About Us
James P. Zakoura

James P. Zakoura

Energy and Public Utility Law

Corporate and Administrative Law

750 Commerce Plaza II
7400 West 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800 /119Cell: (913) 944-2263


University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Bachelor of Science (with distinction), English Education, 1970

University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Juris Doctor, 1972
  • Member, Board of Editors, Law Review, 1971-1972


Kansas Bar, 1972

Missouri Bar, 2014

United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 1972

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997

United States Supreme Court, 1997

Litigation and Legal Experience

Regulatory Experience

  • Regularly appears before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission on energy and public utility regulatory matters.
  • Regularly appears to address natural gas, crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids products, telephone and communication systems, water, and pipeline issues.
  • Represents various consortiums and individual clients concerning energy acquisition and sale, negotiation of industrial energy purchase, merger, acquisition, financing and sale of entities within these industries.

Energy/Public Utility Litigation

Frequently represents entities consuming energy and/or publicly regulated commodities in trial and appeal proceedings. Representative cases include:

Professional Honors

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Designation, Public Utilities, 2005

Special Agencies

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Kansas Corporation Commission

Professional Organizations

Kansas Bar Association

Johnson County Bar Association