After law school, Ellen Sorrells served as a briefing attorney to the honorable Judge Reed O’Connor with the United States District Court in Fort Worth. Ellen enjoys helping others, and her dedication to client support exemplifies that passion. With her experience in federal court she brings a unique perspective to the table, with insight into the view from the bench. Ellen’s background in accounting gives her a strong understanding of financial statements and business economics, enabling her to decipher complex issues encountered by corporations and individuals alike.
Originally from North Richland Hills, TX, Ellen resides downtown enjoying all of what Fort Worth has to offer. From the restaurants to live music, Ellen loves it all. In her spare time, you can find Ellen cheering on her Red Raiders in football and basketball, as well as volleyball, where she donned a uniform while pursuing her bachelor’s. Ellen finds time each week to volunteer with the children’s ministry at her local church.
- Juris Doctor, Concentration in Criminal Law and Innocence – Texas Tech University School of Law, 2019
- Cum Laude
- Criminal Defense Clinic, Representative
- Business and Bankruptcy Law Journal, Comment Editor
- Office of United States Senator John Cornyn for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Summer 2017 Clerk
- Prime Lending’s Office for General Counsel, Summer 2017 Clerk
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting- Texas Tech University, 2015
- Texas Tech Student Athlete, Women’s Volleyball
- Judge Reed O’Connor in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Briefing Attorney
Bar & Court Admissions & Certifications
- State Bar of Texas, 2019
Volunteerism & Community
- Christ Chapel Bible Church, Children’s Ministry
Representative Experience & Services
During Ellen’s time at Texas Tech University School of Law, she worked as a summer clerk for United States Senator John Cornyn’s Office for the Senate Judiciary Committee and subsequently clerked for Prime Lending’s Office of General Counsel in 2017. In her third year of law school, Ellen obtained her temporary trial card and provided client-centered representation for members of the Lubbock community who would not otherwise have been able to afford their own legal representation. Upon graduating from law school, Ellen served as a briefing attorney for Judge Reed O’Connor in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, from September 2019 until August 2020.