3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO 65201-3525

Clayton L. Thompson


Clayton graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2012.  He was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor given to the top 10 percent of students in a graduating class.   During law school, Clayton served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Missouri Law Review.  He also received the Roy E. Harper Prize and the J. Lewis Parks Prize for receiving the highest grade in his Constitutional Law and Antitrust Law courses. After his first year of law school, Clayton interned for Judge William Ray Price of the Missouri Supreme Court.

Clayton joined Ford, Parshall & Baker in June of 2014.  He is a Columbia native, and lives here with his wife Elizabeth.

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Practice areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Malpractice Defense


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Missouri School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Missouri, 2009

Bar admissions

  • Missouri, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2012
  • United States Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2012

Professional associations and memberships

  • The Crossing Church
  • The Business Advantage
  • City of Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbia Class of 2014

Honors & awards

  •  Roy E. Harper Prize for Best Work in Constitutional Law
  • J. Lewis Parks Prize for Best Work in Antitrust Law


  • “A Shooting Suspect’s Release Revives the Right to a Speedy Trial in Missouri”, 76 Missouri Law Review 971 (2011)
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