Richard T. Sutherland, Attorney at Law

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
Pro Bono Seminars Big Spring, Lubbock, Stephenville and Wichita Falls
Pro Bono Co-Course Director, Stephenville and Weatherford


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.