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Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Personal Injury...
  • Louisiana
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Ellen put herself through both undergraduate and law school. She a married, mother of two. Both her husband and daughter are also attorneys as are a nephew, father-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and one brother-in-law who was elected judge. She was drawn to the areas of family law, criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury and has never changed course. She has practiced in Ascension, East Baton Rouge Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes for her entire 25 years of legal experience including, Amite, Baton Rouge, Chalmette, Covington, Denham Springs, Franklinton, Gonzales, Gretna, Hammond, Harvey, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans and Slidell at the City Court, District Court and Appellate Court levels.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Insurance Claims
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
    Free personal injury, car accident, wrongful death, dwi, dog bite, criminal and white collar crime consultations by phone or in office. Free phone family law, divorce, custody, child support, mediation, domestic violence, juvenile law, and interdiction consultations and $50 office consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MC, Discover & American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    For personal injury, car accidents and wrongful death only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
  • French
Professional Experience
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
- Current
Law Office of State Rep Dan Claitor
Law Clerk
Habans, Bologna & Carriere
Federal Public Defender
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (1992)
Honors: Moot Court, Highest grade federal criminal law.
Activities: Association of Women Law Students, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, Art Director for educational video, The Tax Consequences of Divorce.
Tulane University
B.A. (1988)
Honors: 3.5 GPA, Dean's List, Alpha Sigma Lamda Honorary Society, paper accepted for permanent collection Howard Tilton Library.
Professional Associations
International Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
22d JDC Bar Association
- Current
Inns of Court
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Jefferson Bar Association
- Current
Louisiana State Bar Association # 22028
- Current
New Orleans Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity
- Current
Articles & Publications
Billing Practices Can Improve Collection
Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
How to Select a Family Law Attorney, Cable TV production
It's the Law
Qualified family and civil mediator
Louisiana Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Notary Public
State Notary Board
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Ad Hoc Judicial Panel
Jefferson Judiciary
Licensed attorney
Louisiana State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1241 Questions Answered

Q. Is it common practice for a judge to appoint the opposing lawyer as the home inspector of my home in a custody case?
A: No and you should hire a licensed social worker to do an inspection and take photos.
Q. If an officer claims he/she pulled you over because he/she could not read the temp tag. It was clearly readable.
A: Take a picture and hire a criminal attorney
Q. How much does it cost to adopt 3 children already in my custody? They have been with me since October 2018.
A: Attorneys can not solicit business or quote prices on Justia. Any who do, DON'T HIRE THEM. That said, call an adoption attorney for her price.
Q. Can I reopen a case of my father's accidental death that my sister took place in and never included her other siblings?
A: I have no idea how long ago your father died, how long ago you got the check, in which parish the claim/suit occurred, whether it was fraudulently asserted there were no other heirs. You need to hire a civil attorney, answer many questions, for which you haven't supplied information, find out if you still have a remedy available and if you do, file suit.
Q. Can I change my nephews last name? I have full sole custody. Mother on drugs has nothing to do with him father unknown.
A: No. To change his name you need to adopt him.
Q. Does child support reduce when you have another child?
A: Subsequent children do NOT reduce child support for previous children.
Q. How to sign temporary custody/guardianship to grandparent in another state due to sons medical issues?
A: Both son and child's mother need to execute Consent Judgment of custody to grandparents. Hire a custody lawyer.
Q. If my 18 year old is not a full time high school student do I still have to pay child support? She will be 18 this dec.
A: If she is still enrolled in a secondary school program and not yet 19, you still have to pay child support until she graduates or turns 19 whichever comes first.
Q. After leaving a resturant with 15 year old daughter & 6 yr old son. I became suddenly ill to the point I was incapable
A: Don't understand why you wouldn't have called 911 if you were too I'll to drive a few blocks. That said you now need a traffic court attorney for both of you. You may also be getting a call from DCFS.
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Contact & Map
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
324 N. Theard St.
[Also by appointment in New Orleans and Slidell]
Covington, LA 70433
Telephone: (985) 892-1955
Fax: (985) 892-1023