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Janice S. Underwood



Lansing Community College, Certificate
  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

Prior Employment

  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, 1977-2004
  • Hildebrandt & Hankins, 1973-1977
  • Church Wyble Kritselis & VanDuzer, 1970-1973
  • Reid Hildebrandt King Weed Smith & Brown, 1968-1970

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section, 1996-present

Ingham County Bar Associate, Affiliate membership, 1996-present

National Association of Legal Support Professionals, 1968-2004

National Association of Legal Assistants, 1996-2004

National Association of Legal Support Professionals, numerous chairmanships and offices in the local and state levels, 1973-1999



Ms. Underwood is a paralegal in the Litigation Department with more than 40 years of legal experience. She concentrates her legal support in general commercial law and litigation, including insurance coverage, product liability, administrative law, environmental, real estate, commercial contracts and business matters.

  • Manages complex, document-intensive litigation matters
  • Coordinates litigation support and courtroom presentation technology
  • Experience in collection, bankruptcy, corporate and real estate matters


Michigan Legal Secretary of the Year, 1985

Lansing Legal Secretary of Year, 1975