Gill-Jefferson Joins Firm
August 1, 2018
Aaron & Gianna, PLC is pleased to announce that Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson (ret.) has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Judge Gill-Jefferson is a retired judge of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. During her tenure on the court she served as Chief Judge. Subsequent to her service on the bench, Judge Gill-Jefferson served as a Visiting Professor of Civil Law at the Mississippi College School of Law. She remains a member of that Law School’s Adjunct …
DeWayne L. Williams
Shareholder (Treasurer and Director)
DeWayne is a Shareholder and Member of the Board of Directors of Aaron & Gianna, PLC A Professional Law Corporation. He is a coordinator of the firm's Business and Civil Litigation Practices. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Loyola University School of Law. and has over thirteen years of experience handling complex litigation and sophisticated transactions.
DeWayne's litigation experience includes trial and appellate advocacy before a variety of state and federal courts including the U. S. Supreme Court. His substantive areas of practice have included commercial litigation, employment litigation, personal injury litigation, professional liability litigation,mass torts, worker's compensation defense, constitutional law, civil rights. land use and zoning, public finance, state and municipal government law and telecommunications.. DeWayne's transactional experience has included commercial transactions and public finance/municipal bonds.
DeWayne has represented individual and corporate clients in a variety of employment related matters including issues involving Title VII, the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.
DeWayne has extensive experience with respect to lawyer ethics and professional responsibility. He served two three year terms as a Hearing Committee Chairman/Lawyer Member with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. DeWayne is active in bar related activities and is a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court's Committee on Bar Admissions. For the past several years he has served as Bar Examiner for the Constitutional Law portion of the Louisiana State Bar Examination
.DeWayne is admitted to legal practice in Louisiana and is a trained Mediator. He is BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University (1998)
Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law (2001)
Bar Admissions/Admissions to Practice
State of Louisiana (2001)
U.S.District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S.District Court – Middle District of Louisiana
U.S.District Court – Western District of Louisiana
U.S.Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business and Commercial Transactions
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Insurance (Defense, Coverage, Products and Self Insured Claims)
Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits
Legal Malpractice and Legal Ethics
Real Estate and Zoning
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
Worker's Compensation Defense
Previous Legal Positions Held
Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Bernard L. Charbonnet, Jr.
Law Clerk, District Judge, Division "I" CDC Parish of Orleans
- Listed in Cambridge Who’s Who (Legal) (2008-2010)
- "BV" peer review rating Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- National Bar Association
- Fifth Circuit Bar Association
- Hearing Committee Attorney Member/Chair, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board
- Member, Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions (Bar Examiner for Constitutional Law Exam)
- Former Assistant Bar Examiner (La. Code of Civil Procedure), Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions (2007 to 2012)
Civic, Community and Business Activities (Current Only)
- Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.