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Alexandra L. Farias-Sorrels
Alexandra L. Farias-Sorrels

Alexandra L. Farias-Sorrels

Of Counsel
Houston, Texas
800-594-4884 |

Alex joined Abraham Watkins in April 2019, bringing many years of “bet-the-company” litigation experience with her.  A bilingual lawyer, 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 Abraham Watkins 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 opinions.

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 had a baby boy (named Houston Alexander) in October 2018.  They also have two rescue dogs – Gio and Luna.  Alex is active in the bar, currently serving as a board member on both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation.

  • Areas of Practice
    • Personal injury
    • Products Liability
    • Premises Liability
    • General Negligence
    • Automobile Collisions
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Wrongful Death
    • Construction Accidents
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas, 2010
  • Education
    • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
      • J.D. - 2010
      • Law Review: International and Comparative Law Review, Member
    • University of Miami
      • B.S. (Cum Laude) - 2007
      • Major: Broadcast Journalism
      • Major: Political Science
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Trustee
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Trustee
    • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
    • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius , Associate, 2012 - 2017
    • Supreme Court of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 2011 - 2012
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish