State Bar President-elect Randy Sorrels speaks after receiving the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from South Texas College of Law Houston on October 19 in Houston.

South Texas College of Law Houston named State Bar of Texas President-elect Randy Sorrels the recipient of its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award on October 19 in Houston.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the community, the legal profession, and at South Texas College of Law Houston. Sorrels graduated in the top five of his class in 1987, was a member of the National Mock Trial Program, and served on the South Texas Law Review. He is the managing partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston and serves on the law school’s board of directors.

The law school’s 19 legal clinics, named the Randall O. Sorrells Legal Clinics, connect clients with law students who can help to address their legal needs while under the guidance of law school professors.

Sorrels has also been honored by the law school’s alumni association with the inaugural Public Service Award and the law school’s highest honor, the Dean’s Medal, in 2006.