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.

Our Leadership Team

Kirk Evans

Kirk Evans

President

Kirk Evans

Kirk Evans

President

Kirk was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993, after graduating with honors from Texas A&M University and attending law school at the University of Houston, where he graduated as editor of the Law Review.

His extensive trial experience throughout the State of Texas – including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and many communities in between – was largely concentrated on constitutional issues and complex civil litigation, and led him to become a proud gun owner and ardent supporter of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the legal profession by the publisher of Texas Super Lawyers, Kirk has channeled his passion for defending the Constitution to become a frequent speaker and presenter at events across the state, including the FBI Dallas CAAA Active Shooter Seminar, the national NRA Foundation Banquet and many civic and community organizations.

David Donchecz

David Donchecz

Vice President

David Donchecz

David Donchecz

Vice President

David is a proud U.S. & Texas LawShield Member, dedicated to providing the member community with an unparalleled quality of service. He believes wholeheartedly that the time and concerns of our Members are a top priority.

David came to U.S. LawShield after a twenty-year career with Gulf Coast Powerboats where he served as President, and as COO of Sunsation Powerboats. His experience with customers and clients from all over the world has helped to make customer service and experience his number one priority.

David urges all members to reach out to him with any questions or concerns.

P.J. Hermosa

P.J. Hermosa

CEO

P.J. Hermosa

P.J. Hermosa

CEO

P.J. Hermosa brought his innovative and customer-focused thinking to the U.S. & Texas LawShield Program during the early stages of development. His experience in sales management, along with his entrepreneurial spirit, helped propel him from a part-time Sales Representative to where he is today.

In his capacity as CEO, P.J. works tirelessly to develop programs that add value to the lives and experiences of the U.S. & Texas LawShield member community. He understands that businesses are run by and for people first and foremost, and he focuses on building a company that fulfills the customers’ expectations. He continuously looks for ways to improve the company and the member experience, and finds great accomplishment in building a community around the people who matter.

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, P.J. resides in Houston where he is a proud father and avid supporter of the Second Amendment.

Randy Macchi

Randy Macchi

General Counsel and Operations Chief

Randy Macchi

Randy Macchi

General Counsel and Operations Chief

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 U.S. & 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

Shaun Dotson

Director of member services

Shaun Dotson

Shaun Dotson

Director of member services

As Director of Customer Service for U.S. & 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 our customer service team in March 2013.

Shaun brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to the company. 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.

OUR COMPANY VALUES ARE BUILT AROUND S.A.F.E.T.Y.

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

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

FREEDOM:
Your freedom is our business.

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

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

YOU:
You protect what matters. We protect you.

OUR COMMUNITY

WE ARE DRIVEN BY OUR LOVE OF AMERICA, FREEDOM AND FAMILY.

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