James Joseph Brady
James Joseph Brady (February 29, 1944 – December 9, 2017) was an American lawyer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He served as the District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana from 2000 until his death in 2017. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
Brady was active at the time of his death and had been scheduled to preside over a case of an individual charged with attempting to steal President Donald Trump's tax returns, with jury selection scheduled to begin just two days after his death.