me know that everything are all set, No Points, No Fee.. How cool is that. Called them again when I started my small restaurant business, I signed up for ATT as my phone and interne providert, but less than a month later their internet is giving us some problem so I called Att to cancel the service and was told that I cant and Im hooked with them for a year if I insist to cancel it i have to pay a total of $800. Called my Legal Shield, told the lawyer what happen, 2 days later, I received a phone call from the manager of ATT appologizing for what their employees have done and I only have to pay the minutes I used which a total of $34. I don’t know what I’ll do without it. Just recently received an email from Legal Shield regarding that my social security number of my 8 year is being used by someone else, they investigate it found out who the person was and was able to fix what they have to fix. I am very thankful I found Legal Shield…

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    Mark says:

    August 5th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve had an awesome experience since purchasing my membership through Legalshield. My agent was a friend who did not pressure me at all, but let me know how she could help me with my custody case. I definitely saw how this could help me immediately, so I signed up. I was able to speak to an attorney the next day. I am very grateful that I have this service because now I don’t have to wonder what my rights are. I am still going through my custody situation, but I have to say that I am very impressed with the service.


    Gina says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Mark I told my daughter about legal shield after searching for an attorney to help her with custody and visitation. It sounds like a bargain but I’m afraid that she’ll only get what she pays for which wouldn’t be a whole lot. I don’t want to lead her down a wrong path as she has very little money and it will be quite a dent in her monthly income. I’d like to know if your still happy with their services and maybe give us a heads up on what to expect. Do you feel like they are getting things done in a timely manner and d0 they stay in touch with updates?

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    Satisfied customer says:

    August 5th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Short & Simple: I would recommend this service to others. Like any other company you will have your occasional “bad apple”. However, I can only speak from my own experience, which has been great! They are always so nice when I call, they are very helpful, and are more than willing to do research for me on any topic should they need to. I’ve had other attorneys before, which cost about $250/hour. With legalshield I am able to speak to my attorney and not worry about how much money each minute is costing me. I am a very happy client.

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    Donald-63yo says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I gave this company a 4-star rating, because I am not sure yet of all the ability they have to legally help me or my company. One of my friends was helped out of a bad spot he was in by Pre-paid Legal, which is pretty much the same company now that LegalShield bought them out.

    I just joined for $17. I own a real estate brokerage specializing in property management, with about 600 rental homes and apartments. We spend about $2,000 a year in legal aid and another $3,000 a year in eviction costs. Soooo, I will see if this company will help save me at least the $17 it cost.

    This is America, the land of the free…right? So I am not sure why a full grown man would put less than $500 into owning any business, understanding what the requirements are, and then talk crap about it. Really. What is with America today? Too many whiners and complainers. So many “Welfare Mentality” people that feel America owes them a free ride, or that they are “entitled” for some reason. You make your own bed… sleep in it.

    As for the MLM part? I have been in several of these opportunities over the years and got to the top of a couple of them actually and …, no joke but I made thousands of dollars. Nice, but they all went out of business or stopped doing MLM etc. So, I am not a fan of MLM needless to say, but I also say “never say never”. It is a HARD way to make a living for sure. But, if their product turns out to work as expected and can save me hundreds of dollars a year…. then I WILL also want to promote their business plan.

    I say: Don’t complain to America about how an opportunity didn’t work for you, when maybe you didn’t work for it. You think.

    I will feedback here later if this company delivers what it promises or not. I am NOT an advocate nor a nay-Sayer, yet.

    -Don Sr.


    Gina says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Waiting to see your review! Thanks

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    Ron says:

    July 21st, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    You guys honestly don’t know anything… People have said theirs always two side to a story… Second does legal shield say they will get you out of ANYTHING 100 percent guaranteed… NO… Does any lawyer say that… NO.. Most of the people on here giving bad comments because they signed something and screwed THEM SELFS, Or are just in the WRONG and yes your gonna have to pay for it just like anyone else your no different… and now they want legal shield to get them out scott free. WELLLLLLLL NEWS FLASH NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE BEATEN.. Has anyone on here seen court. Sometime they win sometimes they can’t.

    Now the cost they save you doesn’t mean anything to these people because LegalShield is not invisible and customer think paying 35 a month mean anything they do legalshield will get them off hahahaha. And funny how most of bad comments keep posting.. You guys are just mad you did something that could not be undone GET OVER IT AND GROW UP, take responsibility for your own actions. Just cause you pay this monthly fee does not make you free off ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. And if you people that didn’t like what your out come was.. Well lets total all the people who didn’t like legalshield to the 2.1 MILLION FAMILYS soooo like 4 or 5 million people that are on it.. im pretty sure that would out way your dumb comments. I love how people say its a scam to haha. Ok 500 a year for free anytime call to a lawyer and look over contracts etc and etc…. I’m pretty sure the cost of that ALONE is more than 500. Seriously people grow up. Legalshield is a pyramid just like EVERY COMPANY AND SALE COMPANY.. ONE RICH GUY AND HIS LOWER LEVEL PEOPLE TRYING TO WORK THEIR WAY UP……


    Jeneen says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Your intellect is only surpassed by your eloquence. You and legal shield are well met.

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    Tam D says:

    July 21st, 2013 at 11:14 am

    After reading all these reviews, both negative and positive, I decided to contribute my 2.5 cents.

    My first exposure to Legal Shield was back when I was an insurance agent. Our company had contracted with them (then Prepaid Legal) so that our agents could theoretically make an extra stream of income.

    I never did much with it then.

    Years later, my real estate agent gave me a membership when I bought my house. I have kept it since then.

    To date, I have never used the service. But that is due to my own sloth and not because I think it won’t work. I will say this: The vast majority of people don’t have basic documents in place that they need, such as durable powers of attorney, wills, custody agreements, etc. All these added up will probably more than pay the price of a basic membership for a year.

    It’s not like they are charging $100 a month or something, or trying constantly to up sell and cross-sell. It’s pretty cheap and they have a high customer retention once someone uses it the first time and sees the value.

    Are there lousy, lazy attorneys in the network? I am sure there are, but then again, there are lousy, lazy attorneys EVERYWHERE. My best friend spent 10 grand on a divorce attorney who essentially ripped her off and did NADA.

    Business opportunity? The biggest reasons most people fail at direct sales or MLM or owning a franchise is that they just don’t treat the opportunity as a real business. They “play” at it and expect streams and streams of passive income to fall down from the heavens. They also try and sell stuff about which they have no passion or knowledge.
    That never, ever works in the long run.

    It is true- the way these organizations SELL their opportunities is crazy-making. I hate the hype and the rah-rah meetings, and the faux-spirational garbage that is spewed out by some of the uplines.

    However…you don’t have to go that way. You can choose to run your organization ethically and professionally and ignore all the goofy stuff.

    Look, if you wanted to buy a McDonald’s franchise, you’d have to spend millions. If you opened a store- you’d spend thousands before you even opened the door. So, what does it hurt to try something in which you have an interest and not have to sell your firstborn off in order to do so? Other than direct sales companies, there are virtually NO businesses you can start for under $500.

    I work with small business owners, both brick and mortar and direct sales businesses, and I have learned some things along the way.

    If you are considering ANY business, do this:

    1.Research, research, research. Buy the product or service and try it yourself. Is this something you would own and use yourself? Would your mother approve? If you aren’t a “product of the product” you are selling, people will see right through you and you won’t have success.

    2. Talk to others in the business. Not your “sponsor” or people in the group. Find people outside your little sphere and ask them to be honest about their experiences.

    3. Find out what the AVERAGE hard-working stiff in the business actually makes. Don’t be seduced by the glossy brochures of the young, sexy couple with the BMW’er in the drive. Those are real people- but they are the ROCK STARS of the company. Mediocre people don’t make it on the company literature.

    4. Take a look at the potential tax benefits of starting a home-based business. It is possible these will offset a lot of your start-up costs.

    5. Finally, if the company or product is something that YOU love, that YOU use, and that you enjoy talking to others about.. then stop listening to all the naysayers and just do it.

    As for Legal Shield, I like the company overall. My friend has a client who does the business and his story is pretty interesting. Here is the radio broadcast.


    Ron says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Love your wording. Very well put. I am an owner of a painting company and got screwed by a real rip off advertising company that all they wanted was your money. And legal shield got me out free and clear.. When they where gonna send me to collections, court etc. Over their mistake of trying to take a bigger payment then was talked about… After I found this out, I didn’t want to do business with them..I’m now an Owner of a legal Shield company. And now I sell a product that I have used and seen with my own eyes that works.

  • Tom says:

    July 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    What you never hear from disgruntled customers is the whole truth, i.e., both sides of the story. What did they actually ask for? What did they actually tell the provider law firm? Were their expectations beyond the scope of reality? Legal Shield is very clear about the services it provides, and what it’s attorneys can and can’t do. For instance, they helped me with an out-of-town traffic citation in a wonderful way. The attorney assigned to my case appeared in court for me, charged me no fees, and was able to reduce my ticket to where it was not charged against my driving record. Wow! But I DID have to pay the court fees! The savings far out-weighed what I had to pay. Someone expecting to not have to pay a cent would clearly have a problem, but this is not Legal Shield’s fault. Be clear, get your info, and know what to expect! This is a wonderful company.

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    Disgusted says:

    July 11th, 2013 at 9:41 pm



    Bobbyj says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    You are so right.

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    Douglas says:

    June 10th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I have a civil rights & hate crime case with a lot of evidence against ATF, Mesquite PD & Garland PD. here in Texas. That shows they lied to a Federal Judge, a Federal Court & a Federal Prosecuter. Now can you imagine what the pay out would be on a case like that with the hard core evidence I have on these Law Enforcement agency. These cops are committed to what they said since there’s a court stamp on my evidence. Now really would a attorney turn down a pay day like that? Just think how much I would get on a law suit. That just shows their scammer’s. The only help they will give you is draining your bank count!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    justcause says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I agree with you KeoJoe. If it was such a solid case he could have taken it to another attorney and got a contingency basis suit.

    KeoJoe says:
    July 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm


    I am not a Legal Shield member but am reviewing possible membership.
    Reading both of your posts I feel you must be a very vitriolic personality. I suspect nothing can satisfy you unless it is exactly how you want it.
    1. Does you agreement with Legal Shield cover representing you in the kind of action you wish to file?
    2. If you have such a “solid” case why haven’t you placed it with another law firm on a contingency basis?!

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    Douglas says:

    June 10th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    We signed up for legal shield on 5/30/2013. We were told that our attorney would be Ross & Matthews of Fort Worth. When we finely got in touch with one of them all’s he could say is I see. We never got a appointment with them like we were promised. When we called Legal Shield we received no help with their attorney. As a matter of fact they were upset for us complaining. We where only with them 7 days and when we asked for our money back the associate that sold us the plan told us that’s the way they do business and that they wont refund our money because of their attorney poor performs. So the question is Legal Shield a scam? And the answer is YES it is.


    justcause says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:14 am

    yep some people just don’t know how to follow instructions.

    Diane says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Your statement makes no sense. If you called Ross & Matthews direct – you didn’t read the instructions or understand what you were to do. You have to call the 800# that connects you to the intake dept of Legal Shield’s attorney office for your area. Then, the appropriate attorney calls you back to discuss the case. Who was upset with you for complaining. I know that Legal Shield wouldn’t be. The attorneys are on 60 day contracts so they are motivated to do the best job they can for members or they risk being dropped as a Legal Shield Attorney. I can not believe that if you truly wanted to cancel that Legal Shield wouldn’t honor that. Did you call the company or just your rep? The answer is NO it’s not a scam. You may have been confused about the coverage of the membership or maybe the rep didn’t make sure you understood but that doesn’t make the company a scam.
    I had a case against a Realtor and they wrote one letter and got me a $7,500 settlement and it didn’t cost me a dime. It works! It’s not a scam. I am sorry to hear that your experience was confused and less than perfect, but the company has been around for 42 years. Scams don’t last that long.

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    Frank Merritt says:

    June 1st, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Excellent company and must-have service for anyone looking to protect themselves, their family and household! And if you bundle it with their Identity Theft Shield offering full IDT protection and restoration through Kroll, you get a great discount: less than $1 a day for both combined!


    ad fraud says:
    July 9th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    do not put an ad on here for the comoany

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    Gvenglar says:

    May 31st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I am a Legal Shield Associate. I can tell you that I have been trained not to be pushy, but to present, and let the member decide if they are interested or not. Legal Shield does state the benefits and what is covered in their brochures. It may be a pyramid, but it is good for many reasons. Legal Shield is set up to help people get legal advice without paying hundreds of dollars, if you need more than advice, some services come with the regular membership, but if you need represented, then you get a 25% discount. That is not unreasonable what so ever. You do get what you pay for. Also, I did not see anyone mention that you get a free will for you and your spouse or significant other, and a medical power of attorney for free with your membership. how much is that worth? There are many good stories and testimonies. I am sure that with any business, there are those that are un-happy. You can’t please EVERYONE….But, Legalshield, does what it says it does. They are not a scam. They are for the good of people.

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    Alex says:

    May 22nd, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Haha it’s so funny how on this site every negative comment gets a feedback about how its that persons fault. It’s sad that this company actually scams so many people into thinking its great service and you never have to worry about another legal problem. I almost got scammed by ‘legal sheild’ but THANK GOD I did my research. Now, lets wait and see how many comments these legal shield people will leave regarding my comment :)


    Donald-63yo says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    One of my friends was helped out of a bad spot he was in by Pre-paid Legal, which is pretty much the same company now that LegalShield bought them out.

    I just joined for $17. I own a real estate brokerage specializing in property management, with about 600 rental homes and apartments. We spend about $2,000 a year in legal aid and another $3,000 a year in eviction costs. Soooo, I will see if this company will help save me at least the $17 it cost.

    As for the MLM part? I have been in several of these opportunities over the years and got to the top of a couple of them actually and …, no joke but I made thousands of dollars. Nice, but they all went out of business or stopped doing MLM etc. It is a HARD way to make a living for sure. But, if their product turns out to work as expected and can save me hundreds of dollars a year….then I may also want to promote their business plan.

    This is America, the land of the free…right? So I am not sure why a full grown man would put less than $500 into owning any business, understanding what the requirements are, and then talk crap about it. Really. What is with America today? Too many whiners and complainers. So many “Welfare Mentality” people that feel America owes them a free ride, or that they are “entitled” for some reason. You make your own bed… sleep in it.

    I say: Don’t complain to America about how it didn’t work for you, when maybe you didn’t work for it.

    I will feedback here later if this company delivers what it promises or not. I am NOT an advocate nor a nay-Sayer, yet.

    -Don Sr.

    Douglas says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    The feedback you get is from their employees. Making the claims of it begin that person fault that’s so they can keep the scam alive and going. Need to keep the money coming in. Check out my comments on them.

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    Anon says:

    May 11th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Not worth it

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    Jordan M says:

    May 9th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve been a member for over 7 years. It’s awesome. Everyone should have it, no brainer.

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    Disappointed says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I used Legal Shield in a legal matter where all that was needed was for them to was write a letter. When I received the letter from the lawyer, I was shocked the stucture and content of the letter looked like it was written by a 7th grader (no offense to 7th graders my grandson is in th 7th grade and is very bright) but I would not have grandson write a letter addressing a serious legal issue.

