Jim Hering

Jim Hering

Jim joined the firm in July 1997. Born and raised in McGregor, Jim attended Tarleton State University and received his B.B.A. in 1993.  While at TSU, Jim was a 3-year letterman on the football team as a quarterback, and was the 1992 recipient of the Higgs Award, honoring the team’s most valuable player. Jim received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from South Texas College of Law in 1996.

After serving as a briefing attorney for the First District Court of Appeals in Houston, Jim returned to McGregor and joined the firm as an associate.  He was named a partner in 2004.

Jim is married to Lorna and they have three children (one of whom, Rhett, resides in Heaven as of December 28, 2015, when he lost his life in an ATV accident at the age of 15). When not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, and working on his farm.  Over the years, Jim has served his community in various capacities including coaching all of his kids youth athletic teams, leading a church and serving as the Mayor of McGregor.  Most recently, Jim sits on the Board of Directors of the RhettRevolution whose mission is to promote kindness, courage, and peer acceptance and to provide hope to grieving parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

Jim’s primary area of practice is the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas.


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
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.B.A. (Finance) – Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Mayor, City of McGregor, Texas, 2000 – Present

RhettRevolution, Board of Directors
Preacher and Elder, Emmanuel Christian Fellowship 2007 – 2015
President, Texas Municipal League, Region IX, October, 2002 – 2003
McGregor Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors 1998 – 2004
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Member, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
McLennan County Spaceport Development Corporation, Board of Directors

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