Richard D. Hayes, II is a former felony prosecutor with extensive criminal litigation experience. Richard has tried dozens of cases ranging from driving while intoxicated (DWI) to serious and violent felonies and homicide cases. Richard is proactive and knows that apart from the legal issues, for his clients to have a successful defense, they must understand the process and their options.

Richard has worked with distinguished law enforcement agencies including the Galveston County Criminal 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 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. Prior to 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 an Undergraduate Research Scholar. Richard is also a native Texan, parliamentarian, outdoorsman, and Eagle Scout.


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

  • American Council of Second Amendment Lawyers - Director & Founding Member 2019-2020

  • Gun Rights Activism Summit - Participant 2020

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

  • Litigating Firearms Cases - ACSAL - Course Director 2019

  • NRA - Certified Pistol Instructor 2019

  • Gun Owners of America - 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

  • 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


Great lawyer, explained everything and goes step by step with you through the whole process. Knows how to talk to DA, to the point of getting my case dismissed with out going to trial

 — Omri

November 6, 2017

I hired Mr. Richard because I was charged with aggravated assault. Mr. Richard explained my options and taught me alot about self defense. We had to go to court many times but he told me that my case was good because of the self defense law. After that, my case was dismissed. I cannot thank him enough I have never been charged with a crime before.

 — Anonymous

February 28, 2018