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    ken says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I have used them in the past with excellent results the case involved me getting.g. an extremely. Satisfactory result.$$$

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    James says:

    April 11th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    You get what you paid for! The service is not good at all. I had my contracts reviewed and the attorney told me that everything looked fine. I then asked around and found out that it was missing a key phrase which could have caused major issues for me. I would stay away from Legal Shield. They can potentially cause more problems for you down the line.


    ad fraud says:
    July 9th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    should have use legalaid to sue your attorney

    Hayden says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Good thing I have the legal service. It’s been great

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    Not anymore says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I was gonna sign up to sell but it is obvious that the service and sales suck. Look at all these people putting the same positive reviews up. Apparently everyone has had this membership for 9-10 years! Lol not a scam, but for sure the buildings Eygpt :)


    Claire says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I only had the membership for 1 year and it’s been great!! The attorneys are the same ones that my aunt used years ago and she paid a lot of money. It is so worth the service. My daughter also uses the service and been an associate as well making pretty decent money part time. I would say you should reconsider and do your homework first. Remember people will say negative and positive comments to get you not to buy the product. Lol

    As for the leadership in this company – very professional which is what Iike. Some companies are just into the parties. That’s not for me. I like a professional company with leaders that I can look up to

    Best of luck on whatever product you sell

    Anasteysha says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    *before using anything, you have to study how to use
    *if you have no success to sell it, it means you do not know how to sell OR you do not know what you are selling
    *some people have no idea how the service works
    *read the policy and know your benefits
    *educate yourself by calling professionals who may help you
    *do not be so negative
    *if you feel you know everything, you really do not need this membership
    *everyone has legal problems; only the difference – some take care of it & some not
    *why millions people would use this service if the service is bad? (answer is very obvious: the service works – prompt help, professional advice, and the desired outcome/result)

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    Alex says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I’m using Legal Shield Service for many years and LOVE it. Super professional Attorneys. Friendly. Polite. Always prompt respond. Solved my issues always. I do not have money to pay attorneys $300 per/hour, but I have this excellent service for ONLY $26.95 per month. I may call them and get the legal advice for unlimited legal topics. And not only. Incredible!!!!!

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    A&L says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I am a member of this service for almost 10 years and it is the best which happened to me in the USA, country with such complicated laws. Definitively, this service is for people who are curious about laws, call
    to the providing law-firms often, and need legal help constantly. Not because something wrong with those people, but because those people take care about their lives more than others. This service is for smart people who want to prevent their legal issues/problems, but not trying to resolve much later than something has already happened. Everyone has tons of legal problems, but one knows and aware they are or may be; another has no idea that he has any issues.

    I heard some negative comments from members who called once in regards the issues which were impossible to resolve for any lawyer and they jumped in the negative conclusion fast. It is impossible for foreign guests to judge about the economy of the USA after visiting just two stores. The same here. Try not once and then judge. Other negative reviews were based on peoples’ disorganization; no lawyer may help if the client cannot help him. If you are so inaccurate and do not have any paper, proofs, documents, etc, why you blame the service? Finally, some people are professional to find any negative in any and all.

    After 10 years, I have NO complains; only the deepest and endless appreciations for all help I received and strong confidence that all my legal issues will be resolved. I was trying to calculate how many my family’s legal issues were prevented and resolved with this service; around 70-80 or even more. It is cheap monthly price, but it is not cheap attorneys. They are very professional, polite, and well-organized. In the case I will not have money, job, and savings, the last thing I will cancel is the LEGAL SHIELD MEMBERSHIP. Moreover, I am totally sure that the LS service is worth MUCH BIGGER monthly payment than $26.95. Amazing price. Fantastic Service. Works Excellent!


    Hank says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I am not a member (yet), but wanted to read reviews before I buy.
    I live in a rural area, am a “senior” and am uneasy about dealing with a “long-distance” lawyer. We have one in town I have not used except when we moved here 4 years ago to check our legal documents. It cost $350 to redo our wills; the other documents were deemed OK. My wife and have all our wills, durable power of attorney, living will etc. We do “winter” out of state, travel in an RV and own a house.
    I realize it is a personal decision, but do I sound like a candidate for LegalShield? We have no dependent children. I have no interest in selling (associate?), but the product was referred by a government agency I retired from.

    ad fraud says:
    July 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Do they also teach English?

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    Marie says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I have been an associate for almost a yr and I have very little to report. Like most, before sign up I did my research, read the reviews, and weighed my options. After signing up my “mentors” told me to basically pull on the hearts of the people I know. I came to meetings and conference calls with marketing ideas and other suggestions, but the answer stayed the same “work on the people you know”. Even if the monthly fee was just for advice and identity protection it would be worth it, but becoming an associate and being promised help and guidance I feel a little let down. If becoming an associate is something you’re looking into sit down
    with your mentor and have a solid plan of attach. For me, I’m not sure if this is for me, but I will keep the membership.

  • Tom says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I bought my membership from a friend at church, and have had the services for over ten years. It has saved me literally thousands of dollars. Here’s a little story for you: I hired the brother of a friend who played drums in my music group who is also a contractor. We had just bought an old house from my wifes cousin,and found that it needed foundation work… some rot and termite stuff. So we paid him $1400 in up front fees, and had him sign a rough work plan. He showed up, looked it over, scratched an entry spot in the garage, then left. Two weeks went by, no word. I called his brother, he got upset and tried to help but to no avail. Another week went by, no word. Hmmm. So I called out provider law firm and explained the situation. They led me through the process step by step, sent legal letters, called and left messages, no return. Finally, they advised me that what he did was considered a criminal act, and I could file charges against him at city hall. The night before I was going to do that I called and his wife answered! Wow! I explained to her I was going to do. The next morning he showed up at our front door and gave my wife a check for $1400. How’s that for quick response?! Thank you, LegalShield! Also, thank you for represeting me in court for a speeding ticket (that I really didn’t think I deserved) — I only had to pay court costs, and no demerits on my drivers license! You guys are awesome!

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    Milo says:

    March 24th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I have been a member for about 3 years, and I cancelled it once because I was really short on funds, but then bought it again later from somebody different.

    All in all, I am very pleased with the service, the SECOND time I bought it. But I was not happy with the first person who sold it to me. I think the first salesperson was mainly concerned about making a quick buck, and I really didn’t know what I was buying. It was his smooth talking that got me to sign up.

    But the second guy seemed genuinely interested in helping me learn about the product before making a decision. So now I’m a happy customer and I honestly do sleep better and have more confidence knowing that I have access to quality attorneys.

    And once I did file a complaint, and it was resolved to more than my satisfaction. How often does that happen when we file complaints? :) I will be a customer for a long period of time so long as I can afford the service.


    ad fraud says:
    July 9th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    short on funds? 25 a month

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    Baggerdan2 says:

    March 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I was with them for 14 years. They mailed a renewal I never recieved. When I call to renew they said I had to be reviewed. I live in one state where I have used there services for years but I recieve mail in another state. Because of the conflicting addresses they decide to not reinstate my membership. Hows that for customer loyalty? You have been warned. They are another huge corporation that only wants your money.


    Paul says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for your responses. I was going to make the same comment.

    JL says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I agree with Cindy’s take. Your review is among the stupidest I’ve read in some time.

    A corporation didn’t want to take your money, so you bash them by calling them a “huge corporation that only wants your money”.

    It would have been a better review if you said they were a huge corporation that only wants you to keep your money.

    Cyndy says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I find this hard to believe. You state they are another Hugh corporation that only wants your money, so then tell me why they would not reinstate you then?? If they want money BUT NOT YOURS!! What marketing company are you now with???

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    Lawyer21 says:

    March 16th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Marketing = Pyramid Scheme, pure and simple

    Services = below par, you going to end up getting a lawyer anyways, just skip the bullshit. Getting the “legal insurance” is like getting dental insurance that only pays for fillings. If you get a shitload of cavities then yeah, your going to save a fair amount of money. But the second you need a root canal (aka real legal advice) your screwed. Scam!


    Ashley says:
    June 22nd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Harry- what? lol!

    Lawyer21- Ive never seen it worded better!!!

    Max says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 7:04 am

    You have no idea what you are talking about!!

    Harry says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I have MetLife in addition to my health insurance and just got a check in the mail for 610.00 from MetLife. That’s the amount they paid for a root canal. In addition, I have used LegalShield a few times and been very pleased. It is not a scam. This service was a brilliant idea! Wish I would of thought of it over 40 years

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    S says:

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I have to laugh at some of these comments. I am in Maryland and a new member since February 2012 and have been extremely pleased with the service and the prompt responses. They have saved me over $5000 due to my sons roommate in college not paying his share and leaving the states to go back to Australia. They have gone to court for my daughter so she did not have to take off of work and prevented her from points on her record.

    Honestly I think some of you are have probably been in the business, left the business for other networking companies and thought your negative comments would hurt LegalShield. Shame on you!! This service is so affordable and the attorneys are very helpful. There’s always one that might not be as pleasant as others but we are all humans, having a bad day. I have health insurance, life insurance and car insurance, why would you not get Legal Service!

    As for the business, I have met several new associates making 1000.00 a month working part time. It’s not for everyone. Again, why bad mouth those that are doing it. I tried it but it was not for me. I am shocked at networkers that leave one company and bad mouth the company in order to get them to follow them into their new networking business. Sad to say how many are followers, Not Leaders

    There’s plenty of money to make in any networking company and wishes everyone success!


    Paul says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I agree with Joseph – I just joined as well. Really impressed with the leadership and the professionalism of the company.

    Joseph says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I am about to join this company and I would like to thank you I feel your comment was honest and it truly gave me that deciding factor I needed to cement my decision.

    Ricardo Santana says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I could not have said it better :)

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    ivak4eto says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    The associate signed me in, without my permission.


    Douglas says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Have them sue the associate. What he or she did is illegal sounds like a good suit to me.

    Orchid says:
    April 7th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    What does that have to do with the company? You should be talking to the associate…. Better yet, now that you have legalshield, have them address the associate.

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    Louise says:

    March 10th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I have been a member of this service (former name + now) — for about ten years. I thought it was good enought to pay for a separate policy for my youngest adult son (who was going through a divorce at the time – they were each representing themselves, and he got advice and review of the finished documents). My husband and I have used the service for advice, referral and estate planning. We are satisfied. We are renewing right now.


    Sarah says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I am consider using them to help get my divorce finalized. We have a non-contested divorce and need to just move it along but there is some hold in the system that we can’t get past without a attorney, would you recommend it in this situation?

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    Andrew says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Ok to begin this review I’ll have you know that I was an associate. What is my view on legal shield? I can’t stand it. First of all lets explain how the “business” experience I had worked. I go with a friend to a “business” meeting having no idea what it was because he wouldn’t tell me. I get there and right away new it was a pyramid scheme. That’s cool I’ve seen them before but at least I’ll be fair and hear it out. Everyone is friendly until I mentioned my thoughts on the presentation which had them all jump and skew my opinions down. I did like the speaker, they have some really motivational people but the information is super vague!!! I went home, researched it for a week straight, grilled multiple sales associates to get information I couldn’t find and decided I’d try it regardless of my still hanging doubts. I went to “super Saturdays” went to other trainings and whatever for a few weeks. It all seems fine and dandy until you realize that : these people teach you to not tell the whole truth, smooth words to get half truths or say as little as possible to get you to join. I told them I’d rather be straight up with the info and they chastised my opinions, saying I wouldn’t sell anything like that.

    Well you are so right I talked to over 400 people and sold 0 of anything involving legal shield. I decided to stop showing up because I sunk over 800 more dollars into “business equipment”. They harassed me everyday for almost 7 straight months. You pay for “valuable” training that turns out to teach you how to have a silver lined tongue or is just some motivational speech. You pay to go to these super events that are just longer motivational speeches. You have to have a membership yourself in order to sell the product. If you do nothing with your associates membership for over six months they can cancel it without warning you. I got with some of my “team leaders” to improve my performance to finally sell something and they had me write down phone numbers of people I hadn’t called, a good premise but when they kept the numbers to “check up on my performance”. I decided to quit out of frustration and when I asked for my personal information back they lied saying they didn’t have it, then began harassing all the numbers I left them. I tried to console with the team where they tried to get me to write down more numbers and when I said I wasn’t going back to legal shield they wanted all of my numbers from my phone so that they could call them. They became more inherently rude as time went on and still to this day try to get me to resign up.

    What about the product you ask? Well I’ve heard tons of stories and hey maybe it worked for some people but I tried many times during their “business” hours and have yet to get a damn call through to someone to speak to. I’m in California and understand time differences, tried calling morning noon and evening with no luck. It’s as if there is never someone in the office. I’ve tried to cancel but they keep charging me and I’m just sore at the whole situation.

    So is it worth it? Hey if it works for you then by god I’m happy for you. I’ve tried other teams to work with and other offices with NO LUCK.

    Just to let you know those “Facts” about all the different things involving legal shield being bought for 650 million are true but dig deeper it gets ugly. I’ve talked to plenty of people that have memberships (not associates) and most are unhappy but a couple of people it worked for. Associates are mostly (not all) brainwashed, scared individuals that are trying to make a buck. If you want to be an associate there is only one question you should ask yourself. Do I like sales? Not this rubbish these people beat into your head that others will make the money for you. It is possible sure but are you that lucky few?
    Best of luck to those it worked for and I hope my story helps those who need it.

    I forgot to say this last bit – so these people that make super amounts of money off of legal shield have been there a long time or put hours in to get there. Being your own boss and starting your own business is a half truth. You work for a company, any company not salary based with lots of hours will get you lots of money. Don’t work hours and get little money. Wow sounds like all jobs not salary based. The difference here is if you don’t want to go to school or get certified, this is probably for you my unskilled people. You file your taxes differently like you own your own business this is true. Job security? This has a ten year life span to about 70% of the us population IF they sold to 70% of the US. I don’t have the information on other countries but I have read a lot about bannings, I can’t account for a viable source or how the hell you would sell to them. If anyone has a real rebuttal not some brainwashed fed information from higher ups that would be fair to hear. My numbers are based on talk with multiple team leaders.


    Matt says:
    June 6th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I just have to laugh at how many people like to use Pyramid Scheme for any Multi-level marketing company. First off, definition-

    “A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.”

    Legal Shield (formerly PrePaid Legal) has been around since 1972 and it does sell actual services/policies which a Pyramid Scheme would not. In most states the Insurance Commission regulates the sale of Legal plans. In any case, this is a regulated company even if you do not have to have a license to sell it.

    All companies have similar payment schedules, multi-level marketing is just more visible. Any Company works in this manner, the Company makes money, the executives get paid, the support staff gets paid and then the sales staff gets paid on volume and the customer gets services for which they pay for.

    Sorry this was not so much a review of Legal Shield, although I do know a couple of people that have been selling it for years and I know people that have used it with great success.

    s says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Shannon sorry you had a bad experience. The service is great and i know several professionals doing quite well. If you are really interested in the business I would be happy to have them talk to you. You would be extremely impress. They are doing this part time and doing quite well. Some business people have no professionalism! How sad they make a bad impression. As for what you read, I agree but once I met a lot of the professional and successful ones, it changed my mind. Best of luck

    Shannon says:
    March 17th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I just signed up yesterday for the services and was interested in the biz but after what I’ve read I’m steering clear!!!!The guy who signed me up said if I signed up as an associate he could go skiing more and called me while he was drunk

    me says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    andrew, when are you located??

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    Yamil says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    My name is Yamil and I am the owner of Apex Legal Doc Preparation Services located in Miami Florida. I have been selling these memberships for more than 10 years and I can say that it is a great service but people need to understand what their membership covers and what it will cover at the 25% member discount. In a nutshell, if you are starting an action against someone then you will pay the member discounted fee. If it’s just a letter the attorney can draft in his office then it’s covered. If it’s a traffic ticket anywhere in the US they will go to court for you. Just the living will and annual changes is worth the money. I have a legal document preparation office and sell the membership to anyone that has complicated issues. Once they talk to an attorney they can tell me what documents they need to draft and I go to work on them. That avoids me from giving any legal advice and gives me direction on how I can best help the client. It’s a win-win situation.


