Xavier M. Bennett

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.

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler & Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Defects
  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • Burns
  • Construction Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Admiralty & Maritime Accidents
  • Executive Board, South Texas College of Law Houston, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society
  • PAC Contributor and member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Judge, Science Fair Committee, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chief Judge, Houston Regional Giles Rich Moot Court competition
  • Director, Board of Directors, Alpha and Omega Community Outreach Association
  • President, Toastmasters International, Freescale Semiconductor
  • Officer, District 15-A, W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas
  • Founding pupil, The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Line President – Eta Gamma, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chair, Social Committee, Training Academy, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Dean’s Honor List, South Texas College of Law
  • Phi Delta Phi-Legal Honors Society
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Dean’s Honor List

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor

  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Phi Delta Phi-Legal Honors Society
  • “Y’allState” Patent Enforcement Insurance (2013)
  • Patent Term Adjustment ABC’s and Recent Changes (2014)
  • Overview of Intellectual Property, Hardin County, TX – Rotary Club (2018)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Minority Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • English
  • Spanish
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Denver CO
  • Orgain Bell & Tucker, PLLC, Beaumont TX
  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, Houston TX
  • Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP, Houston TX
  • Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, Houston TX
  • Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor, Austin TX
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View TX

You can trust that the Sorrels Law team of attorneys and staff has the experience and the skill to meticulously and strategically handle your case.  We know what we are doing and we will guide you every step of the way.  Ask us any question and call us at any time.

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