Richard T. Sutherland, Attorney at Law

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    Mr. Richard T. Sutherland is a 1969 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a 1976 graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law. He was licensed in 1976 in Texas and in 1977 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He holds an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Ratings are obtained through a confidential rating process involving other rated attorneys and judges. Mr. Sutherland is also listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys published by Martindale-Hubbell.


    • State Bar of Texas, Family and Litigation Sections;
    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Council, 2011-2016;
    • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charge, Vol. 5, Family Law, 1993;
    • American Bar Association, Family and Litigation Sections;
    • District 14 Grievance Committee, 2012-2018
    • Texas Family Law Foundation, Life Member
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Member
    • Tri-County Bar Association, President 1985-86;
    • Wichita County Bar Association, Board of Directors 1982-83
    • Zoning Board of Adjustments, City of Wichita Falls
    • Big Brothers and Sisters of Wichita Falls, Chairman 1992

    Professional Honors:

    • Course Director, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Marriage Dissolution Institute, Austin, 2014
    • Speaker: State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Marriage Dissolution Institute Boot Camp 2009; Marriage Dissolution Institute 2013 and 2015
    • Speaker:  State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Marriage Advanced Family Law 101 Course, 2017; Advanced Family Law Course 2015, 2016 and 2019
    • Speaker:  American Bar Association Annual Convention, Litigation Section, Consumer Panel, 1983


    • Annotated Texas Family Code, 2016 Edition, joint project of State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and Texas Family Law Foundation, published by the State Bar of Texas
    • The Ultimate Check Lists, 2010, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section and State Bar of Texas.
    • Texas Family Law Practice Manual, 2022 – Open, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

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Phone: (940) 691-2100

Address: 2629 Plaza Parkway, Suite B-19
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308