Jim Goering

Jim Goering



1551 N Waterfront Pkwy #100
Wichita, KS 67206

T: 316.291.9709
F: 866.450.2985


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Mr. Goering works principally in commercial litigation. He has handled a variety of class action lawsuits, as well as other complex commercial disputes involving oil and gas and other issues. He also frequently advises clients regarding non-litigation oil and gas issues and other types of commercial disputes. He has handled lawsuits involving trademark and patent issues and frequently advises clients regarding intellectual property issues. Over the years, he has also handled several litigation matters emanating from trusts and estates, and he has advised clients in the areas of estate planning and trusts and estates. Mr. Goering enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and Benchmark Litigation. In 2011 he was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Wichita Construction “Lawyer of the Year,” in 2012 the Wichita Copyright “Lawyer of the Year,” in 2013, 2016 and 2018, the Wichita Energy “Lawyer of the Year,” and in 2014 and 2017 the Wichita Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Goering is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.


  • Harvard University (J.D., 1983)
    Harvard Ames Finals
  • Bethel College (B.S., 1980)


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1983)
  • Kansas (1983)
Community Involvement
  • United Way of the Plains, Former Campaign Coordinator
  • Bethel College - Former Member, Board of Directors; Former Chair, Executive Committee
Relevant Experience

During the 1980's Mr. Goering served as Special Master to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and to two Kansas State District Courts regarding class action lawsuits which involved claims by producers and royalty owners for helium produced in the Hugoton Gas Field in Southwest Kansas.

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 Wichita Construction “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2012 Wichita Copyright “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2013, 2016, and 2018 Wichita Energy “Lawyer of the Year,” and the 2014 and 2017 Wichita Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Copyright Law, Energy Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law, 2003-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List , 2015-2017
  • Named by Benchmark Litigation - Local Litigation Star, 2016 & 2018: Antitrust, Energy and Natural Resources, General Commercial, and Intellectual Property
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow


  • Protecting Your Employees’ Private Information (Foulston Siefkin Employment Law Seminar)
  • E-Discovery: Recent Changes which impact legal and ethical duties and rights (Kansas Ethics Seminar)


  • Software licensing: Ghostbusters meets Microsoft
    -Kansas Employment Law Letter, Vo. 7, No. 4