Consumer and Employment Law Program Attorney
Underwood completed her B.A. cum laude in political science from Ohio University in 2004. She attended The University of Toledo College of Law and received her J.D. magna cum laude in May 2007. While attending Ohio University, she was a research scholar for the Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs. During law school, Underwood interned at the local law offices of J. Baron, Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley, and Anspach Meeks Ellenberger, participating in research and legal work. From 2009 to 2012, she served as an adjunct professor for an unemployment benefits clinic at Charlotte School of Law. She joined LSSP in November 2007.
Underwood experienced advocacy at a young age as her mother worked with individuals with disabilities and instilled in her children the value of helping those who can’t advocate for themselves. In that same spirit of charity, she now volunteers with Mecklenburg County’s Park and Recreation Department of Therapeutic Recreation, working with children and adults with physical, mental and development disabilities. Underwood’s favorite part of her role at LSSP is making the phone calls that let her clients know that the outcome of their case is going to have a significant, positive impact on their quality of life and help them change the outlook of their future.