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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. Law Shield 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. Law Shield 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.
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
Minor Children Firearms Legal Protection
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. Law Shield 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. Law Shield Firearms Program offers a multi-state option. Through our network of program lawyers and law firms our U.S. Law Shield 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
Service available in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania areas only
- Bail Bond fee protection for bail up to $25,000
- Expert Witness fee protection
Additional Benefits Available To All Members
As a Member of U.S. Law Shield, 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. Law Shield Membership Cost
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. Law Shield 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.
Accidental Discharges or Other Accidents
Our programs are designed to protect you in “use of force” scenarios. An accidental discharge is not a “use” and is not covered under the program (i.e. cleaning a gun and it discharges, hunting accidents, etc.).
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. Law Shield a law firm?
No. U.S. Law Shield 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. Law Shield program provides attorneys in each covered state who are experienced in handling cases involving firearms and firearms law. U.S. Law Shield evaluates these attorneys to ensure that they are just as passionate about our Second Amendment rights as members here at U.S. Law Shield.
Meet The Team
U.S. Law Shield’s’ program attorneys collectively 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. Law Shield is honored to serve numerous civilian shooting ranges, firearms instructors, firearms publications, and federal firearms licensed dealers. U.S. Law Shield’s passion is to support all aspects of legal firearms ownership in our great and unique country.
U.S. Law Shield Executive Team
KIRK EVANS – PRESIDENT, U.S. LAW SHIELD FIREARMS LEGAL DEFENSE PROGRAM
Kirk is the president of U.S. Law Shield as well as Texas Law Shield and is a seasoned attorney.
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 U.S. Law Shield, 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 email@example.com
JOHANNA EDMONDS – VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
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 always 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.
Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVID DONCHECZ – VICE PRESIDENT
David is a Texas Law Shield 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. He is a life long gun owner and believer in all of our Second Amendment rights.
Prior to working for U.S. Law Shield, 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!
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DARREN RICE – STAFF ATTORNEY AND ADVISER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAUN DOTSON – DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES
As Director of Customer Service for U.S. Law Shield, 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 U.S. Law Shield customer service team in March 2013.
Shaun brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to U.S. Law Shield. 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 email@example.com
P. J. HERMOSA – NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
P.J. has been with Texas Law Shield 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our State Program Attorneys
Texas – Walker & Byington, PLLC
T. EDWIN WALKER
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 1993 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 the use of force and has presented the law in front of thousands of individuals from venues as small as local Rotary clubs and as large as legal seminars.
Edwin has also made several appearances on state and national radio and news shows to share his knowledge of the law. He is a proud gun owner.
His email address is email@example.com
Michele Byington received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2010 where she competed on the nationally recognized advocacy program. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2010. 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.
Michele has extensive knowledge of the National Firearms Act and the processes of the BATFE. She has assisted and advised in hundreds of successful NFA Item transfers.
She has published articles on the Texas Castle Doctrine, Stand Your Ground Laws, and other “use of force” laws and justifications. Michele frequently speaks around the State of Texas on topics like: “Where You Can and Cannot Take a Firearm,” “When the Law Allows For the Use of Force and Deadly Force,” “The Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Issues,” “The Law of Suppressors, Short Barreled Firearms, and Full Auto,” and numerous other firearms related matters.
Michele has represented dozens of clients all over Texas in incidents involving firearms. She is a gun owner and works tirelessly to uphold the 2nd Amendment.
Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Carter graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law, in addition to having taken special courses at the FBI Academy, and attending the National Judicial College.
He has been practicing for 40 years, and his list of accomplishments include having been the Executive Director and General Counsel for Crime Stoppers International, receiving a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” for his work in crime prevention, and the “President’s Award” by Crime Stoppers International in 1988 and 2007.
He has been on all sides of the court room, acting as a criminal defense attorney, a county attorney, a police advisor and a judge.
