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129 W Franklin St, Clinton, MO 64735
Osceola Office: 417-646-8125
620 Second Street, Osceola, MO 64776, USA

Attorney JD Baker Serving West-Central Missouri

JD Baker | Baker Law Firm | Clinton, MO
J. D. was born and raised in Lowry City, Missouri, and graduated from Lowry City High School in 1968. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and received a Bachelors in Science degree with a major in accounting in 1972. He then attended the University of Missouri Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1975. While attending law school, he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. J. D. was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1975.

After graduation from law school, J. D. began practicing law in Osceola with John M. Belisle, with whom he practiced until Mr. Belisle's death in February, 1984. He continued as a solo practitioner until September, 1987, when Jeff Dull came into the practice.

The partnership of Baker and Dull opened a branch office in Windsor, Missouri, in 1993. The partnership continued until June, 2000, whenever the partnership was amicably dissolved so that Mr. Dull could focus his full attention on the Windsor office.

J. D. again practiced as a solo practitioner until September, 2007, when his oldest son, Brandon, joined him in the practice at Baker Law Firm. In the spring of 2008, J. D.'s youngest son, Blane, joined the practice. At that time, the firm opened a full-time second office in Clinton, Missouri, which is primarily manned by Brandon.
During his long career, J. D. has handled a wide variety of litigation and cases, including Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Banking Law. Also, for many years, J. D. has engaged in Probate and Estate Planning, including the drafting of many Wills, Trusts, and Non-Probate Transfers.

J. D., and now the firm, has been general counsel for the St. Clair County State Bank since 1979. J. D. also served on the Board of Directors for the Bank from 1985 until 2012.

J. D. married his wife, Candi, (nee Sheldon) in 1977, and they have lived in or near Osceola, Missouri, since that time.


  • Missouri Bar Association
  • 27th Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Court, Western District of Missouri