F. A. Little, Jr. played a defining role in the firm’s early growth and success. He departed in 1984 to assume a presidential appointment to the federal bench. He served 22 years as U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, including six years (1996 - 2002) as Chief Judge. He also sat by designation on approximately 250 cases on the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits.
At Gold Weems, he draws on his years of experience as a practitioner and Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in the areas of wills and successions and as a former member of the federal judiciary in the field of mediation and arbitration (FINRA qualified) and consultant on commercial matters and federal litigation.