    Rich says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Thank you Yamil,

    This is the most honest review I have read on this site. I never figured that everything was fully covered, but LegalShield does not spell it out like that on their site either. I am still considering it and will have to talk it over with my better half.



    Ricardo Santana says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Yamil, sounds great! I am an associate, live in Joliet, Illinois and had been thinking of doing something similar to what you do, preparing documents! I enjoy doing that! Did you get a Paralegal degree or certificate?

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    Lora says:

    March 4th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I am a member of this service for almost 10 years and it is the best which happened to me in the USA, country with such complicated laws. Definitively, this service is for people who are curious about laws, call to the providing law-firms often, and need legal help constantly. Not because something wrong with those people, but because those people take care about their lives more than others. This service is for smart people who want to prevent their legal issues/problems, but not trying to resolve much later than something has already happened. Everyone has tons of legal problems, but one knows and aware they are or may be; another has no idea that he has any issues. I heard some negative comments from members who called once in regards the issues which were impossible to resolve for any lawyer and they jumped in the negative conclusion fast. It is impossible for foreign guests to judge about the economy of the USA after visiting just two stores. The same here. Try not once and then judge. Other negative reviews were based on peoples’ disorganization; no lawyer may help if the client cannot help him. If you are so inaccurate and do not have any paper, proofs, documents, etc, why you blame the service? Finally, some people are professional to find any negative in any and all. After 10 years, I have NO complains; only the deepest and endless appreciations for all help I received and strong confidence that all my legal issues will be resolved. I was trying to calculate how many my family’s legal issues were prevented and resolved with this service; around 70-80 or even more. It is cheap monthly price, but it is not cheap attorneys. They are very professional, polite, and well-organized. In the case I will not have money, job, and savings, the last thing I will cancel is the LEGAL SHIELD MEMBERSHIP. Moreover, I am totally sure that the LS service is worth MUCH BIGGER monthly payment that $26.95. Amazing price. Fantastic Service. Works Excellent!


    Smith says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    The lady is not originally from the US. She is writing in English but translating from her original language. When you do that, certain words (parts of spech) are not translatable and thus not in the written form. You are correct, people from other countries should learn the language, however, she has done that, well enough to be productive. Perhaps she isn’t ready to write any magazine articles or books in English any time soon, but she speaks and writes at least two languages, which is probably one more than the majority of all Americans.

    How many can you speak and/or write?

    Lawyer21 says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Geez, I can barely read what you call a post. Go to school, your grammar is awful.

  • Old Reliable says:

    March 3rd, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Thinking of joining to have several legal documents (that I use for business purposes;ie Limited Power of Attorney)Fee explanation make sure they are completely legal in my state Pa. for all counties. Also for advice changing from sole proprietor to LLC if and when necessary and what the advantages are. Also for preparing my “WILL”. There are always positives and negatives about a business or person. A business is only as good as its employees! But 1 bad employee doesn’t qualify the entire company as bad. Although there seem to be reliable information in some cases I still think I will try it on my own and give feedback later on. Coming from a manufacturing background and over 45 years in middle management I have seen many times when a person was”dischargeed” it was never their fault and they always “bad mouthed” the company. Believe me I will give you a legitimite answer to how I rate this company at least from the perspective of how I was treated by my appointed Legal Shield person. Have a Great day!!

  • David says:

    March 3rd, 2013 at 4:30 am

    This is not a review. It’s a simple question.

    Why would anyone believe any of the negative or positive reviews you read here?

    Legal Shield has a vested interest in getting positive reviews … they’re free to create and publish them here … in fact these days … there are probably automated methods for producing mass quantities credible positive product reviews. As far as I know, it is not illegal for a company to produce false positive reviews on a website like this. And there’s a lot of money to be made. I’m not saying the Legal Shield is doing such a thing. I’m just asking how would you know whether they are doing such a thing by reading anything here?

    It’s a little harder to imagine that someone would make an effort to produce lot’s of negative reviews about Legal Shield … but it’s conceivable that a competitor or one or two disgruntled clients with an ax to grind could publish a lot of phony negative reviews. How would you know from anything you are reading here that false negatives are being contributed?


    devon says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    So true

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    Stacey Smith says:

    March 1st, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Legal Shield Weinstock, Friedman and Friedman – Their service is no way professional, the people are rude and the person that help me was extremely out of his mind. He raised his voice and would not let me talk. I do not recommend this service to anyone. Try seeking legal advise from a local lawyer in your area or neighbor, This service is cheap and thats the kind of service you will receive is cheap!


    Chuck says:
    July 18th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    THANK YOU MR. LAWYER…….CHEAP? Thata something new huh?

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    Andrea Admas says:

    March 1st, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This service is the worst. First of all you fill out questionaire for your will than you get a call from some want to be lawyer who is rude and very unprofessional. The best thnig about the service is that it is cheap and believe me thats what you get is CHEAP service.
    I recommand you going back to old school and using a local lawyer in your area because thats where the professionalism comes from.


    Hmmmm says:
    March 17th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    “It’s very hard to take the ‘review’ of someone who can’t spell.”

    ^^^ Patty can you please help me understand what you mean when you say “take the review” of someone? Where are you taking the ‘review’? How do you take a ‘review’?

    My guess is that you are a lot less intelligent then you believe you are.

    Patty says:
    March 11th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    It’s very hard to take the ‘review’ of someone who can’t spell. My thoughts are, you are very uneducated and quite possibly have an ax to grind.I recommend (not recommand) you go back to school, PERIOD!

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    Lou says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’m a strong supporter of Legal Shield because they saved me 895 bucks from a wack technical school that I went to, that tried to rip me off. Trust me, I don’t think that any company is perfect but Lawyers are not GOD!!! People have 1 bad experience and then damn the whole company to hell. We know that fast food makes you fat, you go and buy a gym membership, still eat fast food and don’t write reviews on them, saying that their food isn’t healthy. I don’t usually read negative stuff because, I would really like to hear the stories of people who shelled out 300-400 bucks an hour for Attorneys and how it worked out. I bet you’re still paying them because trust me, they do have payment plans for you. I bet people on here, who are complaining have health insurance too and I bet that they aren’t PERFECT but you still pay them every month. I think people just like to complain instead of looking at the bright side of things. If something does happen and it wasn’t to your liking, contact Legal Shield, they will look into it. I mean who wants to have their company spoken badly about. Our company’s purpose is not to provide poor service, its to help those who can’t or don’t want to pay high hourly costs for Attorneys. If Legal Shield doesn’t work for you, grab the phone book, have fun! Our Law firm here in SoCal, represents the Dodgers, so I know they can handle my little issues and I don’t get a bill at all. Just 17 smackaroos per month.

    Take care and God Bless,


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    February 23rd, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I was having serious problems with the superintendent of the building i live at i have him on suspecting breakings of my home and stuff, i call legal shield the attorney promise he will write a letter to the management company to complain. After i send the permission to get it done he stated that the people in his office was concerned about the superintendents job!!! Wow he seems to be more concerned about his job than my own problem!!! So his job is more important than the harassment i still go through every day. If this person cares about his job, he shouldn’t be harassing people. If he stop harassing me than he didn’t have to worry about his job. This lawyer was more concerned about him than the abuse i was subjected too.

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    Steve says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    $1000 to whoever can prove me that legal shield is scam, and not by showing me reviews that somebody said it’s a scam but by proving me that they are not real company and that they don’t have law firm in 49 states. And I’m going to prove them that they are real deal and I’m going to take whoever wants to their real law offices.


    Bill says:
    March 22nd, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Dew i work LegalShield customer service. We require written request to cancel. It is on the application. If you call to cancel we place a thirty day payment hold on your membership. You then have 30 days to email, fax or mail your cancel request in to us. When we recieve your canceel request we cancel the membership and you are no longer billed. That is the truth. If someone doesn’t mail email or fax the cancel request the hold does lift and they are billed again. This is for the member to give them time to think it all over.
    It is a good plan if you read your contract and understand what you are paying for.

    Dew says:
    March 10th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t think anyone has said their not real I have read that their cheap rude lawyers and a rip off??? Is these accusations true? And if u try to cancel ur membership do they still draft from ur account? ? Just trying to find out facts here because im considering joining….

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    John says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Legal Shield isn’t a rip off! However, you are not getting the fabulous benefits that they espouse either. You are barely getting what you pay for and not much more. It is great if you like to drink and drive. They also write letters and the audit “insurance’ is so- so. They do a basic will. As for getting 25% off, my question is off of what? They can charge any amount and put in any amount of hours and tell you they are giving you 25% off. Plus, you have to use their lawyers whether you like them or not even if they aren’t specialists in the field that you want.

    If you have a serious legal case, don’t use them! You want the best lawyer possible, which is probably true for many legal issues.
    Bottom Line: It’s a mediocre product that is barely worth what you are paying for it. It isn’t like medical insurance where there is a stop loss or a limit on payments.


    Mr. C says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 4:12 am

    You do not know what you are talking about. In most states they use one of the top Law Firms. In my state, it’s the 2nd Largest firm. The attorney’s are AB rated (that means they are rated high). I have been a member for over 9 years and I have used my membership countless times. They have saved me money, got me out of many bad situations and helped me make good decisions without me paying any additional money. Yes, some situations can fall under the 25% or more discount.

    I have a friend who’s wife (before getting married) was using an attorney for years on her immigration situation. After they got married her attorney told her, that he was going to give her a discount. Because she have been using him for years. He told her her cost would be $3,200. if they dont go to court and $4,000. if they do. Her new husband had a Legal Shield membership and told her, let’s call LS attorney’s and see how much it cost. To end the story Legal Shield went to court for her and it cost her $1,100. If you don’t think Legal Shield is a good product, Then you are a fool, Best of luck to you my friend.

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    Vee says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Wow!!! I just joined today….and I am considering cancelling. The percentage of negative comments about this company truly out weight the positive. What type of lawyers are you using….are these lawyers in training to become lawyers. I know I had a prepaid legal services before and they provided me the wrong info and I was sued. When I was the party doing the lawsuit. It was as if, they had know clue. I need a great service, so that my experience is not a regrettable one. It does not seem like that is what I am going to get….I will attempt to try the service but I am definitely on edge.


    Mr. C says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Don’t listen to thease lazy stupid losers, who are mad at the world and complain about everything. I have had a Legal Shield membership for over 9 years, and I have friends and family who also have a membership. We all have used our membership many times and have been happy with the service. They use ab rated attorney’s, that means the best. All of the Law firms get a large amount of money every month. It’s a combind monthly payment from all of the memberships in that area or state. To most law firms, Legal Shield is their highest paying client. So when you call an aattorney, they are not looking of on e person calling. They are looking as their biggest client calling. Legal Shield is a good thing, I would’nt cancled my membership for anything.

  • Hired Criminals says:

    February 18th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I bet you would all love to know that one of the people whom was hired to work for this company, as well as handle info is a registered sex offender, repeated domestic violence cases, and a four time felon wanted for questioning in a Riverside County murder. Nice work guys! Maybe you should set standards.


    Hired Criminals says:
    May 10th, 2013 at 4:05 am

    It’s not slander if it’s Fact. Im actually going to contact the local news. The persons name is Jonathan Lee Moody. Maybe this company should background check. If you only took the time to look, you would see that you are trusting your personal information to a convicted felon. Run a background check on him yourself and tell me he is not a felon. Riverside California. Go for it. Dont lie to cover your own bums and say everyone is background checked, because if they were he would not be working there.

    Undecided says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Actually, Totally Blessed, it’s not “SLANDER”. It’s “LIBEL”. Slander is spoken. Libel is in print. Hired Criminals’ comments are printed, no spoken.

    Totally Blessed says:
    February 19th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I hope you can backup your facts before you go public on a open website. It is called,”SLANDER” if you don’t. This company has a policy in place to have a background check on ALL Associates before they can do business.
    You best hope that person doesn’t read what you wrote cause then it can get UGLY!!!!

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    TJ says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Rip off? Hardly! This has been one of the best bargains of my life. I have been with them for over 10 years now and in that time they have:
    a) Solved three disputes with online merchants – and it was fast each time. b)reviewed four short legal notice/documents I wanted to send and given me advice (and sent two of them) c) solved a property dispute where a new neighbor cut down three trees – and a quick decision for them to settle for thousands of dollars d) at least fice traffic infractions they helped me with (four I was able to come out of well)… sheesh!
    They can do wonders but not miracles. If you have something TOTALLY messed up, they can’t make it wonderful, but they can tell you your options and help with them. An incredible bargain and to me essential insurance.

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    SuperScam says:

    February 8th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I have called on 4 different occassions and also spoke to the “Resolution” department. Today I was so unhappy with the runaround and being on hold for over 3 minutes I just hung up!! Don’t waste your time or money. You can get all the wills, powers of attorney, etc FREE on Suze Orman’s site (not that I am endorseing her either)but there are many free web sites.


    Psssh says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Wow only 1.4 million still after all these years? Same number since 2004?

    amy says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Suzy Orman’s attorney who set up the will/trust/legal documents for her clients is one of the most highly regarded attorneys in California and her documents are used by many attorneys since they are so thorough.

    Lets keep it real says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    It is not a waste of time having access to top quality Law firms across the country. You are right unrealistic people can’t be pleased because they are who they are. For your Suze Orman site you are doing your will not an attorney so you get what you pay for. The problem with so many people is that they want something for nothing, they complain without trying to solve a problem, or they buy the wrong peoples opinion. When you buy peoples opinion you buy their lifestyle. 1.4 million families can’t be wrong.

    Just saying says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    can’t please everybody all the time…suck it up

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    Chris says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Just got done doing bankruptcy through them, I paid reasonable price.

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    Amber says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I believe this company is a scam. My boyfriend gave the rep his banking info to sign up for the protection and in 1 week he is over 300$ in the whole because they wiped his whole bank account clean. Took out way more than they said they were and when we contact the rep hes all of a sudden m.i.a
    Would not recommend this company


    Jimbo says:
    October 16th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Maybe it was not Legal Shield. Maybe you got taken by ID Theft. Did you check him out??????

    Lets keep it real says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    That is the person not the company. People can get taken for money from any place they give their information. I am sorry that happened to you, because that immoral person cheated you and your boyfriend out of something great. Don’t let garbage keep you from the roses.

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    John Williams says:

    February 4th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Appears to be a scam recruiting people to recruit more people so you can build a downline of people paying monthly fees. Targeting the lowers middle class of people scaring them in to thinking they are going to have to pay thousands of dollars for legal fees. Most that join can hardly cover their living expenses. They believe all fees if needed will be totally free and are surprised when they are told, oh no you have to pay this $$$$$ amount.


    Psssh says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I dont like this company, but that was a pretty ignorant statement.

    Lets keep it real says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Do you even know what you are talking about. Doesn’t sound like it. What do you call a Broker? Think before you speak. Just some advice for the day.

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    January 29th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I have been a proud member of Legal Shield since June 28, 2007.
    Granted I haven’t made anywhere NEAR the money that many of the
    people have made in Legal Shield. I feel that one day I will
    create a substanial income by running my own Legal Shield business
    and that paying monthly fees for legal sevices will be just as
    common as paying other monthly bills. The legal advice that I have gotten from from the Legal Shield attorneys has been beneficial no matter if the sitation is fianancial or non-financial.

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    Ripoff says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The internet law advice is free and lawyer consultations are free. Why pay for that same law advice with these services, they read to you from the internet.


