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Cole D Sorenson

Car accident Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   50 reviews

About Cole

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I am a third generation lawyer and fourth generation native to Arizona. My grandfather graduated from the University of Arizona Law School in 1929. My Father graduated from the University of Arizona Law School in 1959 and I graduated from the same school in 1989. Both my grandfather and father taught me not to take money from people that I do not truly feel that I can help. They both taught me to be honest with regard to my thoughts about a potential legal matter and to not make promises that I cannot keep. Although my grandfather passed away before I started practicing law, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with my father for several years. It was a great experience because my Dad was not out to make money off of my labor, but instead just wanted to teach me to be the best lawyer I could be.

I am the first to admit that I have made mistakes along the way. I developed a serious drug issue in the late 90’s that eventually lead me to be suspended by the State Bar of Arizona in September of 2000. All of these issues are a matter of public record. Although I am embarrassed about the mistakes that I have made in the past, I also know that those mistakes and my ability to learn from those mistakes have made me who I am today: as a person, a father and a lawyer.

For several years following my suspension I did many jobs that were unrelated to the practice of law. I drove an 18 wheeler for approximately one year, I did some plumbing, I did some construction, I got involved with a friend of mine and was involved in the promotion and production of special events (SuperBowl, Baseball, Arena Football)…etc. All these jobs helped me gain life experience which is critical in learning to deal with people and to help them with their problems. After approximately five years of being away from the practice of law I came to the realization that this was the profession that was best suited for me.

If you are looking for a lawyer that handles all aspects of your case, a lawyer that answers your questions, a lawyer that returns your phone calls and emails then I may be the lawyer you’re looking for. This does not mean that I do not have a great staff assisting me. I do! But my philosophy is that you hired me not my paralegal to handle your case.

If you have taken the time to read this and you have a problem that fits in my area of expertise, give me a call. You may not hire me or I may not be willing to take your case. But I promise you will have a lot more knowledge about the road ahead of you then you had before you made the call.

State AZ
Status Disbarred
Acquired 1990
Updated 09/18/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details

Contact Cole

The Law Office of Cole D. Sorenson PLLC
1411 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Reviews

