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Louisiana Court Of AppealsCourt of Appeal, Second Circuit
State of Louisiana

430 Fannin Street, Shreveport LA 71101
(318) 227-3700
(318) 227-3735 (fax)
Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:45PM, Monday through Friday


Judge Frances Jones Pitman

Shreveport, Louisiana (2013)
Division B, Section 2, Third District

Married to State District Court Judge Mike Pitman

CAREER

  • Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal, Shreveport, LA: Appellate Judge,
    Elected to Office 2012
  • State District Judge, First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish
  • Assistant Attorney General
    • In charge of North Louisiana Civil Division
      for 16 years
    • Litigated civil and criminal cases throughout North
      Louisiana
    • Author of hundreds of Attorney General Opinions
  • North Louisiana Mediation Associates, L.L.C., Partner
  • Judicial Law Clerk, First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish
  • Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport
  • Speech and Language Consultant, Red River Parish School Board
  • Special Education Teacher and Speech-Language Pathologist, Bossier Parish School Board

 

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate, LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge
  • Certified Mediator, Loyola School of Law
  • Master of Communication Disorders, LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, LSU-Shreveport


PROFESSIONAL, CIVIC AND BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Shreveport and Louisiana Bar Associations
  • Member, Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Member, American Judges Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Certified Special Education Mediator
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Louisiana Teaching Certificate (Type A- Lifetime)
  • President, Second Circuit Judges Association
  • Founder and Instructor of “Kick It Up,” Christian martial arts program for
    children at Summer Grove Baptist Church
  • Moderator of “Dateline Shreveport” television program
  • Founder and Presenter of “Don’t Be A Victim,” a safety training program for
    senior citizens, women and children
  • Active in Caddo Parish Sheriff’s CSI Camp for children
  • Panelist on legal issues for Jambalaya Jubilee Camp for Children with
    Arthritis
  • LSU-Shreveport Alumni Board
  • South Shreveport Business Association Board
  • Mayor’s Commission on Education
  • Member, Louisiana Department of Education Task Force on Disabled Children
  • Advisory Board, Children’s Center, LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Steering Committee of Juvenile Drug Court, Bossier Parish
  • Steering Committee for Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
  • Legal Advisor for Wish Upon A Star, Inc.
  • Shreveport Community Renewal Volunteer
  • Coach for Louisiana State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Presenter of numerous lectures, most recently at Louisiana District Judges
    Association and Shreveport Bar Association

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