    GC says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Wow!!! True, you can get free advice through the internet. You also have to remember that you often get what you pay for. Is there a record of internet transaction and will they go to court to defend you and their advice? Do you have the ability to sue then for bad advice?

    Would you seek medical advice for a life threatening illness over the internet?

    I much prefer Legal Shield’s advice over “free” internet advice!

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    Happy than you know! says:

    January 27th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’m an associate. But I didn’t become one until after I used the product for two years. I used this product to gain FULL CUSTODY of my two kids. I have used it for 8 years now and have only had a bad result once. After dealing with an attorney I didn’t like I called the law firm and I received an attorney I still love using today. My name is Leonard and this is my passion only because I believe in it.


    So curious says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    How did they help you with your kids.

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    Lorraine says:

    January 27th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve had PrePaidLegal/LegalShield for quite a while. The contractual lawyers reviewed contracts and closing documents on 2 house sales for me. They referred me to a reasonably priced patent attorney when I was thinking of opening a business. They’ve advised me, on the phone on all sorts of legal questions, even agreeing with my account on a short sale matter. I’m considering becoming an associate because I think it’s a great service for everybody.

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    Charlie says:

    January 27th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    After reading all of these comments it amazes me how sad alot of people are. First off how many companies don’t have some flaws? Secondly do you get car insurance after your accident happens? Do you get house insurance after your home burns down? If so let us know how that worked for you? It works the same way with legal insurance, you don’t wait for a problem to arise before seeking legal help. I have been with Legal Shield for many years and I always haven’t gotten what I thought I should but that is because I was being unrealistic and having a pity party. Legal Shield is a awesome company that does what it says.


    Rogers says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Well said Charlie…….Thanx

    monchelle hicks says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Where can u have a lawyer review a 10 page document and make sure it’s in ur best interest for free? Where on the internet can u have a lawyer write a letter on ur behalf to that car detailer who tried to get away with breaking ur car radio and obtain full compensation (for free)? Where on the internet r u gonna find a lawyer who will go to court for u on ur behalf when u got that speeding ticket going downhill in another state and u don’t have to pay hourly lawyer fees or a retainer? U simply can’t get these services over the internet. Not to mention the security of having a AV rated attorney on your side during a tax audit…. For free! You show me the website where I can get all this and im there. Until then, Legal Shield works for me. The value of the plan is worth way more than the $35(at the most) paid for prepaid legal services and identity theft protection for me and my family. People gladly pay 3 times that for cable every month and get a bunch of the same channels and shows.

    Ripoff says:
    January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    All services and consultations can be found on the internet FREE!

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    Dave says:

    January 25th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I sign up for legal shield because I got speeding ticket in another state and no other local lawyer wanted to deal with out of state tickets so legal shield lawyer went to court for me and took care of it. I’m very happy with them and all of the negative comments are nothing but lies. Maybe they are written by some washed up lawyers.


    roger says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    as a note, typically they won’t defend traffic tickets you incur within 15 days of signing up. Just sayin’…

    Considering says:
    April 7th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    @Paula: Can you advise if there is a cap on the amount charged? If I am getting a discount it would not be beneficial if the attorney fees are ridiculous. I obviously cannot afford to hire an attorney out right if it comes down to such a situation how would it be different having an attorney represent me through this company? Are these attorneys contracted at a set rate and would I be provided the rates that will be charged before the discount for each service prior to setting up this membership? I am trying to do the math and if I can get a lawyer one time for $200 an hour without the membership or pay monthly and then get a 25% discount on someone charging $400 hour I feel there may be no benefit. Please advise. Thanks for your time.

    Paula Granger says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Hey Jason,

    The cost for a LegalShield membership is either $17.00 or $26.00 per month, with a one time $10.00 enrollment fee. When you call our law firms you let our attorneys know that you need help.. or advice. We provide unlimited advice to our clients. If your case is serious and not covered under the 100% plan we will charge a retainers fee for defensive actions. ie you have a criminal case, you want to purchase a house, you want a divorce. Then you will pay a retainers fee, and receive a 25% discount on your legal matter. I have a friend who saved $10,000 on his contested divorce, and neighbor who save thousands of dollars when LegalShield represented her for a DUI. If you receive a traffic ticket, need a will, want the attorneys to write a letter or make a phone call because a vendor is treating you unfairly our attorneys will do this for your very low monthly fee. LegalShield is the best legal program in the industry, because we created the industry and spend the past 40 years perfecting our service.

    Jason says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Hi Leonard,
    I am considering using Legal Shield for my custody case. But, I wondered if I have to travel to where the attorney’s are, if they are not in my immediate area. I also don’t have the initial money to give an attorney for retaining them, and wondered if Legal Shield attorney requires a retainers fee or will do payments. Thank you…

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    AMJ says:

    January 24th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I bought a membership about 18 months ago as I had a legal issue to deal with regarding a car I bought from an unscrupulous dealer in Boulder that hid damages, etc. and the Audi dealership that did the inspection and missed those hidden damages. I contacted my local Legal Shield representative, who assigned it to a lawyer in Denver who sent off a letter to the dealership, filled with mistakes. I contacted the firm and corrected the mistakes and they sent off another letter. With no response, I asked the lawyer to issue the statements of claim and proceed to court. The lawyer then advised that they could not as it was not in their jurisdiction. I had to go back to my local Legal Shield firm to request a new lawyer. The new lawyer took over, charged me $450.00 to review the file and then refused to take the case because it would cost me more to fight it than the $6,000.00 in extra costs I sustained. I contacted Tony Petril of Legal Shield and that accomplished nothing. Eventually I gave up.

    We did get our wills redone and updated. However, had to fill out about 15 pages of paper work to get this done. A year later, we had another lawyer and our bank review the documents and they said that there were a number of mistakes and we had to redo the wills at our cost anyway.
    Yesterday, I contacted my local Legal Shield firm again because we bought a new house and needed a lawyer to close for us. I asked them to refer it to a lawyer in the city we were moving to. I asked what the cost would be – they could not confirm this, but did say, I would receive a 25% discount. The assigned lawyer called me back. He was not located in the city we purchased in, but rather was about 300 miles away and they did not provide any Legal Shield discounts. In addition, their regular rate was higher than I was quoted from an existing firm in the city we are moving to.

    As such, stay away from LEGAL SHIELD. They do not deliver and they make promises that they cannot keep. When there is a problem, they abandon you. The entire Legal Shield experience has been a waste of time and money.


    No longer curious says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Wow. Thanks for posting this honest assessment. Your account is believable and I find it interesting that no one has posted a rebuttal. Your experience is sufficient for me to decide not to use Legal Shield, not to recommend them for services or employment.

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    Rob says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I joined them couple of months ago because my son got his DL and after that got his first ticket and they did took care of it, NO POINTS, NO TRAFFIC school. For $17 a month I think I’m gonna keep them.

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    JOSE says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Been with legal shield for 18 months received 6 infractions, legal shield could not give me what they promised.Were unable to resolve 5 out of the 6. Calling to cancel, do not join not worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    maybe cops says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Depends on where you live. I live in Las Vegas and since the casinos are giving less taxes to the city (claiming tourism is down and they’re execs are ONLY making 17 million in profit, a month) the city has decided to take the needed pound of flesh from it’s citizens in EVERY way imaginable. Our property taxes have gone up 25%, school taxes are up, sales tax went up several percent, etc and cops are on RAMPAGES. If you see a cop on the street, I guarantee his lights are on and he’s ticketing some one. My first speeding ticket in my LIFE was for 1 mile over the limit (46mph in a 45mph). My favorite ticket they give is a crosswalk safety ticket; If a pedestrian on the OPPOSITE side of the 6 lanes highway from you, even LOOKS like they may begin to cross the road, if you make the right hand turn knowing full well it will take them at least 1 minute or better to get to your side, you get a $395 ticket. And it seems they passed a law or something (even if it isn’t a law, you can’t fight the government) where they can reopen tickets you paid and charge you again. I know several clients (I work in car insurance) who have paid their fines, closed the ticket, then get a notice their license is suspended until they pay a $450 “administrative fee”.
    Maybe he’s not that bad of a driver, he may just have ticket happy cops.

    Randy. says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I would agree with Fred. 6 tickets in 18 months???? It sounds like you need to go back to driving school, not investing in a legal firm!!!!

    fred says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    6 infractions in 18mos? Sounds like you have bigger issues then what a internet company can solve.

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    km says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I have been a member for more years then i want to remember. I have tried on several times to use there. If i knew another similar service that was not a scam. I would use them. Either way i think i am going to cancel. When i did try they. Never worked out. I Do say that i never recommend it to others.


    Devon says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Sounds like you did not pick up the phone and dialed in your law firm’s number.

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    Finally Convinced says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t tell you how long I’ve paid into this. I was told our small Insurance Agency was included in coverage (I pay $39 a month) and was not. I have now heard about 3 friends who have had serious legal issues and Legal Shield “couldn’t” help them. One was being sued, one was trying to evict friends from their empty house and one was getting divorced. Each time, they were the 2nd call to Legal Shield and were told they could be referred out for a discount. This is not only a huge problem for them, but what about entire geographical areas that have a large LS subscribership? Do you have to race for the phone?

    No, I’m not an Attorney who may have to TRY and I question those kind of statements. I recognize the “party line” spewed by Associates on here too. I’m calling LS now to cancel. Wish I could get my money back!

  • Jerry B. says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Not everyone’s opinion is equally valid. If one is really interested in knowing the truth about this company or any other business it requires legitimate investigation.

    Therefore,in regards to LegalShield formerly Pre-Paid Legal, the positive opinion’s and/or endorsements of the BBB, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, numerous former and current state attorney’s general,US Bar Association and many other professional,well respected and valued opinions far outweigh the negative opinion of any layperson, disgruntled customer or former business associate about this company or their services.

    This company used to be publically traded on the NYSE and consistently ranked in Forbes top 100 best small businesses in america year after year. it is however an imperfect company with a great but imperfect service. I believe their are two elements that hurt this company more than anything. One being the misrepresentation(either unintentionally or intentionally) by sales associates, and the negativity that comes from a network marketing business model that most people want to label as a pyramid scheme. It does not fit the correct description of a true pyramid scheme due to the fact that if the company stopped accepting new associates the business would continue to be profitable.

    The majority of legalshield customers are regular consumers that are not independent associates for the company. as with most all other network marketing ‘pyramid’ schemes the lifeblodd of the company is totally dependent on the services bought by their business associates.


    EdB says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I used to be on a “downline” way back when. The upline person. was not trustworthy … I have been reintroduced to the possibility of being an “associate” and it sounds like the reinvention is better. Proper review of any contract can be important but I like the concept and I will personally try it first to see what happens(small warranty issue)…..I feel like the public needs representation and most times they feel overwhelmed with the system. I had personally used PPL and was satisfied. Just as any entity, one should have honest representation and not purport themselves to be something they are not. This program should not be labeled a scam by itself. People that are associates need to know how to respond to questions of potential customers and encourage they read the contracts as well.

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    Very unhappy says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 6:09 am

    i signed up because i needed help with a child support issue, my ex husband came after me for child support after 7 year of having joint custody… when i was talking to the laywer she informed me to bring all my info to court with me (shocker), when i wanted to go into the office for one of my FREE month meetings i found out the office is over 2 hours away. they did offer to refer me to a closer law firm at the 25% discount (just to talk to them) what happened to talk to them as offten as i wanted for FREE.

    now i am going after full costody and when i asked them what forms i needed to get from the court to fill out MYSELF, they told me “the form for change of costody” ok that is great i went down to the FOC and there are 3 different forms…

    i would not recomend this service if you have any REAL issues


    Tenshi says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I’m not an attorney, but I’m a single mom with full and sole custody of my son. What I did, and what you may want to do is contact your local District Attorney’s Office, Child Support Division. Make VERY detailed ledgers of when your child is.was with you, when they were with the other parent, money you’ve put towards the child’s care (ie: Medical insurance, medical expenses, school expenses, etc.) Also, if the child is over the age of 13 (In most states, not all) they have the right to tell the court where they want to stay. Plus, in most states, you can do joint legal custody, but full physical custody (Or it may be the other way around; Joint physical and full legal.. Check with an attorney, lol) and in that case, they can still have the child on weekends, holidays, etc, so as to not disrupt the child’s life, but you won’t owe them child support. Also, bring in your tax records showing if you’ve claimed the child on your taxes (again establishing a pattern of you being the financial support for the child)
    Unfortunately, sometimes the child support rules are really messed up. Like you can have 50/50 custody in every way, but if you make a lot more money than them, they can sometimes use that to petition the court to be compelled to order support.
    You definitely need a lawyer, but sometimes you have options. Call your state Legal Aid dept, and call the District Attorney Family Support Division and I’m sure they can either fix you right up and represent you, or at the least, help you do it yourself or for cheap.
    Good Luck!!

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    Curious says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I choose good because I do not know yet what to think. I have observed that all the commentators who are dead against LS do not back up their opinion with a personal incident that would justify their adamant disapproval, curious.

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    Candeman23 says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I have had legal shield for one year, and I think everyone here is absolutely correct. A lot of the times their reps miss inform people which can cause anger. Also they do help with small stuff, but that is it. Get 100% of the information before you sign up, thats the only advice I can give at this point. The rule of thumb here is simple. You get what you pay for.

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    Brenda says:

    January 8th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    The NOW benefit….get your will done and updated yearly. They are included in the membership.

    Americans are more than twice as likely to be in court than in the hospital, yet we pay thru the nose for Healthcare insurance and nothing for legal insurance.

    This is the closest to legal insurance you can find. Legal Assurance.

    Life insurance we have to die, auto insurance we have to have an accident, health insurance we are sick.

    Why not use the NOW benefit before a problem becomes a PROBLEM, for the price we are paying for coffee, social games, phone apps.



    Van says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    It’s a no brainer only if they actual provide the stated benefits. It’s just like any of the “new” insurance plans. The carriers don’t have enough history to accurately fund these programs, so they avoid payment. Most of these plans (extended warranties, legal insurance, etc.) are a waste of money according to most consumer protection agencies.

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    Brenda says:

    January 8th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    We have been with the company for many years. Best advice is to call Member Services at 1-800-654-7757.

    Noting that as each case has different situations and results, every Provider Law firm in each of the 48 states and 4 Provinces of Canada are kept in check with the Home Office to provide the best customer experience in a legal situation.

    Please call Member Services with any concerns, dissatisfaction, and praise. As the Home Office has the ability to train or pull the plug if Legal Shield’s Vision and Mission is not be performed by any of the Provider Law Firms.

    Now that is customer power! Stay connected, as the benefits outway any problems.

    Every member and spouse receive a Standard Will and Healthcare Directive (not one of the do-it-yourself type, either) updated every year. Plus a heafty 25% discount for a Living Trust from top-rated Attorneys. This more than pays for the price of the membership annually.

    To use the membership properly, 90% of all situations can be resolved before becoming a “Legal Issue” if we learn to pick up the phone and call our Provider Law Firm for advice. They can help lead us in the right direction to avoid many problems.

    Looking at the BBB A+ rating, reviews by US Chamber of Commerce, reviews by Attorney Generals, and when the company was established assures us a strong foundation has been built. Customer Service is their first priority while changing the face of the current legal system.

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    Bear says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This is not your average Network Marketing company, they pay renewal fees on the clientele that you build, and they have a renewal rate of over 75%. That means that each year you are building a lasting residual income, you are being compensated for work already done. With most Network Marketing companies you start out each year at zero, earning only what you make off “new business” with no reflection of what you have done to that point. With LS you can count on earning persistence bonuses for people that renew, and 3 out 4 do renew!

