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Program Overview

If You Use a Firearm Or Any Legal Weapon Under Our Program You Will Receive:

Zealous Legal Representation

If you "use" a firearm or any legal weapon in your membership state under the U.S. LawShield Firearms Legal Defense Program, our program attorneys will represent you in any legal proceeding (criminal or civil), for zero attorneys' fees. This includes all criminal charges arising from a "use" of a gun or any legal weapon.

All Police Investigations
All Pretrial Proceedings
Trial, both Criminal and Civil

24/7/365 Attorney Answered Emergency Hotline

The 24/7/365 firearms emergency hotline is always answered by an attorney who is a member of the U.S. LawShield Firearms Program. It is available exclusively to our Members - when you call, you are talking to your firearms program attorneys.

Member ID Card with Emergency Hotline Number.

What you tell your firearms program attorney is fully confidential.

Non-Emergency Access to Your Firearms Program Attorneys

If you have a firearms legal question, call us, we are here to help.

Coverage Options

No Firearm Carry Permit? No problem.

If you don't have a handgun carry permit issued by your state or concealed carry permit, you are eligible for the Firearms Program that covers you anywhere in your membership state where you can legally possess a firearm without a license. This program also includes coverage for the use of all other legal weapons.

What's Not Covered

While our services are quite comprehensive, the following are not covered: expert witness fees, governmental fees of any type, investigator fees, or bail bonds. However, members have the option to enroll in the Bail Bond/Expert Witness program.

Optional Member Coverage

Hunter Shield Coverage

Minor Children

Hunters and anglers, get protected in the woods and on the water with our exclusive new Hunter Shield add-on—all Game and Fish violations covered. Hunting and fishing laws are complicated and mistakes happen, but you are still responsible criminally and civilly. With a U.S. LawShield membership, you're protected at home—add Hunter Shield to your core membership to get protected on the hunt. Coming soon to all U.S. LawShield states.

Click here to find out if Hunter Shield is offered in your state!

Minor Children Firearms Legal Protection

Minor Children

Under any plan, our Members may elect to add their minor children for a small fee.

Minor children of the Member parent(s) shall be entitled to the same legal services and benefits in the event the minor child has any covered incident.

Minor children are subject to the same limitations and exclusions as their parent(s).

Multi-State Firearms Legal Protection


The U.S. LawShield Firearms Legal Defense Program provides legal defense for members anywhere in their state of membership if they are forced to use a gun or any other legal weapon.

For our members who travel outside of their membership state with a firearm, U.S. LawShield Firearms Program offers a multi-state option. Through our network of program lawyers and law firms our U.S. LawShield members receive the same legal benefits under the program in one of our included multi-state program states as they enjoy in their home state. This includes criminal as well as civil legal defense. The covered states under the multi-state option are the following: all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

If our member uses a firearm outside of their membership state and is in a covered state, they simply call the emergency hotline number on their member card.

All covered states are included for one additional low price, per Member.

As new states are added, you are automatically covered in those states for no additional fees.

Bail Bond & Expert Witness Coverage

Legal Gun Owner1

Service available in Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania areas only

In addition to bail bond reduction hearing coverage for all members, members that select the bail bond expert witness program protection receive:

  1. Bail Bond fee protection for bail up to $25,000
  2. Expert Witness fee protection

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan is an exclusive coverage available for free to members who obtain their certification in our new Gunshot Wounds for First Aid course. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to stop and render aid, you will be covered if you get dragged into the legal system as a result. With our Good Samaritan coverage, you won’t have to hesitate when it comes to doing what’s right in trying to save a life. To take advantage of free Good Samaritan coverage with our First Aid for Gunshot Wounds, visit 2ainstitute.com for more information.

Additional Benefits Available To All Members

As a Member of U.S. LawShield, you are not only ensured of legal representation should you have a "use" of a firearm or other lawful weapon, you will also receive many member benefits including the following:

  • Access to program attorneys for legal non-emergency firearms questions, call us we are here to help.
  • Full access to our exclusive member publications full of information on current firearms laws, regulations, including the castle doctrine, stand your ground and other legal topics.
  • Our monthly newsletter.
  • Full access to our exclusive legal education video library, inside your member portal.
  • Access to our Attorney/Member Forum.
  • Discounts to our Seminars and Workshops.

U.S. LawShield Membership Cost

Membership Type

Tls Card Single



$ 10.95/mo*


$ 131.40/year*

Tls Card Double



$ 21.90/mo*


$ 240.00/year*

*Plus a one-time $19.95 set up fee per member
**Currently available in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania

Add-On Options

Coverage Minor 51x58 Blue

Minor Children


$ 2.00/mo*

per account


$ 24.00/year*

per account

Coverage Multi State 51x58 Blue

Multi-State Protection


$ 2.95/mo*

per member


$ 35.40/year*

per member

Coverage Multi State 51x58 Blue

Bail Bond & Expert Witness**


$ 2.95/mo*

per member


$ 35.40/year*

per member

Program FAQs

Do I Have To Shoot To Be Covered?

