James L. McHugh

St. Louis, Missouri Attorney

Phone:  314-727-2266

Location:  Clayton, Missouri
Fax:  314-727-2101

Following his service as President of the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators, James McHugh has dedicated much of his efforts to educational programs, the support of university based research and to community service. He is active in organizations that support these efforts, including service on the boards of the Council for Educational Advancement, the Center for Emerging Technologies, the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Cable Television Education Commission.

Through his vision and commitment to advanced information technology, he has been instrumental in the creation of the network of Telecommunication Community Resource Centers throughout the State of Missouri and continues to advance telecommunication projects consistent with the interests of our clients and the community.

Mr. McHugh’s work also involves extensive ties with businesses, universities and governments in Ireland and Japan. Through these ties, he has been successful in bringing together international enterprises for public policy planning and economic development, including the World Agricultural Forum, which sponsors the World Congress in St. Louis every two years. Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. provides legal support for these enterprises.

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1966


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1966
  • St. Louis University
    • B.S. – 1954

Honors and Awards

  • Academy of Missouri Squires, Class of 1978 with Citation
  • Commendation by Japan External Trade Organization for Outstanding Contribution to Trade Development between U.S. and Japan, 1992
  • Honorary Membership in Alumni Association of the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994
  • Recipient, Gordon Warren University Extention Land Grant Award, 1996
  • Curator Emeritus, University of Missouri, 1997
  • University of Outreach and Extension Leadership Award, 1998
  • Chairman Emeritus, Japan America Society of St. Louis, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Missouri, Past President, Board of Curators
  • Maji Foundation, Chairman
  • Japan American Society of St. Louis, Past Chairman and President
  • Missouri Center for Emerging Technology, Member, Board of Directors
  • The World Agricultural Forum, Member
  • The Council For Educational Advancement, Member
  • The NextSteps Foundation, Member
  • St. Louis County Cable Television Public Education Commission, Member
  • Missouri District Export Council, Past Chairman
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • International Frozen Food Association, Past President
  • The Missouri Economic Development, Past Board Member
  • Export and Infrastructure Board, Past Board Member
  • Alumni Association of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Honorary Member, in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Univ., 1994
  • Academy of Missouri Squires, 1956
  • The Missouri Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Air Force, First Lt., 1956