2 Fort Worth Attorneys Richard Schellhammer and Cara Kennemer Among 13 With Underwood Law Firm Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List

8/16/17

Richard Schellhammer and Cara Kennemer, Fort Worth attorneys who practice Construction Law, were among 13 attorneys with Underwood Law Firm selected to the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition, Underwood Law Firm was ranked among the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" and was recognized regionally as among the best in construction, healthcare, family and education practice areas.

Schellhammer, a Shareholder, focuses his practice on construction law and business litigation, with an emphasis on design professional malpractice defense and commercial and residential construction litigation. He has experience in all aspects of the construction process, including negotiation and preparation of design and construction contracts, risk allocation, and project management. He litigates and arbitrates disputes involving design and construction errors, delay claims, building performance problems, lien and bond claims, collection of construction funds and termination issues.

Kennemer, a Shareholder, assists owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors and suppliers in the negotiation and preparation of design and construction contracts and advises clients on risk allocation and project management. She litigates and arbitrates disputes involving design and construction errors, delay claims, building performance problems, lien and bond claims, collection of construction funds and termination issues.

The 11 other recognized Underwood attorneys:

• David Backus - Education Law

• Roger S. Cox - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

• Gavin J. Gadberry - Health Care Law

• Mike H. Loftin - Mediation

• Ann Manning - Education Law

• S. Tom Morris - Commercial Litigation

• T. Alan Rhodes - Health Care Law

• Fred Stormer - Education Law

• Kelly D. Utsinger - Insurance Law

• James W. Wester - Technology Law

• Christopher K. Wrampelmeier - Family Law

Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Best Lawyers has published its list for more than three decades.

About Underwood Law Firm, P.C.

For more than 100 years, the Underwood law Firm, P.C. has been providing legal services to the people of Texas. Founded in 1912, Underwood has a solid foundation in the long-standing traditions of excellence and commitment to the highest ethical standard. Underwood is a respected legal provider across the state with offices in Amarillo, Fort Worth, Hereford, Lubbock, Pampa, and Plano. Underwood enjoys the confidence of some of the largest employers in the region as well as the respect of distinguished firms and leaders throughout Texas.

Underwood is comprised of over 50 attorneys whose practices cover multiple areas of law, making Underwood a full-service law firm. As Underwood’s leadership guides the Firm into the future, its timeless values and standards of integrity in all things, service to the community, and keen responsibility to clients and colleagues continue to be the benchmark by which success is measured.

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