FindLaw is a business of Thomson Reuters that provides online legal information and online marketing services for law firms. FindLaw was created by Stacy Stern, Martin Roscheisen, and Tim Stanley in 1995, and was acquired by Thomson West in 2001.[1]

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Launched1995 is a free legal information website that helps consumers, small-business owners, students and legal professionals find answers to everyday legal questions and legal counsel when necessary. The site includes case law, state and federal statutes, a lawyer directory, and legal news and analysis.

It also includes a free legal dictionary and magazine called Writ, whose contributors (mostly legal academics) argue, explain and debate legal matters of topical interest.

FindLaw offers website development and Internet advertising services for legal professionals and extended members of the legal community through

In 2010, following the 2009 acquisition of the solicitor recommendation service Contact Law, FindLaw launched FindLaw UK (, a website for businesses and individuals in the UK looking for information on legal topics or a solicitor.


In 2018, a lawsuit was filed against FindLaw by a Pittsburgh personal injury law firm that alleges it was duped into paying nearly $300,000 for a shoddy website and lackluster social media presence. FindLaw responded to the firm's lawsuit by countersuing for $37,000 in unpaid fees and interest.[2]

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  • vLex


  1. ^ Anderson, Brian (January 2001). " Founders Discuss Entrepreneurship and FindLaw's Future". U.C. Davis Bus. L.J. 1 (1): 2.
  2. ^ "FindLaw Counters Pa. Law Firm's Suit Over 'Ineffective' Marketing With Claim for $37K in Unpaid Fees | The Legal Intelligencer". The Legal Intelligencer. Retrieved 2018-11-21.

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