Benjamin C. Sorrell is a Senior 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.



  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., August 2016
  • University of South Florida, B.S., cum laude, May 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member, May 2022 - Present
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, June 2018 - Present
  • Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee
    • Member, Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee, 2020 - Present
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., 2019 - Present
    • Chair, 2024; Chair Elect, 2023; Secretary, 2022
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers Division, 2019 - Present
  • Faces of Accomplishment, Mentor to High School Students, 2020 - 2022

News & Insights


  • Seller’s Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions, Attorney Panelist, Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee, July 2022



  • Elevate Magazine, Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee, “Zoned Out: Property Owners Do Not Have Constitutional Right to Preserve Zoning Designations,” June 2021
  • Elevate Magazine, Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee, “Considering FHA Reasonable Accommodations as Part of the Purchase Transaction,” October 2020

Practice Areas


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Real Estate, 2021 - 2023
  • SRQ Magazine, Elite Attorneys – Rising Star, 2021

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