Jason Rogers Williams
Jason Rogers Williams
Region One

Jason Rogers Williams was elected Councilmember-at-Large on March 15, 2014. He is a native of New Orleans. He graduated from Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia (formerly the Georgia Military Academy) before returning to New Orleans to earn a Bachelorís Degree from Tulane University on a football scholarship as well as the Martin M. Kelly Leadership Award. Williams is also a graduate of Tulane Law School, where he was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers for three years of excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy.

Shortly after graduation, Councilmember Williams started his own law firm, Jason Rogers Williams & Associates, which he continues to manage to this day. As a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, he was appointed to serve as a State Court Judge at Criminal District Court by the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2003 after tackling a series of high profile cases as a defense attorney. In addition to working as an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School, Williams has also worked as a legal analyst at WDSU, WWL, WBOK, WGNO, FOX 8 and the Times-Picayune. Councilmember Williams also serves on the Federal Public Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Williams has served as a Board Member of The Audubon Nature Institute, Partnership for Youth Development, and The Childrenís Bureau of New Orleans. He still serves as a Board Member of the Innocence Project of New Orleans.

He has two children, Zoe and Graham, who serve as his motivation to make New Orleans an even better place to live in the future.



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