written by: Zanne Lamb-Hunt
Jamaal was born in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Virginia Beach when he was about four years old, when his military Dad was stationed in Norfolk. His family then moved to Frederick in 2001.
As a Frederick Cadet, he wrestled and was on the football team. “Imagine somebody who weighs 150 lbs. playing football. I was ‘on’ the team but I didn’t get much play time at all.” He graduated Frederick High School in 2002.
After graduation, Jamaal found employment with UPS and remained with them for ten years. He started as a LegalShield Independent Associate in 2010 while staying with UPS until 2013. He’s now with LegalShield full-time and enthusiastically shares the importance of signing up.
The 7 Top Benefits of Membership With LegalShield
1. Access to a system that a majority of people are priced out of.
“You won’t receive an hourly bill in the mail when you’re with LegalShield. The typical attorney is $200-$300 per hour. For a small monthly membership fee (under $20/month!), you’re able to get that same type of access to attorneys.”
“You can pick up the phone for any situation and have contact with an attorney.”
2. Attorneys in every area of law.
“It gives access to attorneys for any type of situation that you can think of. If you have a real estate situation, you can talk to an attorney. If you have a bankruptcy, you can talk to an attorney. If you have a divorce, you can talk to an attorney. If you have estate planning, you can talk to an attorney.”
Most people know, or know of, a local attorney. “However, if your brother is a tax attorney, he can’t help you if you have a dispute with the landlord. He can’t help you if you’re going through a divorce.
3. Consultations with attorneys all across the country.
“For example, if you go down to Florida, you can have an attorney help you with a Florida situation. They have different laws in Florida.
4. Estate Planning
“Seven out of ten Americans don’t have their wills done. Nine out of ten minorities don’t have their wills done. Nine out of ten single parents don’t have their wills done. However, ten out of ten people are going to need their wills done!”
Jamaal knows why people don’t get their wills done. “Procrastination.” People don’t think anything is going to happen anytime soon. “And, the average will costs $500. Who has an extra $500 just laying around?” He continues, “At LegalShield, we take that financial price out of it.”
5. Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney (updated every year!)
6. Motor Vehicle Representation
If you’re traveling somewhere and you get stopped for a traffic violation, do you really want to go back to that location just to go to court? The alternative isn’t any better. Plead guilty, pay a fine and your insurance rate goes up and you get points on your license!
“We send an attorney for you and you don’t have to show up…in most cases.” It depends on the state and the violation.
“I got two speeding tickets,” shared Jamaal. “The attorney went to court for me both times and my record is still clean.”
7. Identity Theft Protection
LegalShield will monitor every area of your identity:
* Driver’s License
* Social Security Number
* Credit Cards
“Everybody has an identity and everybody needs their identity protected. If your identity gets stolen, you now have a new hobby!”
“The average time to restore your identity is 500 hours!” And, Jamaal points out that it requires making contact with businesses during business hours.
“Most people have work to do from 9-5, Mon-Fri, so they’re taking time away from their jobs to try to fix something that somebody else stole from them.”
Jamaal’s Path From Frederick HS Cadet To A LegalShield Top Producing Independent Associate
“UPS is a great company but I had a miserable experience working there,” he candidly shared. “It was cold. There were a lot of demands. You didn’t get any recognition. You didn’t get anything!”
Jamaal worked the graveyard shift, getting home about 9:00 am. At first, he thought that was cool. “I’m off work. I have time. I have the whole rest of my day.”
By the time he would get home, get showered and changed, it was already almost noon. “It was kind of hard to find a second job. I was looking for something that I could do during the day and make my own schedule.”
Jamaal met guy at the gym one day in 2010 who invited him over to his house for a get-together of business people who could use his opinion. After his initial exposure to LegalShield, he said “I think we’ve got something here.”
The Two Big Challenges Of Growing LegalShield
“The biggest challenge of growing LegalShield is just to get people to give me 15-20 minutes of their time, to sit down uninterrupted and see the information. Once somebody sees the information on exactly what this can do, it’s pretty much a no-brainer.”
Although, Jamaal also notes that there’s an additional challenge — those who look at the information and think “I don’t need this.” They look at it as a type of insurance and they don’t want to pre-pay for something they can’t picture themselves using.
“Since I’ve been a member of LegalShield, I’ve used the service about thirty times. It’s not because I went out and committed crimes. It’s because I have access to attorneys which is something I didn’t have before.”
He’s Loving Making A Difference — And The Rewards That Come Along With It!
In 2014, Jamaal’s success was rewarded with a company car — a BMW! “That was really cool. I never in my life had a company car. And, the only way you can get the company car is by hitting a certain level within the company.”
“You have to do that for twelve months. The way you hit the levels is by helping people with our membership and protecting families. So I protected a certain amount of families every single month for a twelve-month period. It continues to this day!”
Jamaal recalls a more recent experience that reminded him that he’s making a difference in people’s lives. A woman sent him a text that read “Thank God I have LegalShield!,” followed by a smiley face.
He was on the same page with her, thinking “yes, I’m happy that you have Legal Shield, as well.” She suddenly had a situation where her company was denying her benefits.
He’s Not Giving Up His Facebook Or His Audio Devices
Jamaal uses Facebook a lot because he’s in contact with a lot of people who are not in his home town. And, he recommends using any App that allows you to listen to audio books.
“I’m a big advocate of personal development and growing better each and every day. I spend a lot of time in my car or at the gym. So it just makes sense to listen to something that’s going to grow you versus listening to music.”
It falls in line with the advice he’d give himself, if he could go back in time. “Do more and do it quicker. Stop procrastinating. Just get off the couch. Stop wasting time. Get out there and go talk to people. Go shake hands!”
Two Books To Add To Your Reading List And A Powerful Quote
Jamaal is an avid reader and quickly names two books that he highly recommends:
– Start With Why by Simon Sinek
– The TenX Rule by Grant Cardone
And, there’s a powerful quote by Jamaal’s bed that he sees every single day. It’s by Nelson Mandela – “There’s no passion to be found in playing small and settling for a life less than what you are capable of living.”
Affordable Legal Advice And Representation Is Just One Call Away
There are no boundaries for Jamaal. As an Independent Associate, he can help you to sign up for the benefits of LegalShield if you live anywhere in the United States or Canada. Take this step to protect yourself right now. Put it in place BEFORE you need it! As he says, “Don’t procrastinate.”
(301) 639-5861 – Call or Text. (Be prepared to leave a message if it’s your first time calling.)
Contents Provided by Frederick Advice Givers Podcast Interview #037