Our Story


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, become a champion for good, and the voice of justice.

U.S. & Texas LawShield® is the first concealed weapons legal defense 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 and ongoing education and preparedness, to specialized first aid certification and 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, but most of all we are proud to protect our members with an industry-leading concealed weapon legal defense. We are always ready to stand up and fight for those who have had to defend their own safety.


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 a 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.

Our Leadership Team

Kirk EvansPresident
David DoncheczVice President

P.J. HermosaChief Executive Officer
Randy MacchiChief Operating Officer
General Counsel
Scott WatsonChief Financial Officer
Sharad KarkeraChief Technology Officer
Matt FehlhaberChief Marketing Officer
Anthony AndersonChief Experience Officer
Jim FisherNational Sales Director
Rich MillerDirector of Member Service
Vic ZacharyDirector of Business Operations
Michele NeuvarHuman Resources Director
Tara SalvatelliSenior Event Marketing Director

Our Values

Our Company Values Are Built To Keep You S.A.F.E.


Strength-in-numbers movement of like-minded individuals bound together by the same fibers that make America great.


Advocates for the inalienable right to self-defense, ensuring equal access to justice for all members.


Your freedom to responsibly and legally exercise your 2nd Amendment rights is our business.


Our top priority is to keep you educated on, informed of, and empowered by your fundamental legal rights to safety and self-defense.