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 the Woodward Academy (formerly the Georgia Military Academy). He then returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University in 1990. There, 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 elected class president for all four years of college.