Kent W. Underwood

When you are injured in an accident due to negligence, or you are accused of a crime, you need strong and effective legal representation. Attorney Kent W. Underwood has practiced law in Washington State since 1997. An experienced litigator, Mr. Underwood helps people recover after personal injury accidents and provides excellent defense for individuals accused of criminal charges.

Attorney Kent W. Underwood

Attorney Kent W. Underwood is an accomplished attorney who also provides services to the community, through public speaking, book authorship, and his service as a member of the Tacoma-Pierce County and Washington State Bar Associations. He earned his J.D. degree from the Seattle University School of Law and, in 1997 he was admitted to practice law in the State of Washington; US District; Western District of Washington and US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Strong beliefs in individual and civil rights, along with his solid legal education, are the firm foundation that Attorney Kent W. Underwood puts to use when he works with clients. He is dedicated to serving people who most need criminal defense or help to get fair compensation after being unfairly injured. His mission is to obtain the best possible outcome, no matter how complex a case is. He is a determined fighter who works aggressively to protect your rights and win your case.

Attorney Underwood has extensive knowledge of Criminal Law and the court systems of Washington State. He represents defendants in many criminal cases, including very serious crimes. In addition to practicing Criminal Law, Kent provides equally fine legal representation to clients who seek legal representation for their Personal Injury and Medical Cannabis cases. These areas of law often overlap, which means his clients benefit from his extra legal muscle when they need a strong-arm to depend on to achieve the best outcome from their case.

Tacoma Lawyer

The range of Criminal Law cases handled by Attorney Kent W. Underwood is broad, and includes defense of clients accused of both felonies and misdemeanors. All criminal charges are serious enough to deserve a highly qualified defense, because even a minor criminal conviction will affect you long into your future.

Tacoma Lawyer Underwood has represented defendants in many types of criminal cases, including:

  • Crimes of Violence & Sex Crimes
  • DUI & other vehicular offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Property Crimes: Burglary, Theft, Fraud, Forgery
  • Police Misconduct
  • Serious Crimes: Rape, Robbery, Homicide, Manslaughter, Murder

If you are accused of a crime or face criminal charges, get the legal representation you deserve to protect your freedom, your reputation and your future. Contact the Law Office of Kent W. Underwood, P.S., in Tacoma, WA. Call now to learn how we can help you, at (253) 627-2600.


October 2012 – Won Avvo’s 2012 Client’s Choice award

October 2012 – Won Avvo’s 2012 Top Contributor award

October 2012 – Won Avvo’s Top Attorney Criminal Defense