James Joseph Brady (born 1944) is a senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Brady received a B.A. from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1966 and a J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1969. He was in private practice in Louisiana from 1969 to 2000. He was a member of the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals from 1975 to 1980, and was an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University in 1985, 1987, and 1990.
On July 14, 1999, Brady was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana vacated by John Victor Parker. Brady was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received his commission on May 25, 2000. Brady assumed senior status on December 31, 2013.