Texas Law Shield, LLP is a licensed legal service company founded by staunch 2nd Amendment advocates and firearms enthusiasts. In 2009 they began the Texas Law Shield Firearms Program. The goal of Texas Law Shield LLP is to provide affordable legal representation to all legal gun owners. Additionally, Texas Law Shield LLP is proud to offer legal services specifically designed to assist its members to obtain federal approval to own and possess items regulated by the National Firearms Act.
Texas Law Shield, LLP’s principals are lawyers who have extensive civil and criminal trial experience as well as the pleasure of representing thousands of legal gun owners, including civilian, law enforcement and military personnel. In addition, Texas Law Shield is honored to serve numerous civilian firing ranges, firearms instructors, firearms publications, and federal firearms licensed dealers. Texas Law Shield, LLP’s passion is to support all aspects of legal firearms ownership in our great and unique country.
Texas Law Shield, LLP – Principals and Attorneys
T. Edwin Walker, President
Edwin is a native Texan who earned his bachelor and law degrees at the University of Houston. He has been practicing law in the State of Texas since 1994 with an emphasis on criminal defense. Edwin is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Harris County Defense Lawyers Association. Edwin is a frequent speaker on use of force and heads up the Firm’s National Firearms Act Program for legal ownership of machine guns, suppressors, and short barreled weapons. He is a proud gun owner. His email address is email@example.com
Darren R. Rice
Graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1992. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association and a federal firearms licensed dealer and a class III tax stamp holder, and a collector of firearms. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk W. Evans, Vice President
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 concentrates 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.
- The University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
- Texas A&M University, B.S.
Michele Byington received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2010 where she competed on the nationally recognized advocacy program. Prior to law school, she received her B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Fraternity. Prior to joining the firm, Michele specialized in commercial litigation. She has extensive knowledge of the National Firearms Act and the processes of the BATFE.
- South Texas College of Law, J.D.
- Texas A&M University, B.A.
Gordon Cooper received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2012. Prior to law school, he received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston; he did so as the youngest graduate on record, graduating at 18 years old, having started college at 13 years old. Prior to joining the firm, while attending law school, he worked as a full-time negotiator.
Gordon’s work with U.S. Law Shield has involved researching the firearms and use of force laws across multiple states, including Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma. He has also contributed on articles covering a variety of topics, ranging from the civil liability resulting from a use of deadly force, to conflicting concealed carry statutes. A proud gun owner, he is a tireless supporter of our constitutional rights to bear arms.