    With the employment, health care and other circumstances brought upon the people of the US right now, people are going to need legal aid and identity protection like never before! Someone on one of the posts complained that eventually you would run out of prospects which is ridiculous! There are 1.4 million members of the Shield and there 331 million people living in the US with millions more being born and immigrating to the US annually. I’ll take my share of the 330+ million prospects and the new adults that become available each year and be very content!

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    Jan Day says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Is Legal Shield a real business? The CEO is part of a reality TV show? Not a business for me! I suggest researching the executives involved with this company.


    Just saying says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    So is Donald Trump…Kim Kardashian……..and many more…whats your point

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    A says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve had Legal Shield formerly Pre Paid Legal for several years. I received speeding violation in Maryland. I reside in Pennsylvania. Called my Legal Shield Law Firm and they arranged for a local Maryland lawyer to be my representation in that specific county’s traffic court. The lawyer got my fine reduced from $180 to $25. I’ve also utilized their website for free Last Will and Testament Preparation, online documents related to contracts, leasing agreements, creditor do-not-solicit forms, etc..

    I do believe that you get what you pay for, and Legal Shield does have limitations. Marketing pyramid is one aspect of that because it provides opportunity for scams as with other pyramid business models. I also joined as an agent, but didn’t push for others to join. But just by sharing my experience, others have joined and had good experiences. Plus, I got a check every once in a while. Nothing to write home about, but a pleasant surprise in the mailbox.

    Take it for what its good for in reduced pricing services; Lawyer advice, contract review, Will preparation, etc.. When it comes to paying, shop around like any other good consumer.

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    Rich says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I got out of state speeding ticket and legal shield was only one that took my case and took care of my ticket.


    Randy. says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Most people don’t realize that you don’t need an attorney to get a speeding ticket taken care of! Now if you are someone who has a history of driving badly, then that is a different story. If you have gotten your first ticket, all one needs to do is go to, or call your local court and tell them you want to contest the ticket. They will give you a ” Hearing Date ” when you go to court, you will stand in front of the Judge, or Magistrate. You will be given the chance to plead guilty, innocent, or guilty with an explanation. Most people who successfully fight tickets plead guilty with an explanation. You should then tell the court that you have never had a ticket, and you would ask the court to dismiss the ticket. If that doesn’t work, ask the court to reduce the ticket to ” Defective Equiptment ” this usually works. It will still cost you some money, but you will not have any points on your driving record, and that is why people fight tickets anyways.

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    Chemist18 says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve been a paying member of Legal Shield (Pre-paid legal) since 2000. They were able to help with traffic tickets for my kids. The main provider office in our area helped with a ticket in that county, for all the rest they referred us to other attorneys that we had to pay out of pocket.

    In March 2012 I was wrongfully terminated by my employer. I needed an attorney to attend the unemployment appeal hearing with me. They referred me to one for $500. I asked the lady on the phone, “what about all this trial time I’ve been accumulating?”. Her response was, “that’s only for cases where you aren’t guilty and you need a defense”.

    So the one time I actually NEEDED legal help I got nada.

    I hired an attorney on my own, his fee was $400!!! One hundred dollars less than the discounted LS price. Not only that, he did an excellent job. I received full benefits including 14 weeks back pay that same day.

    I found this site looking for how to cancel Legal Shield


    John says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Sorry Chemist18 for your experience, On your membership card is a toll free number to Member Services 800-654-7757. Before cancelling, I urge you to at least update your will, since that is a benefit available on an annual basis. Also let them know your issue…they WILL address it to the firm AND hold anyone accountable for even making you feel like you were wasting time. (A Satisfied Member of LegalShield)

    Chemist18 says:
    December 31st, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I forgot to add. I discussed my employer issues with attorneys at legal shield twice. Both times the response was essentially, “in NC unless they bunch you in the mouth you have no rights whatsoever”.

    One attorney was nice, knowledgeable, and seem emphatic. The second seemed to think I was wasting his time.

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    Vee says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Been a member nearly a year. Each time I’ve called, they just let me know, “Yes you need a lawyer.” When I asked for help, they referred me to a lawyer for me to pay, and he was pricey. LS never helped me at all. Came on line to see how to cancel.

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    Christine says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I think they are great, I used them for my divorce and foreclosure.


    sara says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Did you have to pay additional fees? About how much if so?

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    Sara L says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I did bankruptcy through them and with 25% discount they saved me a lot of money. I like them.

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    Mike says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Needs to be on the black list for US military installations they are ripping off Soldiers!!


    Jeepster says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    How are they ripping off Soldiers? I am a SM myself and have been using the service for a long time. I prefer them over JAG for any issues outside of the installation.

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    Alexis Morgan says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Awesome company!

    I had a membersip through work for years and used it a lot.. actually trying to sign up again (that’s how I ended up here-lol)

    I assume that the vague negative comments are from attorneys? Maybe getting nervous that they will actually have to TRY – haha :)


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    David says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    All my past experience with Legal Shield has been great. I have been a member for several years and will continue to stay with them. They have responded to my needs very promptly and have assisted me when I needed them. I have used them for our wills and legal advice. They have represented me in court when I needed an attorney.

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    greg says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I have legal shield for over 10 years now, after I got speeding ticket and they went to court for me, negotiated and saved me from points and traffic school, all my friends and family members signed up. I love legal shield.

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    Tia says:

    December 18th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    It’s a scam. All the people advertising it are con artist.


    Devon says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I’m a Con Artist? I’m a Firefighter, Brother, Son, Graduate of SIUC, Caretaker, Marketer ie Business Consulatant, and Person who has never done any drugs, do not like to drink, do not smoke, never received a moving traffic violation, Strong Morales, Rarely if Ever Swear, and about to join the US ARMY Reserves. Can you say that again?

    John says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Tell that to the parents of a child who had to have surgery done for a hearing impairment and the insurance company refused to cover the surgery because they tried to label it as a “pre existing condition”. When the members inquired, the insurance company decided to do one ear. But after the letter was written by the law firm, they covered both surgeries.
    Or the individual who’s identity was compromised, and the fraud investigators spent over 350 hours restoring his character-the individual only spent about 6 hours on the phone with the investigators.
    Instead of crying scam, perhaps it just didn’t make sense to you Tia.

    Jay says:
    December 31st, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    My friend is a rep for them and he’s the real deal with real stories to back it up. While I haven’t bought a membership, you shouldn’t stereotype or generalize.

    Sharren says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    How do you know this? Have you tried it?

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    Iggy says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve been using legal shield since 2000, I had about 8-9 traffic tickets and they took care of every single one of them. I don’t know how they handle other issues so I can’t comment on anything else, but I’m very happy with them.

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    Scammed says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    LegalShield is a scam pure and simple. I strongly suggest that no one join LegalShiel, you will be disappointed. I was scammed. Do not believe everything that one of their associates tells you, they are decieving you.


    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I love how most of the complaints and accusations do not include ANY DETAILS.. WHY do you think they are a scam? WHAT happened…Christ you idiots are clogging up this forum and making my search for the truth very difficult. You cant just cry wolf or tell everyone the sky is falling if you don’t have a story to even back it up, and expect anyone to take you seriously. If you get your order screwed up at Taco Bell (that is right, Taco Bell… I’m talking about YOU) and you want them to make it right, you call and tell them the STORY… WHY are you mad at Taco Bell? Then you might get a free taco for your trouble…. rest assured if you just call them and tell them what assholes they are… you will get no resolve. No taco for YOU!

    S says:
    March 14th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    You have no idea what you are talking about!! Shame on you to make people think this is not a good service. I have used there 3 times over the last year and been extremely pleased vi am not in the business but know others that are making a nice part time salary.

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    Iggy says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I don’t know why so many people are saying that legal shield is scam, I’ve been member for 12 years now and I had about 8-9 traffic tickets and they took care of every single one of them. I don’t know how they handling other things, I never used them for anything else but tickets, I called them couple of times with some questions I had but that’s it. If you really want to find out if some company is a scam or not, all you need to do is go to BBB website and see what rating they have. That easy.

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    ANGELA says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Legalshield is a scam. Do not recommend!!!!

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    Dave says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The shield .Its got me out of 3 speeding tickets & 1 red light ticket..Thank you Legal Shield,

    Lead Foot


    B Cox says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    It seems the attorney’s for legal shield in the state of Texas are lacking in know how and skills to handle speeding tickets. The first speeding ticket I got was 13 days after I had signed up for this service and was told I had to have been signed up for 15 days prior to getting this ticket, therefore they were unable to help me. I recently got a ticket this year. After contacting the traffic dept and speaking with the attorney for legal shield they had me fax the citation and after reviewing sent a letter to the court to schedule a court date. I never was informed that the attorney went to court and then I receive a call from legal shield advising me the court would not move on the citation I then could pay the fine or schedule a court date for trial. What legal shield did I could have done myself.

  • H says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Yes, do your research…. LegalShield is an excellent company.


    Why would MidOcean Partners invest $650 Million in it – after months and months of research. Look at their portfolio. Why would we be an employee benefit at over 35,000 companies, including names you’ll know. Why would we be researched/advocated and/or endorsed by US Chamber of Commerce, Forbes, American Bar Association, Association of Attorney Generals? Why would our identity theft provider partner be a world leader in risk management and do the background checks for the FBI?

    No company, no attorney is perfect. But we offer an amazing service. (Yes, I am an Associate with the company.) If you somehow experience a issue, then call Customer Service, they are based here in America, and they are very helpful.

    It is a real membership, and for those who are interested, it is a real business. I work with CEO’s, HR Directors, Insurance brokers large and small, benefit brokers. I also work with creative folks and single parents.

    Check out the need for legal services, as mentioned by the New York Law Journal:

    Check out this new study on the need for legal services, yes commissioned by LegalShield, but produced independently by Decision Analyst.


    CDPSR says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Good Stuff!

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    Mike says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Let’s see! For $200 a year, I can get a free will, get unlimited legal issues resolved and questions answered by real lawyers and people are ticked off because it’s a network plan. Access to low priced lawyers is a good thing and for most poeple, this is a slam dunk.

    I’ve owned this product for over 8 years (purchased through my work) and I’ve used it a minimum of 6 times a year since I bought it. I’ve used this for my divorce, a car accident, speeding tickets, evicting a tenant, child custody issues and numerous other issues over the last couple years and absolutly love it and will never cancel my membership.

    Honestly, get over the fact that it’s a networking marketing plan and look at the cost vs. potential benefit of buying the product.


    LOGICIAN says:
    December 29th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    ..if you pay over $200 a yr, I got news for you. Uh – your will wasn’t free. You paid for it. Um , that’s the purpose of insurance. You’re taking a gamble that you’re paying for something you may never use!

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    Tiffany says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I signed back into the business after 7 years with Katrina Ferguson. After flying to DC for a main event. Ms Ferguson invited me out to church after seeing that I was already making good figures. She worked hard for my sale but afterwards she turned into a viper. She flooded me with emails and tried to work me under massive pressure that a single mom would never be able to manage. With other projects, she forced herself until I could no longer take it any longer. I noticed that main event had turned out to be a snake pit where all the major players focus on one recruit then feed them with the unpredictable as they get you to buy all of their products. It’s only a set up to keep you paying for their event fees. The major players get together, hype you up just to get the money they have been spending on hotels etc. Let’s not talk about the membership. I had a major case for the lawfirms who asked me for a $10,000 retainer. I agreed to pay the fee then the attorney kept the paperwork for perks and phone games just to knock me off the top of the world. They cancelled my membership and wrote me a letter saying that it’s not in the best interest of the business to retain me as their client. See it’s a joke for real professionals with professional cash!


    john says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    i would love to talk to someone about this comp.

  • HAHAHA says:

    December 1st, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    First of all,if it’s a pyramid scheme or not, good for the guy that created it he’s probably making bank right now ! There are two types of people in this world wolves and sheep. Everyone who joins is sheep and that is perfectly okay. Most people feel the need to conform and fit in, it’s human, so let people do what they want who cares?! YOU make your own decisions, not anyone else, just remember that. Now personally I would never join this company for one simple reason. How UNPROFESSIONAL legal shield’s employees are. If you’re going to get my business then act like it !


    LOGICIAN says:
    December 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Being a pyramid is not a bad thing. I don’ t know many businesses or coporations that are not pyramids. The police dept., most banks and insurance companies, politics( the pres of the US )etc. The big at the top makes the most $$ and delagates all lthe rules etc.. But the deceptive practices that multi level marketing companies use, such as Amway, Avon, etc – is what the problem is! It seems to me that people that contantly get in trou le need this legal service. I got a speeding ticket for the first time in 25 yrs. I was guilty, so I paid the $100. Most legal matters you an do yourself if you do your research.

  • Urt says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    The only way to profit is to Sell Membership! This basically is a Membership Pyramid, eventually the well will run dry!

    Definition: A pyramid scheme is an illegal business structure in which recruitment of new members into the pyramid scheme is main avenue for compensation for participants. In a pyramid scheme, people recruit others to join an organization or business opportunity for a initial fee. They are then compensated–either solely or substantially–with a portion of these recruitment fees and the future earnings of their recruits.
    There is often a cover for a pyramid scheme that makes it appear the compensation will come from something other than recruitment. Some might offer a work-at-home job opportunity for the the fee. But the work is simple and and entirely secondary to earning compensation. Sometimes they are dressed up as multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, selling a product through direct sales. But in a true MLM, reps earn more through their own product sales than by recruiting others.


    David says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    richb you just described just about every single job out their. You work your butt off for the business who signs your paycheck and they owner of the company and board members and stockholders live the good life while you labor for them. Unless you own your own business or go deeply in debt to get a 6 figure specialized job, you work for someone else who benefits from your laboring. That is the nature of corporate America.

    Bill says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    At Legal Shield, lots of individuals make 6 figure incomes without recruiting others. This company started as a company group benefit. I become a member while working at Samsung through Samsung. They are one of the top 100 companies on the planet and would never support any pyramid scheme.
    MLM is a compensation scheme used by most insurance companies. Car insurance, health insurance, AFLAC, etc. To call every MLM compensated organization a pyramid is just ignorant. Urt has obviously been burned by some sleazy product businesses that do not have a sustainable marketing advantage. Legal Shield has been around for 40+ years and is stronger than ever. We have a great product and little if any competition.

    richb says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:28 am

    As long YOU work and get a paycheck you are in a MLM! You will not see,know shake hands of the owner of the company You work for,He signed your paycheck while he lives the good life and You Labor For Him= MLM.

  • Scam scheme says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    This is a scam. Please don’t waste your time with people who desperately want your money!

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    ezena says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    After reviewing the above comments from both sides, it is clear that every business has its good and bad, including, but not limited to the largest software company, computer company, investment companies, banks, (which we are all familiar and I won’t name them), etc. You should seriously research each opportunity “before” making a conclusion not just “read” what other people wrote or what is online – be smart. Do you think if this was a scam that the appropriate measures would be taken to close it down and that 1.4 million members are wrong? Its an opportunity and a company that has been around for 40 yrs and has proven to be a service that is needed, such as medical insurance, car insurance, etc. People who are hard-working, trainable, and take the time to share this service, and use the training will succeed in this business – – its as simple as that!

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    Brad says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I have had legal shield for 2 years its a scam avoid it if you can, as much as they preach about it saving you at the end of the day your spending your money and all their trying to do is get as many as they can. It is all a pyramid scheme! The lawyers are not really helpful, my son got into a car accident a year ago which occurred while he was parked they did not call after we left a message and they didn’t make us feel supported. Get a lawyer somewhere else.

