Herbers, Paul V. (Retired 2023)

1100 Main Street, Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO. 64105

(816) 474-0777

(816) 472-0790


Herbers, Paul V. (Retired 2023)

Paul V. Herbers is a member and director of Cooling & Herbers, P.C. He has concentrated his practice since 1979 in aviation litigation, business litigation including distributor terminations, trucking litigation, product liability, insurance defense, and coverage.

Mr. Herbers is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Supreme Court for the State of Missouri.

He has extensive trial experience in state courts and federal courts in six states, and appellate experience including more than 20 published opinions. He has authored articles in the Missouri Bar Journal, the Missouri Bar CLE series on both Aviation Liability and Evidence, the Missouri Law Review and the SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce. He has spoken before numerous groups including the Aviation Insurance Association, National Business Institute, NBAA (Insurance and Financial Risk Management), the Organization of Flying Adjusters, and the SMU Air Law Symposium, on litigation, corporate and fractional aircraft ownership issues.

Mr. Herbers is a former chairman of the Missouri Transportation Committee and is a licensed private pilot.

Bar Admissions: 
Missouri Bar – State and Federal Courts
Kansas – Federal Courts

Peer Review Ratings: 
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

• Kansas City Businesss Aviation Association
• Insurance Law and Tort Law Committees of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
• National Business Aviation Association
• Member of the Board of Directors of Aviation Insurance Association
• Missouri Bar Association
• Rotary Club
• Tort and Insurance Practice Committee of the American Bar Association

Law School: 
J.D.- Law School of the University of Missouri – Columbia

Graduate School: 
M.B.A.- University of Missouri – Columbia

B.S- Georgetown University