His email address is email@example.com
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 work on both criminal and civil cases, with experience in the trial setting. He has also researched the firearms and use of force laws across multiple states, including Florida, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Oklahoma. A frequent speaker at seminars and the author of many different newsletters, with topics ranging from the Use of Deadly Force to NFA item ownership, he is above all else a proud gun owner and tireless supporter of our constitutional rights to bear arms.
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Kearney Wynn, P.C.
3100 West 7th Street, Ste. 420
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107
Justin Sparks was born in Houston, Texas. Before high school he and his family moved to Weimar, Texas where Justin graduated from Weimar High School. He then attended Baylor University where he double majored in Economics and Real Estate and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduating from Baylor, Justin attended Texas A&M University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2007.
The year following law school, Justin worked for a local Oil & Gas company handling legal issues with regard to drilling and drill sites. Justin was then hired by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney where he was responsible for grand jury investigations, plea negotiations, hearings, trials before the court, and jury trials. In his time there, Justin handled over one thousand DWI cases and tried more than one hundred DWI cases before juries. After two years with the DA’s office Justin was hired as an associate by Kearney | Wynn. Justin was named to the Top Attorneys in Fort Worth by Fort Worth Magazine – 2010, 2011, 2012
Areas of Practice:
Grand Jury Investigations
All Criminal Prosecutions & Investigations
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, 2007
Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA, 2004
Major: Economics & Real Estate
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions:
Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2008 – 2009
KURT W. GLASS
The Law Office of Kurt W. Glass & Partners
2608 N. Main Street, Ste. B-135
Belton, Texas 76513
Mr. Glass enlisted in the US Army in 1986 as an infantryman. While stationed with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii he served as a Scout Observer/Sniper. After a four year assignment in Hawaii Mr. Glass transferred over to Military Intelligence in 1992. He was then reassigned to attend the Russian language course in Monterey, California.
Between 1992 and 1995 Mr. Glass was stationed here at Fort Hood with the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion. While at Fort Hood he was selected as the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Non-Commissioned Officer of the year and attended the Andre Sakharov Language Institute.
Mr. Glass attended the Serbo-Croatian language course in Washington DC and after living in the Balkans for over two years was assigned to the United States Army Office of Military Support.
His best friend, Sam Slemp also a retired soldier, died before realizing his dream of attending law school. Sam spoke frequently about going to law school and when he died Kurt made a promise that he would go instead.
Mr. Glass retired from the US Army in 2006 after 20 years and 16 days of active duty. In August of 2006, after having been retired for 18 days, he was seated in the first class of law school at Texas Tech. Kurt and his wife, Dawn, found staying in Lubbock was difficult because of the city distance from any military community. They wanted to return to a community and a return to a mindset that both understood and appreciated, so after graduating law school they relocated to Fort Hood to begin.
LARRY DEAN BLOOMQUIST
Attorney Larry Dean Bloomquist is a Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney, who has over ten years of experience. Mr. Bloomquist is a former Assistant District Attorney and prosecutor. He was nationally recognized by the National Association of Prosecuting Coordinators for work involving intoxicated drivers. He has tried over one hundred jury trials, including many high-profile murders, sex crimes, and gang related crimes.
Born in Denver, Colorado he grew up in Wyoming. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. Rising to the rank of Captain, he served during Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Missions in Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, and Cuba. He also served in Korea, Italy, Virginia, and Colorado.
After leaving the Army Mr. Bloomquist attended the University Of Wyoming College Of Law, in Laramie Wyoming. He won trial and appellate trial competitions and went on to represent the University at regional competitions. During law school he worked in the legal services clinic and has a law clerk with law firms and government agencies, representing people. He was inducted into the national “Order of The Barristers” for outstanding courtroom advocacy. He attained his Juris Doctorate degree.
