What’s so great about the “BALD” Lawyer?

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A pen and business card on top of a table.


Michael E. Underwood is an experienced matrimonial attorney, highly regarded within the State of New York. Mike has actively practiced family law since 2005 and along the way has earned numerous awards:
2018 – Syracuse Finest and Top 100 Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates
2017 – Top 10 Attorneys, American Jurist Institute
2017 – Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates
2016 – 10 Best, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys


In addition to being the Best and most qualified, the Underwood Law Firm is commited to being the best value for your money. Divorce lawyers are expensive. Our retainer is priced at or below the competitors so we do not have to wait for your Friday payday, before starting your case. We offer payment plans for those clients whose finances might be tied up in the divorce process.

We are able to charge less than the competition due to our streamlined office practices:
We are the pioneer in Onondaga County for an Electronic Filed (E-file) Divorce.
Our staff is highly trained in utilize cutting-edge technology and the use of digital research.
Less paper + Skilled staff = more value for clients

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As a Syracuse Divorce Lawyer with over 19+ years of experience, Mike has resolved over 1,000 matters. On average, he attends court 1-3 times per week. Being at court consistently means he is current on all recent changes in the law, has a positive working relationship with all parties involved and has over a decade of experience negotiating the best terms for his clients.

Mike is admitted to practice before all New York State Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and is a New York State Real Estate Broker.


Our firm is focused and dedicated to divorce & family law matters in CNY. Each year, we help navigate about 100 people through their divorce or family law matter. We know this time can be difficult not only emotionally but financially for clients. Our caring staff is here for you and we have the experience to guide you. Contact our staff today to get the results you deserve.

The Underwood Law Firm has years of successful trial results* but, we attempt to resolve disputes outside of the court system first, if possible. We are one of the few firms in the Syracuse area that offers free consultations on Divorce & Family Law so that everyone has an opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about their case.

The Underwood Law Firm handles all aspects of divorce and family law including adoption, child custody, child support, and separation cases in the following areas: Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Watertown, Oswego, Binghamton; Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of: Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Bald Divorce Lawyer in Syracuse