President's Message


Congratulations, Judge Alessi!

Deborah Alessi, Circuit Judge for St. Charles County, Missouri

We are extraordinarily pleased to announce that our Missouri Independent Program Attorney, Deborah Alessi, was elected Circuit Judge for St. Charles County, Missouri. Judge Alessi’s election is a major victory for law-abiding gun owners all over Missouri thanks to her staunch support of the Second Amendment and focus on maintaining and protecting our Constitutional rights. Many congratulations to Deborah and all Missourians on her election!

Welcome to the Family, John!

John Schleiffarth
U.S. Law Shield of Missouri Independent Program Attorney John Schleiffarth

As a result of Judge Alessi’s election, we want to introduce our newest Missouri Independent Program Attorney, John Schleiffarth. John is a proud gun owner and third-generation native of the St. Louis area with extensive experience in criminal law, and particularly, self-defense cases.  John is a member of the national law firm of Katz, Byington & Phillips, which provides representation as independent program attorneys for U.S. Law Shield members in multiple states.

During the course of his distinguished career as a trial attorney, John has received numerous awards, including:

— Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015

— Clients Choice Award from 2012, 2013, 2014

— Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

— “Top 40 Under 40” Award from the National Trial Lawyers Association 2015, 2016

— “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” Missouri, National Trial Lawyers Association 2014, 2015

We are excited to welcome John to the U.S. Law Shield family and look forward to working with him to protect and preserve the rights of gun owners across the Great State of Missouri!

— Kirk W. Evans, President, U.S. Law Shield

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