We are an approachable, professional and compassionate personal injury law firm near Seattle. Our dedicated legal staff has been with the firm for many years – some for decades – and each staff member brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our clients. We understand that personal injury victims face a wide range of financial, physical and emotional hardships, and our staff works diligently to ensure that clients remain informed and receive the best care and compensation possible. You will like working with us. Scroll down and meet our friendly and experienced staff.
James Sorrels is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an “Eagle” member of the Washington State Association for Justice. He has been involved in numerous civic and volunteer activities over the years.
James Sorrels is dedicated to getting justice for his clients.
Marie Bisson joined the Law Offices of James S. Sorrels as a paralegal in September 2014. Marie handles our clients’ cases, guiding them through the various available sources of insurance and making sure their medical bills get paid whenever possible. Prior to working at our firm, Marie worked as an insurance defense paralegal at a Seattle law firm for over eight years, followed by a year at a law firm in Everett where she did plaintiff’s personal injury work. She received her Associates of Technical Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Edmonds Community College in 2005, and graduated from Central Washington University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Justice, with a specialization in legal studies. When not working, Marie enjoys spending time with family or with a good book.
Brenda Razo, formerly our afternoon receptionist, is now staying at home with her two young children. But she continues to help us with translations for our Spanish-speaking clients. Brenda recently attended Shoreline Community College and obtained an associate degree in accounting. Brenda relocated to the Puget Sound area from Houston, Texas. She lives here with her husband, father and brother. She loves to care for her young children, bake, dance, moonlight as a make-up artist and create homemade crafts. When possible, she enjoys traveling back to Houston or visiting her family in Mexico.
Cara Blindheim is our bookkeeper, and has the longest tenure at our firm, dating back to 1989. She was originally a full time case manager, then transitioned to her role as part time bookkeeper after she had her two children. She continues to do an excellent job for us while balancing her responsibilities as a mom and co-manager of her husband’s construction company.
Cara was born and raised in the south end of Snohomish County. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending her children’s various sports activities, cooking and traveling.
Bridget Donovan has been associated with James Sorrels since 1993, and has been his office manager since 1998. Bridget’s chief duties are managing the office, equipment, and computers as well as getting demand packages to and following up with insurance adjusters. On more complex cases, she analyzes medical records and creates graphical charts and timelines for mediations, arbitrations and trials.
Bridget came to the firm with a variety of experience that included everything from working on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to her position as Human Resource Director at the rural electric co-op in Homer, Alaska. Raised in Rhode Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bridget attended San Francisco State University and City College, followed by spending 14 years in Alaska.
Bridget has two adult children and lives in downtown Seattle with her husband, Randy Gordon. Together they travel whenever possible and recently have been to Iceland, Argentina, Amsterdam and Istanbul.