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Meet Tom Chapman, Presiding Judge of 43rd Circuit...

Welcome to my online resource page. If you have any questions about what you see here, please call 660-646-8000, Option 1, then 1, 1.

Visit my office at 700 Webster Street, Chillicothe, Missouri.


Thomas N. Chapman, Republican, is judge for the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1. He was first elected to the court in 2010. Chapman ran unopposed and was re-elected in 2012, and his current term will expire in 2018. Chapman attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, to earn his B.A. He attended the University of Virginia for his J.D.

The 43rd Judicial Circuit includes Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston Counties. Voters in each county elect an Associate Circuit Judge to serve their county, and the voters of all five counties together elect two circuit judges whose jurisdiction extends to all five counties. These two circuit judges are elected in two divisions, I and II.

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Livingston County Court House
700 Webster St.
Chillicothe, MO 64601

The Circuit Court is located on the third floor of the historic Livingston County Courthouse.

Phone: 660-646-8000, Option 1, then 1, 1.

C-T January 1, 2011 - Newly-elected 43rd Circuit Court Judge Tom Chapman (center) was sworn into office Saturday morning, January 1, 2011, to the loud cheers of a full house of his supporters in the circuit courtroom of the Livingston County Courthouse. Wife, Lindy (left), held the Bible that Chapman swore his oath on during the ceremony. The Bible used was one that had belonged to Chapman's great-grandfather, Lewis Chapman, who had been an attorney in Livingston County during the 1870s. The oath was administered by Daren L. Adkins, associate circuit court judge of Daviess County.
C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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  • 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday
  • Closed most state and federal holidays.

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Livingston County Courthouse
700 Webster Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601