Jason Rogers Williams was elected Councilmember-at-Large on March 15, 2014. A native of New Orleans, Councilmember Williams has worked tirelessly for the betterment of New Orleans and continues to do so as a member of the City Council, his first ever elected position. He had the opportunity to spend his formative years in both Atlanta, GA and New Orleans. He graduated from the prestigious Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia (formerly the Georgia Military Academy) before returning to New Orleans to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Tulane University on a full football scholarship as well as the Martin M. Kelly Leadership Award. Williams is also a graduate of Tulane Law School, where he received the honor of being inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers based for his 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 criminal 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 Conflict Panel for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office and the Federal Public Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
As a staunch advocate for community development programs, Williams has served as a Board Member of The Audubon Nature Institute, Partnership for Youth Development, and The Children's Bureau of New Orleans. He still serves as a Board Member of the Innocence Project of New Orleans.
Councilmember Williams focuses on workforce training, fiscal responsibility, and crime reduction through the development of more youth and family services while in office. 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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