Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Kirbyville, Texas, Jasper County—Xavier M. Bennett combines his education and experience as an electrical engineer, with his passionate desire to help his clients. He has been described as a tough, meticulous, relentless and caring litigator. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants (along with their insurance companies) at other top Texas firms, where he trained with some of the best in the business. He is also a licensed patent attorney after having passed the patent bar, a test that is very challenging for all who take it.
Xavier obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University of Texas (HBCU). Subsequently, Xavier worked as a senior engineer at Motorola, Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor, where he focused on Power PC advanced core logic design, as well as verification and validation of many microelectronic devices.
In addition to his experience as an engineer, Xavier obtained his Juris Doctor at South Texas College of Law Houston, where he was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an executive board member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society, a founding pupil of the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, as well as a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors society.
While attending law school, Xavier served as a law clerk for many Texas district court judges in Harris County, while actively participating in many local legal organizations. Moreover, Xavier has participated as a chief judge for the Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, Judge for the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association Science Fair Committee, as well as a member and contributor to the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Minority Intellectual Property Law Association and many other organizations.
Xavier has a strong desire to help those who have been wrongly injured. Having worked for both plaintiff and defense firms, Xavier has a solid understanding when it comes to analyzing cases involving personal-injury, product liability, as well as commercial litigation. This practical experience gives Xavier a unique perspective when analyzing and solving legal issues for clients. Moreover, Xavier is very dedicated. He treats every client like family, handles every aspect of his cases with diligence, and with a mindset that places the needs of his clients first.
Xavier is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. Additionally, he is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Xavier is also an experienced Patent Attorney and is registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Xavier is proud to bring his unique lawyer/engineer skill set to Sorrels Law to help those who are most often in need.
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas