Mr. Clampitt and his immediate family moved to Mexico, Missouri in 1984, he as the Chief Financial Officer at Audrain Medical Center. After nearly eleven years at the hospital, Mr. Clampitt relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to attend law school. In 2007, Mr. & Mrs. Clampitt, both practicing attorneys, returned to Mexico to be near their son and his four children. The family has since grown to include two great grandchildren, most of whom either live in Mexico, or will soon be returning to Mexico.
Mr. Clampitt is the main attorney at Clampitt Law LLC. The firm which includes their son Jim and daughter-in law Angie, working as paralegals are soon to be joined by their oldest granddaughter's husband. Mr. Clampitt has two brothers and a sister who all live in Lawrence County, Indiana, in addition to several nephews and nieces that are scattered through Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa and Singapore.
Mr. Clampitt is a past member of the Mexico Kiwanis Club and was a board member of the Mexico Area YMCA during his first tenure in Mexico.
He and his wife are members of Genesis Church in Mexico.
Mr. Clampitt graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1966, a facility with all twelve grades and less than three hundred total students. He graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting and in 1976 with a Masters in Business Administration.
Mr. Clampitt was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, in Indiana in 1977. Later, Mr. Clampitt received his law degree and a Masters in Public Policy from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999.
Mr. Clampitt received his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force in April 1972, working primarily on tasks that were highly classified. Mr. Clampitt also attended University of Maryland Oversees Institute during his off duty hours, accumulating nearly two years toward his Bachelor's degree.
Beginning December 1975, he worked for Blue & Co CPAs in Seymour, Indiana for three years and on January 2, 1979 began employment at Dunn Memorial Hospital, in his home town of Bedford, Indiana. He relocated West to Pacific Medical Center in Seattle, Washington in 1983, before settling in Mexico, Missouri at Audrain Medical Center in August 1984.
After graduating from Law School in 1999, Mr. Clampitt was hired as a health care consultant by Olive LLP, a CPA firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, which merged with Baird Kurtz & Dobson. He and Cora returned to Missouri in 2002, settling initially in Columbia and operating Clampitt and Associates, LLC before moving to Bolivar for a couple of years and back to Mexico in 2007 when Cora transferred with the Missouri Public Defender System to Moberly.
Mr. Clampitt joined the law firm of Brett, Erdel, Clampitt and Owings PC in the fall of 2007. In 2010, Mr. Clampitt and son, Jim formed the current law practice as of August 1, and were joined by Cora Clampitt a couple months thereafter. Now they serve the people of Mexico, Missouri and other places in Central Missouri like Randolph County.
Mr. Clampitt very much enjoys opportunities for family time and is presently being coached toward restricting his office hours closer to the forty to fifty hours a week time frame. The entire Mexico, Missouri family of the Clampitts also tries to get back to visit the Lawrence County, Indiana Clampitts for Thanksgiving and usually one other trip each year.
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 .
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!
During a very difficult and emotional time, Mr. Clamping was an encouraging presence. He listened and was very honest and informative. I would absolutely recommend his services for others.
Three generations of my family have benefitted from the legal services of Clampitt Law Firm. The firm handled estate planning and power of attorney needs as well as several family law issues. Their work on my family’s behalf was thorough and well explained. I recommend their services without reservation.