HBU Alumnus named 2022 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Houston Baptist University alumnus, Randy Sorrels has been named 2022 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTA). Sorrels graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication & Political Science in 1984 from HBU.

This prestigious award is given each year to a lawyer who has shown excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career, a superb reputation of high ethics and fair play, recent outstanding results, service to ABOTA  and exemplification of its ideals. The mission of ABOTA is the preservation of the right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the independence of the judiciary and civics education.

Sorrels co-founded Sorrels Law in January 2021. Over the past 18 months, he has secured three significant jury verdicts for injured clients including the largest actual damages verdict in United States history of $352.7 million for an injured worker in a contested trial. Sorrels also served as past president of the State Bar of Texas,  the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. He has been named the Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs in Houston for 2022.

“This is one of the highlights of my career, and I am thankful to TEX-ABOTA, my partner and wife, Alex, as well as the other attorneys and team members at Sorrels Law,” said Randy Sorrels. “We have more work to do for our clients and hope the next 18 months are even better than the first 18 months.”

Sorrels Law has 10 full-time lawyers, a medical malpractice specialty group, a maritime group, a personal injury group and a commercial litigation group. He is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

During his time at HBU, Sorrels helped lead the Huskies to a Trans America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship in 1982. HBU’s Sorrels Field was named in appreciation of Sorrels’ contributions to the University’s soccer program.