Charged With A Crime? Contacted By The Police? Injured In An Accident? Kent W. Underwood Can Help!
I am here to offer you excellent, aggresive and effective legal representation in your criminal defense, personal injury and other legal matters. I am a successful trial lawyer and negotiator.
In 1987 I received a scholarship to Study Mandarin and eastern philosophy in Taipei, Taiwan.
In 1990 I received my B.A. in Philosophy and in Chinese Studies.
In 1994 I received an M.A. in Philosophy with an emphasis in epistemology, eastern philosophy and the study of religion.
In 1994 I entered law shcool and was an active participant in Moot Court program. In 1997 I recieved the Order of the Barristers award.
In 1996 I participated in the trial advocacy program sponsored by the Washington Defender Association.
In 1997 I graduated from Seattle University School of Law.
In 1998 I opened my office in Tacoma and began taking personal injury and criminal defense cases.
I have been an active participant in many organizations such as Americans United for the Separation of church and State, The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where I am a co-chair of the rules committee working on eye-witness identification reform.
I am active in our legal system. I have made public comment, submitted research and have made recommendations to the Washington State Bar Association, to both the Washington state House of Representatives and Senate on topics such as medical marijuana, booking photos, eye witness identification, and discovery rules all of which help protect the rights of the innocent and the rights of the accused.
I will vigorously defend your rights whether involved in an accident, injured or are accused of a crime!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Certificate of Appreciation for work on Rules Committee||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2013|
|Order of the Barristers||Seattle University School of Law||1997|
|Owner||The Law Office of Kent W. Underwood LLC||2008 - Present|
|Owner - Sole Proprietor||Kent W. Underwood Attorney at Law||2000 - 2008|
|Temporary Hire||Department of Assigned Counsel||1999 - 2000|
|Internship||Washington Defender Association||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Rules Committee co-chair||2011 - Present|
|Americans United for the Separation of Church and State||Board Member||2008 - 2008|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2000 - 2008|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1999 - 2008|
|Washington Criminal Defense magazine vol 25 No. 3||Medical Cannabis - Highlights in the New (and Confusing) Legislation||2011|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Utah||MA - Masters||1994|
|California State University at Sacramento||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Legal Writing Moot Court competition||Moot Court Judge||2012|
|Tacoma Hempfest||Your Rights When Contacted by the Police||2011|
|Moot Court Appellate competition||Moot Court Judge||2011|
|Legislative Hearing on Passing HB 1689||Testify on HB 1689 - Should Booking Photos be Released to Public||2011|
|WSBA Rules Committee Meeting||CrR 4.11, The Recording Rule, The WSBA should recommend that the WA Supreme Court publish CrR 4.11||2010|
|Seattle Hempfest||Police Contacts||2010|
|Olympia Hempfest||Police Contacts||2010|
|House Health and Human Services Committee Hearing on Medical Cannabis SB 5073||Testify Regarding Medical Cannabis||2010|
|Olympia Hempfest||Police Contacts||2009|
|Conference on Constitutional Law||Is the United States Constitution Outdated||2000|
|L.R. v. DOL||dismissed|
|State v. Filitaula||Not Gulty of assault 1|
|State v. Davis||Not Guilty of assisting Maurice Clemmons|
|State v. Fain||Not guilty|
|State v. Blevins||Manufacturing meth reduced to conspiracy, BTC sentencing alternative|
|State v. Smiley||reduced to gross misdemeanor|
|State v. Lorsung||not guilty of first degree robbery|
|State V. Adair||Dismissed|
|State v Keating||Dismissed|
|State v. Allen||Plead to misdemeanor|
|State v. M.L.H.||conspiracy to manufacture meth|
|State v. M.G.||reduced to conspiracy|
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