After passing the Texas bar examination and becoming a licensed attorney Mr. Bloomquist went to work at the Law Offices of Gary Green in Austin, Texas representing Texans in civil matters. He then became a prosecutor. Mr. Bloomquist has served as an Assistant District Attorney for Caldwell County in Lockhart, Texas, an Assistant County Attorney for Guadalupe County in Seguin, Texas, as an Assistant District Attorney for Hays County in San Marcos, Texas as well as the 1st Assistant District Attorney for Guadalupe, Gonzales and Lavaca Counties.
Mr. Bloomquist quickly built a reputation as a tough no nonsense trial attorney. He tried multiple high profile child murder and sexual assaults, and gang related cases and became a sought after speaker on these issues. He has done extensive work on cases involving intoxicated drivers and was nationally recognized as an “Outstanding Traffic Safety Prosecutor” for that work. He has broad experience handling all types of criminal cases.
In 2011 The Law Office of Larry Dean Bloomquist was founded in San Antonio, Texas with the goal of providing the best defense to ordinary people charged with serious crimes.
- Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member San Antonio Bar Association
- Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
- National Order of the Barristers – 2002
- Named an “Outstanding Traffic Safety Prosecutor” by National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators, 2006
- Meritorious Service Medal – 1999
- Army Commendation Medal, 4 Awards
- Army Achievement Medal, 3 Awards
- Humanitarian Service Medal
- “Child Death and Sex Crimes Investigations and Prosecution” Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Training- 2011
- “Criminal Prosecutions” Seguin Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy -2011
- “Review of Gang Prosecution” Seguin Police Department – 2010
- “Child Sexual Assault Investigations & Prosecutions” New Braunfels Police Department – 2009
- “Search and Seizure” Guadalupe County’s Attorney’s Office – 2006
- “DWI Case Prosecution” Guadalupe County’s Attorney’s Office – 2006
- “Family Violence Prosecution” Guadalupe County’s Attorney’s Office – 2006
- “Total refusal DWI case on your docket?” The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 36, Number 5, September-October 2006.
Dallas/Fort Worth – North Texas
Wes Ball, Attorney
Ball & Hase
4025 Woodland Park Blvd., Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76013
Don Hase, Attorney
Ball & Hase
4025 Woodland Park Blvd., Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76013
Bruce A. Martin, Attorney
705 8th St., Suite 600
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Sterling E. Newcomb, Attorney
2507 Washington St
Greenville, TX 75403
Victor A. (“Vic”) Rivera, Attorney
1011 Surrey Ln., Bldg. 200
Flower Mound, TX 75022
John Hunter Smith, Attorney
707 W. Washington St.
Sherman, TX 75092
Joe Weis, Attorney
2507 Washington St.
Greenville, TX 75403
C.H. “Hal” Brockett, Jr.
24 Smith Road, Suite 400
Midland, TX 79705
Jim Darnell, Attorney
310 N. Mesa St., Suite 212
El Paso, TX 79901
Benjamin P. Garcia, Attorney
Travis Ware & Associates
Lubbock, TX 79401-3017
Travis Ware, Attorney
Travis Ware & Associates
Lubbock, TX 79401-3017
Diane Hathaway, Attorney
600 S. Tyler, #2005
Amarillo, TX 79101
[P.O. Box 15385, Amarillo, TX 79105]
