January 29, 2018
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With particular sadness and enormous respect, the law firm of Williams & Jensen PLLC announces the death of its co-founder, JD Williams, on the evening of Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his ranch in Pearsall, Texas.  JD’s wife, Carol Jo, and children, Sarah Williams and Walter Williams, were at his side. A singularly successful, effective, colorful and iconic pioneer in Washington DC’s legal, lobbying and government relations professions for many decades, JD served as advisor and mentor to a broad range of Members of Congress from both major political parties.  JD is widely credited with being the premier lobbyist of his era and establishing the modern practice of lobbying in the Nation’s Capital.   Steve Hart, Chairman of the firm, said: “He loved Oklahoma and never forgot where he started.”  The firm’s CEO, Susan Hirschmann, added: “The members of Williams & Jensen are proud to have known JD as their friend and colleague and to carry on his legacy.”  A memorial is being planned for April in Washington DC for family, colleagues, friends and other admirers to gather in commemoration of JD.