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  1. 1. BUSINESS U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. (USLF) is the nation’s leader in providing legal forms on the Internet. The publishing company operates and maintains a database of more than 36,000 state specific legal forms. USLF products are designed to assist attorneys in conducting their business more efficiently and to help consumers with common and routine legal needs. USLF is a privately held Subchapter-S Corporation. MISSION STATEMENT USLF strives to maintain the most accurate and varied database of legal forms on the Internet. Our goal is to be the first place legal professionals and the public will visit when seeking quality state specific legal products at an affordable price. COMPANY PRINCIPALS The executive officers and members of the Board of Directors of USLF are: Frank D. Edens, Sr., President and CEO Lem Adams, III, Vice-President COMPANY HISTORY Attorneys Frank D. Edens and Lem Adams, III, incorporated USLF in August of 1999. Company President and CEO Frank D. Edens developed the USLF concept based on early successes the founders had with Internet ventures geared toward the legal profession. Prior to the formation of USLF, Frank D. Edens and Lem Adams owned LawNetCom, Inc. (LNC). In 1995, LNC began operations by constructing and maintaining the Mississippi Supreme Court’s first website. LNC developed a system for the Court to publish its decisions, court rules, and other administrative information on the Internet. LNC also contracted with the Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts and the University of Mississippi CLE Center to assist with development of Internet resources for the Mississippi legal community. LNC also developed, a website containing more than 25 legal databases and over 300 subscribers to various services offered. With a focus on wanting to serve national legal needs, Edens and Adams sold LNC and in 2002 to devote their efforts to U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. One aspect of LNC which the founders kept was the Internet website The website contains more than 3,000 Mississippi legal forms and operates on a subscription basis. Keeping with their focus of serving national legal needs, in early 1998, Edens and Adams expand- ed the concept and formed U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. USLF offers more than 36,000 state specific legal forms for attorneys and the public. The Company has expanded its growth from year to year through increased sales and strategic partnerships and alliances in the legal, media, and corporate arenas.
  2. 2. KEY FEATURES The USLF website provides users with descriptions and previews of forms prior to purchase, allowing users to be assured of choosing the legal form best suited for their individual needs. Once a legal form is selected, customers can download it online or have it mailed to them. The website also boasts a law bookstore, handbooks and guides, as well as popular form packages, including Name Change, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Incorporation, Landlord-Tenant, Home Sales and many more. Several payment options are available including credit card and Pay-Pal. Customers may order online, by phone, fax or mail. Users who need additional assistance can call the toll free customer service number at 1-877-389-0141 or contact customer service via email. USLF prides itself in maintaining the highest level of customer service. Our 100% money back guaran- tee exceeds the industry standard. MOST POPULAR LEGAL FORMS Landlord Tenant Name Change Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney Living Wills Real Estate USER PROFILE Age: 25-55 Gender: Male 70% Female 30% Education: Graduate Household Income: $50,000.00 plus GENERAL Mailing Address: P.O. Box 321398 Jackson, Mississippi 39232 Phone: (601) 825-3065 Fax: (601) 825-2102 Toll Free: (877) 389-0141 USLF CEO: Frank D. Edens CEO Email: USLF Website:
  3. 3. EXECUTIVE TEAM: Frank D. Edens is the President and Chief Executive Officer of USLF. Mr. Edens was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, March 3, 1957 and raised in Okolona, Mississippi. He is a graduate of The Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee (Cum Laude 1975 and member of Prefect Council), and received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University (B.S., 1979). He received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Mississippi (cum laude) (Graduated 2nd/79) in 1984 and was admitted to Mississippi State Bar in 1985. He has been a member of the law firm of Adams & Edens since 1985. Lem Adams, III, is the Vice President of USLF. Mr. Adams was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, December 13, 1948 and is a graduate of McComb High School, 1966. