The 90 Year History of Goff & Goff Attorneys, P.C.
In 1931 A.K. Goff, Jr. opened his law practice after he graduated from LSU. He served Ruston as the consummate “Country Lawyer,” solving any legal problem that area residents faced. He served as a Louisiana Senator through the 1940s and was inducted into the LSU’s Hall of Fame in 1986. He loved helping people, even arguing cases in court the day he died.
In 1967, A. Kennon Goff, III joined his father in the family firm. He found his calling in making hunting and law enforcement safer by representing victims of gun malfunctions throughout the country. He became well-known nationally and was named in the Best Lawyers in America for over 30 years until his death in 2011. Kennon was known as “Tush Hog” in the courtroom.
Addison “Add” K. Goff, IV and Shelley Goff are the third generation and current leaders of Goff & Goff. They have brought the firm full circle back to its community-based roots, helping Louisiana residents with legal matters relating to Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law.
Add joined his dad Kennon in 1993 after a year-long clerkship with the Louisiana Supreme Court. Following his dad’s lead, Add litigated throughout the country for the first 20 years of his life as a lawyer. However, he eventually shifted his focus to Elder Law services after feeling a calling to help the community’s elderly population. Accredited by the Veterans Administration, Add also assists wartime veterans and their families with veteran’s benefits. His goal has always been to enable his clients to get quality nursing home care without breaking their nest eggs.
In 2007, Shelley joined Add and Kennon after practicing in Iowa and Nebraska for 17 years, where she had focused on family law and federal criminal cases. Recently, Shelley gained Board Certification in Family Law from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is one of only a small handful of North Louisiana attorneys to have achieved this honor. She helps people who find themselves at the end of a marriage navigate the daunting task of untangling property, and determining custody and support.