Our District Attorney

Our DA

District Attorney Jared Williams was born and raised in Augusta, GA. He grew up playing on the streets he is now sworn to protect. The son of a pastor and medical professional, his parents run a faith-based nonprofit in our community and instilled in Jared the heart of service.

Jared started at the DA's Office in 2011 as an unpaid intern, working his way up to become a licensed attorney. He left the DA's Office to teach elementary students abroad, returning years later to work as a defense attorney in our community. In 2020 he was elected to serve as our District attorney, making history as the first African American DA of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Licensed in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, Jared brings his vast experience from other circuits to lead a new era in criminal prosecution for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. DA Williams took office on January 1, 2021 with a vision to make our criminal justice system more fair, more efficient, and more effective at reducing crime. Under Jared’s leadership, the District Attorney’s Office is responsive to victims and the community. Some of the major accomplishments of the DA’s Office under DA Williams’ leadership include:

  • Creation of the very first Major Crimes Division for the DA’s Office. Attorneys in the MCD are now specialized in Violent Crimes and Special Victims cases, making this the most innovative step toward building a safer community.
  • Establishing the first Burke County District Attorney's office to ensure Burke County citizens have a full-time DA presence for their community.
  • Creation of the first Pre-Trial Diversion program for Superior Court, allowing first-time offenders to show accountability and earn the opportunity to keep their records clean.
  • Innovating programs to help our young people become professionals and stay out of prison through partnerships with community leaders, local businesses, educational institutions, and charitable organizations.

With your help and support, we can make the Augusta Judicial Circuit the safest community for our families and loved ones!