FindLaw Corporate Information: Company Background
FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the pioneer and leader in online legal information and services for lawyers, businesses, and individuals. FindLaw's roots go back to 1995, when two attorneys compiled a list of Internet resources for a group of law librarians in northern California. The response to the material was so positive they decided to post the information on the Internet.
Launched on Jan. 9, 1996, FindLaw.com soon offered a mix of cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards. The Web site rapidly developed into the leading legal information site on the Internet.
West Group, a Thomson Corporation business unit, recognized FindLaw.com as a powerful tool for reaching legal professionals and for connecting attorneys with people in need of legal representation. In Jan., 2001, FindLaw and its 55 employees became part of West Group. The company enhanced the legal information portal while rapidly developing its law firm online marketing business and client development solutions.
Today, FindLaw.com remains the most popular site for free legal information on the Internet with more than five million legal consumers visiting each month and the largest legal directory available. FindLaw's law firm marketing solutions also dominate with award-winning Web sites, online video, online attorney profiles, search engine marketing and Internet advertising. The company has continued to expand through the addition of the Findlaw UK web property and Super Lawyers, the leading brand in lawyer ratings for consumers.
With more than 1000 employees and over $100 million in annual revenue, FindLaw continues to grow and lead the legal market. The company has the largest team of online experts in the industry, a national network of sales consultants and a proven ability to get results for its clients.
|November||Michael Mathias Named General Manager of FindLaw|
|May||FindLaw Introduces Contact Advisor|
|April||FindLaw.com Remains No. 1 Consumer Legal Website|
|January||FindLaw.com Reaches a New Milestone of 6 Million Monthly Visitors|
|November||FindLaw Launches Legal Pulse|
|October||FindLaw launches WebChat Connect product for law firms|
|September||FindLaw Wins Two WebAwards|
|August||FindLaw launches Social Media Advance product for law firms|
|April||FindLaw.com is the No. 1 Consumer Legal Website, Online Lawyer Directory|
|November||FindLaw launches FindLaw Mobile.|
|August||FindLaw launches FirmSites in the UK|
|July||FindLaw launches FindLaw UK|
|March||FindLaw launches Blog Services for law firms.|
|January||Karl Florida Named President of FindLaw|
|November||FindLaw Launches "FindLaw en Español" Center for Spanish-Speaking Consumers|
|September||FindLaw Wins Five WebAwards for Law Firm Web Site Design and Development|
|May||FindLaw launches consumer blogs, providing up-to-the-minute, newsworthy information related to the legal topics and issues people are talking about|
FindLaw acquires Contact Law, a business that offers Web-based lead generation services to small and medium-sized law firms throughout the U.K.
|October||FindLaw Pioneers Case Summary RSS Feeds|
|September||FindLaw Earns Five WebAwards for Excellence in Developing Web Sites for Law Firms|
|March||FindLaw launches online video products.|
|November||Thomson FindLaw Wins Four WebAwards From Web Marketing Association|
|May||Thomson FindLaw Wins Three Honors at 2007 Webby Awards|
|October||FindLaw Launches FirmSite en Español|
|June||FindLaw launches LegalConnection|
FindLaw named one of 50 Coolest Websites of 2005 by Time.com
FindLaw.com launches new online legal centers for immigration law, family law, real estate law, small business.
|May|| FindLaw.com Named Best Legal Web Site in Ninth Annual Webby Awards |
Most visited legal site, with 3.7 million unique monthly users.
|July|| FindLaw Acquires Hubbard One |
the legal profession's leading provider of marketing applications to large U.S. law firms
|March|| FindLaw.com: Number One on the Web for Information About the Law and Lawyers |
According to comScore Media Metrix, a leading, independent Web usage monitoring service, FindLaw.com ranked 385th most visited among all Web sites in February 2004 - climbing from 570th this time last year. This represents the highest ranking any legal information Web site has ever received. FindLaw's nearest competitor placed a distant 2,493rd.
|February||FindLaw listed in PC Magazine's '50 from the Best of the Internet'|
|December||FindLaw Now Ranks in Top 500 U.S. Web Sites|
|July|| FindLaw Enhances Position as Most Popular Legal Web Site |
andFindLaw E-newsletter Distribution Reaches Five Million per Month
|February||FindLaw Joins Forces With Yahoo!|
|November||FindLaw Traffic Exceeds 42 Million Page Views Per Month|
|January||West Group acquires FindLaw|
|July||FindLaw Launches JusticeMail -- Free E-mail for the Legal Community|
|September||FindLaw Launches LegalMinds: One-Stop Access to Legal Community Discussions|
|June||FindLaw introduces online continuing legal education courses|
|January||FindLaw.com is launched.|
|Two attorneys compile a list of Internet resources for a group of California law librarians then decide to post the information on the Internet.|