Jason Williams

Orleans Parish District Attorney

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 went to high school at the Woodward Academy, (formerly the Georgia Military Academy). He then came back home 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 again elected class president for all four years of college

Jason Williams sitting at his desk

Leadership Team

Ned McGowan

First Assistant District Attorney

Edward “Ned” McGowan is a New Orleans native, and a graduate of Jesuit High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. He began his legal career more than 20 years ago as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. He later worked as a civil litigator in complex toxic tort claims and practiced extensively throughout the state. In 2007, he returned to the realm of criminal justice as a public defender in Plaquemines Parish, a position he held until 2011. In January of 2012, he was again appointed as an Assistant District Attorney, this time for the Parish of Plaquemines, where he served with distinction until 2021. In 2021, Mr. McGowan accepted the position of Chief of Trials at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. In November 2021, he conducted jury selection in the first criminal jury trial held in Orleans Parish since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. He was promoted to the position of First Assistant District Attorney on February 11th, 2022.

In the course of his career, Mr. McGowan has tried countless trials, both criminal and civil, and has litigated appellate matters as far as the Louisiana Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Mr. McGowan has striven to ensure that justice is achieved through tough, fair prosecution. “Progressive prosecution is ethical, vigorous prosecution. Justice demands that violent criminals are severely punished; the system requires the highest standard of proof to deprive citizens of liberty, and prosecutors are uniquely entrusted with the task of marshaling the evidence to achieve that justice.”

Mr. McGowan lives with his wife and family in New Orleans.

Chief of Operations & External Affairs

Keith Lampkin is a native of Bentonia, MS whose studies and upbringing have driven a passion for public service in New Orleans. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
Post-graduation, Keith worked four years with the Orleans Public Defenders before transitioning to the New Orleans City Council, where he served for seven years as Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff under three City Council presidents. Keith is a Spring 2006 initiate of the Mu Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Fall 2022 inductee of the Famous “G” Club. Keith remains committed to seeking equality for all people and elevating communities of color. Keith lives in Gentilly with his wife and family. 

Executive Office

Bob White

Executive Assistant District Attorney

Micah Ince

Executive Assistant District Attorney

Olie Godwin

Grants Administrator 

Kendrick Antonio Thomas

Executive Assistant to the District Attorney and the Chief Administrative Officer

Office of Communications

The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office Communications Department is responsible for media engagement, communications strategies, brand management, and marketing development.

Brandon Myers

Communications Manager

Media inquiries should be directed to communications@orleansda.com

Division Chiefs

Bonnie Bondi

Trial Assistants Division

Elizabeth Meyers

Investigations Division

Mary Glass

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Unit

Emily Maw

Civil Rights Division

Rachel Hurd

Child Support Enforcement Division

Matthew Derbes

Trials Division

Mandy McManus


Matthew Minson

Human Resources Director

Bill Carragan

Information Technology

Randy Hoth

Records Management Officer

Andre Gaudin, Jr.

Screening Division

Abby Fremin

Diversion Division

Alison Morgado

Victim/Witness Division

Brad Scott

Chief of Appeals

Dianne Puig

Juvenile Division

Karen Avery

Chief of Domestic Violence Unit