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Richard D. Hayes, II is a former senior felony prosecutor with extensive criminal trial experience. Apart from the unique legal issues of each case, Richard understands that each client is a responsibility and a privilege. As a trial attorney, Richard works relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome.​

Richard worked previously with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Richard has combined his law enforcement experience with his passion for individual rights and government accountability and is a zealous advocate for his clients.

Richard is also known in the firearms and Second Amendment community as a Texas gun and weapons law authority. To that end, Richard regularly travels around the state and country and presents on self-defense, weapons law, and the legal aftermath following a defensive incident. Additionally, Richard regularly consults with lawmakers and industry experts on firearms law and best practices.

Richard earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 2013 and was admitted to the Texas Bar the same year. Before law school, he received his B.S. in Maritime Administration with a minor in Economics from Texas A&M University. At Texas A&M, Richard was distinguished as a Research Scholar. Richard is also a native Texan, parliamentarian, outdoorsman, pistol instructor, and Eagle Scout.


  • Law of Violence: Use of Force and Human Performance for Attorneys - CLE Instructor - 2021

  • 2A Update: Self-Defense Science, Gun Rights, & Killing it in the Courtroom - CLE Instructor - 2020

  • American Council of Second Amendment Lawyers - Director & Founding Member 2019-2022

  • Gun Rights Activism Summit - Participant 2020

  • House Select Committee on Mass Violence & Crime Prevention - Invited Expert 2020

  • Texas State Rifle Association - Life Member 2020

  • Litigating Firearms Cases - ACSAL - Course Director 2019

  • NRA - Certified Pistol Instructor 2019-2022

  • Gun Owners of America - Life Member 2018

  • Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms - Member 2019

  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - Member 2019

  • Second Amendment Foundation - Member 2018-Current

  • Black Tree Ranch - Defensive Pistol Course 2018

  • The Arms Room - Basic Handgun Training Class 2017

  • Central Texas Gun Works - Texas License to Carry a Handgun 2013


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