William Underwood

Founding Attorney

Attorney Will Underwood is a proud veteran of the United States Naval Submarine Service, where he received numerous awards and commendations while serving as a nuclear reactor operator. Following his military service, he completed a BS degree in Economics, graduating Summa Cum Laude, at the College of Charleston in 1990, preparing him to fight for your rights in the courtroom.

Additional collegiate honors include:

  • The Fanchon Morrow Condon Award for outstanding performance in Business and Economics
  • College of Charleston’s Outstanding Student Award, 1990, in Business and Economics
  • Membership in the Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies

Will completed his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Houston Law Center in 1998. While at UHLC, he was selected as a member of the editorial staff for the Houston Law Review, the highest award attainable for any American law school student. Will also received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award (formerly the AmJur award), for finishing first in his class in Criminal Law.

Will is actively admitted and licensed to practice law in all Courts of the State of Texas and the United States District Courts of the Northern and Eastern Districts. Additionally, Will is licensed to practice in all Courts of the State of Alaska.

Will also practices extensively in family law and takes great pride in providing his clients with the care, guidance, and attention they deserve while dealing with these complex and emotionally challenging cases.

Professional Memberships include:

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Texas Criminal Lawyers Association

Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Collin County Bar Association

Alaska Bar Association

Community Activities

When not representing clients and winning cases, Will enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including soccer and footsketball (a unique sport of his own creation), snow and water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving (frequently with sharks), camping, hiking, fishing, target shooting, and hunting. On the tamer side, Will also enjoys a good game of chess or dominoes, along with meditating, reading, and especially, writing.

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