Apryl E. Underwood is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees, and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Underwood currently represents business and governmental entities in litigated matters involving commercial disputes, product liability, toxic torts, and personal injury. She has also represented clients in healthcare governance and compliance matters. In 2016, she was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.
Prior to her legal practice, Ms. Underwood amassed a diverse portfolio of work that includes conducting genetics research to inform pharmaceutical drug therapies, advising state congressional members on emerging healthcare issues, and drafting healthcare legislation. During law school, she served as an intern for the Honorable William Hanrahan of the Dane County Circuit Court.
Ms. Underwood received her J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School, her M.P.Aff. from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, her M.S. from Indiana University School of Medicine, and her B.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.
Wisconsin (voluntary inactive)
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of California
United States District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Defense Research Institute
San Francisco Bar Association
California Association of Black Lawyers