Mark Underwood is the owner of Underwood Law Office, Inc. He makes the world safer by representing victims needlessly injured by others.
His cases have ranged from the catastrophic, including: (1) the 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners where he represented 11 miners that suffered brain injuries; (2) the 2013 West TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion that killed 15 and injured 3300 where he represented 185 victims; (3) the 2014 Freedom Industries MCHM chemical spill that poisoned the water for 300,000 people in Charleston, WV where he represented six of 14 class representatives in the environmental class action; and (4) the 2018 ARKEMA Chemical Plant Explosion.
He has also represented clients that were set fire at gas stations by static electricity, two teenagers that were killed in a car wreck by a wrongly place fire hydrant, a quadraplegic from a shooting at a convenience store, and paraplegigic from a logging accident, a man crushed to death from a 2000 lbs. bale of cardboard and a $40.00 ERISA case that made international news.
He has been featured on talk shows, including Fox & Friends. A medical malpractice case of his was discussed on Oprah.
He is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of West Virginia, Texas, California and Washington, D.C.
He was elected a member of the West Virginia State Legislature in 1996 at age 32.
He has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1992), the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (2001) and the American Association of Justice’s Ultimate Advocacy College (2002, 2013).