February 04, 2010 05:12 ET Celebrates the Beginning of Its 10th Year Serving the General Public and Trial Attorneys With Critical Legal News

Over 280,000 Readers Have Sought Legal Help Through the Site

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) -, the premier publication for Online Legal Media, begins its 10th year in business this month. has been a trusted Google news source for several years.

Founded in 2001, provides essential legal news and critical information for people who are affected by extreme circumstances, generally a once-in-a-lifetime situation, such as medical malpractice, personal injury, defective products, overtime and labor issues or a host of others. These readers are not only looking for the latest and most comprehensive legal news available, but are also in need of legal help.

Over two and a half million people visit the site yearly, and over 280,000 claim forms have been submitted since its inception by qualified readers looking for attorney assistance.

"We view ourselves as a critical public service at a time when people are most vulnerable," said Stephen King, CEO. "We are an independent legal news source, and we are not owned or controlled by a law firm. People can trust the information that we deliver." Trial attorneys also utilize the site to keep abreast of hot legal issues and settlements as well as advertise in the publication. was started in 2001 as a Canadian company to serve the American and Canadian legal markets. It was purchased in 2008 by King and John Sliney, COO, and is now based in Santa Cruz, California.

King brings over 20 years' executive management expertise to, particularly in the consumer packaged goods industry, most notably his 20-year career with Avon Products in both New York and Tokyo. He last served as vice president strategy and business transformation, after tenure as CEO and President of Avon Products, Japan. King holds an M.S. in applied economics and a B.A. in economics from the University of California.

Sliney has over 20 years' experience as a high technology business executive, spanning from ecommerce to electronic design automation (EDA). Before, Sliney was co-founder and president of Triaz International, a web-driven business brokerage. Prior to Triaz, he worked in executive positions at a number of companies including Cadence Design Systems and General Electric. Sliney holds a B.A. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Online Legal Media owns and operates websites supporting the general public and the legal community., founded in 2001, is an online legal news publication and trusted Google news source with over 2.5 million unique visitors annually and over 280,000 claim forms submitted to attorneys from its readership. serves as a portal for trial attorneys to network and to market their firms to other attorneys and legal professionals. Online Legal Media is based in Santa Cruz, California.

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