The Honorable Jason Rogers Williams was sworn in as District Attorney of Orleans Parish on January 11, 2021.

District Attorney Jason Williams was born in New Orleans in 1972 to Sidney Williams, a master carpenter, and Janice Rogers, a school teacher. He spent much of his childhood in Georgia, where he attended high school at Woodward Academy (formerly the Georgia Military Academy). Throughout his four years of high school, District Attorney Williams was elected class president and was named “Senior Superlative: Class Leader” by his senior class. He then returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University in 1990, where he walked onto the football team, eventually earning a full scholarship and being awarded the Martin M. Kelly Award for leadership on and off the field. District Attorney Williams was once again elected class president for all four years of college. He began studying law at Tulane Law School immediately upon graduating and, once again, was elected class president for all three years. District Attorney Williams’s oral advocacy won him a place on the Moot Court board, and as a third-year law student, he took his first cases for poor criminal defendants through Tulane’s Criminal Law Clinic. District Attorney Williams was inducted into the Order of the Barristers based on his three years of excellence in courtroom advocacy.