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    B M F says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I have been a member for three years and I am very satisfied with the company. I am even contemplating becoming an associate because everyone needs access to professional legal representation. I had an issue with my landlord that had went on for two years. When LS intervened for me the problem dissappeared immediately. Legal Shield is a legitimate MLM company, in my opinion. As far as having to invest to be a part of the company, doesn’t all self-employment require an investment?

  • Scam says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Everyone on her making good remarks are the people selling Legal Shield.


    David says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I do not sell Legal Shield. I have been a member for a number of years and all my experiences with PPL have been great. Tickets dismissed, wills set up, old invoices paid after contacting PPL and having them send out a letter for collection, advice for family matters and more. I have been very satisfied with their service over the years and will recommend them. This is no SCAM.

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    TJ Sanford says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    To anyone who thinks that Legal Shield is a SCAM or fraudulent MLM program, they are Accredited with the Better Business Bureau! The proof:

    I am a member and Legal Shield has been a huge help on more than one occasion. Unlike some others, the “associate” who assisted me with signing up was a very kind, and un-pushy gentelman! Im very happy overall!


    richb says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    people need legal help that they can afford. all mlm’s that have people selling products,retaining sales people is a scam period.There Is NO REAL MLM That WILL MAKE YOU A BILL GATES!!!Legal Help is in Big Demand and Everyone will need it ONE DAY.

    Urt says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    The only way to profit is to Sell Membership! This basically is a Membership Pyramid, eventually the well will run dry!

    Definition: A pyramid scheme is an illegal business structure in which recruitment of new members into the pyramid scheme is main avenue for compensation for participants. In a pyramid scheme, people recruit others to join an organization or business opportunity for a initial fee. They are then compensated–either solely or substantially–with a portion of these recruitment fees and the future earnings of their recruits.
    There is often a cover for a pyramid scheme that makes it appear the compensation will come from something other than recruitment. Some might offer a work-at-home job opportunity for the the fee. But the work is simple and and entirely secondary to earning compensation. Sometimes they are dressed up as multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, selling a product through direct sales. But in a true MLM, reps earn more through their own product sales than by recruiting others.

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    Magdalena says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I called an immigration attorney in order to learn what my options where according to my visa status and as a mom of a US citizen. (Me having to leave the country and my child having to stay with his father)
    The attorney had no idea about The Hague Convention specially the agreement between the participating countries regarding children, he had no idea that in order to leave the US as a solo parent with an underage child you need a Letter of consent.. He had no idea that you can’t enter a country on one passport and leave using a different one (for dual citizens)
    It was a total waste of time and really felt like I was on the phone with someone who was still in school..
    A family attorney instead was more knowledgeable, but still, nothing that makes me feel that my money was well invested on a – year plan with them.


    John says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Sorry Magdalena, You do have a right to request a different attorney. I do know that your situation requires a “special treatment” because it is not normal every day situation. Call Member services 8AM-7PM Central time M-F and tell your experience.

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    Janette Owens says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    My personal experience with Prepaid Legal was a good one. They were there for me when I needed an attorney to read over a bunch of contracts and other legal documents and they guided me accordingly.

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    Micah says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I went to a Legal Shield presentation in Denver, CO yesterday. In this presentation they explained the goals of the company and gave you the offer to become an associate. Rico, the associate that I talked to, was very straightforward and answered all my questions. He addressed my concerns about it being “just another MLM” and something that takes your money. I have no problem with their business model, or the product particularly except for one thing. You have to put $150 down to join the company. If I’m going to be making them money by selling their product, they shouldn’t have to ask me to put my money down. I asked Rico if I could bring three referrals in lieu of payment, and he said that was not an option. I don’t understand what kind of company this is that offers a job, may even be interested in you, but won’t invest in their employees. In contrast to this approach, I’ve just taken on a job at TeleTech in Greeley, CO where they are paying me for six weeks of training before I actually start the job. THEY are paying for the training. I couldn’t say anything about the quality of Legal Shield’s product, or the possibility of making money there, but what I do know is that the upfront process for getting involved is a little shady, and the clouds to not seem to clear when you get further in.


    Bear says:
    January 5th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    If you enroll your “three referrals,” you will earn approximately double the $150 enrollment fee that you paid. How is that a bad deal? Especially when each “referral” enrolled after that will earn you more than $100 each. The $150.00 you pay gets you initial product and marketing training and the materials to open and own your own business, how bad is that? It’s not an entitlement program it’s an opportunity, huge difference!

    DRhino says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I helped my Granddaughter with a Lemonade stand over the summer. We spent $210 on her lemons, cups, and all the things she needed to run her stand. On that Saturday she made $410, and was happy. Let’s Assess: $410 minues $210 for needed materials $200 profit. So she invested $210 of My Money, to make a profit of $200. I invested $149 in LegalShield over 12 years ago, and have made over $100,000 back. So if $149 will keep someone from living life on their own terms, then they need to go and get a job, and let someone else dictate their, and their Family s Financial Future!

    D Campbell says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 11:03 am

    We’ve been associated with this company well over 15 years and find it to be very reputable. We were honored that we could buy into a business for $149.00. There is a difference between buying into a company and working for a company. We find great satisfaction in being associated with Legal Shield and Mr. R Moore. We have great respect for both. A proven success rate for over 40 years, Legal Shield is definitely NOT a shady company. It’s a proven fact that those that have a personal investment in a given scenario, will, by default, have a greater interest. Those that have made no investment tend to have little interest. Over 1.4 million people tend to disagree with you, Micah, about Legal Shield.

    EIRE says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    R Moore, You sir are whats wrong with our society today.

    B. S. says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    R Moore: Getting scammed may be your life but it doesn’t have to be everyone else’s. Always, always be wary of companies that want you to pay to work for them. In life the real jobs tend to be ones that don’t involve this.

    Rudy says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This is not a job, it is an opportunity to become self employed.
    When you obtain a franchise you will pay thousands more. When you
    are self employed you pay for everything but there is also no
    limit to your income.
    Your check will never be more than it is now unless your boss
    says so.You have sold your birthright for a paycheck.

    R Moore says:
    October 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Just like most of society today. You want something for nothing. You are worth nothing to a company until you have proven yourself. It’s not shady, it life and you need to get one.

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    DonC says:

    October 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I have had Legalshield for 7 years. They did a will for me. I have called for legal advice several times. It has been worth the price to have a lawyer on call. I could not retain a lawyer any other way. In a recent case they gave me insight to disability cases against the government. I need the lawyer because my employer will not give me one and he is breaking the disability laws. I signed up to be an Associate but had no time to build the business. I also tried AMWAY many years ago but did not like it. Yes they are both legit. But i am not a salesman at heart. I like engineering. It looks like you could make money at it but you have to be persuasive. The product sells itself in many ways because how else can you get legal representation at a fraction of the cost? I am only sorry they do not have stock any more. Brilliant idea for a company for regular middle class people.

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    Dave says:

    October 17th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    My wife signed us up for Legal Shield about two years ago with the assumption that it would be good protection in case of any legal problems, that we would have access to some form of assistance in getting the rare bad client to pay their bill, and in helping to set up a will.

    Well, about a year ago we got into a car accident 0% our fault. We immediately called Legal Shield and their response was, “Sorry, we can’t help you until we know who the other party is.” My wife asked why. “Because if they are also a legal shield client we can’t represent you. It’s a conflict of interest.” To which my wife replied, “So basically, what you’re telling me is that the better you do your job by getting people to sign up, the less chance I have of actually using the service?” The person on the other end said that, yes, that’s basically correct.

    My wife has talked to them a few times, but for the most part they’ve been little to no help. After reading all of these reviews I’m asking her to cancel our policy.


    Toya says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 8:45 am

    How do you cancel a policy with legalshield?

    Sue says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    They will get a referral attorney to assist when or if both parties have the membership. Had the membership for 5 years. They have never not given me a response or indicated that it’s just about the membership. Can the fix everything, NO!? Can a doctor fix everything NO!? It may not be the answer people are looking for, but at least I have always had somewhere to go to get advice. Not a scam, legit! Some people need to know the membership policy better!

    Frank says:
    November 17th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for information may I ask fo r cancellations result what are theys?

    Thanks Frank 11-17-12

    Um says:
    November 13th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    They are 100% correct that they cannot give you any legal advice whatsoever without running a conflicts check. Please educate yourself.

    Bev says:
    November 3rd, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Yes, but doesn’t LegalShield provide referrals to other attorneys? Seems to me, from what I’ve been reading here, this is not a good idea to purchase this coverage.

    Any other ideas to obtain legal advice without spending an arm and leg (which I already have with poor results!)?

    Bob says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    That is true in Law, if the person you are suing is or has been represented by the same firm, they are required not to take the case, or they can be disbarred.

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    bgburford says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I have just join Legal Shield and I am excited to get started! I was invited in by an old friend that I lost contacted with till now! I am not quiting my day job in hopes to replace any income! I just want the benefits it offers and the small business it can be!! Who doesn’t want or need legal advice and or extra $$ here and there?? No brainer for me!! ROI hello! It pays for itself if u are motivated!

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    disapointed says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    i think its a scam, because we got a lawyer from them. we paid the layer $1900 and we won the case. he wanted 3% of the money we won. the case was won in aug. and in sept. he said he would get on getting the money.

    now its oct. and we haven’t heard from him so we called and he said the he hadn’t even looked into it. we are still paying legal shield and we got a letter from the them asking for more money to renew our contract. we’ve been doing this for at least three years. the first time we joined they took out $200 from our account and whatever the monthly fee was. we couldn’t get head or tails on how to use it.

    the first year we dropped them, but sometime later we joined again. so that’s when we got their lawyer and we are not satisfied with the outcome.

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    MDowling says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’d just like to take a minute and say that we are all adults here and saying this is good or this is bad is all a matter of opinion. I JUST started LegalShield and have not even signed up one person yet but I will still give the company a 5 star rating as of now. Why? Because there is a support team. A backbone. People willing to take time out to ensure my success. That’s people believing in people which more of us need to promote. Even if it is driven by money, so what? If you wake your @$$ up everyday and drive to work or get on the bus or walk to your job, are you not motivated by a paycheck? Saying this is a scam and no one can prosper at it is an opinion. This isn’t for some people. Same way I don’t particularly want to work at McDonald’s or a gas station. I’m not knocking people that DO, I’m just saying it’s not for me. My day time job is a bill collector. The stigma of that on me is FAR worse than a legal insurance salesperson. People don’t want to pay debts, they want to borrow, take, apply, be approved for, but then when it comes time to being honest, oh the economy, I’m a single mom, I’m disabled! Guess what?!?! The economy happened to everyone, I’m a single mom of 3 and I manage to pay my bills on time even though I know I’m getting raked over the coals with interest, annual fees, APR financing rates, late penalties, and ALLLLL other types of ridiculousness. Instead of ditching my responsibilities or letting my accounts go delinquent so I can make another company rich off my debt, I chose to do something about it and sign up with LegalShield. So before you go badmouthing something you haven’t even tried, see it from another person’s point of view. Take yourself out of the equation and see how it might affect someone who is willing to take a stand against the economy. My family has a way of life that I will go down fighting tooth and nail to support and protect. That is my life statement, that’s what I’m willing to do for my husband and my children. What are you doing with YOUR life?


    Huggins says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    M Dowling,thank you so much for putting that out there.So many people have negative veiws on Legal Sheild and yes its hard work but the outcome is what you put in to it.I was on both sides ive been with the company for about five years and it took me awhile to relize that its work not a hobby.

    Lionel R says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I commend your thoughts and efforts. Basically people don’t understand it takes lots and lots of hard work to build a business. Look at entertainers, sports athelets, doctors, lawyers. The sacrafices people make to reach one’s goals. The hours and dedication must exceed the standard 40 hour work week. Here is food for thought. BAM you have a State Farm Agency office! You have to learn the procedures of running the franchise. Hiring the right people to work with you. Build your business. Takes time. Still have to promote and BUILD your business. You want overnight success, buy a lotto ticket. LAUGH be honest some people are broke within 3 years of winning millions. It’s the person inside you that makes things happen and the direction you want to reach or go.

    MDowling says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I say husband loosely, we aren’t legally married. That doesn’t matter, the point is people are so eager to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to badmouthing something they don’t know about. These days, playing devil’s advocate seems like it shouldn’t be questioning something because everyone’s already doing that. It should be playing devil’s advocate and promoting or supporting something that everyone else is downgrading. I get that most people aren’t comfortable with talking to complete strangers or large crowds, but that’s what makes this job so good for people who do. Not everyone can do this. But I don’t remember having a gun held to my head as being part of the application process either. If you don’t want it, or didn’t know enough about it to make an educated decision, what made you sign the contract? That was your fault, and personally, sounds like something a LegalShield attornery could’ve helped you with. Food for thought.

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    Loulou says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    This is most definitely a scam.After reading reviews ALL OVER THE INTERNET? The “associates” come on review sites,just as they have here and retort all “bad” reviews.I was going to sign up for this service until hours of research.Thank goodness for people like Avery on here! He seems like a lawyer who cares about people not getting scammed! You can take that $20 a month and the initial fee of $100+ whatever it is and put it in a money market account where you can WITHDRAW FUNDS FOR AN ATTORNEY whenever you need to and not be under the mercy of this “company”. Don’t get sucked in,do your research and save your own money! A 25% discount for some lawyer you may or may not be able to trust is not worth your hard earned money! I have saved myself thousands of dollars over the last few years:RESEARCHING.Making sure every dollar is accounted for.You don’t need a lawyer for everything! Me and my husband live comfortably on 30k a year with an infant! People,live within your means and PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE!


    Chris says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Sure, some people go to these sites and talk about bad reviews. I know I do sometimes.

    That said, I’m not going to try and convince anyone if it’s a scam or not, because that’s an opinion that some people have about any MLM.

    The issue here, though, is how you use it.

    I need to update my will annually because of my IT business, my wife is dealing with her ex husband and their children, and I don’t know about you but I can’t afford to make a phone call at 11:30 at night when I’m on my way to a hospital after a car accident.

    Plenty of people save piece of mind and money with this service, just like plenty of people enjoy AAA/CAA services.

    What it comes down to is this .. the service is either worth it to you because you will use it, or the service isn’t worth it because you would choose not to use it when situations come up that it can benefit you.

    Gimme a shout if you want more personal details from me … I’ve used LegalShield as a customer and am now an associate because of those situations and because I believe in the service, not because I want to make a few bucks.

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    September 30th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Why do some of you people (Probably Reps) feel you have to defend Legal Shield? It is obvious that there is something not quite right about all this prepaid legal services business. Most of these MLM ideas start with good intentions but then people turn them into a disaster, then it is perceived as a scam. My advise, get a real job. This type of business preys on people that are hungry and in need. It is full of false money promises and “carrot-dangling” of incomes that are never achieved. Some of these people that call themselves wealthy are worse off than you are. Yes they wear suits and talk eloquently but the truth is that they are as poor as you and going after your money.


    Jack says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    how is a pre-paid legal service any different from your auto insurance company? You are pre-paying essentially (and a lot more than 26 a month) on the possibility that you MIGHT be involved in an accident. It’s an insurance product at its basics, use it or don’t. In response to the “service” aspect, you get for what you pay for…if you want an attorney to yourself, then go pay the money and hire one…and to use my auto insurance example, you get the same thing with the cheap auto or internet companies, no office, just a representative to tell you what’s covered and your options, but again, it’s inexpensive…and to be clear, I am NOT am member or someone selling these plans, I’m a consumer doing my due diligence on this product.

    Deb says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Well Said! Only the sellers of Legal Shield has good remarks.

    Jay says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    spoken like someone who’s missing out… dude quit whining and join us. Besides we’re going on trips.

