Randall O. "Randy" Sorrels

Randall O. "Randy" Sorrels


Sorrels Law

Recognized since 2011

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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Randy Sorrels has proven himself to be a leader both inside and outside the courtroom.

For the last nine years, Sorrels has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Texas— among the 100,000 lawyers in Texas— by Texas Monthly. Inside the courtroom, Sorrels has established his presence as a double board certified trial lawyer in both personal injury and civil trial law— a distinction held by less than .1% of lawyers in Texas. And though his practice is not limited to medical malpractice, he has been named the Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" in Houston for two years. He handles cases involving serious personal injury, catastrophic events, wrongful death, and significant business disputes— including "bet the company" cases.

Outside the courtroom, Sorrels has been awarded some of the highest honors recognized by the State Bar of Texas. He has been awarded the State Bar of Texas' President's Award (recognizing the one Texas Lawyer who provided the most outstanding contributions through distinguished service to the lawyers of Texas), the Judge Sam Williams Award (recognizing the Texas lawyer who provides the greatest contribution to both local bars and the State Bar of Texas), and the Houston Bar Association President's Award (recognizing significant contributions to an HBA program). Early in his career, Sorrels was honored with the Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award (recognizing the one young Houston lawyer who exemplified significant professional traits both inside and outside the practice of law).

Randy Sorrels is the Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, and Immediate Past Chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has served as the President of the Houston Bar Association, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Vice President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation, Director of the State Bar of Texas (two terms), Commissioner of the Equal Access to Justice Commission, Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and is currently on the Board of Directors at Houston College of Law.

Sorrels started his legal career at Fulbright & Jaworski, where he represented doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and businesses in the state of Texas who were accused of civil wrongdoing. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Houston College of Law in 1987, where he was on the Law Review and was a member of the nationally recognized Board of Advocates. Houston College of Law has honored Sorrels with its highest honor— the Dean's Medal, as well as its Public Service Award (the inaugural award). Recently Houston College of Law renamed its legal clinics The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics, which represents 15,000 square feet of new, state-of-the-art facilities to bring together clients with unmet legal needs and students who are eager to work with those clients under direct supervision of their professors.

Prior to law school, Sorrels graduated Magna Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University— where he was recognized as an NCAA Academic All-American in 1984. Sorrels attended HBU on a soccer scholarship, and the soccer field at the university now carries his name— Sorrels Field. While at school, he was recognized as the Outstanding Student in both Political Science and Speech Communications. In the greatest honor the university gives for alumnus, Randy was named as HBU's Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for 2009, and he continues to be involved in alumni events and meetings.

Randy Sorrels serves as the managing partner of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, where he has practiced since 1990. Since taking over the leadership of the firm, Abraham Watkins has become more diverse, more community involved, more academically accomplished, and more active in the courtroom. The firm touts five Texas Board Certified lawyers— unprecedented in nearly every county in Texas.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 270
    Houston, TX 77007

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Male
  • Ethnicity: White

Education

  • South Texas College of Law , JD, graduated 1987
  • Houston Baptist University, BA, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • America Inns of Court - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Member
  • Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists - Member
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America - National Advisory Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. - President, 2003 - 2004
  • Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Chairman, Audit Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Houston Bar Association - Chairman, Finance Committee, 2003 - 2004
  • Houston Bar Association - Chairman, Judicial Polls Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Bar Association - Chairman, Professionalism Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Houston Bar Association - Co-Chair, Lawyers Against Waste Committee, 2002 - 2003
  • Houston Bar Association - Co-Chairman, Habitat for Humanity, 2006 - 2007
  • Houston Bar Association - Director, 1998 - 2000
  • Houston Bar Association - First Vice President, 2002 - 2003
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - President, 2005 - 2006
  • Houston Bar Association - Second Vice President, 2000 - 2001
  • Houston Bar Association - Secretary, 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Bar Association - Treasurer, 2003 - 2004
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Member
  • Houston Lawyer's Referral Service - President, 2000 - 2001
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - President, 1999 - 2000
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA) - Chairman, CLE Committee, 1993 - 2000
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA) - Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee, 1999 - 2001
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation - President, 2000 - 2001
  • Membership Benefits Task Force - Chairman, 1999 - 2000
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Chairman, Professional Development Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • State Bar of Texas - Chairman, Administration Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of Texas - Chairman, Facilities & Equipment Sub-Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • State Bar of Texas - Director, 1994 - 1997
  • State Bar of Texas - Director, 2006 - 2009
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Vice-Chairman, Legislative Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • Supreme Court Historical Society - Member, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Access to Justice Commission - Commissioner, 2009 - 2012
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists - Secretary, 2011 - 2012
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists - Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Chairman, Investment Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Trustee, 1997 - 2000
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Trustee, 2009 - 2012
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee - Member, Volume I, 2006 - 2008
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee - Volume I, 1998 - 2006
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Volume I - Board Advisor, 1994 - 1997
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Volume IV - Board Advisor, 1995 - 1997
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society - Member
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society - Trustee, 2009 - 2012
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Director, 1994 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Vice-President, Finance, 2010 - 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Who's Who in American Law - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Houston (2023)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Houston (2022)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Houston (2019)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Houston (2016)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Houston (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Dean's Medal, Houston College of Law, 2013
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Houston Baptist University, 2009
  • Judge Sam Williams Award, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • President's Award, State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • Public Service Award, Houston College of Law Alumni Association, 2006
  • Walk of Honor, Houston Baptist University, 2009
  • Woodrow B. Seals Award, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Commencement Speaker, Houston College of Law, 2010
  • President's Award, Houston Bar Association, 2007
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers List, 2007- 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, 2011 - 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2015
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers List, 2007 - 2015
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers List, 2006 - 2015
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc.
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers of 2014, AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubble, 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Texas for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale-Hubble, 2015
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers of 2014, AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubble, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Houston Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year," 2013, 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Clients’ Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, H Texas Magazine, 2004 - 2015
  • Top Lawyers List - Personal Injury, Houstonia Magazine, 2014
  • Top Lawyers List - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business/Commercial, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law - American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, 2013
  • Award of Honor for Excellence of the American Academy of Ethical Attorneys for 2013, American Academy of Ethical Attorneys, 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyers, Texas Legal Leaders, 2013 - 2015
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, 2012
  • Top Rated Lawyers, AV Preeminent in Business Litigation, 2012
  • Selected as One of the Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Lawyers, 2012
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Litigation Fall 2012
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2011 - 2012
  • Best Attorneys in Texas, American Registry, 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, American Registry, 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney in Business Litigation - The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel, 2012
  • Top Texas Verdict, Medical Malpractice, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, American Registry, 2011
  • Superb Avvo Rated Attorney, American Registry, 2011
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2007 - 2009, 2012
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, American Registry, 2008 - 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, H Texas Magazine, 2008 - 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers for the People, H Texas Magazine, 2006 - 2009
  • Go To Guide - Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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