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About us

The Legacy that Led to IDShield

Who We Are & Our Story

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.

“When it comes to identity protection and restoration, IDSHIELD provides the most comprehensive service on the market, especially for couples and families. This company monitors your life from every possible angle, from your Social Security number (SSN), credit cards, bank account, investments, email address, phone numbers, even to your social media. The shield of protection extends to the dark web as well.”

Kim Komando
www.komando.com