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CATHERINE WALKER UNDERWOOD is a majority member and a managing attorney of Underwood Law Firm PLLC. She earned a B.A. degree from David Lipscomb College in 1971, and later received a J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi, School of Law in 1974. Ms. Underwood served as Assistant Attorney General, Mississippi Revisor of Statutes and Chief of the Opinions Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's office until joining Underwood Law Firm in 1988. Ms. Underwood specializes in creditor bankruptcy and real property underwriting issues. Ms. Underwood is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Mississippi as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference and the Tri-County Real Estate Lawyers Association.
 

CHARLES FRANK FAIR BARBOUR is a Member of the firm as of April 2019. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999. He worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Neal B. Biggers, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1999-2000. He has participated in and is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Capital Area Bar Association, Charles Clark American Inn of Court, Leadership Greater Jackson; Mississippi Business Journal Top 40 Under 40, Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum and the Downtown Jackson Rotary Club. He has practiced for the past twenty years in creditor rights, bankruptcy litigation, commercial litigation, general defense litigation, and real property transactions. Mr. Barbour is admitted to practice in all courts in the state of Mississippi as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

ANDREW R. WILSON is a member and managing attorney of Underwood Law Firm PLLC. His practice focuses on creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation. Andrew has much experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in foreclosures, out-of-court workouts, loss mitigation, evictions, default- and REO-related litigation, chapter 7 liquidations, chapter 13 bankruptcies, and chapter 11 reorganizations. Andrew is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale -Hubbell Peer Review Rating; is listed in Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," Creditor Debtor Rights. In 2014, Andrew received the Capital Area Bar Association Pro Bono Award and was named the Mission First Legal Aid Office Volunteer of the Year. Andrew is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, the Capital Area Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Federal Bar Association. Andrew co-authored "The Effects of Bankruptcy on Foreclosure," in the Foreclosure Law in Mississippi Practice Handbook (4th ed. 2014). Andrew graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, in 2008, where he served as an Associated Articles Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. He received a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics from the University of Mississippi, in 2004.

 

JOHN C. UNDERWOOD, JR. (1948 to 2014) was the founder of Underwood Law Firm PLLC, which specializes in real property and mortgage banking transactions. Mr. Underwood received both B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from The University of Mississippi in 1969 and 1972. He served as legal assistant to Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Henry Lee Rodgers in 1972 and 1973. Beginning in 1973, he served on the staff of Attorney General A.F. Summer, where he enjoyed an extensive practice before the Supreme Court of Mississippi and federal courts, as well as an attorney for various state boards and agencies. In 1977, Underwood entered private practice in Jackson, Mississippi, specializing in real estate and mortgage banking transactions. Mr. Underwood was co-author of Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosures (4th Ed. 1996), and served as editor and author for Foreclosure Law in Mississippi (3rd Ed. 2010).  He also wrote the Mississippi summary sections in the National Mortgage Servicers' Reference Directory for over twenty years.  Mr. Underwood appeared as a guest speaker before the Mississippi Mortgage Banker's Association, the Mortgage Banker's Association of Alabama as well as seminars and presentations to the Law Schools of The University of Mississippi and Mississippi College. He also spoke at a number of seminars conducted by local title insurance companies and real estate trade groups.