M. Shaun Galovich, Attorney
Abilene, Texas 79601
Matt Martindale, Attorney
114 W. Kingsmill Ave.
Pampa, TX 79065
Susan Johnston, Attorney
510 N. Valley Mills Dr., Suite 406
Waco, TX 76710
William W. Johnston, Attorney
510 N. Valley Mills Dr., Suite 406
Waco, TX 76710
Richard F. Gutierrez, Attorney
113 E Losoya St.
Del Rio, TX 78840-5855
Richard W. (“Rick”) Rogers III, Attorney
710 Buffalo St., Suite 202
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1934
Gregory E. Turley, Attorney
504 E. Dove Ave., Suite B
McAllen, TX 78504
Tim James, Attorney
115 South St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Michael R. Lusk, Attorney
2224 St. Michael Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503
Jim James, Attorney
James & Reynolds
1716 Briarcrest Dr., Suite 505
Bryan, TX 77802
[P O Box 1146, Bryan, TX 77806-1146]
Travis S. Ware, Attorney
Travis Ware & Associates
Lubbock, TX 79401-3017
STANLEY H. MARKS
Stanley H. Marks is a State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney with experience defending clients in all spectrums of criminal law. Mr. Marks was a Colorado State Public Defender early in his career, but has been in private practice for 40 years. Mr. Marks is the founder of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. He was recently involved in the Colorado Criminal Defense case involving Joe Ruiz, who shot and killed a fellow Lakewood police officer.
The many years of courtroom trial experience have resulted in a high level of expertise that Mr. Marks brings to the representation of his clients. Mr. Marks defends his clients by using his exceptional ability to come to solutions that uniquely fit each case. He has had success defending clients with charges including but not limited to:
- White Collar Crimes
- Securities Fraud
- Drug Crimes
- Medical Marijuana
His e-mail address is email@example.com
Doug began his legal career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, he tried over 70 criminal jury trials, ranging from murder, armed robbery, sexual assaults of adults and children and kidnapping, to DUI, assault and simple drug possession. Doug was quickly identified as a rising star and was described by judges, attorneys and jurors as a knowledgeable, skilled and fierce advocate. Doug’s comfort level in the courtroom earned him fast promotions and a reputation for successfully implementing new ideas in technology to advance his case in court.
One of Doug’s promotions included being asked to join the Vehicular Crimes Division. As a member, police officers and investigators routinely called Doug with questions about fatality crashes where intoxication or negligence were at issue. Doug responded to the scene of dozens of crashes, most occurring in the middle of the night. At the scene, Doug directed officers and crash investigators through collecting and preserving evidence, drafting search warrants, and preparing the case for court. Doug handled many of these cases from the crash scene through verdict. In addition to working investigations, Doug was responsible for training prosecutors and police officers. For his efforts, Doug received awards of recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 2007 and 2008. There are only a few criminal defense attorneys in the country who have this experience.
In 2008, Doug left the district attorney’s office and accepted the prestigious position of Assistant United States Attorney. As a federal prosecutor, Doug was responsible for investigating and prosecuting international criminal travel networks and drug trafficking organizations, to fighting public corruption, white-collar crime and cases involving national security. Doug successfully tried numerous criminal jury trials as an Assistant United States Attorney.
In 2010, Doug received an award from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III for his work as lead counsel on a large public corruption case where wiretaps and other covert investigative techniques were successfully implemented.
Doug’s prosecutorial experience allows him to quickly identify issues that a client or organization may face. He has personally drafted hundreds of search and arrest warrants, reviewed and corrected those drafted by his peers, and trained junior prosecutors in the art of drafting a successful, “airtight” warrant. This experience has given Doug the ability to quickly identify deficiencies, inaccuracies and mischaracterizations in such documents.
Doug is admitted to practice in all Colorado and Texas state courts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Colorado and the Western District of Texas, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Robert R. Robles
Robert R. Robles began practicing law in Oklahoma more than 30 years ago. He is committed to finding practical solutions to legal problems, and, to his clients as persons, not just file numbers. The Robles law office is proud to represent ordinary people rather than large corporations, small business rather than big business. You can count on Robert to understand how important your case is to you. Call or email today, he can help you:
Areas of Practice:
- Banking & Finance Law
- Business & Commercial Law
- Business Organizations
- Constitutional Law
- Construction Law
- Criminal Law
- Custody & Visitation
- Elder Law
- Eminent Domain
- Employment Law — Employee
- Employment Law — Employer
- Energy Law
- Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
- Environmental Law
- Estate Planning
- Ethics & Professional Responsibility
- Family Law
- Health & Health Care Law
- International Law
- Internet — Cyberspace
- Labor Law
- Land Use & Zoning
- Lemon Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
- Native Peoples Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Nursing Home
- Personal Injury — Plaintiff
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Products Liability Law
- Real Estate Law
- Toxic Torts
- Transportation Law
- White Collar Crimes
- Workers’ Compensation Law
- Personal Injury
- Oklahoma, 1981
- U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
- University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1980
- University of Houston, 1977
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
- Oklahoma Human Rights Commission
- Past Chairman
- Oklahoma Merit Commission
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
– Thomas Jefferson (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria).
