The Shield is for legal protection. Whether you’re involved in an emergency situation or have questions about the laws in your state, our nationwide network of Independent Program Attorneys (IPAs) is ready to assist you with your self-defense needs.


Trusted by more than 2 million

Your protection—and peace of mind—is our priority.

U.S. LawShield member coverage includes:

  • 24/7/365 emergency access to an attorney-answered hotline
  • Legal representation for both criminal and civil cases
  • Zero attorneys’ fees for covered events—no limits, caps or deductibles
  • Answers to your self-defense questions through our everyday helpline
  • Unlimited access to our informative resources
  • Educational events and other member-only benefits
  • …and more, for less than 50 cents a day

Customize your coverage

Minor Children

Extend your protection and benefits to your children age 17 and under for coverage at home, on your property and even at the playground.

Flexible payment options

Choose monthly or annual payment options. The choice is yours! Or save with dual membership for yourself and another household member with our annual payment plan.*

HunterShield® for hunters and anglers

Get coverage related to hunting and fishing.* These laws are complex, and adding HunterShield means The Shield has your back in the great outdoors.

Multi-State Protection

Take your coverage nationwide by extending it to the entire country, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Bail Bond and Expert Witness

Get bond fee protection* for bail up to $50,000 and an expert witness at trial, if necessary.

Gunowner Identity Theft Coverage

Protect your name and right to carry* in case of a stolen firearm and/or compromised ID.

*Check state availability

When you become a member, you get…

Immediate coverage

Coverage begins the moment you sign up. Whether you contact our Community Care Center, speak with a sales representative at an event, or join online, peace of mind starts instantly.

Instant member portal access

Log in to your Member Portal to begin your educational journey. Browse content and update your account from your desktop or mobile device.

Confidence in protection

Stay up to date on self-defense laws, attend live events across the country and get non-emergency questions answered by an experienced Independent Program Attorney.