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Robert Underwood Jacksonville Attorney

Robert Underwood is the founder of Underwood Law, LLC. Throughout his career, he has been first and foremost, a trial attorney. Robert focuses his practice on seeking justice for railroad employees hurt on the job; individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle and railroad related collisions; those who have been injured on the water in boating collisions; seamen and crewmembers on ships and vessels covered by the Jones Act, and; individuals harmed as a result of chemical spills and toxic torts. In addition, he has represented individuals harmed in tractor-trailer and trucking related collisions.

After graduating from Campbell University with a degree in Trust Management Robert attended law school at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. While at Cumberland he devoted the vast majority of his time to learning and sharpening his trial advocacy skills. He was appointed as an Executive Member and Director to the nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Board. As a result of his accomplishments, he was recognized by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers as a law student as well as being named a National Member of the Order of Barristers.

In fact, the skills learned in school have been put to the test in the courtroom. He has tried multiple cases to verdict in several different states, including Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. In addition to being licensed in those states, he also frequently handles cases in Georgia, South Carolina and Illinois. In fact he has handled cases as far north as Chicago and as far south as Miami.

In addition to his trial work, Robert has been repeatedly asked to speak in seminars to the legal profession on litigation related topics for the Florida Justice Association. He has also served as co-chair of the Al Cone Trial Advocacy Institute. Recently, he was selected to be an Adjunct Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

Robert Underwood Jacksonville Attorney

Kim O’Steen (Of Counsel) practices in the areas of both Family Law and Estate Planning. She concentrates in the areas of client representation in the realm of divorce, child custody, alimony, marital property division, child support, visitation / timesharing, paternity, guardianships, jurisdictional disputes, interstate child custody and child support matters, domestic violence injunctions and protective orders, probate, trust administration, the creation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care surrogates and living wills.

Kim O’Steen focuses on these areas to give clients the most up to date information and services possible. It is her goal to stay on the forefront of changes and laws affecting our practice areas, which is the reason the firm is limited in scope to the above matters.

She regularly appears in State and Federal Trial Courts in the State of Florida, primarily in the counties of Duval, Clay and St. Johns. She has skillfully litigated and settled hundreds of domestic cases, obtaining favorable results for her clients. She has represented clients who had significant assets at stake. She has obtained custody for many clients, both men and women.

She is a member of the Florida State Bar and the Middle District of Florida Bar, on the board of Betty Griffin House (the domestic violence shelter in St. Johns County), a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and member of the Southside Business Men's Club. She is a graduate of the University of Florida Levins Law School and published in an International Human Rights journal. She received her MBA from the University of North Florida and she engages in public speaking on the topics of Estate Planning. She is a Florida native.

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