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The Juris Agency brings a boutique touch to your insurance.

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Your family, your possessions, and your business are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We take an individualized approach to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

A little about us.

The Juris Agency was founded in 2006 and has grown over the years from our humble beginnings in Westlake, OH, followed by a decade in Lakewood, OH, and now Rocky River, OH. The agency is a first-generation, family-owned independent insurance agency. It was built from scratch and owes its existence to our clients, partners, and staff. Our carriers and process have evolved over the years, and we are committed to continuing to push ourselves to implement technology that serves our clients.

More than just an independent agency.

We are an independent agency, which you may see frequently as the reason that an agency is unique. Given how many are saying it, is it really that unique? We are independent but we are far more unique than just that.

The Juris Agency wants insurance to be better. A well-written insurance policy is a game-changer following a crisis. The policy is just a tool or a commodity. How it is crafted and the service that is provided by the people who work with it can make worlds of difference.

15+ Years

in business

We serve our clients because giving sound advice is the right thing to do. We serve our clients because we care about people and doing the job well. We are not afraid to advocate for our insured and find solutions to their problems regardless of the commission. We offer honest insurance advice and offer risk management services you would expect in a corporate board room to families at kitchen tables and to small business owners.

Our Mission Statement

At The Juris Agency, our goal is to offer clients insurance coverage for their needs at a reasonable price while offering quality service. By following up with all contacts as promised, we strive to maintain a personal relationship with all our clients and have a positive impact on their communities.

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Meet Our Principal Agent, Shawn Juris

I founded the Juris Agency in 2006 and continue to handle every aspect of the business. Initially it was the opportunity to build my own business that drew me to insurance. After being told to be careful from the time I could walk, risk management was a natural fit.

Along the way I discovered that being an agent provided so much more than I’d expected. An insurance agent is placed right in the middle of so many events, from buying houses and cars to getting married or starting a family or a business. In each of these cases, a trusted agent can make all the difference. It should not be just about transactions—it can be an opportunity to build a relationship and to offer advice and guidance. After 15 years of working with many of our clients, I can now look back with them over how far they’ve come. I look forward to working with my clients for many more years.

As someone who always wants to understand how things work, the insurance industry has provided me with an opportunity to delve into a wide range of topics. Just like insurance finds its way into so many life events, it’s also tied to legislation, technology, property maintenance, the economy, community events, transportation, and even what pet you own. These topics constantly evolve and this makes it essential to have a strong intellectual curiosity to fit them together.

I have been actively involved in a range of activities, including five years as a councilmember in the City of Lakewood and several legislative trips to Washington, DC, and I have been involved in the Lakewood and Rocky River Chambers of Commerce. I also founded Pillars, a civic group that digs into a variety of topics and has run the Lakewood Wing Crawl since 2006.

I live in Westlake, OH and spend much of my free time with my wife and kids.

What Sets Us Apart


As an independent insurance agent, we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies and niche markets that provide specialized policies, giving you the power of choice.


We do not write off the rack policies unless that happens to be what’s right for you. Your needs will be assessed and you are offered options that fit them.


Technology is a key focus of continuous improvement. We work to find the balance between offering convenient, time-saving applications and insurance without overcomplicating things.


In order to treat risk, it is critical to understand it. Any agent can sell a policy, but we look to find ways to avoid using the policy at all through risk management strategies. It is far less expensive and inconvenient to not fall through the trapdoor in the first place.


We are methodical in our approach. Our objective is to identify the risks that you face—which you may not even be aware of—and implement coverage solutions that are cost-effective. By spotting these gaps and overlaps we are able to design an insurance account just for you.


Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. Our systems are designed for you to reach us as easily as possible. We do not push calls to call centers or self-service, though it’s available if you prefer and not your only choice.

Insurance Solutions We Offer

We offer a variety of coverage options to meet your unique insurance needs.

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