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1970 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi in 1973. He has practiced law in Rankin County, Mississippi since graduation from law school and was elected to office of County Prosecuting Attorney. He has served as City Attorney for Brandon, Pelahatchie and Flowood and is a past member of the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee and presently serves on the Board of Bar Commissioners of the Mississippi Bar. He is the founder and senior member of the law firm of Adams & Edens. MANAGEMENT TEAM: Carrie Anna Criado is the Director of Public Relations of USLF. Criado was born in Houston, Texas, February 11, 1966 and was a cum laude graduate of John Foster Dulles High School in 1984. Criado received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She was a news intern at CNN (Washington, DC Bureau) and a news reporter for KVII-TV (Amarillo), KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara), and KUHT-TV (Houston). Criado attended law school at the University of Houston on a Dean’s scholarship. She was a law clerk for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC and earned her JD in 1995. Criado worked for the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University as a legal researcher and national TV field producer. She has taught journalism and media law at Middle Tennessee State and Southern Methodist University. Criado is licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee and also works as a staff attorney for USLF. Jayne M. Welch is the Director of Quality Control of USLF. Mrs. Welch was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, on July 25, 1968. She is a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut and received her bachelor’s degree, (cum laude) from Duquesne University (BSBA, 1990). She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in 1993. She was admitted to the Connecticut State Bar in 1993 where she maintained a private general practice and also served as an assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Waterbury. Cecil S. Irvin is the Director of Special Projects of USLF. Mr. Irvin brings a wealth of management and marketing experience to USLF. As a U.S. Navy officer, he served aboard two aircraft carriers, USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He received the Navy Achievement Medal from the Secretary of the Navy for outstanding leadership of a 135- man engineering division on the Kennedy. While on the Eisenhower, Irvin developed award winning Quality of Life programs for over four thousand crewmembers and their families. Lieutenant Irvin’s final assignment was as Anti-Terrorism Planner for the Maritime Defense Zone (MARDEZ). Upon his return to civilian life, he spent a decade in management and sales within the insurance industry; as Litigation Manager for Safeco Insurance and as a Special Agent for Northwestern Mutual. An accomplished writer, he has penned nine screenplays and is nearing completion of his first book. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (B.A., Psychology), Irvin has also excelled in numerous non-profit endeavors, including six years of service on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council of Outlook Nashville, one of Middle Tennessee’s leading agencies serving the disabled. Christine E. Unsworth is the Marketing Director of USLF. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she is a graduate of Belhaven College (B.S., 1994). Before joining U.S. Legal Forms in 2003, Christine was an Advertising Sales Manager for in Atlanta, GA for 3 years, and a National Account Manager for SkyTel in Jackson, MS for 5 years. James T. Greenier is the Director of Sales for USLF. Mr. Greenier was born in Yarmouth, Maine. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended The University of Southern Mississippi. He bring to USLF several years of consulting expertise in the business technology industry and has built a strong record of superior sales performance.
  4. 4. Chris P. Switzer is the General Operations Manager of USLF. Mr. Switzer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Natchez, Mississippi. Educated at Mississippi College, he briefly worked in public accounting. He was most recently employed by SkyTel Communications, last serving in the capacity of Manager of Operations for the National Sales Center. Karen Sue Haralson is the Customer Service Manager of USLF. Ms. Haralson was born in Kilmichael, Mississippi, on October 14, 1966 and was raised in Pearl, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Pearl High School and attended Hinds Community College. She has worked in the legal field since 1986. She has been with USLF since 1998. Dana Altman is the Research Assistant of USLF. Ms. Altman was born in New York City, New York, on August 19, 1965 and is a graduate of Redwood High School, Larkspur, California. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University (Cum Laude B.A., 1987). She was a recipient of a Richardson merit scholarship, received her Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1990 and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 1990. She has designed and conducted courses in electronic legal research for lawyers and paralegal students throughout Northern Ohio. IT DEPARTMENT: George Hungerford is the IT Manager, Web Developer, and Graphic Artist of USLF since 2001. Mr. Hungerford was born in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1976. After graduating from Jersey Shore Area High School, he attended Penn State University as a computer science major. Upon moving to Mississippi in 1995, Mr. Hungerford attended Hinds County Community College where he studied computer programming (VB) and business management. He has served as President of The Rankin County Chamber of Commerce, Technology Committee since 2001. Stewart Vardaman was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended Belhaven College. Before joining US Legal Forms in 2004 as an IT Programmer, he lived in Denver, Colorado, for seven years, serving as IT Director for Belcaro Group, and Programmer for Request Television. He is a Microsoft certified engineer and a Unix enthusiast. PRODUCTION STAFF ATTORNEYS: Lyle-Andrew Booderas joined USLF as a Staff Attorney in January 2004. