Morella Villavicencio, MBA, Independent Associate
Position: Independent Associate
In 1969, an Oklahoma insurance salesman named Harland Stonecipher was in a car accident. Even though he was not at fault, Harland had trouble paying the expensive legal fees from the accident. He did not want others to be caught in the same financial predicament. Three years later, Harland became the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
Harland pioneered the idea of a proprietary network of law firms that makes legal representation accessible and affordable. For 40 years, Harland led his company from a one-room operation to being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1999. Today, this vision of affordable quality legal services is known as LegalShield. Although Harland passed away in November of 2014, LegalShield is stronger than ever, with over 1.7 million members and 39 provider law firms.
As ID theft and privacy concerns became a larger problem for our members, LegalShield took the best parts of its legal plans, built cutting edge technology and leveraged its provider network to develop the most comprehensive identity monitoring and restoration services available today.
Services or Expertise
We protect Individuals, Families, Businesses and their Employees with our Group Employee Benefits at no cost to the Business Owner. LegalShield pioneered access to affordable legal services over 48 years ago. Our plans offer the most comprehensive coverage available. You can also speak to an attorney in as little as 15 minutes for emergency situations 24/7. Instead of paying a lawyer expensive hourly fees, you pay a small monthly fee and get access to experienced Top Rated attorneys on a nationwide basis that can help you with any legal issue. Your Small Business Legal Plan will help with any business legal matter and provides access to legal consultation, document and contract review, debt collection letters, Trial Defense Hours, legal forms, and other features. With LegalShield, you get legal help, not a huge legal bill.
The IDShield Difference
In 2003 we introduced IDShield providing the Most Comprehensive Identity Protection and Restoration Available beyond identity theft with complete privacy and reputation management services to help keep your online identity and personal information private. As ID theft and privacy concerns became a larger problem for our members, LegalShield took the best parts of its legal plans, built cutting edge technology and leveraged its provider network to develop the most comprehensive identity monitoring and restoration services available today.