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Shelley A Goff

Shelley A Goff

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Divorce & Separation, Mediation

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    25 years, 500 cases
  2. Family: 30%
    25 years, 200 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    25 years, 200 cases
  4. Mediation: 10%
    3 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Stephen Rue

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Stephen Rue Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attoreny Goff is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit tot he legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services and her law firm.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goff and Goff Attorneys

612 N Vienna Street
PO Box 2050
Ruston, LA, 71273



LAEligible to practice law201108/16/2015
IAAuthorized to practice law199008/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Inclusion in list of Qualified Child Custody MediatorsLSBA-ADR Section2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Blackstone's Order 10:1Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Award for CJA 6th Amendment ServiceUS District Court Northern District of Iowa2010
Selected for Staff TrainingGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGoff and Goff Attorneys2008 - Present
OwnerHorak Law Office1996 - 2007
PartnerBaron Sar Goodwin Gill Lohr and Horak1994 - 1995
AssociateBaron Sar Goodwin Gill and Lohr1990 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Federal District Court for the Northern District of IowaBlue Ribbon Committe on Criminal Practice Member2007 - 2007
United States District Court for the Northern District of IowaFederal Practice Committee Member2007 - 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth CircuitCommittee for Reappointment of Iowa District Public Defender2006 - 2006
United States District Court for the Northern District of IowaMagistrate Selection Committee2006 - 2006
Woodbury County Bar AssociationFee Arbitration Committee Member2005 - 2007
Dakota County Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2003
United States District Court for the Northern District of IowaMagistrate Reappointment Committee2003 - 2003
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors Member2000 - 2002
Nebraska State Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Iowa v OrtizCase Dismissed
State v StrongCase Dismissed
In re Marriage of StrongVisitation granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
Warrior MagazineIrreconcilable Differences, The Use of TLC Methods in Divorce Cases2013
Warrior MagazineTrial Techniques featured in "Methods in Practice"2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mediation Traiining CoAdvanced Family Law MediationCertificate2015
Mediation InstituteMediationFamily Law Mediation Certification2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate ProgramN/ACollege Graduate Program2005
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ACollege2004
University of South Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CJA Panel Training§2255 cases2014
Seize Success- Trials That WorkDiscovering the Story of Your Trial2011
Employment LawThe Equal Pay Doctrine1997
General Practice UpdateEnvironmental Law Update1994
Enviornmental/Natural Resources Litigation RoundtableEnvironmental and Natural Resources/Litigation Roundtable1994