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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
Martin Roscheisen
R. Martin Roscheisen is an Austrian-American technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley.-Background and Education:According to a profile in German business journal Handelsblatt. Martin Roscheisen was born and raised in Munich, Germany, as an Austrian citizen. Attending Feodor Lynen high...

 and Tim Stanley in 1995, and was acquired by Thomson West
Thomson West
West publishes legal, business, and regulatory information in print, and on electronic services such as Westlaw. Since the late 19th century, West has been one of the most prominent publishers of legal materials in the United States...

 in 2001. is a free legal information website
A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet...

 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 magazine called Writ
Writ (website)
Writ is a legal commentary website on the topic of the law of the United States hosted by FindLaw. Writ publishes at least one new column by one of its regular columnists every business day, and frequently posts a second column by a guest columnist...

, 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.

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