David Katz strongly believes these words. The Founding Fathers of our country knew that only by allowing law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms could the people of this country be free. David has been practicing criminal law as a defense attorney since first becoming licensed to practice law. He has handled thousands of cases defending the constitutional rights of the citizens of Florida. David and his partner James Phillips stand ready to defend the rights of the thousands of U.S. Law Shield members in Florida against charges that may be brought against them if they are ever forced to use their firearm or other CWFL weapon in self-defense.
David has earned a reputation as a top criminal defense lawyer nationally and is invited to speak at continuing legal education seminars in Florida and throughout the country. At these seminars, David helps to teach defense trial skills to other criminal defense lawyers. Additionally, David has authored or co-authored eight books on criminal defense and trial skills, including several manuals used to train other lawyers in the art of criminal defense.
David has earned numerous awards throughout his legal career including a Superb rating and Client Choice Award from Avvo and the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubble. David has also been chosen as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Florida by the National Trial Lawyers and awarded the status of Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.
His e-mail address is email@example.com
James D. Phillips is a former prosecutor from Escambia and Seminole County, Florida. As a former Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Phillips prosecuted thousands of cases. Mr. Phillips is an aggressive trial attorney, who uses his knowledge and experience as a prosecutor to zealously advocate for his clients. Mr. Phillips has represented individuals in State and Federal court charged with misdemeanors, felonies, sex crimes, violent crimes, internet crimes, felonies punishable by life and murder.
Mr. Phillips has been the key speaker at multiple seminars throughout the State of Florida, lecturing on Self-Defense, Use of Deadly Force, Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground. Also, Mr. Phillips has been the key speaker at various seminars throughout the country where he has taught and trained other attorneys on jury selection, cross examination and trial strategies in criminal trials. Mr. Phillips is a published author on topics regarding DUI Defense, Jury Selection, Plea Bargaining, and Trial Strategy.
Based on his experience, peer-reviews and client reviews, Mr. Phillips has received Superb rating since 2011 from AVVO, the highest level an attorney can obtain, and has been rated Preeminent (5 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell Client Review as of May 2013. Furthermore, Martindale-Hubbel has presented Mr. Phillips with the Client’s Distinction award for 2013 and 2014. He has received recognition for his demonstrated leadership and achievement in the legal profession by being selected for inclusion in Strathmore’s Who’s Who for 2013. Mr. Phillips was chosen in 2013 and again in 2014 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (less than 2.5% of all attorneys receive this honor) and was selected as one of Central Florida’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as one of Florida’s Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers for 2013 and 2014. Mr. Phillips was recently selected as one of Florida’s Top 40 Under the Age of 40 for 2014 by The American Society of Legal Advocates. Mr. Phillips was featured in Orlando Style Magazine’s September 2014 edition as one of Central Florida’s Legal Elite.
His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
JUSTIN J. MCSHANE
Attorney McShane is the lead program attorney for USLS of PA. He is the owner of The McShane Firm, LLC which is an 8 attorney law firm that focuses on firearms law, criminal law defense, forensic science, and DUI law defense. An avid Multi-gun competitor, he trains mostly combative skills and tactical training. He has been to The Site Firearms Training Center as well as other tactical training venues. He practices concealed carry every single day. He has several NFA weapons. He shoots not less than 5 days a week. In terms of his legal experience, he is a trial lawyer. He has been practicing law since 2001. He has personally litigated thousands of criminal cases including several death penalty cases. He has defended scores of people in critical incident situations as well as in self-defense cases. He is a published author. He is a highly sought after featured international speaker on science and the law.
