Our Story

The U.S. & Texas LawShield® organization was founded in 2009, when a group of pioneering lawyers became fed up with the hostility and abuse in the legal system directed towards responsible gun owners. Every day, they saw innocent people suffering the terrible consequences of someone else’s choice to commit crime. And to make matters worse, those people were tied up in the legal system, struggling to defend themselves…for defending themselves. Innocent people were experiencing financial duress, bankruptcy—or worst of all, going to jail.

The Second Amendment states “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” And yet, every day, our founders saw innocent, responsible gun owners experiencing mistreatment in the legal system—as if they were the ones that had done something wrong. To fight these injustices, our founders chose to stand up for the rights of the American people and become a champion for good and the voice of justice.

That’s when the idea for U.S. & Texas LawShield was born: the first concealed weapon insurance program to truly provide Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Our mission is to educate our members in self-defense law; empower them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence; and protect them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense. We believe in empowering our members through knowledge, education, and a self-defense mindset. We challenge the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. We exist to support and protect their fundamental legal rights in a potentially hostile legal system.

Our vision is to create a united movement of life-saving awareness, from protecting your liberties and freedoms, to ongoing education and preparedness, to specialized first aid certification, to taking responsible self-defense measures, so that all Americans are vigilant and empowered. We are driven by our love of America, freedom, and family. We are a strength-in-numbers community that ensures equal access to justice and affordable legal representation for our members. Our higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible individuals who believe in liberty and the inalienable right of self-defense.

We are proud of our story, proud to be Americans, proud to protect our members with an industry leading concealed weapon insurance. We are always at the ready to stand up and fight for those who have had to defend their own safety. Safety—a word of such significance and worth, we’ve built our core values upon it.

Meet the Team


P.J. Hermosa



Randy Macchi

General Counsel and Operations Chief


Shaun Dotson

Director of Member Services


Kirk Evans



David Donchecz

Vice President


We are a strength-in-numbers movement. Together we are a powerful voice of legal defense for everyday people.

We are advocates of self-defense and ensuring equal access to justice.

Your freedom is our business.

Our top priority is to keep you educated, informed, and empowered.

We tenaciously defend our members against injustices in the legal system after an act of self-defense.

You protect what matters. We protect you.


US LawShield, America's original legal defense for self-defense membership program PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM TEXT deguns to 281-603-0066 or click the link to sign up