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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, 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.

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.
Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Client-Champion Gold / 2020
    Client-Champion Gold / 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – Criminal Defense 2020
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – Criminal Defense 2020
  • Martindale-Hubble Client-Champion Silver /2020
    Martindale-Hubble Client-Champion Silver /2020
  • Martindale-Hubble Peer Reviewed
    Martindale-Hubble Peer Reviewed
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award 2019
    Avvo Client’s Choice Award 2019

Texas criminal defense attorney practice areas

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. Will is also licensed to practice in all Courts of the State of Alaska. Will practices in every area of criminal law and trial work, including:

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Sex Crimes/Sex Offenses/Sexual Assault
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Assault
  • Family Violence
  • Theft by Check
  • Weapons
  • Felony offenses of all types
  • Misdemeanor offenses of all types
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Controlled Substances
  • Marijuana
  • Traffic offenses
  • Appeals
  • Expunctions
  • Probation Violations/Revocations/Adjudications
  • Organized Criminal Activity and Conspiracy/Theft
  • Drugs (Possession, Sales, Distribution, Manufacturing, Delivery, Trafficking)
  • Non-disclosures

Will also practices extensively in the area of 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.

An Experienced Attorney You Can Depend On

If you have been arrested or are a suspect in a crime, this is not the time to get your legal advice from a friend or relative who happens to be a lawyer, unless they are a Collin County criminal defense attorney with a career history of proven success. Your future hangs in the balance. The wrong choice in legal representation at this time could mean the difference between your future as a citizen vs. that of a criminal. The right choice? McKinney criminal attorney Will Underwood. Why trust your court case and your future to anyone but the criminal lawyer with a lifetime winning rate better than 84 percent?

Just as all plumbers or doctors are not the same, neither are all Collin County criminal defense attorneys equally capable of plumbing the depths of the evidence and incisively cutting into a prosecutor’s case against you. As the record shows, Will Underwood is your best choice for a criminal attorney in McKinney who can. Contact our criminal defense law firm today online or by calling 972-449-7091.

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    If I could give this man 100 stars I would. Will Underwood saved my life!

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    Underwood Law office changed my family's life and could not come more highly recommended.

    “Will's determination, drive to do the right thing, and motivation to win made for a successful combination as our lawyer in court.”

    - Nicole S.
    He went above and beyond to help us out.

    “He is quick-witted, fast on his feet, and extremely knowledgeable. I couldn’t have gotten a better person to represent us.”

    - Stacy H.
    This is the best attorney in town.

    “He treats you like a friend rather than just another number. Mr. Underwood and Sandy go above and beyond and making sure that your best interests are being taken care.”

    - Asim K.
    As attorneys go, William Underwood is at the top of the list.

    “He's smart, he cares, is very quick on his feet when under pressure, is a good negotiator, and goes the distance in his research.”

    - Matthew R.

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