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Judge Clayton

Chief Judge James R. Clayton

Division 07
101 N. Alabama Avenue
DeLand, FL  32724
Phone (386) 740-5270
Fax (386) 822-5021

Judicial Assistant - Angela Bernal

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. He currently serves as Chief Judge.

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Plea form (PDF) Plea form - Spanish version (PDF)
Admission of Violation of Probation form (PDF)