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Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Family Attorney at Covington, LA

4.7   28 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Ellen

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FIGHTING FOR FAMILY, CRIMINAL AND PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTS AND FACILITATING NEUTRAL MEDIATIONS FOR 27 YEARS.

We have 27 years of experience in family law, criminal defense, plaintiff personal injury, civil and domestic mediation and as a notary public.  CALL.  As tough litigators and an objective mediator you stay in charge of the tone and tenor of your case.  Our support staff, with -more than 20 years of combined experience, are helpful and knowledgeable.  

We represent clients in the following cities: Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Greensburg, Gretna, Hammond, Harvey, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans and Slidell; and in the following parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington; in both district court and the court of appeal.

Walk in notary Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. $25

Family law consultations Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by Zoom $50 or phone FREE

All personal injury consultations Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by Zoom or phone FREE

All criminal defense consultations Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by Zoom $50 or phone FREE.

St. Tammany Parish Traffic Court $250

Mediation by Zoom or phone 2 hrs. minimum Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $600.

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Top Contributor 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
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Client's Choice 2022,2018,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2018 2016

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Location

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
By appointment only
1539 Jackson Ave., Ste 430
New Orleans, LA, 70130
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
By appointment only
500 Ponchartrain Dr.
Slidell, LA, 70458
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jake | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Ellen has done a great job for me in my divorce. Her staff is always on the stick when I need something, and she always know exactly what to say in my situations in court. She has taken the initiative in my case many times to make a bad situation better.
Posted by Renee M. | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen C. Badeaux has provided great service to my family. She is honest, to the point, and caring. From a legal standpoint, she is tough, knowledgeable and thorough - someone you would want in your corner. If you need representation, I strongly recommend that you contact Ellen.
Posted by Jason | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRAFIC TICKET DISMISSED!
I was recently cited for a moving violation. Being a retired police officer, I knew I had not committed the violation I was cited for, and I also knew that the side of the road was not the place to plead my innocence. I resigned myself to go to court and see if I could have the matter reduced to a non-moving violation. I am currently on chemo and had neither the time nor will, to fight it. I was referred to Ms. Badeaux and through her efforts the citation was dismissed! I highly recommend her and her firm!
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Posted by Bill | December 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Fair
I have been a client of Ellen Cronin Badeaux for over a decade. Ellen and her team have been with me through a divorce and a few business ventures. Ellen has been there every step of the way, and continues to be everything you need in an attorney. Sharp, clever and fair.
Posted by Ryan | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
I contacted Ellen for a consultation on custody and relocation of my daughter. Ellen was very honest and up front during this encounter, she made it very clear that this would be very difficult to accomplish. In 2020 I hired Ellen. I was instructed to complete anger management of which I did. Each time court was held a continuance was issued due to difficulty in finding another party needed to move forward. I had gotten a p.i. to locate the other party in which we were finally able to move forward and able to see a hearing officer. Ellen was able to get me every other weekend custody. This was the first time in three years that I was able to see my daughter. Being that I lived in another state I had to fly out every other weekend no matter how financially difficult it was. I made every weekend visitation and in March of 2022 Leslie was assigned to my case. Leslie answered all my questions and was extremely professional. After many continuances from the other parties I was granted temporary custody of my daughter for the summer. Shortly after this in September I received a deferred judgement granting me sole custody and relocation. Thank you Ellen and Leslie for all your hard work and dedication to me during my case, I am very grateful. I will be keeping Ellen on retainer just in case any legal issues should occur when my daughter has to go back and visit for holidays.
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Posted by Janis | August 11, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Kind and professional
My concerns were alleviated when we spoke. Her response to my message for help was within a day and I felt reassured by her kind conversation. She is not your typical idea of an attorney when you hear her kindness I would consider her far above lawyers I have known in St Tammany.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me beat the odds
As a father who was never married to my Child's mother, the odds were already stacked against me when trying to alter our custody arrangement. The Firm, those odds and better secure what was best for my daughter and Ms. Leslie helped me overcome those odds. The staff are very professional, and personable. They made me feel more at ease the moment I spoke with them.
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Posted by Buck | June 16, 2022
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The Older Sister I Never Had
For seven years my family has kept Ellen on retainer. She has assisted us with adoptions, custody and visitation for my grandchildren, traffic violations, powers of attorney and numerous other family issues. She's like a slightly older sister to me. She tells me the way it is and doesn't sugarcoat it. She will quickly tell me when I'm wrong and when it's time to sit down and listen. She is my attorney, my advisor and my friend.
