Richard Hood


Phone: (713) 221-2516

Fax: (713) 337-8850



Richard Hood is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. Richard received his Bachelor of Science in 2011 from the United States Military Academy and earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of law.

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Richard was an associate at a law firm where his practice included criminal defense, military administrative matters, and general civil litigation. There, Richard developed his skills in oral and written advocacy through all stages of litigation. He also served as the criminal defense liaison to the Austin Young Lawyers Association.

Before joining the legal profession, Richard served as an Army infantry officer for eight years. During his service, Richard deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support, and commanded a dismounted infantry reconnaissance company.

Outside the office, Richard enjoys teaching his baby daughter new words, running around with his three dogs, and taking his wife to the movies. He also dabbles in amateur HF radio, a hobby he picked up in his Army reconnaissance unit.

  • Texas
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2022
  • United States Military Academy, B.S. 2011