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Randy Sorrels

Randy Sorrels

Past President -- State Bar of Texas
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims ...
  • Texas
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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.... Continue reading his full biography: https://www.sorrelslaw.com/team/randall-o-sorrels/

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
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
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
Top 100 of Texas: Texas Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly
Texas Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly
Award given 2007-2021
Top 100 of Houston: Texas Super Lawyers List
Texas Super Lawyers List
Award given 2007-2021
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Award given 2016-2021
Houston’s Top Lawyers – Personal Injury
H Magazine
Award given 2010-2021
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawyers
Award given 2003-2021
10 Best Attorneys in Texas
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Award given 2016-2019
Top 10 Attorney Award
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc.
Lawyers of Distinction
National Law Journal
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
Top 100 Lawyers in Texas
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Award given 2009-2017
Gold Remi. Award
Houston International Film Festival
Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Texas
National Academy of Jurisprudence
Texas Top Rated Lawyers of 2014 and 2015
Legal Leaders and Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Ratings
Top Lawyers 2013, 2015 – Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business/Commercial
Houstonia Magazine
Dean's Medal
South Texas College of Law Houston
Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law
American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel
Award of Honor for Excellence of the American Academy of Ethical Attorneys
American Academy of Ethical Attorneys
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
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc.
Professional Associations
South Texas College of Law Houston
Director
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Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
Member
- Current
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American Inns of Court
Member
- Current
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Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
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Texas Bar Foundation
Member
- Current
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Houston Bar Foundation
Member
- Current
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Director
- Current
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American Bar Foundation
Member
- Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
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Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
Member
- Current
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Houston Young Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Houston Bar Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas
Executive Committee
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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
Executive Committee
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Treasurer
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Texas Bar Foundation
New Fellows Committee
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Texas Bar Foundation
Samuel Pessarra Outstanding Jurist Award Committee
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Texas Bar Foundation
Chairman – Policy Manual Committee
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Budget Chair
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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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Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation
Chairman – Investment Committee
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State Bar of Texas
Chairman – Administration Committee
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State Bar of Texas
Director
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State Bar of Texas
Chairman – Facilities & Equipment Sub-Committee
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Houston Bar Association
Co-Chairman – Habitat for Humanity
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Houston Bar Association
President
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Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
President
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman – Audit Committee
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman – Finance Committee
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Houston Bar Association
First Vice President
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Houston Bar Association
Co-Chair – Lawyers Against Waste Committee
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman – Judicial Polls Committee
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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
Chairman – Long Range Planning Committee
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
President
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman – Membership Benefits Task Force
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Texas Bar Foundation
Trustee
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Chairman – CLE Committee
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Houston Bar Association
Chairman – Professionalism Committee
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Vice-President
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State Bar of Texas
Chairman – Professional Development Committee
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State Bar of Texas
Vice-Chairman – Legislative Committee
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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
Jury Selection and Trial in Pandemic Times, Austin, Texas
American Board of Trial Advocates
Bad Law Worse Facts – Clemens vs. Concrete Cowboy, Podcast
Bad Law Worse Facts
Selecting a Jury During Covid Times, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Clemens vs. Concrete Cowboy -- $3.24 Million Verdict, Trial Lawyer University, Virtual
Trial Lawyer University
Masked Justice: Part 4, Podcast
Trial Lawyer Nation
Mediation in Texas from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Houston Law Review’s 26th Annual Symposium: Legal Ethics, Malpractice And Mediation
South Texas College of Law
Examination of a Plaintiff’s Expert, Forensic Expert Witness Association’s 100th Houston Presentation
Thirty State Bar Member Benefits in Thirty Minutes
Houston Bar Association
Men as Mentors: The Importance of Sponsorship
Houston Bar Association Litigation Section
Domestic Torts: An Update on Causes of Actions, Defenses, Damages and Effective Case Preparation
Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
Evaluating the Risk of Trial in the Era of No Trials
ADR Section
Initiating Litigation, Advanced Trial Strategies
State Bar of Texas
Proportionate Responsibility & Caps – Add, Subtract, Divide & Conquer the Math, Medical Malpractice Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Getting Clients and Keeping Clients
Brazoria County Bar Association
Ethical Communications with Potential Clients
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Insurance Update, Advanced Workers Compensation Law Course
State Bar of Texas
Ethical Client and Potential Client Communication, Advanced Personal Injury Law
Texas Bar CLE
Speaker in both July and September 2015.
Recent Medical Malpractice Case Law Update, Medical Malpractice Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Harris County Ad Litem Practice, Defense and Plaintiff Perspectives
Harris County Ad Litem Institute
Mediation Roundtable – A Plaintiff’s Perspective, Annual Conference on ADR
All in the Family: Tough Times and Times to Work Together
National Association of Bar Examiners
Establish a Relationship with The Red Cross
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
How to Succeed in a Plaintiff’s Practice
Association of Women Attorneys
Diverse Paths, Shared Standards: Chart Your Own Course to a Successful Legal Career
Houston Bar Association
Insurance Law Roundtable
State Bar of Texas
Leveraging Your Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Selection
Thompson Reuters Webinar
Catastrophic Injury and the Value of a Structured Settlement
Legal Talk Network
Importance of Jury Service
Houston Bar Association
Commencement Speaker, Houston
South Texas College of Law
Thoughts and Critiques from ADR User’s Panel
Houston Bar Association
Beyond the Basics – Standing Out From the Crowd, CLE
FindLaw
Written Discovery – Interrogatories and Request for Production
APITLA
Shifting Liability, 33rd Annual Estate Planning & Probate Course
Texas Bar CLE
Case Law Update from Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Planning to Conquer the Real World of Private Practice
State Bar of Texas
Themes in Trials
Garland R. Walker American Inns of the Court
Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert, Masters in Trial
American Board of Trial Advocates
Medical Malpractice Update
African Bar Association
Responsible Third Parties
South Texas College of Law Houston
Jury Selection, 24th Litigation Update Institute
State Bar of Texas
"E-Discovery” Family Law Section
Houston Bar Association
Designation of Responsible Third Parties, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course
State Bar of Texas
Jury Selection and Trial Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases, Sixth Annual Forum on Healthcare Liability
Cooper & Scully
A Look Back – What Really Changed
Leadership Houston Justice Day
Employer Liability: Non-Subscriber and Death Cases
South Texas College of Law Houston
Tort Reform Panel, Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference
South Texas College of Law
Tort Reform Update
Mexican-American Bar Association
Legislative Update/Tort Reform
Houston Bar Association
Legislative Update
South Texas College of Law Houston
Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing Home
Professional Education, Inc.
Discovery About Experts
University of Houston
Discovery About Experts
University of Houston
Asserting Claims & Defending Nursing Home
Professional Education, Inc.
HMO Liability, Advance of Personal Injury Course
State Bar of Texas
Auto Collision Litigation
State Bar of Texas
Hospital Case Law Update, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar
State Bar of Texas
Dram Shop and Social Host Liability
Houston Bar Association
Presentation of Evidence, Third Annual Paralegal Program: The Team Approach
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
The Litigator’s Overview: A Practical Guide to a Successful Trial Practice, Law Practice Management Seminar
Basic Discovery Techniques, Law Practice Management Seminar
Auto Litigation
Houston Hispanic Lawyers Association
Current Issues and Techniques for Trial Attorneys, Advanced Discovery Practice
Personal Injury Litigation
Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
Nursing the Nursing Home, Ski Seminar – The Winning Edge
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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 (Today)
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
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