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, and was raised in Alabama where he attended Undergraduate School before studying for a master’s degree in History at the University of West Alabama. Subsequently he engaged in private business enterprise, operating a small business for one year before enrolling in the JD/MBA program at Mississippi College where he graduated law school and sat for the Alabama Bar in 2003. He briefly engaged in private practice with a sole practitioner in the area of federal law, most particularly immigration law. Jennifer A. Childs began working for USLF as a Staff Attorney in August 2004. Ms. Childs was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts (English/Pre-Law) in 1999. While at Louisiana Tech, Ms. Childs was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority as well as Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She then moved to Jackson, Mississippi, to attend Mississippi College School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2002. Ms. Childs is a member of both the Mississippi State Bar Association and the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association. Samuel E. Fleming began working as a Staff Attorney for USLF in April 2000. Mr. Fleming was born in the city of Richton, Green County, Mississippi, on January 2, 1947 and was raised in the Mid-West. He attended the University of Missouri, at Columbia, and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1969. He received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Kansas in 1972. Following military service as a Captain in the U.S. Army, he was admitted to the California State Bar in 1973. He was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in 1980. Bryan P. Lieb is a Staff Attorney at USLF. Mr. Lieb is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, where he attended St. Joseph High School (Graduated 1991, with Honors, National Merit Finalist, all-state soccer team). He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College (B.S. History, 1995, graduated with Special Distinction, Highest pre-law GPA), and his Juris Doctor degree in 1998 from the University of Mississippi (Moot Court Board, University soccer team Captain). Mr. Lieb is a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association and litigated cases in Tupelo and Jackson prior to joining USLF in 2001. Carol Thompson graduated from Tougaloo College in 1994, with a B.A. in English. She earned her law degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1997. Ms. Thompson has been a production Staff Attorney at USLF since August of 2000.
  5. 5. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2004 U.S. Legal Forms and Court TV Partner in Web Based Legal Forms Venture BRANDON, MS - Beginning today, visitors to will not only see the latest news about high profile trials and investigations, they will also have the opportunity to download more than 36,000 state specific legal forms. U.S. Legal Forms, Inc., the nation’s leader in providing state specific legal forms over the Internet, has joined forces with Court TV, the preeminent cable channel in the investigative genre, to offer a legal form service to consumers. “We are excited about our new alliance with Court TV. It is a significant partnership for U.S. Legal Forms and will help the Company to solidify its place as the top online destination for legal forms,” says U.S. Legal Forms CEO Frank D. Edens. Court TV’s Chief Strategic Officer and GM of Court TV Online, Galen Jones, noted that “This is a natural partnership between the leading provider of legal news and information,, and the leading legal forms provider. It will serve to bolster our already robust online business and provide additional legal services to’s significant and growing user base.” Under the terms of the agreement, U.S. Legal Forms and will market the U.S. Legal Forms database to users through a co-branded site, At the website, consumers and legal professionals can browse the database, pay a small fee, and download frequently needed forms such as wills, power of attorney, and real estate instruments. The forms meet the requirements of all 50 states. About U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. was founded by attorneys Frank D. Edens, Sr. and Lem Adams, III in 1998. The company sells legal forms and related products over the Internet to small businesses, attorneys, and the public. The website now lists more than 36,000 state specific legal forms. For more information, please visit About Courtroom Television Network, LLC Court TV Online is the corporate umbrella for three well-established websites devoted to reality-based investigation:, and is the award-winning online complement to all of Court TV’s programming and features comprehensive reporting, analysis and coverage of the country’s hottest legal developments. The supplies irreverent news and supporting documents to an army of devotees, regularly making headlines themselves for breaking celebrity stories. attracts a fervent audience as the web’s premier source for in-depth stories about forensics, profiling and an ever growing list of unscrupulous and notorious characters. Court TV - The Investigation Channel is the leader in the investigation genre, providing a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. Court TV telecasts trials by day and high-profile original programs like Forensic Files and popular off-network series like NYPD Blue in the evening. Court TV is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp. The network is seen in 82 million homes, ( or AOL Keyword: Court TV. ### Frank D. Edens Carole Shander U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. Courtroom Television Network LLC P.O. Box 406 600 Third Avenue Brandon, MS 39043 New York, NY 10016 (601) 825-3065 x31 (212) 973-2629