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Posted by Tennille | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cole was a great and professional attorney
I hired Cole Sorensen when I was in a horrible accident, and at the time I was struggling with serious addiction and alcoholism problems. Not only was he a fantastic, professional lawyer, but he genuinely cared about my battle for recovery and he went above and beyond to talk with me and offer support and understanding!!!
Posted by Kathleen | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer who took care of every detail
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgable, empathetic, and follows through, call Cole. He is easy to talk to and easy to get a hold of when you need him. We were very pleased with the final settlement because Cole kept us informed and walked us through each step of the process. We found Cole to be incredibly ethical and more than fair. He keeps his word. He also has a terrific assistant in Tina. She is a brilliant and kind person. Thank you, Cole and Tina, for your fine work on our case.
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Posted by Vicki | January 31, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS & LEGAL KNOWLEDGE
Cole is one of the best attorneys! He is always available to help with the highest ethical standards and legal knowledge in his field. I was referred to Cole because of his outstanding legal representation. I had consulted with him regarding an accident and he was very respectful, honest, and helpful. He is definitely an experienced attorney with excellent communication skills.
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Posted by Tracee | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, affordable,overall recommend!
Cole made the whole process easy for me,from the moment I inquired all the way up until the end.I was injured in the accident and suffered from whiplash,burns to my arms.He handled everything,all I had to do was sign some paperwork and keep in touch with him,he handled the rest of it.I definitely feel like I've been compensated for my totalled car and pain and suffering.I highly recommend hiring Cole as your lawyer if you want to things to be easy and fair.He has alot of great advice,quite the humor,and I'm just overall pleased.
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Posted by Jacob | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outperformed expectations
Cole did an amazing job with my settlement. He was able to get my settlement closed Incredibly fast. He took care of everything and was always in contact with me. He made everything very easy for me and my wife so we could focus on my recovery
Posted by Rick | March 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Job
Upon meeting Cole I felt I was in good hands. He kept me informed and took my worries away. He is very professional and great to work with. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.
Posted by sean | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job Cole
I was involved in a rollover auto accident and had to deal with doctors, insurance agents, etc. By hiring Cole Sorenson to take care of these issues for me was the best decision. Cole took on my case, thoroughly explained the process and what I was to expect going forward, and informed me that all I had to do was concentrate on getting healthy again. He took care of all of my legal concerns, responded to my questions immediately, and generally made a difficult time much easier for me during my recovery. I would recommend Cole Sorenson to anyone involved in an accident because he will handle everything and allow you to recover without the added stress of bills and insurance companies.
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Posted by Jacqueline | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cream of the crop right here!
Cole was hired as my attorney two years ago after being in a roll over motor vehicle accident. I had broken my back and fractured my shoulder. I met Cole after being referred to him by my sister, because he also greatly helped her multiple times. Meeting Cole and talking to him the very first time I knew he was he lawyer for us. He isn’t like most other lawyers out there. He’s a straight shooter-no bullshit kind of guy. He doesn’t hide things from you and communicated with me every step of the way. Our journey together was long and took a great deal of patience from Cole and I. He never once gave up or told me to give up. He was ready to fight any battle that came our way. I would recommend Cole to ANYBODY that needed legal help. He is a self-less guy that wants to help people in anyway he can and he sure knows his stuff.
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Posted by Ray | July 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Cole is the first lawyer I have counted on and I am glad I made the choice to do so. He was fully dedicated throughout my experience and made sure to get every penny I deserved. He shows nothing but respect and it is obvious from the beginning that he is completely on your side and will do everything he possibly can for you, the client. Definitely will be recommending him to any family and friends.
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Posted by Raelyn | March 23, 2018
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BEST LAWYER EVER
Cole is an amazing lawyer who made one of the most stressful times in my life a breeze! Cole was very attentive to my case and communicated everything I needed to know or do. I am very thankful to have had him on my side!
Posted by Connie | March 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Personal injury lawyer ever
Well where can I start,! When I first meet Cole, he was so down to earth and humble. We talked about my case and how things would probably pan out. He spoke with me and gave me nothing but the truth no hidden gimmicks at all. I would highly recommend Mr. Cole will defiantly tell you if he is able to take your case before he commits to anything.. He was amazing very professional as well as he made me feel like part of the family ....
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Posted by Catherine | February 28, 2018
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Friendly, Attentive and Honest
Cole was very straight forward about what to expect and truly went to bat for me. The outcome was even better than I ever could have imagined and I will be recommending him to friends and family.
Posted by Lissa Haws | February 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesomeness
Cole kept me informed from start to finish . He guided me through the whole process of my claim. Mr Sorenson was referred to me by my son who became his client a few years back. I will definitely consult and hire him again but most importantly, refer Cole to everyone I know who could use his great services.
Posted by Kathy | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not like the others
I went thru 2+ years dealing with my accident. Cole was there for me every step of the way. Always took my calls, answered all my questions and even listened to me cry on a few occasions. I dealt with so many issues physically and mentally that I was not prepared to handle. Cole listened and gave me advise I didn't even know I needed that helped me thru it all. I have never felt more confident and comfortable with an attorney. I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Kristina | December 5, 2017
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Lawyer on your side
Cole was very thorough in getting my case settled. While I did not expect the closing to take so long his perseverance paid off for me in the end. He always made sure to answer my questions and address my concerns. My case was complex and had unique challenges that he let me know about up front. In the end I was more than happy with the final outcome of my case.
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Posted by Lenny | July 25, 2017
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Cole Sorenson was very professional. The insurance company only want to pay a minimum. It was not enough to cover the medical bills. After exhausting his abilities with the insurance Company. Cole made a call to the Doctor for additional information. With this extra information from the doctor, the insurance company was more then willing to settle. He also worked his magic with the insurance company by getting more money for my truck.
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Posted by Veronica | May 10, 2017
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An absolute blessing
One of the good ones! I was put in a very unfortunate situation and Cole walked me through the process step by step. Never once did I feel belittled or stupid. This experience caused quite a disturbance in my life and Cole made it seem easy. He handled everything for me, and the things he couldn't, he was there by e-mail, phone or available in person to answer my questions and help me through it. I would never have been able to make it through this process with just anyone. I am so thankful that he was the person I got to deal with. It was an absolute blessing in a series of very unfortunate events. I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Taylor | April 23, 2017
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Cole
Cole is a joy. So helpful and thorough. He never hesitated to answer my questions, and was extremely supportive. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Co | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's the BEST!!!
Mr Sorenson was very professional, attentive and on the ball with my case. He gave me regular updates and settled my case quickly with a settlement better than I had imagined. I will definitely refer my friends and family and I truly hope I won't need him again but he will be the first to call should I need a good personal injury attorney!!! Thank you, your the best!!!
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Posted by Diane | April 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Direct
Cole represented me in a pedestrian/vehicle accident. I was the pedestrian. My case was not stellar [bad accident report and low insurance limits]; however, Cole was straight forward with me regarding my case and my odds of any monetary recovery. Cole worked the system and obtained the maximum monies available. He negotiated with the companies who had a valid claim to the recovered monies fairly and always with my best interest as the focal point. He limited the out of pocket expenses tremendously. I received a settlement beyond Cole's estimation and more than I ever expected. I appreciated his honest approach with his handling of my case. I appreciated his direct and pointed discussions of my case. I was kept well informed, as Cole processed each step of my case. This made the whole process understandable and gave me peace of mind. Most attorney's would not have taken my case, but Cole at least was willing to step up to the plate and take a swing at it. He exceeded my expectations through his representation of me. In addition, I always appreciate a person who keeps perspective and never loses the ability to see humor in any situation. Cole's attributes of being a honest, direct, professional, and personable made my experience exceptional. It was a pleasure working with Cole to the successful outcome achieved.
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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Disbarment issued in AZ, 2021
updated on 06/18/2021

