Former State Bar of Texas President and Houston attorney Randy Sorrels has been named the 2022 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, or TEX-ABOTA.

“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 Sorrels, who served as 2019-2020 State Bar of Texas president and is the co-founder of his firm, Sorrels Law, in a press release.

The Trial Lawyer of the Year award is presented to a lawyer who has shown excellence in advocacy, holds a superb reputation of ethics, has achieved outstanding recent results, maintains service to ABOTA, and exemplifies its ideals. The mission of ABOTA is the preservation of the right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the independence of the judiciary, and civics education.

Over the past 18 months, Sorrels and his firm have secured three significant jury verdicts for injured clients, including the largest actual damages verdict in U.S. history for an injured worker in a contested trial, totaling $352.7 million. Sorrels Law staffs 10 full-time lawyers and includes a medical malpractice specialty group, a maritime group, a personal injury group, and a commercial litigation group.

“We have more work to do for our clients and hope the next 18 months are even better than the first 18 months,” Sorrels said in a press release.

Sorrels, who is certified in personal injury trial law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is also past president of the Houston Bar Association and a past president of 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.