Legal Shield

Protecting people is our business. It has been for more than 40 years. In 1969, our founder, Harland Stonecipher, had an epiphany. His life savings had just been depleted after being forced to defend himself against an accusation that he was responsible for a motor vehicle accident. He found himself financially unprepared for the legal costs he incurred, even though the accident was not his fault. From that day forward, he was determined to make sure everyone has access to legal protection. No matter how traumatic or trivial the situation. That’s how LegalShield was born.

What if instead of shelling out hefty fees for a few days of legal help, you paid a monthly membership and got a law firm for life? Well, we're taking legal representation and making some revisions—in the form of accessible, affordable, full-service coverage. Finally, you can live life knowing you have a lawyer in your back pocket who, at the same time, isn't emptying it.

IDShield, a division of LegalShield, continues that mission today by providing identity protection to more than a million people in 50 states and four Canadian provinces. No other company combines the expertise of the most knowledgeable identity protection specialists in the industry. 24/7, 365 days a year, our team of dedicated individuals does whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to keep our members safe.

It is with this heritage of protection that we are proud to join the AiN Group.


  • Founded in 1972
  • Since 2003, we’ve held an exclusive partnership with Kroll, the world’s leading company in ID Theft consulting and restoration.
  • Provider lawyers’ average tenure: 22 years
  • More than 1.6 million member calls answered last year
  • 1.65 million families enrolled in our legal plans
  • Operating in 50 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces
  • Private Investigators’ average tenure: 7 years of identity theft restoration experience
  • More than 800,000 identity theft memberships—covering more than 1 million lives—with nearly 10,000 identities restored

The Facts

Identity theft was among the top consumer complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission for 16 consecutive years.

More than 13 million, or nearly 60%, of all small businesses have experienced significant legal events in the past two years.

Decision Analyst Study: The Legal Needs of Small Business

57 million full-time working Americans experienced at least one significant legal event in the past 12 months.

The Legal Needs of American Families Study


"I never thought about how important it is to have access to a law firm in today's society until I purchased my membership with LegalShield. Since I purchased my home, I have needed more legal counsel than before. I don't know how I ever went without it. Thank you LegalShield for being in my corner."

Elvie J.
Maryland Member

"I regret not joining sooner. It is not just the great savings on routine questions, it is peace of mind knowing you can have representation quickly and professionally. The LegalShield membership has given me the freedom to ask questions and explore ideas with a legal perspective that I previously did not have. I cannot say enough good things about LegalShield."

Jeff C.
Washington Member


LegalShield Plan

IDShield Plan

LegalShield Small Business Plan


Portfolio of Services

LegalShield Member Benefits

IDShield Member Benefits

LegalShield Small Business Plans

GoSmallBiz Benefits

Protect Your Employees

LegalShield Mobile App

IDShield Mobile App


Sales Contact

Contact:  Mark Minck
Phone:  352-317-7500

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