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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Kym Sorrells Named Jefferson County Attorney

Kym Sorrells

Kym Sorrells has been named the Jefferson County Attorney, reporting directly to the Board of County Commissioners. She will officially begin her new role on May 13, 2019. The previous County Attorney Ellen Wakeman retired in early 2019.

Sorrells will join the county with more than twenty years of combined litigation and transactional experience. She has served clients ranging from the State of Colorado and its employees to Fortune 100 companies, small business entities, and individuals in a broad spectrum of subject matters, including tort and complex commercial litigation, constitutional claims, employment, education, and insurance law. 

“I am extremely grateful and excited to serve my community as the Jefferson County Attorney. My diverse background provides a broad base of experience from which to draw when serving in this important role. Many of my job responsibilities at the Attorney General’s Office mirror the work I will do here as the County Attorney,” said Sorrells. 

Jefferson County Commissioner and Board Chair Libby Szabo said, “Sorrells brings a lot of experience in both the public and private sectors. Being from Jeffco, she understands the community and will be a strong advocate for the Jeffco way of life”.

Sorrells received her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and her J.D., cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. 

For the past two years, she has served as a First Assistant Attorney General with the Colorado Department of Law, where she was responsible for managing the defense of tort and constitutional claims asserted against the State of Colorado and its employees. Also, during this time, Sorrells served as the Acting Deputy Attorney General. 

Originally a Georgia native, Kym moved to Jeffco in April 1999. She is married to James (Jamie) Sorrells and together they have five children, ranging in age from 19 to 10. As a family, they enjoy Colorado’s beautiful outdoors by skiing, running, hiking, cycling, and attending concerts at Red Rocks and other outdoor venues. 

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