Born Charleston, WV, April 1, 1935.
Moved to Huntington, WV 1937 and has lived there ever since.

  Huntington W.V. Public Schools. Honors received:
    Captain All-State High School Football Team 1952
    Governor of Mountaineer Boy’s State 1952
    Graduated with Honors from Huntington High School 1953

  Attended the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship,
    Earned 12 athletic letters in football, wrestling and lacrosse
    Outstanding football offensive lineman 1956
    Member of Deans List
    First team All-American Academic Football Team 1955
    Second in the Atlantic Coast Wrestling Championship 1957
    Graduated 1957 BA in History

  Attended the University of Virginia College of Law
    Selected to represent the University in the National Moot Court                       Competition
    Graduated 1960 with a Juris Doctor Degree in Law

Engaged in the practice of law in Huntington WV for 41 years,
Successfully managing a three man firm until retirement in January 2002

Admitted to practice before:
  U.S. Supreme Court
  U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  U. S. Tax Court
  U.S. District Courts
  U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
  West Virginia Supreme Court
  West Virginia Circuit Courts
  Virginia trial and appellate courts

Admitted to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia

Member of the Bar Associations of the States of West Virginia and
  Virginia as well as the American Bar Association and numerous
  other Bar Associations.

Active in State and American Bar Associations
  Served as:
    Member of the governing council American Bar Association
                           Law Practice Management Section
    Committee chair of numerous American Bar Association and
                           State Bar Committees

President of Huntington Realty Corporation;
Town and Country Shopping Center Inc.
Former Director of: First Huntington National Bank; Central Realty; C.J .Hughes Construction Company; J.B.L. Construction Company; General Allied Oil and Gas Company (a company listed on the Vancouver B.C. Stock Exchange) and other companies.

Lectured on numerous occasions on law practice management; trial practice; real estate law; commercial law and other subjects at:
  WV Law School
  ABA Seminars
  State and Local Bar Associations
  Overseas programs in:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    South Africa

Consulted as a volunteer on several occassions for approximately a month each time in the largest law office in Costa Rica

Traveled extensively, worldwide

Deacon, Elder and Sunday School Teacher First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV.

Past President of:
  Tri River Council of Camp Fire Girls
  Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District
  Cabell Wayne Historical Society
  WV Board of Law Examiners
  WV Trial Lawyers Association

Member of the Executive Council of the West Virginia Bar Association

Served as volunteer for the American Bar Association, CEELI Projects teaching in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and eleven months as Rule of Law Liaison in Sarajevo, the capitol of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also taught commercial and real estate law as a volunteer member of the International Senior Lawyers Project in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, South Africa, Zambia and Gaborone, Botswana.

Presently retired from the active practice of law and working as the full time President of Huntington Realty Corporation, primarily developing commercial real estate in South Eastern United States

Father of four wonderful children; grandfather of nine handsome grandchildren. Husband to Mickey, a super tolerant and patient wife for over fifty years.

Jim St. Clair was featured in a recent article in West Virginia Lawyer magazine. Click here to view the report.