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James A. Underwood

Attorney | Arbitrator | Judge Pro Tem
Managing Attorney/Owner


Two decades of legal experience provides Underwood Law LLC’s business and individual clients with a wide-variety of legal expertise for matters in Oregon and Washington including those related to: Business, Litigation, Real Estate, Arbitration/Mediation, and Probate/Estate Planning.

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Greetings Attorney Underwood: We are reaching out to you, to express our most sincere thanks for your participation as the Arbitrator in our case, we appreciate your time. Thanks again and may God bless you! – Respectfully, D.F and V.T.

Jim helped with my business entity change. He informed me of the process, requirements and fees. He also coordinated the updates with my CPA. Jim is very professional, I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again or recommend to others. – Joe G.

James has a great mind, I trust him with legal decisions for my dental offices, property rentals and personally as well.  I Highly recommend him. – Joe Y.

I highly recommend Underwood Law to anyone who is looking for legal help in Real Estate.  Jim is very knowledgeable and thorough. We have worked with other firms before but we now stick to Underwood Law. It is really easy to work with Jim and we would continue to work with his firm. – Pragya S.

Jim has been helping our family with personal and business legal matters for the past several years. Our legal needs have ranged from a complicated estate to real estate transactions and we feel that he has performed in an exemplary manner… During the course of our relationship he represented us in very complex matters to include the sale of our business where Jim dealt with lawyers of a very large national company, served in a vital role in dealing with a large estate and was out attorney, representing use in a wrongful death lawsuit. That matter went to mediation and the mediator commented that he had never seen a lawyer as prepared and thorough as Jim. Jim is very hands on with his clients and we feel he has served our legal needs with the utmost degree of professionalism and care. I would highly recommend him. – Keith

Jim Underwood assisted me in a very challenging business situation. His ability in researching unfamiliar circumstances demonstrates his competencies, and desire, to meet his clients’ goals with positive outcomes. I would highly recommend Mr Underwood to others. – Ted

Jim Underwood is exceptionally knowledgeable on the  legal process, documentation, repercussions, and weighing the best possible outcome. He is professional, thorough, trustworthy and I truly appreciate his dedication to my case. He was a true advocate for my rights, did his due diligence and handled the situation professionally. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and I would highly recommend his legal services. I am very happy with the legal outcome and how he handled my case. – Chantal M.

James from Underwood Law has helped guide me on the legal needs of my business. He helped me cover the essentials while charging a very fare price! The entire process was made very easy! I would highly recommend Underwood Law to anyone is looking for legal help. – Cal G.

Jim is a complete professional and was extremely thorough in helping me understand a contract that I had him look over. I was impressed by his demeanor an ability to explain things in an easy to understand manner. There was no hidden fees and you could tell that he was not just trying to charge for you unnecessary fees! – Christine M.

I just opened my practice with minimal experience in how to start a business. Jim was exactly the attorney I was looking for. He listened to my concerns and goals carefully, and gave me genuine professional advice I needed he is honest and efficient you feel he gives the feedback and recommendations he would give to his own family. – Mojgan A.

During a recent contract negotiation, Jim thoroughly reviewed the terms of the contract and demonstrated ta high level of knowledge with the recommendations he made. He was super responsive and gave me peace of mind to be able to sign the contract with confidence. – Marisela A.

James Underwood went above and beyond to assist me with my legal needs and I am very impressed at his legal approach to help with the very best of his ability. In addition, I am also very thankful to have had his assistance throughout the case and would highly recommend his legal guidance to anyone. – Hikmat.

In addition to preparing the business application, Mr. Underwood also worked to draft contracts to be used between me and both my clients and my employees. I was very satisfied with my experience. – Marshall S.