FindLaw, a part of Thomson Reuters, is the most popular source for free legal information on the internet. FindLaw also provides varied services for lawyers, businesses, and individuals.
Online innovations often start with little more than a good idea. We are no different. FindLaw began in Silicon Valley in 1995, when our founders compiled a list of attorney resources for a group of law librarians in Northern California. The response to this idea was so positive they decided to post the information on the internet. FindLaw was born.
Formally launched on Jan. 9, 1996, FindLaw.com soon offered a mix of resources for attorneys and consumers alike, including cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards, including the famous "Greedy Associates" which lives on as a popular blog. The website rapidly developed into the leading legal information site on the internet.
Legal publishing powerhouse Thomson West recognized FindLaw.com’s potential as an easier way for people in need of legal representation to connect with the right attorney. After its merger in 2001, FindLaw continued to expand, enhance and update the legal information available on FindLaw.com while simultaneously developing its offering of online marketing solutions for law firms. Thomson West in turn joined forces with Reuters, resulting in the multinational corporation we know today as Thomson Reuters.
Today, FindLaw.com remains the most popular site for free legal information on the internet with more than 11 million visitors each month and the largest online lawyer directory available. FindLaw's law firm marketing solutions also dominate with award-winning websites, online video, online attorney profiles, search engine marketing and internet advertising. Awards include numerous Webbys, inclusions on lists from "Top 500 U.S. Websites" to the ABA Blawg 100.