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James Wright Starnes, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1957, Illinois 1957, Florida 1992.


Starnes, James Wright was born on April 3, 1933 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of James Adron and Nell (Short) Starnes.


Student, St. Louis University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, St. Louis, 1957.


Associate Stinson, Mag & Fizzell, Kansas City, Missouri, 1957-1960, partner, 1960-1990, Mid-Continent Properties Company, 1959-1990, Fairview Investment Company, Kansas City, 1971-1976, Monticello Land Company, 1973-1999. Of counsel Yates, Mauck, Bohrer, Elliff, Croessmann & Wieland, Professional Corporation, Springfield, Missouri, from 1995. Secretary Packaging Products Corporation, Mission, Kansas, 1972-1989.

Chairman, treasurer Galerie of Naples (Florida), Inc., 1990-1992.


Board directors Missouri Association Mental Health, 1968-1969, Kansas City Association Mental Health, 1966-1978, president, 1969-1970. Board directors Heed, 1965-1973, 78-82, president, 1966-1967, finance chairman, 1967-1968. Board directors Kansas City Halfway House Foundation, executive committee, 1966-1969, president, 1966.

Board directors Joan Davis School for Special Education, 1972-1988, vice president, 1972-1973, 79-80, president, 1980-1982. Board directors Sherwood Center for Exceptional Child, 1977-1979, vice president, 1978-1979. With Army of the United States, 1957.

Member American Bar Association, Missouri Bar, Florida Bar, Springfield Bar Association, Kansas City Bar Association, Washington University Law Alumni Association (board governors 1990-1992).


Married Helen Woods Mitchell, March 29, 1958 (divorced 1978). Children: James Wright, Mitchell A., William B. II. Married Kathleen Israel, January 26, 1985.