August 29, 2016 4:39 AM ET

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Company Overview of Avvo, Inc.

Company Overview

Avvo, Inc. operates an online legal marketplace that connects consumers and lawyers. It operates a Q&A forum that enables consumers to get free legal advice from participating lawyers, as well as provides previously asked questions and attorney provided answers; and a directory that provides profiles, client reviews, peer endorsements, and ratings for lawyers in the United States. The company also helps lawyers to grow their business through Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform for attorneys, as well as through other marketing tools and services. Its platform enables to get advice in the areas of arrest for criminal charges, child custody, crimes against society, criminal charges, c...

705 Fifth Avenue South

Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

206-734-4111

Fax:

206-735-3727

Key Executives for Avvo, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Avvo, Inc. Key Developments

Plaintiff Drops Case in Avvo, Inc. Publicity Rights Suit

Avvo has settled a putative class action suit with the plaintiff agreeing to dismiss the case with prejudice and pay Avvo's legal fees. In Darsky v. Avvo, plaintiff Aaron H. Darsky, a litigator with the Law Offices of Eric L. Lifschitz, claimed that by using attorneys' names and likenesses on its website, Avvo was in violation of California rights of publicity and unfair competition laws. Avvo brought a motion to strike the complaint under California's anti-SLAPP law, which provides for the mandatory payment of the defendant's attorney fees when frivolous lawsuits designed to suppress free speech rights are filed. The court's decision on that motion was still pending at the time of the settlement.

Avvo Brings On-Demand Legal for Everyday Needs to Tennessee

Avvo, Inc. announced that Tennesseans now have access to fast and transparent legal help with the availability of Avvo Legal Services, a shopping experience designed to make hiring a local attorney for a clear price as easy as the click of a button. Avvo Legal Services starts at $39 for a 15-minute legal advice session or $99 for legal and document review. Initially covering routine legal scenarios for business, estate planning, immigration, family, and real estate matters, Avvo Legal Services delivers fixed-price offerings from a local, experienced attorney of the consumer's choice. Some services offered in Tennessee include an advice session with a divorce and separation attorney ($39), creating a last will and testament with an estate planning attorney ($295), legal counsel and review of a residential lease with a real estate attorney ($149), or forming an S Corp. or C Corp. ($995), or single-member LLC ($595) with a local business attorney. Avvo Legal Services is built on the success of Avvo Advisor, the company's on-demand legal advice service, which boasts a 96% satisfaction rate. With Avvo Advisor, people simply select the category of their legal issue and the first available attorney in their area will call back within 15 minutes for a 15-minute advice session. In established markets, the average response time for Avvo Advisor is just 8 minutes; response times in Tennessee are likely to begin at 15 minutes but decrease over time.

Avvo, Inc. Brings On-Demand Legal for Everyday Needs to Minnesota

Avvo, Inc. announced that Minnesotans now have access to fast and transparent legal help with the availability of Avvo Legal Services, a shopping experience designed to make hiring a local attorney for a clear price as easy as the click of a button. Avvo Legal Services starts at $39 for a 15-minute legal advice session or $99 for legal and document review. Initially covering routine legal scenarios for business, immigration, family, and estate planning, Avvo Legal Services delivers fixed-price offerings from a local, experienced attorney of the consumer's choice. Some services offered in Minnesota include an advice session with a business attorney ($39), legal evaluation of a living will with an estate planning attorney ($99), legal review and filing of a U.S. citizenship application (595) or family green card ($2,995) with an immigration attorney, or filing for an uncontested divorce with a local family attorney ($995). Avvo Legal Services is built on the success of Avvo Advisor, the company's on-demand legal advice service, which boasts a 96% satisfaction rate. With Avvo Advisor, people simply select the category of their legal issue and the first available attorney in their area will call back within 15 minutes for a 15-minute advice session. In established markets, the average response time for Avvo Advisor is just 8 minutes; response times in Minnesota are likely to begin at 15 minutes but decrease over time.

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