Alexandra L. Farias-Sorrels

Alexandra L. Farias-Sorrels

Of Counsel
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-587-9668 | 800-580-9121 |
Fax:
713-225-0827
E-mail:

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 recently had a baby with her husband, Randy Sorrels.  Houston Alexander is now six months old and has already learned how to make objections.  She and Randy also have two rescue dogs, Gio and Luna.  For the past year and a half, Alex has devoted her time to her family, while also staying active in the Bar.  She is currently a trustee of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, and will serve as a trustee on the Texas Bar Foundation beginning in June.

  • 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
    • 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