At GetLegalIndia.com, our mission is simple but far-reaching—to become the go-to destination for two kinds of consumers: those in need of basic legal information and those looking to hire a lawyer. We employ cutting-edge technology to offer accurate, accessible, and reliable legal content.
GetLegal launched its first successful online venture, TheAttorneyStore.com, in the United States in 1999, as a marketplace for everything a lawyer needs in the daily operation of a law practice, including supplies, books, and equipment. The response from the legal profession was immediate and enthusiastic. As we continued to observe and respond to the demands of our market, we added an attorney directory, as well as original articles and commentary. We answered the need for informative, consumer-focused online law firm marketing, establishing our award-winning attorney website development business with customised website design, state-of-the-art search engine optimisation, and comprehensive web analytics for attorneys.
By 2007, we had formulated a clear vision—to build and make available to every consumer a comprehensive online legal resource, with access to understandable legal information, user-friendly research tools, and tools to find and communicate with appropriate legal counsel. With that objective, we launched GetLegal.com in 2008. Though the initial portal was, in many respects, the framework for what we envisioned the final site to be, we nonetheless received the People’s Choice Webby Award for Best Legal Website in 2009.
When the economic recession hit in 2009, GetLegal’s management team wisely chose to delay full implementation of their vision, opting instead to strengthen and build the company’s online marketing products, including website design and development, search engine optimisation, social media programs, and blogs and other custom content. The decision paid off, as GetLegal solidified its core business, building highly effective websites for some of the nation’s premier law firms.
In 2013, with the continued recovery of the American economy, company founder Phillip Galyen renewed his commitment to GetLegal’s original vision—to become the best-known, most comprehensive online source of legal information in the world. To bring his vision to reality, Galyen established a partnership with Jeffrey A. Rattikin, long recognised as a pioneer in applying technology to provide Internet-based legal services to consumers. The partnership has been the linchpin to the realisation of Galyen’s original vision, culminating in the launch of GetLegal’s new portal, the gold standard for consumer-focused legal information on the Internet.
Now, in collaboration with Akmal Faizan, founder of Saman Technosys, we have launched GetLegal India to help the common people find answers to their legal questions and hire the right lawyers. GetLegal India also provides lawyers and law firms with tools to connect with potential clients who can use their assistance.
Co-FounderPhillip Galyen, an attorney with over 40 years of experience, has been an online legal services pioneer since the 1990s. Phil is the sole shareholder in Bailey & Galyen, a leading consumer law firm with 19 offices in the States of Texas and Arkansas.
Jeffrey A. Rattikin
Co-FounderJeffrey A. Rattikin, AV-rated and board-certified in residential and commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialisation, has been at the forefront of the application of online technology to legal information since the early days of the Internet, as a thought leader and early advocate of bundled legal services and online law practice tools. The founder of TexasLegalDocs.com, Jeff has practised law in the state of Texas for a quarter of a century.
Co-FounderAs the founder of web development and digital marketing company Saman Technosys Pvt Ltd, Akmal emerged as a go-to professional for companies looking to build a strong online presence. With more than 15 years of experience in the legal niche, Akmal is also an expert when it comes to helping lawyers and law firms develop their practice. Akmal knows what clients are looking for and delivers on time with the best possible solution.