Board of Directors
Frank D. Edens
Attorney Frank D. Edens is President and CEO of USLegal, Inc. and has been a driving force behind the remarkable growth of USLegalForms.com. Edens recognized early on that the Internet would fundamentally change the way people get legal information and how lawyers offer their services. In 1995, Edens and partner Lem Adams owned their first Internet company, LawNetCom, Inc. (LNC). It was success with LNC that paved the way for Edens and Adams to found U.S. Legal Forms, Inc. in 1998 and subsequently USLegal, Inc. in 2005.
Edens has practiced law since 1985 and is a managing partner of Adams & Edens law firm in Brandon, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University (B.S., 1979) and graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1984 (J.D. Cum Laude, graduated 2nd/79). Edens was raised in Okolona, Mississippi and is a graduate of The Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee (Cum Laude 1975) where he was member of Perfect Council.
Lem Adams, III
Attorney Lem Adams, III is Vice Presidenmat of USLegal, Inc. and is co-founder of USLegalForms.com, USLegal.com and MSlawyer.com. Adams has engaged in the general practice of law in Rankin County, Mississippi since 1973 and is a managing partner of Adams & Edens law firm in Brandon, Mississippi.
Adams was elected to office of County Prosecuting Attorney, served as City Attorney for Brandon, Pelahatchie and Flowood and has been a past member of the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Mississippi in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from University of Mississippi in 1973.
John N. Palmer
John Palmer is a member of the Board of Directors of USLegal, Inc. and is a principal investor in the Company. Palmer is a well-known entrepreneur, telecommunications pioneer, and community leader. He began his career in telecommunications with the purchase of a local radio common carrier in 1965. By 1973, he had developed more than nine regional paging companies throughout the South. That year, he formed Mobile Communications Corporation of America (MCCA). During his 16-year tenure as Chairman and President, MCCA grew to become a significant force in the cellular telephone business. In 1989, Palmer sold MCCA to BellSouth but retained certain businesses that became SkyTel Communications. These operations included SkyTel’s domestic one-way paging and advanced messaging system and Latin American paging services. SkyTel became a leader in advanced wireless messaging and deployed the first nationwide two-way wireless messaging network. Palmer served as Chairman of SkyTel until its sale to MCI WorldCom in 1999.
Palmer was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal by President George W. Bush and held the post from 2001- 2005. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Palmer was Chairman of GulfSouth Capital, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, which helped finance tech companies. He was also appointed by President Bush to sit on the President’s Export Council as a Private Sector Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and by President Reagan as the Private Sector Trade Advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. A native of Mississippi, Palmer received both a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A from the University of Mississippi.