About James A. Clampitt


James A Clampitt Mexico Firm Clampitt LawJim 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.

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I am totally satisfied with the Clampitt Law Firm. So much so that I have recommended him to family. Mr. Clampitt was always very careful about being overly optimistic. Very down to earth and frank, when I would ask about a possible strategy, he would let me know of the cost/ bennifit comparison. I called him on numerous occasions for reassurance. If he was not available he always called back, and was extremely patient. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I do, I will be calling the Clampitt Law Firm.

Laura O.

Excellent service

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.

Debbie M.

The Best

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 .

Justin E.

High quality service, very knowledgable attorneys and staff!

Working with Clampitt Law Firm was one of the best experiences! They took the time to explain the laws and help me make an informed decision. Jim Clampitt personally helped me with my daughters traffic case and I’m greatful that I had him and his team representing us! Clampitt Law Firm is highly recommended!

Keisha B.