Log In

James E. Clark Edit Profile

James E. Clark, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1957, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1957, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 2001. Recipient Communication award Shreveport Toastmaster International, 1987.


Clark, James E. was born on February 10, 1929 in Strong, Arkansas, United States. Son of Carey Eugene Clark and Mary (Braswell) Matthews.


Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (Bachelor of Science). Louisiana State University and A. and M. College (Juris Doctor).


Worked at Robert U. Goodman, P.L.C. (Shreveport, LA) specializing in Mediation, Personal Injury Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Criminal Law, Estates Law. Admitted to the bar, 1957, Louisiana, United States. District Court, Western District of Louisiana and United States.

Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Phi Delta Phi. Louisiana State District Judge, 1972-1990. Chief Judge, 1st Judicial District, 1982-1986.

President, Louisiana District Judges Association, 1982-1983. Member: Shreveport, Louisiana State (House of Delegates, 1968-1972) and American (Delegate, State Conference of Trial Judges, 1976-1990) Bar Associations. American Judges Association.

Military: United States.M.C., 1946-1948. United States.A.F.R., 1952-1964 (Also practicing individually).


Member Caddo Parish Democratic Executive Committee, Shreveport, 1964-1972, Louisiana State Democratic Executive Committee, 1964-1972. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1964, 68. Captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1952-1964.

Corporation United States Marine Corps, 1946-1948. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association (delegate 1968-1972), American Judges Association, Shreveport Bar Association, Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriner, Elks Lodge #122, Rotary Club of Shreveport (president 1990-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading.


Son of Carey Eugene Clark and Mary (Braswell) Matthews. M. Susie Erskine (deceased). Children: Christopher G., David D., Jeffrey F.

M. Linda Savoy (deceased June 2006).