Dave Savula Tribute: The Pre-Paid Legal Legend

If you even mention the name Legal Shield, which changed its name from Pre-Paid Legal several years back, one of the top people who come to mind is Dave Savula.

Dave was the top earner with Pre-Paid Legal until his passing in 2016. Although I never met him personally, and was never a Legal Shield distributor, I have tremendous respect for his achievements, leadership, and passion.

Dave had a great energy. He was a man’s man. He told it like it was, and with no fluff. I would have loved to sit down with him for an hour or two and picked his brain about business, entrepreneurship, and network marketing. Since I never got to do that, I believe writing a Dave Savula tribute, and teaching more people about his legacy, is the next best thing.

What is Legal Shield?

Legal Shield was previously known as Pre-Paid Legal, before its name change.

LegalShield is a legal services company that provides individuals, families, and small businesses with affordable access to legal representation and advice. Established in 1972 by Harland Stonecipher, LegalShield operates on the principle that everyone deserves the right to legal protection without the prohibitive costs typically associated with legal services.

The company offers a range of legal service plans, allowing subscribers to access a network of experienced attorneys for various legal matters, from routine consultations to more complex issues such as estate planning, family law, and business-related concerns. With a mission to democratize legal representation, LegalShield empowers its members by making legal assistance more accessible and affordable.

One distinctive feature of LegalShield is its prepaid legal services model. Subscribers pay a monthly fee for their chosen legal service plan, granting them the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have access to legal professionals when needed. This model is designed to bridge the gap between the high costs of traditional legal services and the need for comprehensive legal coverage.

LegalShield’s commitment to providing affordable and accessible legal protection has positioned it as a unique player in the legal services industry, catering to the diverse legal needs of individuals and businesses alike.

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About Dave Savula

Dave Savula made a huge impact on many people’s lives. He was born in Ohio and resided in Dawsonville, Georgia and Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.

Dave Savula joined Legal Shield in 1992. He visited the corporate office in Ada, Oklahoma, to meet up with the owner and CEO, Harland Stonecipher. From 1992, until his passing in 2016, he was the # 1 producer in the company! He was the first seven figure annual earner in the company, hitting that mark in 1998.

Besides being the top earner and leader in Pre-Paid Legal / Legal Shield, Dave Savula was also a youth football coach that was loved in the Northwest Georgia Youth League. Many of the players he coached went on to play college football and some even in the National Football League.

Prior to his passing, Dave battled sarcoidosis for more than two years, but never wavered in his passion to help others succeed. His last public appearance came in March 2016 at the LegalShield Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Dave Savula reached the level of Diamond 7 Associate. There is no level higher in Legal Shield. Dave Savula believed wholly in the service he offered. As a matter of fact, Dave was so passionate and determined that to this very day, Legal Shield independent representatives have duplicated the same sales methods Dave Savula taught.

Both Dave and his wife Beverly recruited thousands of independent representatives and mentored them into having successful home-based Legal Shield businesses, plus having their own legal aid.

Legal Shield integrated the Dave Savula Lifetime Achievement Award that is given to Legal Shield associates and employees who go over and above the company’s values and commitments.

Dave’s wife Beverly still lives on with his memories as does his two sons, David John and Michael, along with three grandchildren.

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The Pre-Paid Legal Story: The Story of One Man, His Company, and Its Mission to Provide Affordable Legal Protection for Everyone unfolds the narrative of Harland Stonecipher, the visionary founder behind the legal services company now known as LegalShield. This captivating tale delves into Stonecipher’s determination to make legal protection accessible to all, regardless of financial constraints.

From the company’s inception in 1972, the book traces the evolution of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. into LegalShield, showcasing the challenges, triumphs, and the unwavering commitment to democratize legal representation. Stonecipher’s mission to bridge the gap between the legal system and everyday individuals comes to life in this narrative, offering readers a profound understanding of the company’s journey and its ongoing dedication to providing affordable legal support for everyone. Order a copy.

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Dave Savula was an amazing human being, entrepreneur, and Network Marketing Professional. He helped put Legal Shield on the map. Although he passed away in 2016, his legacy continues through his family and the thousands of independent distributors he mentored, helped, and supported.

If you knew Dave Savula, and worked with him personally in Legal Shield, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below to tell us about your experience working with him. I look forward to hearing from you. Rest in Peace, Dave! Job well done!

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with Legal Shield in any way. This is not a paid article. It is a tribute to a fellow leader in MLM.

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Chuck Holmes
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Author, Blogger, & Entrepreneur

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