Born into a longtime Texas family, Mr. Sutherland graduated from Denton High School, attended Oklahoma Baptist University, then graduated from Baylor University and Baylor Law School. After years working out of Washington D.C.; Anchorage, Alaska; and Honolulu, Hawaii; Mr. Sutherland returned home to North Texas in 2003.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Sutherland has worked as counsel with various cases and matters in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, Washington D.C., and Massachusetts. He staffed with the United States Senate Intelligence Committee; was Alaska House of Representatives Director of the Health, Education and Social Services Committee; and was Assistant Campaign Manager in an Anchorage, Alaska mayoral race. He served pursuant to various federal government contracts domestically and internationally, in intelligence-related matters.

In his younger days, Mr. Sutherland was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Oklahoma Baptist University and Baylor University varsity tennis teams. He hosted the Baylor University “Rights and Remedies” radio legal talk show.  Later, he was Chairman of the Young Republicans of Alaska and qualified for the Mensa Society.

Mr. Sutherland currently resides in Princeton, Texas.

Civic Leadership

  • Chairman, Princeton Home Rule Charter Commission
  • Head of Anchorage, Alaska transition team for Department of Law
  • Chairman of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Commission
  • State of Hawaii, Legislative Staff
  • Ukraine Aid Projects