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Randy Sorrels

Randy Sorrels

Past President -- State Bar of Texas
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  • Texas
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Biography

Randy Sorrels holds the unique distinction of being the only Texas board certified plaintiffs’ lawyer ever to have been both elected to serve as President of the State Bar of Texas and selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. His passionate representation of clients and lawyers has garnered statewide recognition and numerous prestigious awards. In short, whether it is in the courtroom or in the boardroom, Randy has an unparalleled track record of success for his clients and the organizations he leads.

As a leader, Randy was voted by Texas lawyers to become the 2019-2020 State Bar President by the widest margin of victory in State Bar history. During his presidential service, he traveled Texas solidifying his reputation for helping not only those who hire him, but also helping fellow lawyers. His network of friends and relationships throughout the state is vast, and he is often hired by lawyers who are in need of representation. As a zealot advocate for his clients, Randy holds four board certifications including in Personal Injury Trial Law, Civil Trial Law and Civil Trial Advocacy from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. And in a peer selection process, for the last 14 years he has been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state. He is sought after by the nationwide and local media for legal analysis, comment and perspective.

Randy’s success in the courtroom is also well-known throughout Texas and nation. He has taken dozens of cases to trial, securing multi-million-dollar verdicts in personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, plant explosion cases and business law suits. During the time of Covid, Randy and the Sorrels Law team secured one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the country in a high-profile case that received media attention worldwide.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Nursing Home Abuse
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 10000000
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Sorrels Law
- Current
President
State Bar of Texas
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Managing Partner
Abraham Watkins
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Associate Attorney
Fulbright & Jaworski
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Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: South Texas Law Review; Board of Advocates; National Mock Trial Team
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Awards
Distinguished Alumni Award
South Texas College of Law Houston
South Texas College of Law Houston – Distinguished Alumni Award (2018)
Outstanding Legal Article Award
Houston Bar Foundation
Gold Remi. Award
Houston International Film Festival
Dean's Medal
South Texas College of Law Houston
Judge Sam Williams Award
State Bar of Texas
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Houston Baptist University
Gold Remi Award
The Houston International Film Festival
President’s Award
Houston Bar Association
Presidents' Award
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas – President’s Award (2006) – recognizing the attorney who provides the most service to the Texas legal profession
Inaugural Public Service Award
South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Association
Woodrow B. Seals Award – Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Woodrow B. Seals Award – Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
South Texas College of Law Houston
Director
- Current
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Director
- Current
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State Bar of Texas
President
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Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
President
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Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation
Chair
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Texas Bar Foundation
Fellows Officer
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Treasurer
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Finance)
Vice-President
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Texas Bar Foundation
Trustee
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Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
Trustee
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Texas Access to Justice Commission
Commissioner
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State Bar of Texas
Director
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Houston Bar Association
President
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Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
President
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Houston Bar Association
First Vice President
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Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation
President
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Houston Lawyers Referral Service
President
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Houston Bar Association
First Vice President
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
President
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Texas Bar Foundation
Trustee
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Vice-President
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State Bar of Texas
Director
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Director
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mediation in Texas from the Plaintiff's Perspective
South Texas Law Review, Volume 61, Number 1
A Guide to Applying and Calculating Proportionate Responsibility in Texas
Texas Tech Law Review, Volume 51, Number 4
Ethics and the Jury System
The Advocate
Maintaining Professionalism in Crisis Situations
Houston Lawyer
When Disaster Strikes
Trial
Do State Medicaid Agencies Have the Right to Full Reimbursement for Medical Payments Paid on Behalf of a Medicaid Recipient? The U.S. Supreme Court Has Weighed In.
The Advocate, Vol. 37
Evaluating Potential Medical Malpractice Claims
The Advocate
Relationship Issues: Do the Benefits of Joint Venture Outweigh the Costs
Texas Bar Journal, Volume 79, No. 10
Joint Venturing the Case: A Relationship of Convenience
Houston Lawyer
The Legalities of Cone Beam Imaging
Three Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery
Medicaid Reimbursements
Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1
Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Beware: Little Known Tax Consequences Associates with Confidentiality Provisions
6 Hou. Bus. And Tax L.J. 257
Avoiding the Confidentiality Tax Bite
Trial
Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Beware: Little Known Tax Consequences Associates with Confidentiality Provisions
Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 69, No. 2
Should Employee’s Negligence Be Submitted in a Non-Subscriber Case?
Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 62, No. 4
Should Employee’s Negligence Be Submitted in a Non-Subscriber Case?
Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4
Social Host Liability: Friends Can Let Friends Drive Drunk
Texas Bar Journal, Volume 58, No. 6
Social Host Liability: Friends Can Let Friends Drive Drunk
Houston Lawyer, Volume 32, No. 1
Speaking Engagements
Commencement Speaker, Houston
South Texas College of Law
Clemens vs. Concrete Cowboy -- $3.24 Million Verdict, Trial Lawyer University, Virtual
Trial Lawyer University
Certifications
Civil Practice Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Civil Trial Law
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Website
Sorrels Law - Attorney Profile
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. VA FTCA Over Two Years Old
A: If you are an adult, it is difficult to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the VA that is over two years old. There are some very, very limited exceptions. But for the most part, you cannot win the case based on time issues.
Q. Is there a class action suit against J&J’s hair products been using them and my hair keeps falling out
A: There are commonly class actions on products that cause injury. If you can identify the specific product, then a search can be done. You might also do a Google search on the product itself.
Q. using the damage remedy plus coconut miracle oil by OGX and have been having an irritated scalp as well as hair thinning
A: You may have a product liability claim if you can prove the damages you suffered are related to the product. You should also contact the FDA about your complaints.
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Contact & Map
Sorrels Law
5300 Memorial Dr.
Ste. 270
Houston, TX 77007
Telephone: (713) 496-1100
Cell: (713) 582-8005
Fax: (713) 238-9500
Monday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 1 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)