No. Our program covers you if you "use" a firearm as a weapon. Our members are covered under the U.S. LawShield Firearms Program any time our member displays a firearm for the purpose of using the firearm as a weapon to stop a threat, whether the member has to pull the trigger and discharge the firearm or not.

Examples That Are Not A "Use" Of A Gun Or Other Lawful Weapon

Taking a Gun Into A Prohibited Place

If you take a gun into a prohibited place (i.e. a place state, federal, or local law prohibits the possession of a firearm) this act is not a "use" of a firearm and is not covered under the program.

Am I covered under the program if I use a shotgun/rifle instead of a handgun?

Yes. Our program covers the "use" of all legal firearms and other lawful weapons.

If I call the emergency hotline, will I actually be speaking to an attorney?

Yes. The hotline is always answered by a firearms program attorney, not a receptionist or answering service. You get immediate communications with a firearms program lawyer.

Does the program defend me if I get caught carrying a gun somewhere the law says I shouldn't?

No. Our program provides legal defense for your "use" of a firearm anywhere in your home state (or covered state if you select multi-state coverage) where you can legally be in possession of a firearm.

Do I get legal protection outside of my membership state?

Only if you are a member of our multi-state option and use a gun or other lawful weapon in a listed covered state under the program.

If there is a mistrial or the case has to be retried, is that covered?

Yes. Our program provides you representation which includes both civil and criminal trials and any retrials that may be necessary.

Is there a limit on the amount of hours for defense under this program?

No. Our program attorneys do not and will not put a limit on the number of hours devoted to your defense. Your firearms program attorney is there from the beginning until the very end, no matter how long it may take. As a member, you deserve no less.

Since the program is so inexpensive, will I receive less service than other clients of the program attorneys?

Absolutely not. The program's lawyers have a responsibility and ethical duty to represent clients zealously, fully, and to the best of their abilities, regardless of fees charged.

Does this program pay for the bond if I am charged with a crime for the use of a gun?


Can I cancel at any time?

As a member, you have the right to cancel your membership at any time and we will gladly refund your unused membership amount.

I am or will be taking a firearms or carry permit class. Can I sign up for the program now?


If I have adult children at home, will they need their own membership?

Yes. All adults who wish to have this service need their own program and member ID card.

Does the program cover a spouse/partner as well?

Yes, if they are also a member in good standing.

Is U.S. LawShield a law firm?

No. U.S. LawShield is a firearms legal defense program organized pursuant to the applicable states in which membership if offered (ie. legal services company, prepaid legal insurance corporation, etc.) and provides program attorneys who are experienced and dedicated to preserving all of our Second Amendment rights. The U.S. LawShield program provides attorneys in each covered state who are experienced in handling cases involving firearms and firearms law. U.S. LawShield evaluates these attorneys to ensure that they are just as passionate about our Second Amendment rights as members here at U.S. LawShield.

Does the program cover accidental or unintended discharges?

Yes, provided that you legally possess the firearm in a place where possession of the firearm is legally allowed.

Meet The Team

U.S. LawShield program attorneys have extensive civil and criminal trial experience as well as the pleasure of representing thousands of legal gun owners, including civilian, law enforcement, security and military personnel. In addition, U.S. LawShield is honored to serve numerous civilian shooting ranges, firearms instructors, firearms publications, and federal firearms licensed dealers. U.S. LawShield's passion is to support all aspects of legal firearms ownership in our great and unique country.

U.S. LawShield Executive Team


Kirk Evans

Kirk is a graduate with honors from Texas A&M University and attended law school at the University of Houston where he graduated as editor of the Law Review. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993.

Kirk possesses extensive trial experience in courtrooms all over the Great State of Texas including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Midland and communities in between.

Kirk, prior to joining Texas LawShield, concentrated most of his work on litigation including constitutional issues and complex civil litigation. He is an ardent supporter of each of our rights to keep and bear arms and is a proud gun owner.

Kirk is a frequent speaker on civil liability associated with gun ownership and has been a presenter at events across the state including the FBI Dallas CAAA Active Shooter Seminar, the national NRA Foundation Banquet and multiple civic and community organizations.

Kirk has also authored a number of firearms legal publications on topics such as "Tribal Law and Your Firearms." In addition, Kirk has served as a media source for firearms law, including appearances on KSAT television in San Antonio and a national interview with Yahoo Sports.

Kirk has also appeared on the Mike Rosen show on 850 KOA in Denver, provided an interview with Ben Ferguson on 820 WBAP in Dallas, and spoken at a live broadcast by Lee Matthews on 1000 KTOK in Oklahoma City.

Kirk was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the legal profession by the publisher of Texas Super Lawyers.

His email address is kevans@uslawshield.com


David Donchez

David is a Texas LawShield Member and is dedicated to providing our members with the excellent quality of service they deserve. David is a believer that the Member's time and concerns do matter.

