Circuit Judge James R. Clayton was elected in 2002. Before becoming a judge, he was a part-time assistant state attorney and was in private practice for more than 20 years. He earned both his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from Stetson University. He currently hears criminal felony cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand.
Effective immediately, all proposed orders should be emailed to Division10@circuit7.org in a current WORD format. PDF orders will NOT be accepted. DO NOT UTILIZE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN SENDING PROPOSED ORDERS. It is not capable of replying or forwarding. For detailed information regarding the mandatory formatting for proposed orders, please review Paragraph 5 of the “General Scheduling and Procedures” below.
Hearings are held in the following courtrooms:
- DeLand – Volusia County Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave., Hearing Room D-411 and courtroom TBD for all evidentiary hearings.
- Daytona Beach
Volusia County Courthouse Annex at City Island, 125 E. Orange Ave., Courtroom #8
To schedule hearings, please use the following link Division 10 Benchmark Calendar Scheduling Instructions.
To cancel a hearing, please email Angela Bernal. Do NOT submit a notice of cancellation to the clerk until you have received confirmation from the Judicial Assistant.