Retired 22nd JDC Judge Andy Clayton James, 82, died Saturday, December 27, 2014. A US Army veteran, Judge James served as a Field Artillery Officer from 1955-1957. After his military service, James received his law degree from LSU in 1960 and entered the practice of law, eventually becoming a senior partner in the firm of James, Knight & Brumfield of Franklinton, LA. He was elected to the bench in 1979 and served three terms before his retirement in 1996. After his retirement Judge James sat ad hoc on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal. He was instrumental in forming the CASA program in Washington Parish.