- National College for DUI Defense
- National Highway Safety Transport Safety Administration
- Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Pennsylvania State Police Academy and
- Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
His e-mail address is email@example.com
MICHAEL GIARAMITA, JR
Attorney Giaramita is a Litigation Associate with The McShane Firm, LLC where he focuses on firearms litigation in both civil and criminal arenas.
Currently, he is co-counsel for U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania in U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania, LLC et al. v. City of Harrisburg et al., a lawsuit challenging five of Harrisburg’s illegal gun ordinances. He helped U.S. Law Shield secure a preliminary injunction, suspending three of the five contested ordinances. Because of his role in this litigation, he was featured as a panelist for ” Preemption of Municipal Firearms Ordinances,” a seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has also been a featured guest on NRA News on two separate occasions, and was a guest lecturer for the Fall Conference of Townships, Boroughs and Authorities. As a program attorney for U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania, he has lectured to law abiding gun owners at over 70 seminars throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law with highest honors, and was awarded Order of the Curule Chair, the highest award granted. Throughout law school he was an active member of the Tulsa Indoor Firearms Range. He is currently a proud member of Harrisburg Hunters & Anglers Association, and a regular attendee of TROP Institute. He is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Deborah J. Alessi
Deborah Alessi has been practicing law in Missouri since 1989. She began her career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for St. Charles County where she prosecuted felonies, sexual offenders and the most egregious of habitual offenders. Ms. Alessi tried the first case in the region relying on DNA evidence for identification of the defendant to successfully convict a serial rapist. As a result of her work, she received the first Prosecutor of the Year Award for St. Charles County.
In 1992 Ms. Alessi went into private practice and in January 1996 became a partner in the law firm, Shea, Kohl & Alessi, L.C. After a few years in private practice she received the coveted Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award. “The Lon O. Hocker Award is given yearly to trial lawyers for fearless and outstanding advocacy …. represent[ing] the best of Missouri’s trial lawyers.” Ms. Alessi is the Municipal Prosecuting Attorney for the City of St. Charles. In her private practice her area of work is concentrated in criminal defense at the Federal, State and Municipal level. She also represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination matters and children whom have been sexually abused.
Missouri Bar Association
St. Charles County Bar Association
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
Education and Honors
Truman State University (B.A., 1986)
University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1989)
Staff Urban Lawyers, University of Missouri
St. Charles County Prosecutor of the Year, 1992
Recipient, Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, 1995
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Employment Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Beyond the Best Award Recipient 2011
Athena Leadership Award Recipient 2009
Selected “Women of Achievement” by St. Charles Business Magazine for Leadership 2003
Recipient of the First Annual Forty Professionals Under Forty Award 2001
Evan Nappen has been defending New Jersey gun owners and their rights for over 20 years. As a member of U.S. Law Shield, if you ever use your gun in self-defense in New Jersey, Evan will have your back.
He Wrote The Book On New Jersey Gun Law
The U.S. Law Shield 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. Law Shield Firearms Program is the sister program to Texas Law Shield. Currently, U.S. Law Shield is available in Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina and Kansas. Our firearms program was founded by lawyers and dedicated to preserving the legal rights of our members when they use a firearm.
U.S. Law Shield 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. Law Shield 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. Law Shield has upwards of 200,000 legal gun owners as members, including civilians, law enforcement and military personnel. In addition, U.S. Law Shield is honored to serve numerous civilian firing ranges, firearms instructors, firearms publications and federal firearms licensed dealers. U.S. Law Shield 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. Law Shield’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.