Judge Frances Pitman
for Louisiana Court of Appeal
~ Second Circuit ~

Frances Pitman District Judge
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About State District Court Judge Frances Pitman



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


  • Active member of Summer Grove Baptist Church

Professional Experience

  • 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


  • 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


  • Married to State District Court Judge Mike Pitman
  • Daughter and Son-in-Law, Kristen and David Renda
  • Granddaughters, Frances Elizabeth Renda and Katherine Camille Renda


  • Practiced law for 17 years prior to election to District Court
  • Republican
  • Lifelong resident of Northwest Louisiana
  • 59 years old
  • 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)
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Competitor in a number of marathons and triathlons

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