Prior to working for Texas LawShield, David was President of Gulf Coast Powerboats for twenty years and COO of Sunsation Powerboats, a marine manufacturing company, dealing with customers/clients all over the world. Throughout his career he has made customer service his number one priority.

If you need anything, do not hesitate, get a hold of David!

His email address is davidd@uslawshield.com


Johanna is an ardent supporter of 2nd Amendment rights and is a life long firearms enthusiast. She brings a wealth of experience in operations, business structure, and customer service. In addition to her management experience, she brings valuable experience in office administration and information technology. Johanna continues to oversee our growth and infrastructure transition. She is here to help our members.

She supervises the administrative structure and has helped with the company's technology development and growth. She works with the marketing and sales team on developing new ideas for member growth and a team focused on the development of educating our members on firearms issues. She is a life long firearms rights advocate and proud gun owner.


Darren graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1992. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, a federal firearms licensed dealer, a class III tax stamp holder and a collector of firearms.

His email address is rice@uslawshield.com



P.J. has been with Texas LawShield Firearms Defense Program since the early beginnings. He has worked his way up from a part time Member Services Representative to the position as National Sales Director. P.J. brings unparalleled enthusiasm for members and our cause of offering piece of mind to all gun owners.

He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. At an early age he started his career in the industrial sales industry, where he worked his way into sales management. Always having an entrepreneurial spirit he decided to bring his talents in sales management and business development to small business in his home town. He is a proud father and avid supporter of all of our 2nd Amendment Rights.

His email address is pj@uslawshield.com



Randy received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from the University of Houston where he served as Executive Chair of the Moot Court team. An accomplished speaker and writer, Randy has been given top honors at state, national, and international competitions and was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers in 2010. Prior to joining Texas LawShield, Randy was a partner and trial attorney in a boutique Houston firm focusing on commercial litigation and business operations. A zealous advocate for gun rights, Randy and his wife are the parents of four very handsome boys.


Shaun Dotson

As Director of Customer Service for Texas LawShield, Shaun Dotson is responsible for the company's customer service quality and strategy, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Customer Service Center. He joined the Texas LawShield customer service team in March 2013.

Shaun brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to Texas LawShield. He began his career in telecommunications as a customer service representative for the former PrimeCo wireless telecommunication company. He has been involved in a broad range of customer service functions in management positions of increasing responsibility, including customer loyalty and quality assurance, call centers for financial markets, mergers and acquisitions, force management, and call center technologies.

He also served as a customer service manager with American Express work-at-home agents. Prior to his current role, Shaun served as creative director for Uniserv Technology in Hilo, Hawaii.

His email address is shaun@uslawshield.com

Meet Our Program Attorneys

About Us

The U.S. LawShield Firearms Legal Defense Program is dedicated to preserving 2nd Amendment rights for all legal gun owners in our country and ensuring legal representation for our members who ever have to use a firearm or any lawful weapon. In addition, a cornerstone of our program is education in the area of firearms law. An informed citizenry is essential to preserve our country's rich heritage and all of our rights. Our legal defense program proudly started in Texas and is rapidly expanding to every state. U.S. LawShield Firearms Program is the sister program to Texas LawShield. Currently, U.S. LawShield is available in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and more coming soon. Our firearms program was founded by lawyers and dedicated to preserving the legal rights of our members when they use a firearm.

U.S. LawShield also completely underwrites program attorneys to speak on law at civic organizations such as Rotary clubs, gun clubs, church or worship groups, firearm enthusiast gatherings and other venues to educate members and non-members alike on the laws pertaining to firearms, the legal process and using deadly force in self-defense. Additionally, U.S. LawShield is proud to have sponsored many events, such as the NRA Foundation Dinner, Texas Multi-Gun Championship, Diva Woman Outdoors Worldwide and A Girl and a Gun, among others.

Currently, U.S. LawShield has upwards of 260,000 legal gun owners as members, including civilians, law enforcement and military personnel. In addition, U.S. LawShield is honored to serve numerous civilian firing ranges, firearms instructors, firearms publications and federal firearms licensed dealers. U.S. LawShield has become one of the largest civilian repositories of firearms legal defense information available in our great country and has expanded its coverage to include any legal weapon.

U.S. LawShield's passion is to support all aspects of legal firearms ownership in our great and unique country regardless of any politics or party affiliations. Between our program attorneys and our scores of independent attorneys assisting in the firearms program, we provide legal protection anywhere our members are covered.

Member Perks

As a Member of U.S. LawShield you are entitled to offers and discounts at gun stores, shooting ranges, and U.S. LawShield affiliated businesses all over. On our Member Perks page, you will find special offers and discounts on the following:

  • LTC classes
  • Firearms
  • Optics
  • Gunsmithing services
  • Silencers
  • Tactical training classes
  • Range time
  • Much, much more!

To find discounts near you, view the complete list of Member Perks.

Visit the Member Perks page!