Thomas P. Goresen Jr.


(405) 552-2279
Oklahoma City

Thomas Goresen is an environmental lawyer with a broad practice involving environmental litigation and regulatory compliance with state and federal environmental health and safety regulations governing air, hazardous waste, solid waste, water, emergency planning, underground and above-ground storage tanks, risk-based environmental remediation, groundwater and surface water use, and worker safety regulatory programs.

Thomas seeks to provide clients with a business-focused legal strategy covering a wide array of environmental matters, and his litigation experience includes representing clients in matters ranging from the Clean Air Act (CAA) to seismic activity suits.

Thomas’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (energy law; environmental law).

While in law school, Thomas worked as a legal intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Prior to embarking on a legal career, Thomas worked as a Eurodollar futures trader in Chicago and as a programmer.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (energy law; environmental law)

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Oklahoma City Chapter)
  • Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City

Speaking Engagements

  • Oklahoma, 2020
  • J.D., University of Texas, 2020
    • Dean’s Achievement Award; Student Editor, Texas Review of Litigation; Team Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Triathlon
  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Notre Dame, 2015
  • Order of the Engineer, AlChE