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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • James A. Clampitt disbarred

  • Supreme Court order effective June 1
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  • Mexico Attorney James Arthur Clampitt, has been disbarred by the Missouri Chief Office of Disciplinary Council of the Supreme Court.
    The Court found that Clampitt is guilty of professional misconduct and should be disciplined. He was issued the Supreme Court order on May 17 with the order going into effect June 1.
    It has been ordered by the Court that Clampitt be disbarred, that his right and license to practice law in the State of Missouri be canceled and that his name be stricken from the roll of attorneys in this State.
    In January, Clampitt was convicted of felony involuntary manslaughter and felony leaving the scene of an accident in the July 2010 death of Richard Cobb. He was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary and six months in Audrain County Jail.
    Clampitt has another felony case pending trial for stealing without consent, attempted stealing, and fraudulent use of a credit devise. This trial is set for Sept. 9 in Chariton County Circuit Court in Keytesville.

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