U.S. District Court For the Northern District of Mississippi, 1975
U.S. District Court For the Southern District of Mississippi, 1975
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1978
The United States Supreme Court, 1980
Delta State University, BA, BSE, 1969
University of Mississippi School of Law, JD, 1975
Civil Litigation and Trial Practice in Both State and Federal Courts
Membership and Professional Associations:
Mississippi Bar Association
Warren County Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association
Mr. Sorey has practiced in all State and Federal Courts within the State of Mississippi. In addition, Mr. Sorey has practiced in the following States by way of Pro hac vice: Alabama (both Federal and State), Texas State Courts, New Mexico State Courts, Tennessee (both Federal and State), and Louisiana (both Federal and State).
In 1980, Mr. Sorey was admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sorey then participated in three civil cases before the United States Supreme Court on Original Jurisdiction. In each case the U. S. Supreme Court appointed a special Master to hear the case at trial. These cases involved the State boundaries between the State of Mississippi and the State of Arkansas and two cases between the State of Mississippi and the State of Louisiana. In all three of the cases, Mr. Sorey was appointed as Special Assistant Mississippi Attorney General. Each of the cases were affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Sorey also served as city attorney for the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi from 1979 to 1984. During this time he worked with the Municipal Code Corporation to rewrite the Charter and Code of Ordinances for the City of Vicksburg.