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LegalZoom Attorney Network

The LegalZoom Attorney Network provides a plan for attorneys across the United States who want to provide consumers with sound legal advice, representation, and other legal services. Launched in 2010, the LegalZoom plans have grown steadily each year.

Attorneys that join the LegalZoom Attorney Network have the opportunity to grow their practice by connecting with qualified new customers in their area. Read more about the LegalZoom Attorney Network and the jobs it provides for lawyers across the United States.

On September 24, 2019, LegalZoom announced that Daniel Wernikoff became the new CEO replacing John Suh who served as EO for 12 years. Under John Suh’s leadership, the company grew twenty-five-fold from 2004 to 2019. After the transition, John Suh worked as a Senior Advisor to the company.

With more than 1,200 employees in the US and UK, LegalZoom helps small business owners and families make more informed legal decisions. The directory provides jobs for attorneys across a variety of practice areas. Although the LegalZoom Attorney Network is not yet a comprehesive lawyer directory that covers all states and practice areas.

The company has a multi-billion-dollar valuation. Investors include Permira Advisors, Bryant Stibel, Francisco Partners, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, GPI, TA, and TCV.


Types of LegalZoom Plans for Consumers

LegalZoom offers two types of legal plans for its customers.

The Business Advantage Pro is for small businesses. The owners of a small business or looking to start a business can use this service to ask business legal questions, get contracts reviewed, and request custom-drafted documents at simple flat fees.

The Legal Advantage Plus is for individuals. Individuals can use this service to ask personal legal questions, get advice for specific situations, or have estate planning documents reviewed by an attorney.

The plans offered by Legal Zoom are serviced by independent attorneys licensed in their respective states. Once an attorney joins the plan, customers can request consultations and get connected with a licensed to practice in their state.


LegalZoom's Directory of Local Attorneys

The LegalZoom Local Attorney Directory is an internal tool for attorneys in the plan to refer people to attorneys in their state. The attorney directory on LegalZoom provides jobs for attorneys by providing an easy way to make referrals.

The directory is comprised of qualified attorneys ready to serve a client with a specific legal need that falls outside the scope of the plans. Read more about the LegalZoom Local Attorney Directory.

The directory includes attorneys focused on the following practice areas:

  • Estate Planning
    • Power of Attorney
    • Living Trust
    • Last Will and Testament
    • Healthcare Directive
  • Family & Personal
    • Real Estate
    • Personal Injury
    • Marriage and Divorce
    • Landlord / Tenant
    • Employment and Termination
    • Child Custody / Support
    • Bankruptcy
  • Business
    • Real Estate
    • Landlord / Tenant
    • Franchise Disclosure
    • Employment and Termination
    • Corporate Ownership
    • Collections and Debt Issues
    • Business Management
    • Business Litigation
    • Business Licenses
    • Business Formation
  • Intellectual Property
    • Trademark
    • Patent
    • Copyright

Eligibility Requirements to Join LegalZoom's Attorney Network

Although it is free to join the directory, LegalZoom requires that its customers referred through the directory receive a 25% discount off the attorney's regular reasonable rate (excluding matters taken on a contingency basis or set by statute).

When you apply, the attorney must enter the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • State in which you practice law
  • Areas of expertise

The eligibility requirements require that you have 5+ years practicing law, you are active and in good standing, and have no public record of discipline with your state's regulatory agency. You must also maintain errors and omissions insurance with a $100,000 minimum per occurrence and a total of $300,000.

Although LegalZoom provides access to independent attorneys and self-help services, it is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Legal Zoom does not provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.


Top Competitors of LegalZoom

The top competitors of LegalZoom also provide document preparation services. Legal zoom also provides prepaid legal plans that offer unlimited 30-minute consultations on new legal matters for one low monthly fee.

Other companies that provide similar or alternative services to LegalZoom include:

  • Axiom
  • Avvo
  • IncFile
  • Lawdingo
  • Legal Hero
  • LegalShield
  • Nolo
  • Rocket Lawyer
  • Unitedlex
  • UpCounsel
  • Zenbusiness

Each of the companies provide some similiarities with LegalZoom.


Additional Resources

 

My Account on LegalZoom - Visit LegalZoom to find the fastest way login to your account. LegalZoom's business model is built around avoiding complicated forms. Instead, the platform takes care of all the paperwork after promoting the consumer or business owner to answer some a series of simple questions.


This article was last updated on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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