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“Setting the Bar High”

While many of us at Linebarger consider Partner Richard Hill a mentor and friend, we’re only a few of the people who hold him in high esteem. That was evidenced this week as the county unveiled a portrait of Hill that will hang in the Harris County Civil Courthouse.

“Just as my predecessors, I am committed to living up to the legacy of the great judges that have served previously in Harris County Civil Court at-Law No. 1,” Judge Clyde Raymond Leuchtag said. “I am especially inspired by Judge Hill’s work ethic and his humility.”  

Before joining Linebarger, where he currently oversees fees and fines in the Houston office, Hill was a long-term, well-respected Harris County attorney and judge for Harris County Civil Court-at-Law #1 – the first African-American to serve as a judge for any one of the four County Civil Courts-at-Law. Hill also was Division Chief for numerous departments within the Harris County Attorney’s office previous to his appointment to judge.

Judge Leuchtag and Commissioner R. Jack Cagle sponsored the unveiling and the reception that followed with help from Kevin Fulton of the Fulton Law Group PLLC; Sophia Mafrige of the Law Office of Sophia A. Mafrige; Cindy Bennett Smith, Tomball Municipal Court Judge; Sarahjane “SJ” Swanson of the Swanson Law Firm PLLC.

Hill was surrounded by his family at the unveiling, including wife Sabrina, and daughters (from left) Kaitlyn, Alena, and Rachel.

Hill was surrounded by his family at the unveiling, including wife Sabrina, and daughters (from left) Kaitlyn, Alena, and Rachel.

Attending the portrait unveiling are (from left) Hill’s wife Sabrina, Hill, his mother Kumye, Judge Leuchtag and his wife. Photo courtesy of Lakeia Clark.

Attending the portrait unveiling are (from left) Hill’s wife Sabrina, Hill, his mother Kumye, Judge Leuchtag and his wife. Photo courtesy of Lakeia Clark.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge Judge Hill’s servant leadership in County Civil Court at-Law #1,” Leuchtag said.