Benjamin Sorrell Named Chair Elect of Gulfcoast Legal Services Board


Benjamin Sorrell, an attorney in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Sarasota office, was recently named Chair Elect of the Board of Directors for Gulfcoast Legal Services.

Benjamin, who has served on the board of directors since 2019, will continue to advance the non-profit legal aid organization’s mission to serve low-income clients who otherwise may not be able to afford an attorney. He previously served the board as Secretary.

Gulfcoast Legal Services was established in 1978 and serves the greater Tampa Bay area, with offices in Pinellas and Manatee Counties. Each office is staffed by experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who provide high quality legal services in civil matters for eligible clients ranging from consultation and advice to full representation in court or before administrative agencies. Services are provided at no cost to the client.

About Benjamin C. Sorrell

Benjamin C. Sorrell is an Associate in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Ben focuses his practice on general real estate matters and commercial real estate. Ben has represented lenders and homeowners in foreclosure cases, and has worked with parties involved in HOA and condominium association disputes. During law school, Ben was selected to intern with the Honorable Virginia Hernandez-Covington in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.  Ben enjoys giving back to his community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., a pro bono legal aid organization that provides direct services to underprivileged and elderly clients. Ben is also an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law.

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