Ken Fields has maintained a broad-based general practice in the eastern Texas Panhandle since his graduation from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1975. Born in Shamrock, Texas, he was a partner for over 30 years with the historic Waters, Holt & Fields firm, with offices in Pampa, Wheeler, and Shamrock, and joined the Underwood firm as a partner in September of 2008. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, which includes the successful appeal of a client’s capital murder conviction, he represents a wide-range of clients, including financial institutions, business entities, governmental entities and families involved in agricultural and oil and gas production.
He is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Gray-Pampa Foundation and a member of the Board of the White Deer Land Museum. He formerly served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Pampa Independent School District, Chairman of the Boards of the Gray County Appraisal District, the Community Daycare Center, Lovett Memorial Library, and the Pampa Community Concert Association.
In May of 2006, he made his third trip to Papua, New Guinea where he participated in the successful recovery of the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber from the Agiambo Swamp. The aircraft is now on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, Oahu. His most recent article on this historic recovery was published in the July/August 2016 issue of WARBIRD DIGEST.
He holds a private pilot’s license, is a PADI Certified open water diver, and has been a cavalry reenactor of the Red River War with the Frontier Regiment of the High Plains. He raises Purebred Polled Hereford Cattle on land held by his family for more than 112 years.