Gary Williams Jr.



A proud native of Houma and 2008 alumn of Vandebilt Catholic High School, Gary Williams Jr. has practiced law in the state of Louisiana since 2015, boasting six years as an Assistant District Attorney and serving at his self-titled firm, the Law Office of Gary Williams Jr., before joining the Waitz & Downer team. 

After earning a business management degree from Louisiana State Unversity, Gary went on to receive his law degree from Southern University Law School. 

Throughout his career, he has garnered experience in personal injury cases, wills, successions, contracts, and business litigations, in addition to the prosecution of serious felonies. 

He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Black Prosecutors Association, as well as incoming president of the Terrebonne Parish Bar Association.

Along with his legal practice, Gary has been happily active in the Terrebonne community, serving as Attorney for the Terrebonne Board of Adjustment, a member of the Rotary Club of Houma-Terrebonne, a Board Member for Vandebilt Catholic High School Consultive Board.

Outside of his law career, Gary is a proud husband and father.


  • Louisiana State University – Business Management Degree 
  • Southern University Law School – Law Degree

Practice Areas

Personal Injuries
Trusts and Successions
Business Litigations

The Law Firm of Waitz & Downer

Gary Williams Jr.

The law firm of Waitz & Downer was founded in 1971 by the late Joseph L. Waitz to provide legal practice to the Gulf Coast region through a specialization in helping injured persons and devastated families who have suffered a catastrophic loss in an oil field accident, maritime accident, auto or boating accident that resulted in serious personal injury or wrongful death. The firm also counsels clients on Social Security and disability claims, as well as wills and successions.

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