Kristyn U. Sorensen


  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Phone: 806-762-5281
  • Fax: 806-762-3510
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Attorney Profile

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights, Section 1983
  • Governmental Liability
  • Employment Law
  • OSHA Investigations
  • Worker’s Comp, Wrongful Death


  • Texas Tech University – School of Law, Lubbock, Texas J.D., Science Engineering and Technology Law Concentration, cum laude – 2017
    • Board of Barristers
    • National Best Oralist: National Energy Law and Sustainability Moot Court Team
    • Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety, & Biodefense Law: Editor-in-Chief
    • Texas Bank Lawyer: Staff Editor
    • Pro Bono Honor Roll
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
  • Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Lubbock, Texas Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology – 2014
  • University of Arizona – Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona M.S., Medical Pharmacology; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Perfusion – 2008
  • University of Texas – College of Natural Sciences, Austin, Texas B.A. – 2003

Court Admissions

  • Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association

Representative Publications/Presentations

  • Presley SM, Urban KN, Gibson AG. Chapter 3: Threats and Vulnerabilities Associated with Biological Agents in NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TERRORISM COUNTERMEASURES. March 1, 2016.
  • Urban Sorensen, K and Mellinger, V. The Limits of Free Speech on a Public University. Texas Tech University, 1st Annual Title IX Drive-In Conference; April 6, 2017, Lubbock, TX.
  • Urban Sorensen, K. Biological Warfare & Environmental Decontamination Post-Exposure: Who Is Responsible? 16th Annual Global Biosecurity Symposium; April 21, 2017, Lubbock, TX.
  • Duncan, R and Urban Sorensen, K. Civility in the Legal System. Texas State Bar: 11th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, 2017.
  • Saltzman, M, Urban, K, Sutton, V. Disease Mapping Using Social Media and Big Data: It’s a Big World. ASM Biothreats: Research, Response, and Policy Annual Meeting, 2017.
  • Urban, K. Misspelling Equals Mistake When Perfecting a Security Interest. Texas Bank Lawyer, 2017.
  • Urban, K. Use of the Term “Borrower” in Guaranty Made Guarantor Liable for Breach of Loan Agreement by Any One Borrower. Texas Bank Lawyer, 2017.