W. Bradley Sorrells





Charleston, WV


  • 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

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

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


  • 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