Attorney Johnny J. Sorenson

Johnny J. Sorenson, Founder & Managing Partner

Johnny J. Sorenson, Founder & Managing Partner

Johnny J. Sorenson is the founding and managing attorney of The Sorenson Law Firm, LLC. 

Mr. Sorenson has been practicing law since 1995.  In 2005 Mr. Sorenson left his partnership with a national law firm 480 Lawyers to form The Sorenson Law Firm, LLC, with a commitment to providing excellent legal representation, obtaining outstanding results, and maintaining long term relationships with his clients.

Mr. Sorenson is an experienced trial lawyer with a wide range of practice areas including personal injury, wrongful death, construction law, contract and business disputes, small business consulting, and insurance law.

He is well known for his aggressive representation, no-nonsense approach, and practical solutions. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Sorenson also serves as a judge pro tempore in Maricopa County Superior Court, is a former Director for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, member of the Arizona Association of Justice, and member of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.

Johnny Sorenson has a preeminent AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review System, which is the highest attainable rating for both professional ability and ethics. 

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

– Business & Commercial Litigation

– Contract, Corporation/Partnership Disputes

– Construction Disputes

– Civil Trial Work & Appeals

– Arbitrations, Mediations & ADR

– First & Third Party Insurance Defense

– Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Disputes

– Contract Preparation

– Small Business Consulting

Admitted:  1995, Arizona; 1996, U.S. District Court for Arizona; 1997, Colorado

Law School: Arizona State University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995

College: University of Montana, B.S., High Honors, 1992

Community Service:

– Pro Tem Judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2011

– Former Board Member for Aztec Wrestling Booster Club

– Former Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach

Professional Organizations:

– Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Former Board of Director)

– Arizona Association for Justice

– Maricopa County Bar Association (Former Board Member of Construction Section; Former Board Chair of Personal Injury and Tort Section)

– Arizona Asian American Bar Association

– State Bar of Arizona


– Preeminent AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review System, which is the highest attainable rating for both professional ability and ethics.

– Obtained multiple seven figure recoveries on behalf of victims of wrongful death and professional malpractice.

– Defended multiple wrongful death and other catastrophic loss actions on behalf of insurance companies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and wealthy individuals.

– Numerous Jury Trial and Appellate Court Victories.

– Published opinion of Alosi v. Hewitt, 229 P.3d 518 (Ariz. App. 2012)

– Legal Speaker on issues of Construction law, Premise Liability, Personal Injury issues, and Insurance, 1999-2005

– Legal Research and Writing Instructor at ASU College of Law, 1994 – 1995

– Associate Editor, ASU Law Journal, 1994 – 1995. Published: Johnny J. Sorenson, Adios Statute of Repose: A Temporary Aberration in Constitutional Interpretation, 26 Ariz. St. L. J. 1101(1994)

– Am Jur Awards (Torts II and Creditor/Debtor)

– Pedrick Scholar Recipient

– SBA Pro-Bono Award

– Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court

– Law Clerk for the Honorable James B. Sult, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1995-1996


Mr. Sorenson is a Korean-American attorney. He was born in Columbia Falls, Montana in 1970. He has been married since 1999 and has four children.

    Fawn Blue
    Fawn Blue
    Let me start off by saying that if your looking for someone who is kind thoughtful professional down to earth easy to communicate with & is very pro active in how they do business & is 100% invested in you & getting the best outcome for whatever your situation may be than I would recommend jonny & rowanna. This was my first time that I needed to find a lawyer who could assist me with my situation. What stood out to me was at the end of our zoom meeting I remember saying to both jonny & rowann that I'm not interested in moving forward because I was more at fault than the lady who hit me so in my mind I'm thinking we'll this guy probably isn't going to want to take my case because it seemed like it would be an uphill battle, & he responded by letting me know that he would like to take my case & see what he could do & bottom line is that you"ll either have more than what you have now or you"ll be in the same situation. So I thought about it for a minute & decided to trust them to see what happens. So from that day on all the way til the case was resolved I've had a great experience with them. Rowanna explained everything to me in a way that was not complicated & always asked me that if had any questions or if I didn't understand she would ask. They are easy to talk with & made me feel like I was important & trying to get the best outcome for me. When my case was complete I was so grateful & appreciated for what they were able to do for me. Johnny & Rowanna are the best & will always have & want the best for you I know because they did that for me. Thanks again CHRISTOPHER
    Audrey Sullivan (Audrey-AZRealtor)
    Audrey Sullivan (Audrey-AZRealtor)
    Experts who care about their clients & work seamlessly to help. There was immense relief having Sorenson Law Firm on our side. They were referred to us by a friend and I am thankful for that! I don't know what we would have done without their expertise.
    Jim Van Wicklin
    Jim Van Wicklin
    Johnny and his team are phenomenal. From the intake with his admin team to the final resolution, there wasn't a moment I didn't feel like we were his top client. I highly recommend Sorenson Law Firm for all your legal needs.
    Nicholas Thomas
    Nicholas Thomas
    I worked with The Sorenson Law firm for about 5 months resolving a personal injury claim that occurred during a car accident I was in and I couldn't have been more happy with results. The firm was always responsive, quick to answer any questions I had and I could tell they had my best interest in mind. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer, they're great!
    Amanda Larson
    Amanda Larson
    I cannot recommend the Sorenson Law Firm enough. After an accident, I was in a situation where I knew very little about my options. I reached out to my community for advice and Johnny’s wife was quick to put me in contact with him to get me some help. The insurance company we were dealing with was not the easiest, but Johnny and his team did a wonderful job at recovering my losses and fighting for me. Johnny and his team kept me well informed and educated throughout the process, which meant a lot as I was very naïve and knew very little going into this process. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with this wonderful team, and if life ever throws another curve ball, I’ll be sure to use the Sorenson Law Firm again!!!
    Erick Fuentes
    Erick Fuentes
    Sorenson Law handled my case against a local vendor, Mr. Sorenson handled my case expeditiously and to my satisfaction, I would recommend Sorenson Law to anyone. Thank you Mr Sorenson
    Jessica Davis
    Jessica Davis
    Very compassionate with our very delicate situation. Understanding and professional at all times. Always kept our best interest at hand and communicated very well every step of the way.
    Alfanzo Atkins
    Alfanzo Atkins
    Had a good experience with Matt would recommend if you were hurt or injured very polite n responsive
    Anna C
    Anna C
    I got into a severe car accident and went to the Sorenson law firm, they weren’t just any law firm for me, I was very impressed by their actions as they put you and your matters first! They are one who takes pride and truly represents you and themselves. I thank them for helping me every step of the way in getting justice and all of their hard work!
    Mark Bay
    Mark Bay
    Sorenson Law Firm made a tough situation less burdensome for me and my family. Going through the lost of a loved one and having to instill trust in people you don't know is hard. But Johnny Sorenson and his associates were very caring, professional, informative and timely when it came to our case. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs lawyers that actually care about their clients and not just a paycheck. I'm writing this as a thank you to their company and to the team that worked on our case. Thank you!