Lindsey Underwood

Attorney

Biography

Smart. Ask any of her peers to describe Lindsey and that’s usually the first word you’ll hear. Compassionate, empathetic, skilled, confident, organized… other good words follow, but with Lindsey Underwood, smart is where it starts. And she has the magna cum laudes to prove it–from both the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting, and Baylor University’s School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate.

“I knew from my first day in law school that I wanted family law to be my focus,” says Lindsey. “I love helping people, and family law is a profoundly meaningful way to do that. The matters we deal with create strong emotions and involve multiple layers of detail. Clients need to know we hear them. They also need to understand what we’re telling them–and I work hard to make sure every detail is as clear and comprehensible as possible. I think my accounting education is really helpful with that. Financial issues are such a significant factor in so many divorces, my degree in accounting is a kind of super power.”

Lindsey is a member of the State Bar of Texas/Family Law Section and the Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. She is a formidable legal tactician and has extensive courtroom training. She has worked on cases in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and Ellis counties. She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas.

Honors and Recognition

  • Fort Worth Magazine
    Top Attorneys 2018: Less Than 5 Years Practice
  • Texas Super Lawyers
    “Rising Stars,” 2020

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • DAYL Foundation, Fellow
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Member
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate (2018-2019)
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers – 2017 Leadership Class
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers – 2017 Leadership Class Steering Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section), Member
  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member

Publications

  • Spoliation of Electronic Evidence: A Primer with Sample Spoliation Letter to Opposing Counsel, Family Advocate, Volume 41, Number 3 (Winter 2019), co-author.
  • Unique Aspects of Family Law Appeals, Civil Appellate Practice 101 (September 2018), co-author.
  • Trial by Special Judge: Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 151, Advanced Family Law Course (August 2018), co-author.
  • Texas Family Law Update 2016, General Practice Institute, Baylor University School of Law (2017), co-author.