John Houghtaling and James Williams were inducted into New Orleans CityBusiness's Leadership in Law Hall of Fame for winning the award in consecutive years. Here, both attorneys are pictured with Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson, who attended a reception with all honorees at the New Orleans Museum of Art. James Williams once served as law clerk for Justice Johnson at the state supreme court.
John Houghtaling has collected over $100 million for civil victims within the last five years. James Williams enjoyed significant success in the courtroom in 2008, having tried two major cases resulting in a combined total of nearly $15 million.
To date, only six lawyers are members of the Hall of Fame - it is an impressive achievment that two are partners of Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams.