Special Counsel
ssorum@wsmtlaw.com

Sarah Sorum was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Ms. Sorum graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a degree in History in 2003 and then attended the University of Colorado School of Law, graduating in 2007. During law school, Sarah was awarded the Jonathan B. Chase Fellowship, which she used to study international law while working at the United Nations in The Hague. Sarah also interned for Judge Walker Miller of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Upon graduating, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Madden, IV of the Denver District Court.  Before joining Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Sarah spent seven years at a boutique oil and gas firm in Denver where she gained extensive experience drafting both stand-up and sit-down title opinions covering fee, state and federal minerals.
Sarah handles a variety of operational matters for oil and gas clients. Her practice includes the negotiation and drafting of conveyance, leasing, and surface use contracts as well as settlement agreements pertaining to a variety of contract and real property disputes. Sarah counsels industry clients on the leasing of state and federal property as well as applicable federal, state, county, and city land use regulation and compliance issues. 

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & ACCOLADES

  • Treasurer, Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers, 2017
  • Secretary, Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers, 2016
  • Unleased Federal Minerals and Conflicts with Other Minerals, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation: Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course, September 2015
  • How Do We Fix This?: Bankruptcy, Tax Sales, Foreclosures, and Liens - Denver Association of Division Order Analysts, September 2015
  • Overview of Complicating Factors Affecting Title, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation: Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination, April 2015
  • Advanced Mineral Conveyancing and Title Issues, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation: Advanced Mineral Title Examination - Oil, Gas and Mining, April 2014
  • North Dakota’s Dormant Mineral Act, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen: Rocky Mountain Landman, February 2014
  • Case Law Reporter, Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers, since 2009

PERSONAL

In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family. 

Sarah Sorum

PHONE: +1 303 830 2500

FAX: +1 303 832 2366

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PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of Washington, with honors, 2003

BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS
  • Colorado, 2007
  • North Dakota, 2011
  • Wyoming, 2016

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers
  • Women In Energy
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association