Ken Ray Underwood has served as the City Attorney for the City of Collinsville since his appointment in July of 2002. Ken has lived in Collinsville since 1993 and has been a lifelong resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Education and Professional Background
After graduating the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1975, Ken began practicing in Tulsa with a focus on catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Since then, Ken has been actively involved in the Tulsa County Bar Association serving as Board Member and Chairman of the Public Relations Committee. He received the President’s Award from the Tulsa County Bar Association for outstanding and dedicated service in 2013 and again in 2014. In 2018, Ken was honored by the Tulsa County Association with the Golden Rule Award for outstanding contributions to the profession.
Ken has frequently written and presented papers at the educational seminars sponsored by Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Association for Justice. He has been a member of both the American Association for Justice and the Oklahoma Association for Justice since 1977 and a member of the Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys since 2002.
Ken served for 6 years as a Board Member of the Arubah Community Clinic, a faith based community health clinic in Collinsville, Oklahoma. In March of 2018, Ken was awarded the Legacy Award by the Arubah Community Clinic for service.
Ken has always been active in the community. For the last 5 years he has coached the Owasso High School Mock Trial team taking them to the State Finals the last 5 years and helping them win State Championships in 2018 and 2019. He has served on the Board of the Indian Health Care Resource Center, the Community Service Counsel of Tulsa and as a volunteer wresting coach and weight lifting coach for young men in the Tulsa area.
Ken is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is proud of this Native American heritage. He enjoys spending time on his ranch in Delaware County, Oklahoma which was his grandmother’s original Indian allotment. Ken also enjoys reading, hiking, raising cattle and spending time with his two grown children, Emily Underwood and Robert Underwood, and special friend Leslie Paris.