2019-2020 State Bar of Texas President Randy Sorrels

Randy Sorrels

Randy Sorrels practices law and manages a law firm. The product of a military family, his approach is straightforward: have a disciplined plan, use common sense, build consensus, and work hard.

Sorrels is double board certified in personal injury trial law and civil trial law. He is the managing partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, which is the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas. While he is regularly recognized by Texas Monthly as one of its Top 100 Lawyers in Texas in his client representation, he also is passionate about pro bono work. His philanthropy has established The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston, which houses 19 different clinics supporting the Houston community.

Sorrels also has been a leader in the legal community. He has served as president of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists. He serves on the board of directors of South Texas College of Law Houston and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

A magna cum laude graduate of both Houston Baptist University and South Texas College of Law Houston, Sorrels is married to a lawyer and has five children, including two who seek to become lawyers.

President’s Messages

Randy Sorrels comments on the profession, issues pertinent to practitioners, and State Bar initiatives and programs designed to assist lawyers throughout their careers.

President Sorrels’ Initiatives

30 Member Benefits in 30 Short Minutes
The State Bar of Texas offers a rich variety of benefits to members including access to insurance plans through a private insurance exchange, discounted travel offers, and free legal research tools and other technology resources to help improve lawyers’ lives and practices. President Sorrels developed this presentation to help spread the word about these and other exclusive member discounts and services.

Courthouse Access Badge Task Force
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors approved President-elect Randy Sorrels’ request for a Courthouse Access Badge Task Force on September 28, 2018. The task force is studying the development and implementation of a statewide courthouse security access badge that would give lawyers expedited access to Texas courthouses. State Bar Director Christy Amuny of Beaumont and Granbury attorney Cindy V. Tisdale are co-chairs of the task force. View the roster here. Read the fiscal impact analysis here.

Past President Initiatives

Various projects and programs cultivated by State Bar presidents to provide lawyers with tools and resources to educate the public about the legal system.

Presidents' Award

The Presidents’ Award is presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting each year and honors exceptional service to the public and the legal profession.

Past Presidents

State Bar members elect the president, who serves a one-year term as president-elect before taking office. Many distinguished women and men have committed countless hours of service and shared their wisdom while leading the bar.

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