FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the world's leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms. FindLaw's roots go back to 1995, when two US 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 centre and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards. The website rapidly developed into the leading legal information site on the Internet.
West Group, a Thomson Corporation business unit, recognised 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.
In 2008, Thomson acquired Reuters to form Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets.
Today, FindLaw.com remains the most popular US site for free legal information on the Internet with more than four million legal consumers visiting each month and the largest legal directory available. FindLaw's law firm marketing solutions also dominate with award-winning websites, online attorney profiles, search engine marketing and Internet advertising. In 2009, FindLaw acquired Contact Law, a business that offers Web-based lead generation services to small and medium-sized law firms throughout the U.K. With more than 500 employees and $100 million in annual revenue, FindLaw continues to grow and lead the legal market. The company now seeks to expand accessibility to legal information resources for UK consumers and build on its award winning Law Firm Website Design and Development expertise and proven ability to get results for its clients.