Famous for his work as a Special Prosecutor during the Nixon administration's Watergate Scandal, he is also notable for his post-World War II work as a war crimes prosecutor.
After earning degrees from the law schools of Baylor University and The George Washington University, he earned the distinction of being Texas' youngest-ever attorney and eventually became a partner at Houston's Fulbright & Jaworski law firm.
He briefly taught at San Antonio's St. Mary's University School of Law.
The child of European immigrants Joseph and Marie Jaworski, natives of Poland and Austria, respectively, he spent his youth in Waco, Texas. His marriage to Jeannette Adam resulted in a son named Joseph and daughters named Joan and Claire.
He and United States President Lyndon B. Johnson were friends.