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Henry S. Clapper

Personal injury Attorney at Galena, MO

3.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1969
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Henry

Learn Henry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce - contested or uncontested; Modifications, Pre-Nuptial Agreements

    8 years

  2. Estate planning

  3. General practice
    Wills, Estates, Guardianship, Probate, Contracts and Civil Litigation, Paternity, Child Support and Custody

    8 years

  4. Personal injury
    Car accidents, slip and fall

Contact Henry

Clapper Law Firm, LLC
101 N. Main Street
PO Box 215
Galena, MO, 65656


3.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Judith Driskell | July 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He looks like mild Clark Kent, until he goes into the phone booth and turns into strong, smart, superman. He is like a bull dog, he doesn,t quit until he has finished your case. His legal assistance Is smart, keeps you calm, when things pop up you didn,t expect. Kind, caring, what a jewel he picked for a para legal. Then there is Mrs. Clapper, so very kind, and concern for you. This is what we call the clapper team. You want the best, then this is the team you need. I wrote fifteen different attorneys to help me and this firm said yes. I am so thrilled. I tell everyone who needs a lawyer who to get. Get the a team they won,t let you down. They fight tooth and nail for you. That,s what a person needs is someone to believe in them, and fight hard for them.
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Posted by Lindsay | March 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work, highly recommend
My husband & I hired Mr. Clapper to assist us with our estate planning, advise us on our advanced directives, bot for ourselves & our son & we've had him take care of our minor traffic violations. He can do it all & at a resonance price. He will continue to be our attorney well into the future.
Posted by Judy Driskell | December 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
mild clark kent but watch out he turns into supperman
best lawyer i have had and i have had many. his paralegal is a jewel, she has had to calm me down as the police have been at my house. you need a body guard they have one, and i use him, as i am not going to court alone with my toxic family. Mrs. Clapper is friendly and they always return my phone calls more than i can say for some i had. the clpper law team is for me, they are great.
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Posted by Erik | May 20, 2015
Highly knowledgeable and attentive to YOUR needs!
I highly recommend Henry S. Clapper to anyone that is in need of an attorney! I learned several valuable lessons by seeking the assistance of Henry S. Clapper. Together we were able to assess the situation I was in, not just the immediate situation, but “long term”. I was provided a plan that was simple to follow and easy to understand. He opened my eyes on how they would work with me and all parties involved. Henry helped me organize all the information needed and represented my position extremely well. I was very satisfied with the settlement I received due to the hard work of Henry and his team. I completely trust the advice and direction I’m given by Henry. I’m especially impressed with and enjoy working with the paralegal. They are always available to answer questions and update me before I need to check in. I am very thankful to them for reducing any stress and feel reassured that I will be treated fairly. For all of your legal needs, I highly recommend Henry and his team. They are not only knowledgeable in every aspect in the field in which they work in, but are caring and friendly as well. Their attention to detail and eagerness to get results make them one of the best firms in the business.
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Posted by Mac | May 4, 2015
I can't be more thrilled with all the Clapper personnel. Everything was explained to me and I received a very nice settlement. I highly recommend Henry Clapper. Very professional firm, couldn't be happier.
Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
may seem silent until he is ready to strike then he is a bull dog
i went through so many lawyers until I came upon mr. clapper., though Avvo. top notch has my best interest at heart, his para legal is a jewel, she has had to calm me down because of the police were at my house, if you need a body guard, they have one, in which i take full use of, i'm not going to court alone with those toxic family members. Mrs. Clapper is always friendly and they return calls most lawyers don't. i don't know what i would do without the clapper team, i trust them completley, and would recommend them for any legal problem small or large
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
Services Provided
We were satisfied with the services Mr. Clapper provided. He was knowledgeable and professional at all times. We would recommend his services if asked.
Posted by Robert | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does nothing he says he will
Mr Clapper will look you right in the eye and lye to your face. He will not do anything he says he will or nothing like he said he would. He tells you what you want to hear just to get your money and he will do nothing to remedy his mistakes. Do not use Mr Clapper for anything ever
Posted by Matthew | September 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Poor communication
Would not recommend hiring this lawyer! Had a consultation nothing was clearly explained and had to make several phone calls to get any clear answers. Ultimately I ended up hiring another attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • ClapperLaw Firm LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Partner
  • Clapper & Harris, PC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • President
  • Thomas Abstract
  • 1972 - 1988
  • Owner
  • Henry S. Clapper PC
  • 1971 - 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lawrence County, Missouri
  • 1970 - 1972
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  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • Family Mediator Course
  • N/A


  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member in Good Standing
  • 1969 - Present
  • US District Court Bar for Western District of Missouri
  • Member in Good Standing
  • 1969 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Pro-Bono Wall of Fame, 2011-2015
  • Missouri State Bar
  • 2015


  • 33 Missouri Law Review 507
  • Use of Written Interrogatories as an Aid in Execution of Judgments
  • N/A
  • 34 Missouri Law Review 267
  • To Charge or Not to Charge - Shall We have Toll Roads In Missouri
  • N/A
  • 35 Missouri Law Review 516
  • Mental Responsibility in the Criminal Law in Missouri
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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General practice Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently worked with Henry on a contentious litigation matter. While our respective clients were very much at odds, I found Henry to be extremely professional and focused on resolving the matter with a minimum of fuss and expense, while simultaneously being a dedicated advocate for his client. It is always a pleasure to work with a true professional such as Henry."
General practice Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Henry is a smart lawyer with an outstanding reputation in our community. We recently had a case where Henry was counsel for the opposing party in hotly contested business litigation. He was a solid advocate for his client and a fierce opponent while at the same time being a cordial professional of exemplary character. I endorse Henry Clapper without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. clapper has provided correct and accurate information and has great credentials."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although I have mot had extensive contact with Mr. Clapper; what I saw was enough to impress me. It is obvious that he is able to distill complex cases down to bare critical essentials and import that significance to clients. It is very obvious that he has common sense, life experienced, practical approach to the law that goes to h=the heart of the subject matter and the process."
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