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Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, "Ones to Watch," 2023-2024 (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2022, 2023 (Civil Litigation: Defense)


Kentucky, 2018
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2018
U.S. District Court the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2018


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY, J.D., 2018

  • Provost Fellowship Scholarship
  • Law, Park, James Scholarship
  • College of Law Class of 1967 Scholarship
  • Dee Ashley Akers Scholarship
  • Moot Court – Vice President, National Competition Team Member
  • 2017 National Moot Court Competition – Region Four Quarter Finalist
  • CALI Award for distinguished academic performance in Law 945 (Seminar: Current Issues in Sex Crimes Law)
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court Student Member, 2017-2018

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, B.A., 2015

  • Major: Political Science, magna cum laude
  • Minor: International Studies, magna cum laude
  • Flagship Scholarship
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity


Primarily practicing in civil litigation and, more specifically, insurance defense, means Cassidy Sorrells can engage with an almost limitless range of scenarios and individuals every single day. Not only do these practice areas allow for a new set of facts, legal issues, and challenges on a day-to-day basis, practicing in these areas of the law also gives her the opportunity to work on behalf of and develop relationships with clients of every kind and type—whether a governmental agency, an employer or employee, independent business or entity, or individual. This level of diversity in her daily practice is intriguing, keeps Cassidy passionate about the work she does, and advances her experience and knowledge every day.

While she attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate education, Cassidy was a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, where she worked with other volunteers at the Tri for Sight Marathon and with foundations such as Visually Impaired Preschool Services ("VIPS").  Since that time, she has participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk as well as Polar Plunge events for the Special Olympics of Kentucky.  

Cassidy is committed to performing every task—whether large or small and no matter the circumstances—with integrity and dogged dedication to detail. These values inform her approach to life and every case or legal issue she encounters; they make her a more adaptive, innovative, and effective problem-solver and advocate for her clients.

Cassidy's experience has taught her that no problem can be solved until it is fully understood, so her first step in addressing any legal issue or case is to thoroughly acquaint herself with the circumstances giving rise to litigation in the first place. Taking the time to develop a foundational understanding of the facts and issues at play in a lawsuit is an elementary and necessary step in the process of identifying the potential universe of available and favorable solutions to any problem. Putting in this effort and time up front and paying attention to the details also enables her to be more intentional and efficient in her efforts, ensures her client’s interests and goals are prioritized at every step in the litigation process moving forward, and increases the likelihood of securing a meaningful, satisfactory solution to the problem her client is facing.

Prior to joining the McBrayer team, Cassidy worked as an associate at Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, where she primarily practiced in Insurance Defense and Coverage and Civil Litigation. While in this role, she litigated cases involving a wide variety of disputes, including such things as sexual assault and premises liability, insurance bad faith, construction law and product defects, foodborne illnesses, wrongful death, probate and estate matters, hit-and-run, road rage, DUI-related motor vehicle and tractor-trailer collisions, dog-bite incidents, and allegations under Kentucky’s consumer protection statute. While studying to become a licensed attorney, Cassidy worked as a clerk at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP—where she gained invaluable trial experience in both state and federal court, igniting her interest in civil litigation and her desire to pursue a career that allowed her to spend as much time as possible within the walls of a courtroom—and also served as Vice President and a National Competition Team Member of the Moot Court Board at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Additional Practice Experience

Kentucky Leader

Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2018
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2018

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