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Meet James A. Underwood

James (Jim) Underwood has significant experience in many areas of law including: Business Law, Business Formations, Contracts & Leases, Regulatory Compliance, Civil Litigation, Collections, Real Estate, Probate, and Arbitration. Jim’s broad and well-rounded legal experience provides his clients with seasoned, effective, efficient, and sound legal counsel and representation.

On Oregonian since 1998, Jim was raised in Southern California and obtained his B.A. degree in Political Science with High Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. Jim graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with a J.D. in 2001 and clerked with both the Oregon Department of Justice and with the Honorable Kip W. Leonard in Lane County, Oregon Circuit Court. Jim has since worked in both small and large law firms in Oregon and has successfully run his own law firms since 2012.

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