Chief Judge Frances Jones Pitman

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

Married to State District Court Judge Mike Pitman


  • 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
    • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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