Joshua P. Clayton


Josh Clayton joined the litigation section of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. in 2012. He is a native of the New Orleans area. Josh received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2008. In 2011, he obtained his Juris Doctorate and Diploma of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center, graduating in the Order of the Coif. While studying at the LSU Law Center, he served for two years on the Louisiana Law Review and was a Senior Editor on the Volume 71 Board of Editors. During that time, Josh worked as a research assistant for Professors George W. Pugh and Frank L. Maraist.

Josh is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State and Federal Courts. Josh is also a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • State, Local & Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. (Summa Cum Laude) - 2011
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, 2009 - 2011
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) - 2008
    • Honors: LSU Center for Internal Auditing
    • Honors: Chancellor's List
    • Major: Accounting
    • Minor: History

Contact Information

New Orleans, Louisiana

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2016-2017
  • CALI Awards for Excellence: Legal Traditions & Systems, Torts, Contracts, Legal Research & Writing II, Obligations, Administration of Criminal Justice I, Basic Civil Procedure II, Civil Law Property, Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Evidence, Jurisprudence, Conflict of Laws, Corporate Finance, Louisiana Security Devices Survey

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Chambers of Hon. Carl J. Barbier, E. D. La.,, Law Clerk , 2011 - 2012

Published Works

  • Article, The Louisiana "Explanatory Exception": Faithfulness to Louisiana's Hearsay Framework or Mere Storytime with the Prosecution", 71 LA. L. REV. 1259 , 2011