Jim Clampitt has spent all of his formative years in and around Mexico, Missouri. Jim moved with his parents, James M. and Cora Clampitt, to Mexico in 1984. His father worked for Audrain Medical Center for 12 years, and now lives and works with his mother in Mexico, as attorneys at Clampitt Law.
Jim is married to Angela (Bagley) Clampitt, of Vandalia, Missouri who is presently a paralegal at Clampitt Law. They have five children between them and two grandchildren. Abby (1994) James (1996) and Darien (1996) all have graduated from Mexico High School (MHS) and work full time. Maggie (1999) is in her sophomore year at MHS and Benjamin (2003) is in his first year at Mexico Middle School. Their grandchildren Lucas (2010) and Jackson (2015) live in Mexico with Abby, her husband and their father Erik Phillips.
Jim is a past member of the Mexico Kiwanis Club. He is a past school board member for Mexico District #59. Jim has been a board member of the Mexico Area YMCA and Audrain County Literacy Council.
He and Angela are members of Genesis Church in Mexico. Jim is presently leading the men’s ministry, teaching Life Groups and singing on the Praise Team. He is the Central Missouri Area Manager for Prison Fellowship Ministries. In addition, Jim and Angela have established a non-profit organization called Halfway House of Christ in order to serve offenders, ex-offenders and their families pursuant to God's plan and purposes.
Jim attended Mexico Public Schools and graduated from Mexico High School in 1989. He was a member of the National Honor Society and enjoyed Concert Choir. In addition, Jim lettered in both Football and Track.
In 1994, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He received his law degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a member of the Moot Court Board and competed in three national Moot Court competitions. Jim graduated with honors and received the 1997 John McCormick “Excellence in Leadership” Award.
During his last two years of law school, Jim worked for the American Center for Law & Justice. He actively participated in the research, drafting and preparation of written briefs and oral arguments that were delivered before the United States Supreme Court by Jay Sekulow. In 1998,
Jim returned home and joined the law firm of Brett, Erdel, Van Matre & Tanzey, P.C.., as an associate. He became a partner in 2001, and has extensive experience in Family Law, Criminal Defense and Trial Practice. Jim has also taught Business Law as an Adjunct Professor for Moberly Area Community College.
In 2010, he formed Clampitt Law Firm with his father. Jim currently works for the firm as a paralegal based out of Mexico, Missouri, but also serving the people of Randolph County.
Jim's first priority is Angela, their children and grandchildren. He and Angela devote most of their non-kid time to Prison Ministry and community needs. During winter months, the Clampitt family enjoys going to kid events, movies and spending quiet time together. In the spring and summer, you will find them, camping and fitting as much family time in as possible.
I hired Clampitt Law Firm to represent me in the custody of my son. Jim Sr. and his staff were always available to answer any of my questions and reassure me with any of my concerns. They were very upfront on what I should expect and never made any false promises or gave me false hope. During my initial visits with my son Jim would call and check with me to see how they were going (these were on a Sunday). They were all very professional at all times and I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for everything .
I was looking for someone to help me with my divorce and was told by a friend that she trusted Clampitt law firm to help with all her legal needs. When I walked into their office, I was very scary as I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was greeted quickly and asked what they could help me with. I said I need to talk to someone that can help me with my divorce. I talked to Jim Clampitt. He calmed all the fears down and explained everything so I could understand what I was about to go through. On the days we had court, he made sure I was ok and able to talk to the judge as I am a very shy person. The outcome of the divorce was more than fair and I would recommend their law office to anyone who needs help with any of their needs. Thank you Clampitt law firm. Christina
I was greeting for my appointment with politeness and a very friendly smile. My appointment with Mr.Clampitt was on schedule. We met with Mr.Clampitt and he was very professional, curtious and understanding of our situation. I would definitely use and recommend Clampitt Law Firm for future use.
Thank you all so very much for assisting me with my matter in such a professional, quick, and supportive fashion…..I will not forget you, and will not hesitate to either recommend your firm, or utilize your firm again, should the need ever arise. Thanks Again!