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Richard D. Underwood
Memphis Office
(901) 259-7100 (voice)
(901) 259-7150 (fax)
runderwood@farris-law.com
Bar Admissions
Mississippi

Tennessee

Arkansas

Kentucky

Georgia

Missouri
Education
University of Tennessee College of Law, 1989, Honor Graduate, J.D.
University of Southern Mississippi, 1985, Highest Honors, B.S.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Underwood is AV® Peer Review Rated - the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell.
 
Listed as a "SuperLawyer" in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas (Personal Injury-Defense)

Voted Mid-South SuperLawyer since 2002 (Personal Injury Defense)

Bar Register of Preeminent  Lawyers (Premises Liability Defense)

Professional Associations and Memberships
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Richard D. Underwood

Mr. Underwood’s litigation practice concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial, employment, and personal injury litigation.  He has represented clients throughout the South.  Mr. Underwood has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and has tried cases in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Georgia, in both state and federal courts. He has tried all types of cases, including employment (age, race and sex discrimination), wrongful termination (state law),  personal injury (car, semi-truck and train accidents), premises liability (landowner negligence, inadequate security, falling objects), products liability (for retailers and manufacturers), commercial disputes (landlord/tenant, interference with contract, breach of contract, trademark), medical negligence (primarily for health care providers), and “bet the company” litigation for companies where their existence was at stake (Hobart Corporation v. Intedge Industries, NDMS).  He has also tried felony criminal cases to verdict including a capital case (defense verdict).

He has been AV Peer Review rated, the highest possible Peer Review Rating, from Martindale-Hubbell, since 1997.  He has also been listed and rated as a Mid‑South “Super Lawyer” for the past 18 years.  He is board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is also certified as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute.
 
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