Chad Ridderson, 26, said that affordable services from companies like Rocket Lawyer have saved him from searching online and getting advice from shady sources. The Pasadena resident counted on legal start-ups when he started his own companies and did consulting work in digital marketing.
"I use them instead of Googling for operating agreements and finding a template that someone else uses, which to me is scary and not as effective," Moore said.
Much like the retail industry, some online legal companies have proved successful enough to open their own bricks-and-mortar shops.
LegalForce helps clients with legal documents and also specializes in filing trademarks online, and its downtown Palo Alto headquarters is within walking distance of many start-ups, said Mitesh Patel, senior attorney at the company.
The office is decorated like a young start-up, with brightly colored furniture and the words "Law-inspiring" printed on the walls. A 15-minute consultation with a lawyer costs $45.