Term Ends: 2026
Party: R

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.