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About me

I enjoy providing my clients with thoughtful, personalized, strategic, and cost-effective counsel to maximize their legal position in any given situation. I will fight hard for you to protect your legal rights and interests!


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    18 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Matthew C McKean

    Jim is an excellent attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. I have referred clients to Jim and will continue to do so.


    Matthew McKean Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sarah Elisabeth Freeman

    Jim takes a serious interest in his clients' legal issues. He is a skilled, hard-working, and highly professional attorney. I am pleased to recommend him.


    Sarah Freeman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Underwood | Medina LLC

330 NE Lincoln St.,
Suite 200
Hillsboro, OR, 97124


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
High Honors- top 5% of graduating classUniversity of California Santa Barbara1997
MemberGolden Key National Honor Society1997
ScholarshipU.S. Army1995
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1993
Dean's listUniversity of California Santa BarbaraN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and AttorneyUnderwood Medina LLC2012 - Present
ArbitratorMultnomah County Circuit Court2012 - 2015
ArbitratorWashington County Circuit Court2012 - 2015
ArbitratorClackamas County Circuit Court2012 - 2015
AttorneyNancy Smith & Associates2010 - 2012
AttorneySpeer Hoyt PC2006 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Office Of Cox & Associates2006 - 2006
AttorneySouthern Oregon Public Defenders Office2004 - 2006
Judicial ClerkshipOregon Judicial Department2001 - 2004
Law ClerkOregon Department Of Justice, Financial Fraud Section1999 - 2001
ParalegalNeil & Associates1997 - 1997
CounselorConsumer Credit Counseling Services1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesRegion 4 Member2014 - Present
Hillsboro Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Oregon Brewers GuildAssociate Member2013 - Present
Oregon State Bar, CLE CommitteeLPRC Region 4 Committee Member2013 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
U.S. District Court of OregonAttorney Member2006 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present
OCIAMember2014 - 2015
Oregon Brew CrewMember2013 - 2015
McKenzie River TrustBoard of Directors2008 - 2008
Oregon International Law Review (ORIL)Founding Member1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Oregon v. LukensAcquittal
State v. WrightAcquittal
State v. DuncanAcquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lane County Juvenile CourtJudicial Clerk Manual2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pot-land MarketingCannabis Advertising and Legal Issues2015
Juvenile Law and Justice DayJuvenile Law2004