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    Randy Valenzuela says:

    August 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I used to cruise the internet looking for a quick way to make a buck. I subscribed endlessly and although many of the sites I encountered were scams, many were truly legitimate. The only issue with some of those legitimate sites is that they don’t really explain how to easily make money and be successful without dropping a few bucks here and there for more information.

    I went crazy looking for online opportunities and finally found the “diamond-in-the-rough.” It is called LegalShield.

    Let me just share this; I have owned many small business in my life and have spent thousands in down payment money only to have the business fail and never getting back any of my upfront investments. When a co-worker told me about LegalShield, I jumped right into it.

    This is a MLM networking business that has paid me back my investment within two months of buying my association. As I continue to grow I continue to earn commissions, bonuses, and these two lead to residuals.

    This business supplies me with very valuable, professional advertising propaganda, several websites to display the business to others on line and with direct contacts.

    Yes it is an MLM, and you do get something of value back as a member. As an associate you get much more plus the opportunity to earn a really nice income. This business has 1.4 million members; is recognized by 80% of the attorney generals, offers company cars and all inclusive paid vacations as a reward for hard workers.

    Only those that participate and don’t invest an effort eventually quit and write bad reviews. It is really hard to fail because your support line comes from the top and if you succeed, we succeed and we help each other out.


    Urt says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Definition: A pyramid scheme is an illegal business structure in which recruitment of new members into the pyramid scheme is main avenue for compensation for participants. In a pyramid scheme, people recruit others to join an organization or business opportunity for a initial fee. They are then compensated–either solely or substantially–with a portion of these recruitment fees and the future earnings of their recruits.
    There is often a cover for a pyramid scheme that makes it appear the compensation will come from something other than recruitment. Some might offer a work-at-home job opportunity for the the fee. But the work is simple and and entirely secondary to earning compensation. Sometimes they are dressed up as multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, selling a product through direct sales.

    Austin says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about…. I’m not an associate for legal shield but I do know everything about it. If you put work into it, then you’ll make plenty of money. after selling 5 memberships you get a $125 bonus on top of the $125 you made from the sales. There, you made up your entire annual payments to the company. Then you start making around $70 for selling the $17/month membership and you make $103 every time you sell the $26/month membership. Now who says if you put in 20-30 hours a week you can’t get 10 memberships. That’s anywhere from $700-$1000 a week. That’s not too bad for most people… I will admit this is only for people who can talk to strangers and are good with advertising. But if you are one of those people, then it’s a GREAT thing. Yeah, you have to pay a little up front but what’s $150??? You make it back right away. And for a fact I know that Ohio uses one of the top 5 law firms in the state for their attorneys. THIS IS NOT A SCAM

    Rob says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    You are full of it and have either been brain-washed or you’re already a scam artist!!! MLM preys on honest individuals and the only people that make money are the ones that start the business. You justify it any way you’d like to! It is not about hard work it is about manipulation!

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    tp says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i have been paying legal shield for about 5 years now. not once have they been able to help me in any way at all! bad advise from them has only made things worse. they will not provide you with an attorney when you need one just tell you to go to the bar ass. an ex employer ran me down and hit me with his truck and had been messing with my customers,vendors and employees. i got no legal help. was taken to court over the med debit from er when i was hit. i got no help even had to pay their referral lawyer $480 and he never showed up in court. got screwed! i did as advised by legal shield att and it pissed off the att that works for the collections that i am now back in court for it again and looking at jail time. so you would think now would be the time they would find someone to rep me but no i was told to contact the bar ass again! i have read the laws that clearly state my rights in this matter and i am being denied my rights but still legal shield has been no help! last time i spoke to legal shield i told them to do as they agreed when i singed up or refund all the money that i have paid and then ill go get my own lawyer and opps they did not like it got very rude and was told we will try but no promises that we can find someone to help you. what a joke. fraud is what this is they tell you lies so you will pay them then they never do what they say they will do!


    tkdmike64 says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    So WHY are you a member for 5 years??? lmaoooo!!!

    Bianca says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    WE? Your exactly need clients or there is not a sir are a dumb ass.

    Valeaboy says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Stop your whining…you were probably at fault and have no one else to blame. LegalShield works and you should get the hell out…we don’t need you.

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    sandy says:

    July 30th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I enjoy my legal shield they were there for me when my husband was killed. I believe in them and also in Europe your have to have a legal plan to buy a home i think the USA should have that too. They even saved me alot of money when i bought my car. Thank you legal shield.

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    J Staubach says:

    July 17th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I am very impressed with Legal Shield. My mother signed me up in April the day my husband was diagnosed with leukemia. In the past 4 months, I have called and talked to about 15 lawyers and am now being represented for probate and guardianship of my stepdaughter. I went back to the woman that sold the plan to my mom and asked if I could sell as well. I had to make very tough decisions that I wish I had been prepared for. I have been asked my why. Why am I in the business? I say, I am in the business of helping people! I am proud of the product we provide and I assure you, Legal Shield is just what the name says. A shield when legal crisis arise!


    Jason says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 12:06 am

    How about you call up 15 lawyers, get the proper consultation you would like and see how much that costs you and get back to us. I’m just saying ;)

    tee says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    15 lawyers before you got the help you need??? That isn’t good by the way.

  • Cole L. says:

    July 4th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I think a lot of unhappy people here are made unfair promises by some unscrupulous and desperate people who market LegalShield. If someone misleads you so you sign up as a LegalShield associate, you may have been scammed – by that person, not by LegalShield.

    It’s just like people told go to a “good” college but who can’t get a good job, or people who “qualify” for a mortgage they really can’t afford. It’s bad business and it’s unfair. That’s a legitimate weakness of LegalShield’s (or Avon, Quixtar, Longaberger, etc etc) network distribution model – are you dealing with a fair businessperson?

    If you’re joining LegalShield because you NEED to make money NOW (like a JOB), carefully look at the effort versus income, and make an self-motivated decision. There are many reasons the company promotes selling LegalShield for part-time income. It’s not a job. It’s a marketing and sales opportunity.

    Stay classy,


    Valeaboy says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 2:09 am


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    Nonofurbusiness says:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Hey i haven’t gotten lagal shield but the associates are pushy and reading all this sure makes me feel that they are quite fishy!

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    lbell356 says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    One of the representative had been speaking with me in an effort to get me to join LegalShield. When he discovered that I might not join and compared this organization to one of their competitors, he got extremely defensive. I asked him about Legal Shield reviews and he hasn’t answered me yet. However, he did have a lot of negative feedback related to one of the competitors. Right now I am a bit confused because when I mentioned the others guys, he got very upset. He started rambling on and on. He even started to use profanity, He said, sh _t. OMG he really showed his good side. Legal Shield definitely don’t have to worry about me joining their organization to receive representation, NO THANKS!!!!!

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    Sarah P says:

    June 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I used to have prepaid legal through an old company. The one time I needed an attorney for information on a divorce, they referred me to a criminal lawyer who would offer me 25% off his rate. But I had to pay the entire $3000 up front for the filing fee then any time he put in would be extra. Um, the filing fee to do it yourself was $150, he sure wasn’t paying his secretary the other $2850 for typing up the five pages necessary to file. So I canceled immediately and found a lawyer for $1500 that included all the time and the filing on the divorce. So no, the service isn’t worth it except to try and set up some wills and then cancel the product.


    NNjrzey says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Hi sarah can you please to refer me an attorney that you hire for your divorce. i appreciated it if you get back with me.

  • Ashley C says:

    June 4th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Avrey presents himself as an attorney, but he certainly has not sold himself as one. As soon as he claimed Legal Shield to be a pyramid scheme, he flushed all hope of credibility down the drain.

    You expect an attorney to know how a pyramid scheme is defined, but this “attorney” does not.

    Re. Legal Shield, not everyone is happy with the service. If you go to Wal-Mart and watch the “return desk” for a while, you’ll find that everyone is not happy with those products either.

    But, having owned a Legal Shield membership for 14 years, I have saved so much more than I have spent via ongoing access to the legal system that cancelling the service is not an option.

    Avery, I hope for your sake that you are credible with your own clients. If your legal advice to them is on par with your comments here, you have to be experiencing EPIC FAIL.

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    Raquel Luna says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I love Legal Shield. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have a home. Thank you Legal Shield. Now on my third year and never letting go. Best of all, I get a monthly invitation to go visit with the attorneys to gain relationships. Lots more to brag about.


    G.C says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    im glad it work out for u because everyone doesn’t get toe same respect case. a anderson age 71 fix income went to them for legal help paid there fee every month paid $1900 to a suggested lawyer have got a notice case was won from the court lawyer hasn’t been heard from and today legal shield told her thay cant help her untel she gives them 70 or 80 dollars now lets add up what she lost with 249 to become a a rep 34 dollars a month there fee 1900 pluse what the was won in the suit add all that up now add up 78 dollars moer to get help now about the problem

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    Henry says:

    April 27th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Can you earn commission monthly (as earned) or is it only by yearly advances? Not a big fan of chargebacks. Thank you.


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Yes you can get paid as earned. And chargebacks are earned back not paid back.

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    Raul says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:07 am

    If you read the positive comments, it almost seems as if it’s another associate making a fake account and advertising it even more by saying “it saved my family” or “I saved thousands”. Don’t listen to this bs. I know a guy in the business and he’s just another money hungry associate that just wont take “no” for an answer. He makes it seem like it’s a must to have. It really isn’t. If anything they need you more than you need them.


    Alejandro R. says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    sorry to say but mike t is right you did meet a jerk.because i’ve in the busness for 14 months and i never hawked someone down like that once someone says no for whatever reason it is all i do is ask for referrals if possible and thats it. if i get a vibe that its just not the right time i’ll maybe call them in 3 or 4 months but nothing other than that

    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Sorry you met a jerk – did you ever know a jerk in real estate or insurance – or a doctor? Don’t judge us all by one jerk – Legal Shield is chuck full of really great people.

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    John says:

    April 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I signed with legal shield however didn’t like the way the “independent associate” presented himself. He sounded to me as if he was a lawyer. When I told him why I needed the membership with legal shield he said, “I can do this for you. I will get your problem solved.” what’s more, the associate took my personal information instead of allowing me to do it on-line. He also offered me a password for my login to which I declined. Now, the associate left me wondering if he set me up for personal information identity theft. By the way I thought I was talking to a lawyer. It was after I gave my personal info that i realized I was with a broker. Because throughout the process he sounded as if he was a lawyer.


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Legal Shield has 1.5 million active memberships. They use the service over 2 million times a year, I’ve used it 5 times this year for business and financial questions. If you don’t use the membership you are not taking full advantage of the abilitity to improve your life. No they don’t do everything for 17 dollars a month. Do you have a better plan?

  • JE PENNICK says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Its like having a lawyer on retainer 24/7. Been a member better than 30 years.Have used it about 5 times.
    Best service ever.

    My wife and I were leaving a cruise ship a few years ago from the port of Miami when we hailed a taxi. Normally we use the shuttle from the port. But this time the starter was forgoing this wheelchair bound passenger. To make a long story short when we reached Miami Airport my wife noticed we were missing a bag. The Driver said he would take her back to the port to retrieve the bag. When they returned with no bag wanted to double the $35.00 normal fare and tip. After our discussion on the fare due to him leaving the bag. He called the policeman over trying to intimidate this Bilateral Amputee with the threat that I’ll be charged WITH THEFT OF SERVICES. At this point I called my (800) Legal Sheild PPL # Spoke with the attorney I passed it to the policeman.Less than 2 minutes My wife and I were on our way. after paying our original fare & tip. By the time we reached Dallas Tx our bag was waiting for us in baggage claim lost & found. GOOD BAGGAGE TAGS ARE A BLESSING PLUS PPL


    Idaho says:
    March 22nd, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    JE Pennick… why did you tip this idiot? Your story has holes in it.

    Alejandro R. says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    avrey is just mad because he’s losing his business to us lol..

    Mike says:
    July 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Typical. Legal Shield/pre paid legal is only used for legal bullying of small matters. JE Pennick, you made two trips to the airport. It was your responsibility to pay the fare, period. Next time make sure that all your bags are put into the taxi. Also these people are not your lawyers. They are not representing you, that is a fact. They are nothing more than an advice line. If any of you do not believe me call the law firm that they assigned you too and ask if they are your lawyer. They will tell you they are not.

    As far as a Will goes. Wills are useless if ever contested in a court of law. A good lawyer will tell you that you need a living trust.

    Isaac says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Avrey, if it’s not too much to ask, what state/country and university did you get your law degrees in?

    sam says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Avery, having a lawyer on my side without having to pay $200/hr to “build a relationship” is fine with me. If I can have a top rated law firm represent me without having to drive in to their office and pay them for “relationship” time I am money ahead. I can understand how this might seem to be a threat to some who practice law, hopefully this is not your situation.

    Avrey says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:18 am

    It’s so sad to me when people are so obviously taken-for-a-ride with services like this.

    Let me say – I am a lawyer, actually, I have two law degrees. The “services” Legal Shield are offering you are nothing short of a complete scam.

    I’m sorry, but what do you think the “lawyer” on the phone did for you? He’s not acting as your lawyer – that is 100% – because there is no attorney/client relationship created over the phone, and so he was not representing you. You didn’t need to call a lawyer at all. You needed to contact the police, and explain the situation. It almost certainly would have turned out the EXACT SAME WAY (you not having to pay the double fare). Why did you think you needed a lawyer? Did you think the taxi-driver was going to take you to court??? This whole thing is just beyond ridiculous. This service exists to take advantage of people without the legal education and knowledge to know better.

    I advise everyone in the STRONGEST POSSIBLE WAY to stay away from this scam.

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    smee says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I took their HORRIBLE legal advice and am now being sued on top of being a victim. They told me to go to the Bar if I have any problems with their actions. DON’T USE THIS


    roger says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t think there are many attorneys to choose from, though, AFAIK in UT they only employ one law firm, so if you don’t like them, tough…

    Tom says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    The advice is only as good as the PPL attorney you are referred to. If you have a problems with the attorney you can file a complaint with PPL and try to get a new attorney.

    Buttanuts says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Mike T it is so obvious that you work for legal shield – lol. Nothing you say sounds genuine. It’s you’re reading a script.

    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I got great legal advice and saved thousands of dollars in taxes and did not a anything extra for a lawyer.

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    Caitlin says:

    March 29th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    This is a pyramid scheme company. They make you buy in, for $180 and then it is $20 a MONTH to use their services. They want you to collect people to do their business for them which is…..a pyramid scheme! BEWARE. Do not work for them, their health insurance package for one individual is $1000 a MONTH. BEWARE. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR WORK.


    Alejandro R. says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    and adding to steve’s reply people should really learn what exactly is a pyramid scheme this is how people look stupid by not knowing what their talking about a pyramid scheme is illegal first of all and secondly a pyramid scheme only exist when no actual product or service is rendered or for those that don’t know what rendered means it means delivered

    Steve says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:11 am

    First of all, this person doesn’t have the correct numbers which tells me that did no digging into the company. If your any sense of normal intelligence and are interested in legal shield do some actually digging people. The company has been around for 40 years and was listed on the NY stock exchange until recently being bought out by a large investment group called Mid Ocean. This investment group only buys sure bets, to give you an example they own sbarro’s pizza, time warner cable and many other large companies. You pay for home owners insurance and may never have a claim, you pay for health insurance, life insurance, car insurance as well and may never have a claim. This is no different. It simple investing in legal insurance and selling it if you become an associate. Do me a favor and do be ignorant. Do your research about the company that was formerly known as prepaid legal when they were on the stock exchange and ignore opinionated people that are to lazy to actually make something like this work. One last thing for the record. They don’t get paid on a pyramid scheme. They get paid the same way people do that sell you insurance. Is that a scheme as well? and if so why do you have it?

