Alexandra (“Alex”) Farias-Sorrels is a founding partner of the Houston-based personal injury
and business litigation law firm Sorrels Law. She, along with her husband Randy Sorrels,
began Sorrels Law in January 2021, and the firm currently has 11 lawyers from diverse
backgrounds, and all committed to excellence. In October 2021, Alex and Randy secured the
largest actual damages jury verdict for an injured worker in a contested case in U.S. history, $352.7
million. To read more about Sorrels Law, go to: SorrelsLaw.com.
Alex is a passionate litigator, who left “Big-Law” to pursue her desire to help people who
have been wrongly injured. She treats her clients like family and handles every aspect of her cases
as if she were handling them for her own mother, father, sister, or brother. A Latina, native
Houstonian, and bilingual lawyer, Alex is proud to bring a woman’s touch to personal injury law.
Alex attended both undergrad (2007) and law school (2010) at the University of Miami in
Coral Gables, graduating with honors. While graduating in the top 10% of her law school class,
Alex also interned for the appellate division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Houston and for Legal
Services of Greater Miami.
After law school, as part of a fellowship program, Alex served as a full-time law clerk for
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm for a year. At the same time, and on a part time basis, she
received her first exposure to plaintiffs’ work at a respected personal injury law firm in Houston
where she handled personal injury cases and business disputes. In her second year of practice, she
worked as a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, clerking for Justice David Medina.
There, she assisted the Court in assessing complex state law issues and also helped draft the Court’s
After her term at the Court, Alex joined the international law firm Morgan, Lewis &
Bockius, a Philadelphia-based firm with over 2,200 lawyers worldwide. Alex practiced in the
firm’s Houston litigation section, and focused mostly on complex commercial cases and insurance
recovery cases. She also handled products liability and personal injury cases, including aircraft
crashes. She served as first-chair counsel in more than ten trials and was often called on to assist
on thorny appellate issues. Alex’s largest victory came in an arbitration award, as she was
instrumental in securing an almost $300 million arbitration award on behalf of a major Fortune
500 company on a fraudulent transfer claim.
Alex and her husband Randy Sorrels have a young son, Houston Alexander, who is
bilingual and keeps them busy when they are not working. They also have two rescue dogs – Gio
and Luna. Alex is active in the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation,
the Houston Bar Association, and supports the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas
College of Law.