Sorensen named deputy attorney by David Lias Vermillion�s new deputy city attorney is no stranger to the workings of the community�s government.
Tom Sorensen, a former radio broadcaster, educator, and, most recently, a May 1999 graduate of The University of South Dakota School of Law, also served two terms on the Vermillion City Council from 1990 to 1994.
Monday the council appointed him deputy city attorney, replacing Joe Reed who recently resigned the position after leaving the law firm of Bogue, Weeks and Collier to practice law in Vermillion with his father.
Sorensen, 48, began working for the Bogue, Weeks and Collier law firm while still a student at the USD School of Law. He joined the firm as an associate attorney last November.
City Attorney Martin Weeks thanked the council for considering Sorensen for the position.
�I think if you were to appoint Tom, you would be as pleased with his appointment as I am with working with him at the office,� he said. �It has been a very good experience, he came out of the law school with some very good training, and he has a maturity and handles matters very well.�
Sorensen was born, raised, schooled and married in Vermillion. He and his wife, Mary Johnson Sorensen, are parents of three grown daughters. He remains an active member of the Vermillion Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.