Jim Hering

Jim Hering

Jim Hering joined the firm in July 1997. Prior to joining the firm, Jim served as a briefing attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Tarleton State University in 1993 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from South Texas College of Law in 1996.

Jim is married to Lorna Hering and has three children. He enjoys hunting, boating, coaching his children’s athletic teams, and serving his church and community.

His primary area of practice is General Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts.


Phone:  (254) 297-7300
Fax: (254) 297-7301
E-mail: hering@pakislaw.com
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Areas of Practice:

Business Commercial Litigation
Certified Mediator
Consumer Protection Litigation
Employment Litigation
Municipal Law
Insurance Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2001
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003


J.D. (With Honors), South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1996
Law Review: South Texas Law Review, Articles Editor, 1995 – 1996
B.A. – Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1993
Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Mayor, City of McGregor, Texas, 2000 – Present
Preacher and Elder, Emmanuel Christian Fellowship
City Councilman, City Of McGregor, Texas, 1998 – 2000
President, Texas Municipal League, Region IX, October, 2002 – 2003
Board of Directors, McGregor Economic Development Corporation, 1998 – 2004
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Member, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Spaceport Development Corporation

Honors and Awards:

2004 Citizen of the Year, McGregor Chamber of Commerce
National Registry of Who’s Who, Inducted 2000

Past Employment Positions:

Briefing Attorney, First District Court & Appeals, Houston, Texas, 1996 – 1997