Underhill Law Office
EXPERIENCED, STRATEGIC, RESPECTED, COMMITTED
An experienced legal ethics practitioner and commercial and employment litigator, I focus my practice on the provision of legal and government ethics and risk management advice to lawyers, law firms, corporate in-house counsel, government attorneys, elected officials and political parties.
I defend, advise, and serve as an expert on all aspects of the law governing lawyers and government officials including the defense of state bar and government ethics complaints, law firm formation, organization, management and dissolution, conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege, lawyer mobility and lateral hiring, multi-jurisdictional practice, and use of social media. My employment counsel experience allows me to advise lawyers regarding the unique interplay between their ethical obligations and their obligations as an employer.
I am a regular local, regional, and national legal ethics speaker and author and am active in both professional and community activities. I have served on the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee, the Multnomah Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and the Washington State Bar Disciplinary Advisory Roundtable. I have also served in the community on the Board of Trustees for the Oregon Law Institute, the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Northwest Academy where I currently serve as Board Vice-Chair and Chair of Risk Management.
I am a committed pro bono advocate who has provided 50+ hours of pro bono service every year for over a decade throughout Oregon and Washington.
Best Lawyers® Best Law Firm-Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Litigation: Labor & Employment (January 2023)
Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year-Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Portland, Oregon)(January 2017)
Best Lawyers® Best Lawyer—Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Litigation: Labor & Employment (2016-2023)