Thomas P. Goresen Jr.


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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 earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, where he won a Dean’s Achievement Award. While pursuing his law degree, he served as a symposium editor for the Texas Review of Litigation and competed on the university’s Alternative Dispute Resolution triathlon team. He also worked as a legal intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Prior to law school, Thomas worked as a Eurodollar futures trader in Chicago and as a programmer.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Professional Organizations and Memberships

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

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Impact of West Virginia v. EPA on Chevron Doctrine

Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City | October 20, 2022
Attorney Articles


  • 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

Professional Certification

  • Order of the Engineer, AlChE


2021 Firm Announcement

2021 Firm Announcement

January 13, 2021