2018 – present: Underwood Arbitration; providing arbitration services in commercial and construction cases; accepts appointments as panel chair
2013-2018: Florida Circuit Court Judge; served in felony and civil divisions
2002-2013: Christi L. Underwood PA, commercial and construction arbitrator; construction lawyer
1992-2002: Foley & Lardner, associate attorney then partner in 1996; while at Foley was a construction litigator representing contractors, sureties, subcontractors, engineers, and owners; for six years represented an international airport’s construction department in large capital expansion programs (cumulatively over 1.5 billion US dollars). In 2002, started own firm to concentrate in area of construction and commercial arbitration.
1989-1992: Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, associate attorney (now merged with Holland & Knight); construction litigator representing contractors, sureties, subcontractors primarily involving commercial, industrial, and government building disputes.
1974-1988: Partner in commercial general contracting and subcontracting firms before graduating law school; obtained (and still hold) a Florida Certified General Contractor’s license; representative projects: commercial buildings, educational facilities, structural exteriors and interiors of hospitals, courthouses, and a historical hotel renovation.