PLEASE NOTE: All courts in the Fifth Judicial District (Richland, Franklin and West Carroll) will be closed through Thursday of this week.

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The Judges


Judge John C. Hamilton

John C. “Clay” Hamilton is the Division A judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He was elected to this position on July 20, 2018.

Hamilton graduated from Louisiana State University in 1982 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law School in 1993 after serving in the U. S. Navy.

Prior to being elected Judge, Hamilton served as Assistant District Attorney in the Fifth District for over 7 years and practiced law for 25 years.


Judge Will R. Barham

Will R. Barham is the Division B judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He was elected to office on July 20, 2018.

Barham graduated from Loyola University College of Law in 2007.

Prior to taking office on August 10, 2018, Barham served as Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District Court for 5 years. He also practiced law in the Fifth Judicial District Court for 10 years.


Judge Stephen G. Dean

Stephen G. “Steve” Dean is the Division C judge of the Fifth Judicial District in Louisiana. He was elected to this position on December 10, 2016.

Dean received his Juris Doctor degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center in May, 1981.

Prior to taking office on January 2, 2017, Dean practiced law in the Fifth Judicial District for 35 years. He also served as Assistant District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District for over 15 years prior to his election as District Judge.

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