William Underwood Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
William Underwood

William Underwood

Attorney at Law

Houston
Texas
Licensed in
TX
University of
Houston Law Center

"knowledgable and responsive"

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About
Bill graduated from the University of Houston in 1980 with a B.B.A.; M.B.A. 1981; and J.D. 1986.. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was selected to the 2011 and 2013-2016 editions of Texas Super Lawyers. Bill is AV (highest) rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Bill handles all types of complex commercial litigation, outside General Counsel duties and commercial transactions, with specialization in start up companies and ongoing regular outside General Counsel services for a variety of small
… read more and mid size business entities.
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out of 8 reviews
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"knowledgable and responsive"

Review Employment Agreement
Posted on May 27, 2017
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"William is proactive and knowledgeable. "

Assistance with Breach of Contract
Posted on May 27, 2017
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"Very timely, professional, and supportive. Thank you! "

Changing name to Heavenly Care Home Health from Heavenly Caregiver Services, Inc. Services
Posted on Jan 5, 2017
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"I was very impressed with the timing, attention and availability to reach Mr. Underwood on this entire project. I would highly suggest using Mr. Underwood for you Attorney needs."

Outside General Counsel Services for Holdings Company
Posted on Jul 14, 2016
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"William was knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with. "

Contract Review/Drafting/Negotiation
Posted on Jun 28, 2016
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"Perfect - responsive and clearly an expert. "

Assistance with Company Name Change
Posted on Jun 23, 2016

Work History

Underwood * Jones * Scherrer

Partner

Nov 2006 - Present

Founding partner of general practice firm with emphasis in commercial, construction and insurance litigation, general corporate matters and transactional issues.

Outside General Counsel for global logistics company and several insurance and commercial contracting companies.

Nov 2006 - Present

Burck, Lapidus & Lanza

Partner

Jan 2000 - Oct 2006

Shareholder/Partner in litigation firm specializing in insurance, professional liability and commercial litigation. Acted as General Counsel for several mid-sized insurance and construction entities

Jan 2000 - Oct 2006

Leboeuf, Wittenmyer & Underwood

Partner

Oct 1988 - Dec 2005

Litigation Partner responsible for commercial, construction, professional liability and insurance related litigation.
" Act as outside General Counsel for several insurance agencies and a large multi-national logistics company
" Extensive trial experience.

Oct 1988 - Dec 2005

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