Jason Williams was born in New Orleans in 1972 to Sidney Willams, a master carpenter, and Janice Rogers, a school teacher. He spent much of his childhood in Georgia, where he attended Woodward Academy, formerly Georgia Military Academy. For four years of high school, Jason served as class president. He then returned home to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where he walked onto the football team, earning a full scholarship, receiving the Martin M. Kelly Award for leadership on and off the field. Jason served as class president for four years at Tulane. He entered Tulane Law School immediately upon graduation, serving as class president for three years. Jason’s oral advocacy won him a place on the Moot Court board and he took his first cases for poor criminal defendants through Tulane’s Criminal Law Clinic. Jason was inducted into the Order of the Barristers based on these years of excellence in courtroom advocacy.