As our young leadership guides us into the future, our timeless values and standards will continue to be the benchmark by which we measure our success: integrity in all things, service to our community, a keen responsibility to our clients.
The Underwood Law Firm, P.C. ("Underwood") has been providing legal services to the people of Texas since 1912. With a solid foundation in the long-standing traditions of excellence and commitment to the highest ethical standards, Underwood is a respected legal provider in the community and the state. With offices in Amarillo, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Hereford and Pampa, Underwood enjoys the confidence of some of the largest employers in the area and the respect of distinguished firms and leaders throughout Texas.
500 South Taylor, Suite 1200, LB 233, PO Box 9158
Amarillo TX 79105
Underwood's Employment Law attorneys assist businesses with all aspects of employment law issues, including:
-Drafting and enforcement of employment contracts, including non-competition agreements
-Drafting, reviewing and auditing policies, procedures and employee handbooks
-Planning for implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
-Affirmative action plans
-Representing employers in agency and administrative hearings, including:
---Workers compensation claims
---Equal employment and discrimination claims
-Negotiation of and dispute resolution under collective bargaining agreements
-Defending employee lawsuits, including:
---Wage and hour claims
---Sexual harassment claims
---Negligence claims against nonsubscribers to workers' compensation
---Wrongful discharge claims
---Employee benefits matters
-Assisting clients with regulatory compliance issues, including matters before:
---The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
---The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
---The Texas Workforce Commission (including the Civil Rights Division)
---The U.S. Department of Labor
---The Internal Revenue Service
---National Labor Relations Board
---Office of Federal Contractors Compliance Programs
---Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
---Texas Commissioner of Education
-Drafting and maintenance of employee benefits plans
-Form I-9 compliance and audits
Additionally, Underwood attorneys provide on-site training to supervisors, managers, administrators and human resources directors on a variety of employment law issues, such as ADA, FMLA, and FLSA compliance, defending unemployment claims, and best practices in documentation.
Underwood also offers retainer opportunities, which provides clients with predictable monthly or annual legal fees, reduced non-retainer rates, and quick access to multiple employment law attorneys. For additional information regarding retainer opportunities, please contact Andrea Slater Gulley, Employment Law Section Chair, at [email protected] or (806) 379-0335.
Underwood routinely provides email alerts on ground-breaking employment law cases and frequently-encountered employment law issues.
Andrea Slater Gulley is a shareholder in the firm's Amarillo office. Mrs. Gulley's practice includes education law, special education law, employment law, election law, and local governmental entity law.*
Mrs. Gulley was raised on a farm in rural Nebraska, and eventually found her way to Lincoln to study English and Psychology, and enjoy Husker football games at Memorial Stadium. Mrs. Gulley earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2004. While at OU, Ms. Gulley worked at the State of Oklahoma's Office of Special Education Due Process, where she recruited, researched for, and trained with Oklahoma hearing and appeal officers. She also served as the man-aging editor of the American Indian Law Review, served as a mentor to first year law students, co-chaired OU Law's Mentor Program during her third year, and participated in the college's study-abroad program at Ox-ford University.
While at the Underwood Law Firm, Mrs. Gulley has been recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" every year from 2007 to 2014. She also has served as the president, vice-president and secretary of the Amarillo Education Foundation, and served as a United Way Loaned Executive.
Currently, Mrs. Gulley is in the Leadership Texas Class of 2012; is a Board member and volunteer for the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers, a non-profit group that rescues dogs and cats from the local euthanasia list; is a Director for the Amarillo Bar Association; is a committee member for the University of Texas CLE Education Law Section; is a member of the Amarillo Area Women's Forum, serving as the publicity chair; and is the Underwood Law Firm's Employment Law Section Leader. Mrs. Gulley and Mrs. Volmer work together throughout the year on the Firm's annual employment law seminars, in Amarillo and Lubbock. Mrs. Gulley previously served as the Firm's Associate Leader.
Mrs. Gulley is married to Dr. Christopher Gulley, J.D., an internal medicine resident at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Although not native Texans, the Gulleys are proud to call Amarillo, Texas their "home." When not working, Mrs. Gulley spends her time volunteering to help local dogs and cats in need of forever homes, reading, or watching college football with her husband and friends.
University of Oklahoma College of Law