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   I have a family law practice including divorce, custody, paternity, modifications of custody, visitation and child support, Adult and Child Abuse Protection , Gurdian Ad Litem appointments, mediation, adoptions.  I have represented clients in civil contempt cases.  I have appellate experience in family court issues.  I also represent clients in municpal court traffic violations and DWI.  I do wills and estate planning, social security disability and chapter 7 bankruptcies.  I represent families, sometimes several generations of families.  They come to me for help.  I give them guidance.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 45%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%



Hourly ($175-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Howard Clifford Hoyt

    I have know Jim since we were in law school together. Class of 1983. He is a fine lawyer and knows how to get things done.


    Howard Hoyt DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • William Garry Cownie

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Contact info

James Piedimonte, P.C.

209 S. Spring
Independence, MO, 64050-3625


MOGood Standing, Active198301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2016
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
BV ratingMartindale Hubble1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentJames Piedimonte, A Professional Corporation2010 - 2015
PartnerPiedimonte & Associates, P.C.2001 - 2009
PresidentPiedimonte, A Professional Corporation1999 - 2001
AttorneyWIlliam A. Piedimonte, P.C.1997 - 1999
AttorneyPiedimomnte & Piedimonte, P.C.1983 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Panel of Attorneys ARAG North America Inc.Memeber2012 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1986 - Present
Missouri BarMember1983 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember1983 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Eastern Jackson County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Western DIstrict of Missouri Federal Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Panel of Attorney Union PlusMember2012 - 2015
Heartland Mediators AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Collaborative Law Institute of MissouriMember2010 - 2013
Clay County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2005 - 2013
Association for Conflict ResolutionMember2005 - 2008
Jackson County Family Court Child Custody MediatorMember2003 - 2006
Association of MediatorsMember2003 - 2013
Park UniverstiyAdjunct Professor2000 - 2001
Communcity of Christ S. Crysler CongregationPastor1998 - 2001
Boy Scouts of AmericaCub Master/Boy Scout Leader1995 - 1999
Soccer Association of IndependenceAttorney Member1990 - 1995
Vatterott CollegeAdvisory Board Member1986 - 1989
Salvation ArmyAdvisory Board Member1985 - 1988
Panel of Attorneys Hope HouseChairman1983 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Samuel Reed vs. Norfolk and Western RailroadJury Verdict for the Plaintiff
Baker vs. Gordon and truman Medical CenterJury Verdict for Plaintiff
Sage Harrison vs. Pepsi CorpSettlement for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.jpiedimontelaw.comParental Alienation2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Collaborative Law Institute Chip RoseCollaborative Law TrainingCollaborative Law2007
Washington University in St. LouisMediationMediation Training1998
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Graceland CollegeHistory/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Pembroke Country Day SchoolN/AHigh School1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morning Show with David BryanAsk a Lawyer1999
Morning Show with David BryanAsk a Lawyer1998
WorkshopsElder Law: Estate Planning1988
Training SessionsAdult Abuse Protection Orders1986
Training SessionsAdult Abuse1985