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Arizona State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2020
updated on 09/04/2020

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Interim Suspension issued in AZ, 2000
updated on 08/30/2016

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2000
updated on 10/11/2013

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Cole's comment: “I admit that I made mistakes in my past. But the very mistakes that I made have made me a better lawyer, father and overall person.The issues I had that lead to those mistakes were in the late 90's. Those days are long since past. Ask me what i did wrong and I will be happy to tell you. I do not hide from my past, because that "past" has made me who i am today.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Cole D. Sorenson PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cantor Law Group
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Cantor Simon
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law office Of Cole D Sorenson
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Sorenson, Marshall, Rocco & Evans
  • 1990 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • William T. Birmingham Trial Advocacy Award
  • University Of Arizona, College of law
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Arizona
  • Sustance Abuse and the Practice of Law
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • Substance Abuse and the Practice of Law
  • 2006
  • University of Arizona
  • Substance Abuse and the Practice of Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Cole
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In my former life as a defense attorney, I opposed Cole on more than a few cases. He does an excellent job for his clients. A great attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sorenson and I have represented clients when he was defending personal injury lawsuits twenty years ago and I was representing injured clients. I always found him to be efficient, ethical, reasonable, trustworthy and in particular an excellent advocate for his clients as he had good litigation skills and a sound knowledge of the Arizona laws on negligence.He now represents persons who are injured and his dedication to the client has not changed. He has more experience and more knowledge. If I were injured in an accident I would not hesitate to use attorney Sorenson's services."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Cole since law school about 25 years ago. I had my first jury trial against Cole more than 20 years ago and he was a formidable opponent. Cole is great guy and an excellent attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked at a large dowtown law firm with Cole for several years. Cole is an extremely smart and experienced attorney. In fact, I recently referred my own family member to Cole for a motor vehicle accident. There is no question that any client of Cole's is in very good hands. Cole is very attentive, upfront and honset with his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole is the kind of lawyer you will want to keep on your contact list for years to come. If you hire him to represent you, he will always return your calls in a prompt manner, diligently see your case to completion and make sure you understand every part of the process along the way."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Sorenson is an outstanding trial attorney. I have known him for many years. We have worked on several matters together and it is always a pleasant experience. Of particular significance, Mr. Sorenson has an outstanding rapport with his clients. Mr. Sorenson has a genuine personality that everyone enjoys. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with Mr. Sorenson."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cole is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who is aggressive and has built a reputation of excellence in the community over the years. I would highly recommend Mr. Sorenson."
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Phoenix Car accident Lawyer Cole D Sorenson
Cole D Sorenson
Car accident Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details