Bio

  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2013
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 1996 and 2006-2012
  • Sole Practitioner, 1997-2005
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1990-1996
  • Associate, Ikner & Hewman, 1988-1990
  • Research Assistant, Professor Franklin D. Cleckley, 1986

Mr. Sorrells’ practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate, and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Sorrells has represented creditors in hundreds of bankruptcy cases in West Virginia.  He has served as counsel for the debtor in coal company, hospital, nursing home and automobile dealership bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Sorrells served as counsel for the debtor in the Logan General Hospital case, one of the largest successful Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Mr. Sorrells is counsel to the West Virginia Association of REALTORS® and provides the "WVAR Legal Hotline" as a part of that representation.

Away from the office, Mr. Sorrells serves on the boards of Rea of Hope, Inc., and the West Virginia State Bar's Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program.

Summary of Experience

  • Litigation of complex commercial cases in state and federal court.
  • Defense of consumer credit claims
  • Debtor-in-Possession Counsel in hospital, clinic and nursing home cases.
  • Debtor-in-Possession Counsel in business and coal company cases.
  • Representation of secured claims in bankruptcy.
  • Pre-bankruptcy workout and restructuring.
  • Preference and Stay Relief litigation.
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, Bankruptcy Basics from a Vendor’s Perspective, American Association of Professional Landmen's (AAPL) Appalachian Land Institute, 2016
  • Presenter, West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Presenter, West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) Leadership Academy, 2015

Community Involvement

  • Rea of Hope, Inc., Board Member
  • West Virginia State Bar's Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program, Board Member

Professional Details

Departments
  • Litigation
  • Business Law
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
Credentials
  • J.D., West Virginia University, 1988
  • B.A., Economics, Old Dominion University, 1985
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Honorable Discharge, 1978
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Affiliations
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

W. Bradley Sorrells

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304-347-8343
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304-344-9566
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Charleston, WV
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2013
  • Member, Financial Services and Mortgage Litigation Practice Group, Robinson & McElwee
  • Of Counsel, Robinson & McElwee, 1996 and 2006-2012
  • Sole Practitioner, 1997-2005
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee, 1990-1996
  • Associate, Ikner & Hewman, 1988-1990
  • Research Assistant, Professor Franklin D. Cleckley, 1986

Mr. Sorrells’ practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate, and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Sorrells has represented creditors in hundreds of bankruptcy cases in West Virginia.  He has served as counsel for the debtor in coal company, hospital, nursing home and automobile dealership bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Sorrells served as counsel for the debtor in the Logan General Hospital case, one of the largest successful Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Mr. Sorrells is counsel to the West Virginia Association of REALTORS® and provides the "WVAR Legal Hotline" as a part of that representation.

Away from the office, Mr. Sorrells serves on the boards of Rea of Hope, Inc., and the West Virginia State Bar's Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program.

  • Litigation of complex commercial cases in state and federal court.
  • Defense of consumer credit claims
  • Debtor-in-Possession Counsel in hospital, clinic and nursing home cases.
  • Debtor-in-Possession Counsel in business and coal company cases.
  • Representation of secured claims in bankruptcy.
  • Pre-bankruptcy workout and restructuring.
  • Preference and Stay Relief litigation.
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Presenter, Bankruptcy Basics from a Vendor’s Perspective, American Association of Professional Landmen's (AAPL) Appalachian Land Institute, 2016
  • Presenter, West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) Leadership Academy, 2016
  • Presenter, West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) Leadership Academy, 2015
  • Rea of Hope, Inc., Board Member
  • West Virginia State Bar's Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program, Board Member