The Attorneys

Rick Dehoyos, Esq.

Rick-DeHoyos-Headshot Rick has been practicing law since 1987 when he received his law degree from the University of Texas. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Angelo State University.

When Rick graduated from law school, he worked in Austin for the Texas Attorney General’s Tort Litigation Division for 3 years representing the State of Texas in personal injury and civil litigation cases. Rick then returned to San Angelo and worked as an Assistant City Attorney being assigned as the Municipal Court Prosecutor for 3 years and was then promoted to Senior Trial Attorney for the next 3 years. He then spent the next 10 years in private practice handling personal injury, criminal and family cases with Ratliff, Edwards & DeHoyos. The next three years he joined the law firm of Glasheen, Valles & DeHoyos, one of the top Texas law firms that focuses on in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He acquired invaluable experience in handling serious personal injury cases.

Rick is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Rick focuses us in personal injury cases.

Bilingual

English/Spanish

Education

  • 1977 Ozona High School
  • 1981 Angelo State University ; Bachelors of Art (Major ; Govt. Minor; English)
  • 1984 Angelo State University; Masters of Public Administration
  • 1987 University of Texas at Austin; Doctors of Jursiprudence

Employment

  • (2007 — 2010) Glasheen, Valles, Inderman and DeHoyos (Personal Injury Law firm)
  • (1997 — 2007) Ratliff, Edwards & DeHoyos ( Partner in General Practice law firm)
  • (1991 — 1996) City of San Angelo—- Senior Trial Attorney Litigation Department
  • (1988 — 1991) Assistant Texas Attorney General’s Tort Litigation Division

Admitted to practice in:

  • 1991 Northern District Court
  • 1996 United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2003 Board Certified Personal Injury Law

Member:

  • State Bar Grievance Committee
  • 2003-2004 President of Tom Green Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Personal

Married — Johanna DeHoyos, Children – Nicole LaDawn Primera, Eric DeHoyos, Krystle Dawn DeHoyos


Graham Sutliff, Of Counsel (By Appointment Only)

Graham-Sutliff-Website Graham E. Sutliff grew up in San Angelo, Texas in a family of six. From an early age, he learned the value of hard work, determination and fighting for what is right. Graham found an early interest in the law by playing in the halls of the Tom Green County Courthouse. As a young man, his interest in the law continued to grow and he set out to find a way to use this passion to help others.

At the University of Mississippi, after receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and graduating summa cum laude, Graham went on to pursue a law degree. His commitment to his studies paid off once again as he graduated from law school, summa cum laude, at the top of his class.

Upon graduating, Graham began his legal career in the Austin litigation section of Vinson & Elkins. There, he represented a diverse client base ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to private citizens. His practice included personal injury, securities issues, contract disputes, and everything in between. While at Vinson & Elkins, Graham had the privilege of practicing law among some of the top litigators in the United States.

After working on many cases in West Texas with Rick DeHoyos, Graham became of-counsel in The Law Offices of Rick DeHoyos, PLLC for personal injury cases in 2016. Graham continues to practice in Houston and Austin as a co-founder and partner of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC, but he has substantial involvement with Rick DeHoyos in personal injury cases resulting in catastrophic injuries.

Throughout his career, Graham has remained committed to upholding the values instilled in him from an early age – hard work, determination and fighting for what is right. Graham has successfully tried jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal court. On a daily basis, he sees the physical and emotional impact that others’ carelessness has on his clients and their loved ones. Graham’s greatest satisfaction comes from ensuring that his clients and their families get the representation, and ultimately, the justice they deserve.

Graham is married and has two children, Shelby (age 4) and Price (age 2).

Education Background

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., graduated top of class, summa cum laude
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A. Banking and Finance, summa cum laude

Admitted to practice

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Activities and Affiliations

  • Staff: Mississippi Law Journal
  • Member: Mississippi Moot Court Board
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Committee Member Since 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers – A Thomson Reuters Publication – Rising Stars 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Top Lawyers – H Magazine – 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Houston Top Lawyer – Houstonia Magazine – 2013, 2014, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers top 40 Under 40 – 2014, 2015
  • “Superb” Rating by Avvo – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hank Stout, Of Counsel (By Appointment Only)

Hank-Stout-Website Hank Stout was raised in San Angelo and graduated from Central High School. Hank and his wife have two wonderful children, Henry and Annie Laurie. Hank lives in Houston, but he practices law throughout the United States.

Hank earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and his law degree from South Texas College of Law. Upon completing law school, Hank worked as a trial attorney for several large Houston law firms focusing his practice almost exclusively on the defense of large personal injury cases.

Feeling a calling to help those injured by the carelessness of others, Hank left the big Firm and opened his own law firm with his life-long friend Graham Sutliff. Sutliff & Stout focuses exclusively on helping individuals who have been hurt or wronged by the negligence or carelessness of another.

As part of his practice, Hank and Rick have had the opportunity to work on a number of cases together and obtain favorable results for our mutual clients. This joint pursuit of justice for our clients caused Hank to become of-counsel in The Law Offices of Rick DeHoyos to help individuals who are dealing with the effects of a significant personal injury. While Hank continues his practice with Sutliff & Stout, PLLC, his of-counsel association with the Law Office of Rick DeHoyos further demonstrates Hank’s commitment to his hometown community.

In his free time, Hank enjoys coaching his son’s Little League team and volunteering with his church.

Education and Professional Background

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A.

Admitted to practice: State of Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Activities and Affiliations

  • Super Lawyers 2014-2015, Thomson Reuters
  • Member, Law Review
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation