Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges have the potential to destroy an otherwise bright and promising future, particularly if the individual charged with a given crime lacks decent legal representation. Fortunately, a lack of quality representation is never a problem for the clients of attorney Kent W. Underwood. This Tacoma criminal defense lawyer possesses the communication skills and legal...

Expungements, Vacate, Seal Records

Understanding how to remove old records from the legal systems starts with determining where those records exist in the first place. Because different records sit in different agencies, their treatment varies. There is no standard or default that applies to every filekeeper aside from the fact that the records are often public in nature and...

General Civil Litigation

The process of General Civil Litigation is a long, confusing and frustrating journey without legal representation from an experienced Civil Litigation Lawyer. Attorney Kent W. Underwood is a Tacoma, WA, lawyer with a long record of winning civil litigation cases in court and reaching impressive pre-trial settlement agreements for his clients. He understands each progressive...

Personal Injury

Personal Injury accidents are extremely common; millions of people have their lives affected by accidental injuries that happen because another person or a company was negligent. Attorney Kent W. Underwood has represented many Washington clients in their quest to find justice after such accidental injuries caused harm to them or death of a loved one....

Vacate

YOU MAY CLEAR YOUR PERMANENT RECORD Have you been convicted of any of these charges and completed all terms of your sentence? Misdemeanor Gross misdemeanor Class B Felony Class C Felony You may be eligible to have your conviction vacated. This means you may withdraw your guilty plea and have the judge enter a dismissal....

Wrongful Incarceration Compensation

Prior to 2013, Washington provided no compensation for those who had been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated. Serving years and even decades in prison for a crime you didn’t commit and then being exonerated and released with no compensation under the law was a tragedy. In 2013, the governor of Washington signed a bill to compensate...