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Elias M. Underwood

Elias M. Underwood



1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9720
F: 316.267.6345

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Eli Underwood is an associate in Foulston’s Wichita office and a member of the firm's transactional practice group. He received his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Eli previously clerked with Foulston as a summer associate in 2018.

Additionally, Eli is a licensed CPA in both Kansas and Missouri. Prior to attending law school, he was a Senior Assurance Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in its Kansas City, Missouri office. With PwC, Eli's primary clients were in the insurance and reinsurance industries, and he assisted with audits in the asset management and business transaction services industries. He also led on-site inventories with manufacturing clients across Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Eli spent his early childhood in Wyoming and Nebraska, but his family moved to the Kansas City area in 1998, and he considers himself a Kansan at heart. In his free time, Eli enjoys working out, following college football and basketball, and sampling Wichita’s wonderful array of cuisine.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (LL.M. (Taxation), 2020)
    Research Assistant, Dean Charlene Luke, re: Taxation of Partnership Income, Seventh ed.
  • Washburn University School of Law (J.D., Dean's Honors, 2019)
    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I; Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II; Estate & Business Planning for Farming & Ranching Clients; CLEA Award Winner; Order of the Scribes Honoree
  • University of Kansas (B.S. in Accounting, 2012)
    Academic Honors; President, Kansas Chapter of Delta Chi


  • Kansas (2019)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Kansas Certified Public Accountant
  • Missouri Certified Public Accountant (inactive)


  • 501(c)(3) Organizations: Formation, Governance & Best Practices (Kansas Bar Association CLE, Washburn University School of Law)


Community Involvement
  • Kansas Chapter of Delta Chi, Alumni Board of Trustees, Member