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November 15, 2023

Aaron & Gianna, PLC is pleased to announce that its Managing Shareholder, William D. Aaron, Jr., has been named to the 2024 Edition of Biz New Orleans 500 as One of the Most Influential, Involved and Inspiring Business Leaders in the New Orleans area. Biz New Orleans 500 is an annual publication of Biz New Orleans Magazine.   It profiles the 500 business leaders who are driving the economy of the greater New Orleans area and making decisions that shape the region's future.&n…

DeWayne L. Williams

DeWayne L. WilliamsPosition

Shareholder (Treasurer and Director)


Contact Information

Tel: 504.569.1802

Fax: 504.569.1801


Career Overview


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 twenty 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 several years he  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

Appellate Practice

Business and Commercial Transactions

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Family Law

Insurance (Defense, Coverage, Products and Self Insured Claims) 

Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits

Legal Malpractice and Legal Ethics

Medical Malpractice

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


Professional Memberships/Activities

  • 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.