W. Bradley Sorrells
 Charleston, WV

Areas of Practice

Business and Corporate, Litigation, Real Property


  • 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
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018 – Present

Bar & Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member, Robinson & McElwee, 2013
  • 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

W. Bradley Sorrells is a Member at Robinson & McElwee PLLC, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate, and bankruptcy matters.  He has represented creditors in hundreds of bankruptcy cases in West Virginia.

Mr. Sorrells has served as counsel for the debtor in coal company, hospital, nursing home and automobile dealership bankruptcy cases.  He also 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.

Mr. Sorrells received his J.D. from West Virginia University, a B.A. in Economics from Old Dominion, and served in the United States Marine Corps.

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
  • Best Lawyers in America, Charleston – WV,  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2018 – present
  • 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