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About me

I co-founded Sutliff & Stout, PLLC, a Houston Injury & Accident Law Firm, because I wanted to help real people with real problems. Raised in a small West Texas town, I was taught the value of hard work, determination, fairness and helping others. My early interest in the law was inspired by my greatest role model, my father. As the son of an attorney and former State Court District Judge, I learned as a child that through the legal system you can help folks stand up for themselves and hold irresponsible people and companies accountable for their actions.

After graduating high school, I attended the University of Mississippi where I earned a degree in just three and a half years. I then enrolled in law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and earned a doctor of jurisprudence in just two and a half years.

Upon completing law school, I worked as a trial attorney for several large law firms, including Phelps Dunbar and Chamberlain Hrdlicka. While working at these large law firms, I represented Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and large insurance companies. Having learned how large corporations and insurance companies operate, I decided to leave the practice at the large firm and focus on personal injury litigation.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Hourly ($375-425/hour), contingent (40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC

550 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX, 77027


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Lawyer Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarTexas Lawyer Magazine2012
Gradate--Trial Skills SeminarNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin2006 - 2008
AttorneyGodwin Gruber, LLP2005 - 2006
attorneyPhelps Dunbar2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2007 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
South Texas College of LawLaw Review2001 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hammons matter$2,072,500.00 settlement
Narsh matter$2,632,500.00 settlement
McIngvale v. Baffert et. al.Confidental Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2004
University of MississippiBusiness AdministrationBusiness Administration2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public HearingNeed for Disclosure in Horse sales2008
Focus on Fraud and Tax Issues in the Horse IndustryFraud in the Racehorse Industry2007