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    Shiri Prasad says:

    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I have been a member with Legal Shield for over two years now. As a business owner this is one of the best investments I made that help me protect and grow my business. Thanks for the great service :-)

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    Cody says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Legal shield is not only a great service that offers great protection, but can also be a very big business opportunity. With the right drive and skills to sell this to others, there is the potential to make very easy and fast money


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    aka, in your opinion – what is a pyramid scheme? Read Robert Kiyosaki’s The business of the 21st century. Educate yourself before to write foolish things.

    Avrey says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 am

    aka: pyramid scheme

  • Geoff says:

    March 15th, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Another Associate what if you don’t have another job due to the economy being weak? I was just downsized few weeks ago this is all i do.

    I know its not a get rich quick and its not an easy thing to do.

    So life quality this is directed at you too you must put a lot of time and effort into this

    I’m an expert on the services and i’ve had a horrible time signing anyone up for memberships.

    I’m a manager my team has fallen apart so to be honest people come and go in this business.

    You need to market and find the right people as the friends, family thing doesn’t work

    ps-i’d get small business certified and group certified as just selling memberships with family plans wont solve your problems right away.


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Your right – like any other business – you must have a business plan.

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    A Sheek says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    JFA Online is Legal Shield’s branding and printing company. They treat Legal Shield’s Associates horrible. And the people who are making the money for Legal Shield (Associates) have to sit back and take it. Some have found other ways to deal with purchasing supplies. Legal Shield will not do anything because the company is theirs. If JFA Online makes an error, it will always be “to bad” for the Associate. Perhaps when more of Legal Shield’s Associates leave and JFA Online has a severe decline in business, both will want to be on the straight and narrow. Meanwhile JFA Online is having a field day. It is terrible.


    Mike says:
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Funny, because I’ve been with Legal Shield for a year and JFA has always delivered. I’ve never had a problem and when I wanted to make changes to my order or information they provided a format to do it, as long as its within the guidelines and time that was allocated to make changes, which is explained to the associate before placing an order.

    I’ve made thousands of dollars since I’ve started my business for protecting families and small business with our service. My members love the service because my support team properly explains how the membership works. Looking forward to the commercials coming out on tv later this year and a bright future in Legal Shield.

    If its not working for some of you, then you are not attending your weekly briefings and trainings so you can learn how to present and market the service.

    Geoff says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I agree Jfa is not that great and Legalshield better have some great tricks up its sleeve with advertising this year.
    I talk to many disgruntled associates out there.
    Many associates are working there asses off and not having much success due to lack of marketing and credibility.

    Also i demanded a refund from JFA Online and they told me i’d get a credit what BS.

    I’ve been with LegalShield since January 2010

    I might ad the services are really good i had the attorney call me back from Parker Stanbury in 8 minutes.

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    sucker says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 12:43 am


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    tony says:

    March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I signed up yesterday was told that I would get help today they said I would talk to a lawyer in 2 min it was 20 min before I spoke with someone they gave me the run around said they would give me a 25% discount and I really needed there help it’s a bunch of bs. I won’t be renewing my account. Don’t waste your time


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    If you had a pre-existing condition it falls under the 25% discount. Did you every try to talk to any lay firm in less than 20 minutes?

    Avrey says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Uh you can find it at Legal Aid or a Pro-Bono Clinic.

    Getting a call in under 20 minutes is not a “miracle” – in fact, it’s far from it.

    Also, many law firms offer a “free consultation” – (which is basically all Legal Shield tries to do anyway) – so this whole service is really a total scam.

    Michael says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    If someone told you an attorney would call you in 2 minutes, they are smoking crack. The company promises a call within 8 business hours. You received a call within 20 minutes, which is a miracle in attorney land, for under $36 per month.

    As for the service, if the attorney is not helpful, call customer service – they take complaints very seriously and will work to resolve them. The service is not perfect, but for $17 a month or less for basic coverage, where else will you find at attorney to write letters, review contracts, or talk to you at all?

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    E. S. says:

    February 24th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    My goodness! This is everything that they claim to be and so much more! I would have never imagined that I would be able to obtain this type of service at the cost they provide. I can’t imagine not having them despite only use them for less than a week.

    Simply the best affordable legal service for small businesses and individuals like you and me!!!


    B. S. says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    You people couldn’t sound more phony if you tried.

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    Jim Cozzi says:

    February 24th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I used Legal Shield over 12 years and have saved thousands of dollars. I was denied an insurance claim by Allstate for $9500. I called my provider law firm which made a call to Allstate corporate offices in Illinois. Once Allstate found our I had an attorney and they couldn’t wiggle out, they covered my claim. Wow! That paid for my membership for 31 years! I recently had an employer refuse to pay me my last pay check for $1,200. I had the law firm write a letter stating that it was illegal under state law for the employers to withhold pay checks. Got a call the next day from the controller and asked me to pick up my check for $1,200. That paid for another 6 years of membership. That’s power in access to the legal system. No better value in America! Anyone like the knucklehead above who says this doesn’t work, doesn’t need an attorney, he needs a shrink. It works!


    Alejandro R. says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    i could’ve sworn avrey said he has 2 degrees but still yet he doesn’t know what a pyramid scheme is.and avrey said jim cozzi should’ve hired a lawyer now why would jim do this if he has i said before avrey’s just mad because he’s losing his clients to legalshield ..don’t get mad get glad glad lock zipper bags lol

    Avrey says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:29 am

    This is utterly ridiculous.

    First of all, you’ve been wasting your “premiums” to Legal Shield.

    Your first situation – Allstate not paying your claim. You absolutely did not need “Legal Shield”. What you needed was to hire a lawyer. Unless you know absolutely nothing about the legal system, you know that the losing party in a law suit pays the other parties “costs”. Which means if you had hired a lawyer (without Legal Shield) – not only would they have settled your claim, but they would have had to cover your costs for the lawyer you were forced to hire due to their failure to settle as well. So, first “Legal Shield” argument disputed.

    Second – the fact that you thought you needed to pay Legal Shield to “write a letter for you” is beyond ignorant. All you had to do was write that letter YOURSELF. Dear: Employer. It’s illegal not to pay your employees. Please pay asap, or I will take this claim to the Small Claims Court. They would have paid immediately (obviously – a LAWYER doesn’t need to tell the employer what they are doing is illegal, any individual can tell the employer this) – and if not, you could have taken them to small claims court, (for free), and compelled them to pay your wages.

    It’s incredibly sad to me that your entire last pay check – ALL of the money you earned on your last pay check – went to paying for the service that you claim helped you GET that paycheck, when in fact, it did nothing that you could not have done yourself. So, premium AND paycheck wasted.

    Please everyone, do your research. The fact that people are getting sucked into this pyramid scheme is unbelievable.

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    karen andrewitz says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    they are insensitive and unresponsive.


    anonymous says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    she did cite her reasons, she didn’t cite the subject.

    Carla says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Could you please explain your personal experience that makes you say they are insensitive and unresponsive please. Thank you!

    Marina says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Cite your reasons for making this comment.

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    Huy says:

    February 10th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I used the services 10 times in the past 3 years and it helped me save over $7,000 dollars and headache.

    1) I clicked on those ad where it says Free Ringtone. It’s not FREE! They charged me $9.99 on my phone bill for a year and a half which amount to $150. I called the company up and demand a refund. They had me listen to elevator music for 45 minutes. No refund. Call my attorney who wrote a letter. Got a $100 refund.

    2) Bought a high dollar mattress from a store which guarantee 90 days Comfort Exchange. I slept on it for a month and a neck pain pain develop because it was too soft. Brought it back to store to exchange for a firmer one, the salesperson said I have to pay $250 for even though it’s same model. We got into a 45minutes argument and she insisted I must pay $250. Call LegalShield attorney who wrote a letter on my behalf. Then I got an apology letter from the company that they’ll honor the Exchange, didn’t have to pay $250. Went back to the store and didn’t see that saleswoman.

    3) Got a rolling stop ticket of $242. Call my Legalshield attorney who went to court on my behalf. The whole thing dismissed. No points on my record. No fee. And no record. My insurance rate remains the same. Yes, I was guilty, but don’t wanna pay to Farmer Insurance.

    4) They review my Refinance and Roth documents before I sign them. They gave me a piece of mind

    5) Got another traffic ticket of $694 in another state. They referred to a different Law Firm in that state who went to court on my behalf. No fee. No point. No Records. Auto insurance thinks I’m a safe driver.

    6) Driving home late one night. Got pull over by officer because the tail lights was out. He asked for my insurance and driver license. I handed him both along with my LegalShield card and on it basically said I have access to a lawyer 24/7 in an emergency. He got out his flashlight and read it for 30 seconds and let me go and inform the nearest auto store to get a light bulb.

    7) A good friend got detain by the INS because over stayed his student Visa. But for three days I didn’t know where he was. So I call 911 to report a missing person. 30 minutes later a detective called me back and inform me that my friend was safe in an non-disclosed location, wouldn’t tell me why they detain him. Our mutual friend suspected he had immigration problem so she called an Immigration attorney on the Yellowpages. They wanted $1,500 retainer fee and charge $189 hourly rate. Luckily, my good friend sign up for Legalshield membership through me. I called the Legalshield attorney on his behalf. They referred me to an Italian American Immigration attorney who has 25 years of experienced. He gave me a 25% discount for the service. I only paid $375 and within 15 minutes he was able to locate where my friend was and thoroughly advice me what to do to visit him.

    Is the service worth it? I would say definitely yes and would keep it for life. This is the Nation of laws I wouldn’t dare to leave home without my Legalshield card. The membership isn’t for everybody, but most intelligent people would own it to protect their family for pennies a day!


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Avrey, you sound like a very worried lawyer – you might be out of business in a few years. Charging people 250+ dollars an hour is a scam if you ask me. I’m tired of the scamming lawyers out there that take people for a ride without recourse. Get out of the business! – Thank god for Legal Shield.

    Isaac says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Wow, you just keep upping the ante with how big your credentials are. Seems almost… incredible. as in, Not credible. Also, of course a lawyer wouldn’t have or recommend this service, it’s cutting into their business and they can represent themselves.

    Avrey says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:35 am

    “Most intelligent people would own it”.

    I am a lawyer, as is my older brother. My father is a doctor. Almost all of our friends are lawyers, and doctors, investment bankers – etc – and otherwise similarly educated. As a lawyer, I am of the opinion that Legal Shield is a total scam. Not ONE lawyer I know, currently work with, or have worked with in the past, has either obtained or recommended this service. In fact, it’s known to be a scam.

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    JMB says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I had the membership for several years before I needed to use it. When I did, I got the letter I needed and the problem went away. Another2 years or so went by before I needed to use the services again and Initially, I was not happy with the lawyer that was assigned to help me. I called to complain, and in less that 2 hours after the complaint, I received a call apologizing and assuring me I would get another lawyer to call me the next day. I actually got that call that same afternoon and again, my problem was resolved! This membership is important to me because I cannot afford a lawyer every time I need some advice. This is a resource and the lawyers provide the legal knowledge I don’t have and they can talk me through the process and advise me if I need it. I hope I never need to go to court for anything major but having the additional discount will help. For those of us who cannot afford a lawyer on retainer, this is a very good alternative. Definitely worth it for me!!!

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    the truth says:

    January 30th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Legal Shield is such a phenomenal service. It gives me confidence to know that I have over 50 attorneys watching my back. Knowing that if somebody tries to rip me off, my attorneys will step up and get me my money back.

    “Mr Upset” said he wasted a lot of $$$ buying a membership. That is impossible. The membership is month to month with no contract, and the most expensive family plan is $26/month! If you were speeding, you deserve a ticket buddy! But I have personally used the traffic part of the membership, and the attorneys went to court for me for free! I didn’t have to pay anything extra, it was part of my membership! I have also never had an attorney take more than 8 hours to call me back, and I have called over 20 times so far.

    “Just another average person” said this membership is bull, but was so vague in the description of their problem, nothing they wrote makes sense. I’ve never got the run around from the attorneys, and I have called a lot. They are extremely friendly and informative.

    The bottom line is I have used my membership about 5 times, and it has already paid for itself for over 5 years. I’ll be keeping this membership for life!


    Scam scam says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Let’s be honest! They don’t help you for squat!

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    Just an average person says:

    January 10th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Its pure Bull they don’t help… I had two issues with them and they did nothing they refer, refer, and give you the weakest advice. That if they get your email or call you back. They have you running around when then you think hey I could have just done this my self. A stranger in another field of work can give you better and greater advice. To use their service is pure waste of time and money. If you have the money to throw away and are looking for mediocre legal advice this is right for you.


    Mike T says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    If you have not provided the service to anyone yourself and seen first hand how it helped so many in so many ways, you don’t know what your talking about.

    I don’t know how you think your an expert on Legal Shield.

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    Mr Upset says:

    January 6th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I signed up for Legalshield which I felt was a great deal until it was time to actually use the services. I had a difficult time contacting an attorney through the number provided. I left a message and was contacted days later only to get the run around on my speeding ticket I received. I was told they would provide me an attorney at a 25% discounted rate since I had legalshield and that my best option was to just pay the speeding ticket and take drivers school to get rid of the points on my license. So I basically wasted a lot of $$$$$$ with Legalshield in a nutshell. Save your money and avoid them.


    Carla says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    In order for that to have happened you had to have had your membership for less than 15 days. Otherwise, you are not being honest. That is one of the easiest issues for them to take care of. Do you care to share more details about your ticket to give your comment more merit?

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    Robert Listerman, CPA, CITRMS says:

    January 4th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve been a member of Legal Shield (Pre-Paid Legal) since 1996. In full disclosure I’ve also been an associate since 2004. I have had excellent experiences every time I’ve used it. My retention of members is very high. Why? Because I set the right expectation that it is primarily a defense plan for life events. I also make sure my members use the document review and will preparation service so they experience how it works.

    I’ve lived in Michigan, Rhode Island and now Pennsylvania. All three provider law firms are excellent. Since my primary occupation is data security compliance consulting, I have had many issues handled by my Legal Shield attorneys, I know I can always count on their excellent service.


    Ms. Inquiring says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Thank you Mr. Listerman, Another Associate, and Life Quality. Your inputs has been very helpful in my research of this product. I once was a member years ago when it was Prepaid Legal and used the service once without any problems; I cancelled my membership due to financial reasons. I’ve recently been approached to join as an associate through a trusting friend. I decided to do as much research as possible prior to responding. I truly believe to be successful you must believe in what you’re doing; in this case, believe in the product. Checking the reviews has been one source of research and I felt the responses from you all were sincere. Thanks again.

    Peace and blessings and much success to you all!

    Another Associate says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Life Quality: I’m not sure if you’ve gotten a response from anyone else, but I can tell you for me this has been a real and true opportunity. I too take the approach of Mr. Listerman with the people I present the membership to. This product isn’t a fix all and isn’t going to cover every single life event for free and magically fix all of your problems. But it gives you access to attorneys so you can always find out your rights. This isn’t a get rich quick company either. If you join as an associate, treat the opportunity as a business. Put the same effort into your own business as you do your regular job. The product isn’t for everyone, but that’s ok. I am married with 3 children to support, and I am steadily building my business to where I want it to be.

    life quality says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    From all the comments yours is the one that makes more sense for me. I believe in the service and I just paid for my membership,
    I haven’t use it yet, however
    i am thinking to join as an associate but i still have some doubts if it will work or not. please put your hand on your heart and tell me if this is a real opportunity for a person who has a family and is looking to get a better life quality. thank you

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