William B. Underwood, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Underwood, Jones & Scherrer, PLLC
 | 5177 RIchmond Avenue, Suite 505
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-552-1144
Fax: 713-781-4448
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%),
  • Energy & Natural Resources (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William B. Underwood, III, is a partner with the Underwood, Jones, & Scherrer, P.L.L.C, law firm in Houston, Texas. From the firm, Mr. Underwood serves clients throughout the Houston metro region and Harris County as well as the surrounding areas who have legal matters involving complex litigation related to any of the following:

  • Probate litigation for will contests
  • Personal injury claims involving acts of negligence or wrongdoing
  • Civil litigation involving products liability issues and business disputes

Before practicing law, Mr. Underwood worked for years in the insurance industry, handling various roles. From this experience, he gained a unique insight into the industry that helps him deliver more effective services to his plaintiff personal injury clients.

A veteran of over 100 jury trials, Mr. Underwood is widely regarded as one of the top personal injury and civil trial attorneys in the region. Along with being listed in the Who's Who in American Law, he also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Underwood received his bachelor of business administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 1980 and 1981, respectively. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in Texas as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Adding to his impressive list of credentials, Mr. Underwood holds certifications in personal injury trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him as both a pretrial and civil trial advocate.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

Construction Litigation (30%)

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Transportation/Maritime (10%): Transportation Law

Energy & Natural Resources (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense, Transportation Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About William Underwood, III

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://ujsmlaw.com/attorneys/


  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2011
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Listed in Who’s Who in International Business
  • Listed in Young Community Leaders in America
  •  Listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston, M.B.A, 1981
  •  University of Houston, B.B.A, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Maritime
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
Find Me Online
Website - www.ujsmlaw.com
Office Location for William B. Underwood, III

5177 RIchmond Avenue
Suite 505
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-552-1144

Fax: 713-781-4448


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Last Updated: 5/1/2018

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