Jatavian L. Williams is originally from Shreveport, LA. He came to New Orleans on an academic scholarship to attend Dillard University. In 2006, Jatavian graduated magna cum laude from Dillard with a B.S. in Political Science. In 2009, Jatavian earned a juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law. While in law school, Jatavian was a member of the Loyola Moot Court, the Loyola Trial Advocacy program, and a student member of the St. Thomas Moore Inn of Court. In 2007, he received the Gillis Long Public Service Award in recognition of his successful efforts in representing local residents during blighted property adjudication proceedings after Hurricane Katrina. Also, Jatavian received the 34th Annual National Trial Competition Award for Best Closing Argument Oralist in 2009.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Williams began his legal career by serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable June B. Darensburg, 24th JDC, from 2009-2011. Following his Jefferson Parish clerkship, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Herbert A. Cade and then for the Honorable Paula A. Brown, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, from 2011-2014. Mr. Williams is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, as well as, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the Greater New Orleans, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc., and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Inspired by his compassion for victims of serious injury, Jatavian’s practice primarily focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, admiralty and maritime, insurance, contract, medical malpractice, toxic tort and class action cases. Jatavian is married to his high school sweetheart. Together, he and his wife are the proud parents of their two beautiful daughters, Jayla and Jordyn.