Amarillo staff joins with Underwood Law Firm

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An award-winning Amarillo law firm joined a Texas-wide firm this month, according to a news release.

On Monday, Aug. 1, the attorneys and staff members of Riney & Mayfield, which focuses on civil trials and appellate cases, joined the Underwood Law Firm. The addition expands Underwood's "expertise in the areas of appellate matters, commercial litigation, employment, healthcare and medical malpractice, oil and gas, premises liability, product liability, professional liability and transportation litigation," the release stated.

"Service to clients, community and the legal profession has been the hallmark of both Riney & Mayfield and the Underwood Firm for many years," said Mitzi Mayfield, partner. "Joining forces will serve to continue this culture."

The Riney & Mayfield firm was listed as one of the best firms in the U.S. in the U.S. News and World Report for 2022. Three of the firm's attorneys, Tom Riney, Mayfield and Heath Hendricks, have also been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers for multiple years for professional achievement.

"We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome the incredibly well-respected attorneys at Riney & Mayfield as our new colleagues," said Gavin Gadberry, Underwood president. "In fact, Tom Riney and Mitzi Mayfield – along with Underwood shareholder Kelly Utsinger – each hold the prestigious recognition as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which counts among its members less than 1% of the state’s lawyer population."

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo company joins with Underwood Law Firm