  6. 6. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. Operates Largest Legal Forms Database on the Internet BRANDON, MS — With more than 36,000 state specific forms in its database, U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. headquartered in Brandon is fast becoming the leader in providing legal forms over the Internet. “No other company really compares,” says CEO Frank Edens. “We are offering state specific legal documents for all 50 states to attorneys, small businesses, and the public. Those who use our website find that they can also get free previews and free law summaries.” As more Internet users discover the availability of its extensive database, the company is continuing a steady growth in sales. U.S. Legal Forms reports sales went up 30% in the first quarter of 2004. U.S. Legal Forms is located on the web at The website includes access to legal forms which conform to the specific laws of each state in the nation. For the state of Mississippi alone, it provides more than 3,000 legal forms. Some of the most popular forms currently being downloaded are wills, power of attorney, and landlord tenant agreements. Users may download the forms in a Microsoft Word format after they place their order. “You don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time you need to use a legal form,” says Edens. “We provide our customers quality samples to go by. They save time and money.” Attorneys Lem Adams, III and Frank D. Edens founded U.S. Legal Forms in 1999. Both are members of the law firm Adams & Edens in Brandon, MS. In 1995, the partners formed LawNetCom, Inc., (LNC), a company that provided legal information for Mississippi lawyers and the public. LNC also constructed the initial websites of the Mississippi Supreme Court and the Mississippi Bar, as well as held seminars for the legal profession to teach them how to use the Internet. It was this initial work that got Edens thinking about the idea for a company that has now evolved into U.S. Legal Forms. “We were exposed to the Internet early, and quickly realized that the Mississippi legal profession and public could benefit from what we were initiating. We are glad they see the merit in our product,” says Edens. When it began, U.S. Legal Forms only had two employees and rented space from Adams & Edens law firm. The company now has more than 25 employees and is relocating its headquarters to a 27,000 square foot office building in Flowood. For more information contact: Carrie Anna Criado Director of Public Relations U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. P.O. Box 406 Brandon, MS 39043 (601) 825-3065
  7. 7. Preparing Legal Documents continues to capture Has Never Been Easier the market as the top destination for legal forms on the Internet through print With over 36,000 State Specific Legal Forms advertising in top business and legal downloadable online, preparing the perfect publications including My Business, Inc., legal document is just minutes away. and several American Lawyer Media publications. Preparing Legal Documents Has Never Been Easier With over 36,000 State Specific Legal Forms downloadable online, preparing the perfect legal document is just minutes away. 1-800-921-USLF 1-800-979-USLF Corporate - Business - Personal - Contracts - Wills Power of Attorney - Landlord Tenant - Real Estate - and More! Corporate - Business - Personal - Contracts - and More! Stop Reinventing the Wheel Each Time You Draft a Legal Form..... U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. can jump start your legal form process with the most extensive legal forms site on the Internet. USLF offers thousands of legal forms to attorneys directly over the Internet with more forms being added daily. Easy to Download - Friendly Customer Service Money Back Guarantee - Preview Form Before You Buy With over 36,000 State Specific legal forms downloadable online, preparing the perfect legal document is just minutes away. Visit us online at Or call - 1-877-TRY-USLF Pleading Samples - Complex Forms - Technology - Jury Instructions - Corporate - Federal - and More!
  8. 8. The USLF website delivers access to more than 36,000 state specific legal forms, making it the largest website in its industry. VISIT TODAY FOR FORMS LEGAL IN YOUR STATE • Easy to Download • Over 36,000 Forms Order Online or Call Toll Free 1-800-820-3065 • Friendly Customer Service • Money Back Guarantee • Free Law Summaries • Preview Form Before You Buy Wills - Real Estate - Power of Attorney - Landlord Tenant - and More!
  9. 9. Attorneys Lem Adams and Frank Edens developed U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. to assist attorneys and to help consumers with common and routine legal needs. USLF prides itself in maintaining the highest level of customer service. Our 100% money back guarantee exceeds the industry standard.