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Posted by Chris | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great services
Very knowledgeable. Works efficiently and doesn't waste time, so charges stay reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I really like her
I had the pleasure of consulting with Ms. Ellen Badeaux. She is very genuine and caring. Although, I was out of her jurisdiction and wasn't able to hire her she assisted me in sending good attorneys who are in my province my way. This tells me she goes above and beyond for those who call onto her. She is a diamond attorney.
Posted by Kevin | February 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very direct and willing to fight for her clients’ rights
Very impressed with Ms Badeaux in consultation. Hoping I don’t have to file because I’m financially shaky but would definitely consider borrowing $ to hire this attorney.
Posted by Alyssa | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!
I hired Ellen to represent me for a family law case. I was desperate to get in to meet with an attorney ASAP and I was able to get my initial in office consultation with Ellen the very same day that I called. She was honest and forthcoming with her costs from the very first consultation. Compared to other family law attorneys in the area, she is definitely fair with her fees. I wasn't looking for the cheapest attorney, I was looking for someone to represent me in a case that involved the single most important thing in my life. I absolutely feel like she was fair in her billing and she and her staff were worth every penny. Ellen got me everything that I had asked for in my case. Everyone in her office has been more than helpful to me through a difficult and very stressful time. I was 100% honest with her on every end and she was able to put some fears to rest and make me feel comfortable and confident going forward when I was getting very scared of this legal process. She made sure that she answered any and all questions that I had for her at the end of every meeting, phone call or hearing that we had. I tend to be very impatient and I ask a LOT of questions because the legal system confuses me and I have a need to know exactly what is going on with my case, so her office got a lot of calls from me. They were always so kind, understanding and helpful and made sure they got me the answers that I needed or directed me to the person that could answer them for me. I will definitely continue using her in the future should anything else arise.
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Posted by marta | February 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hope for our grandson's future
Our daughter died suddenly in August, leaving her 3 year old son in the custody of his father, just released from Angola. We provided lots of monatary and other support, but he just isn't up to being a good father. I had a lawyer who was very iffy about our being able to get custody. We hired Ellen. What a difference! He advice and expertise at the pretrial gave us hope that we will be able to maintain some control over our grandson's future. What a blessing!
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Posted by Kyle | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Over the past two years I have conducted several legal business engagements with Ellen Badeaux. Her staff also assisted in my legal business matters. The staff and Ellen were all great. With today's changing workforce, Ellen and her staff were all very accommodating. Ms. Badeaux knew the staff at the parish court house; therefore, things ran smoother going into the court room.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Remarkable Attorney
She’s honest, hard working, caring, smart, and fearless. If myself, my family or anyone I know ever needs an attorney, I would tell them to hire Mrs Ellen immediately. I am and will forever be grateful for Mrs Ellen. To Mrs Ellen: Mrs.Ellen I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. You who took my case without hesitation. I’m so grateful and thankful to God for putting you in my life. Because of you I now have hope that 1 day I’ll be able to have a life with my daughter whom I love so much. You are my hero Mrs. Ellen. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.
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Posted by Linda | May 19, 2018
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Legal assistance for traffic issue
I approached Ellen Badeaux with a request for assistance with a St. Tammany Parish traffic issue that required a court appearance. Ellen replied with an acceptance the next day. Ellen was able to guide me through the legal process with a very positive result. I appreciate her service and would highly recommend her practice to others.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 25, 2018
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Amazing lawyer
Mrs. Badeaux and her staff are hard working, respectful and truly focused on the case at hand. I had spoke with a couple of different attorneys before hiring her and they instantly had a bad outlook on my case. I called her office and none of that negativity did she display. She knows the laws and has been able to guide me through the proper steps and protocol. My custody case is still in process but I have complete and total faith in her and her team.
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Posted by Clay | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
If you're reading this, you're probably looking for a lawyer. I'm writing this review to tell you to look no further. Ellen Badeaux handled all my legal needs quickly and professionally. Great service and location.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Speedy response!
She responded quickly and her response was helpful as well as insightful, thank you so much!
Posted by Stephen | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emergency Situation
Over the recent holiday weekend she took my call and answered my emails immediately. She was there when I needed her the most. She did exactly what I wanted. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Mediator, Notary
  • Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Daniel Claitor
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Habans & Carriere
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1991
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Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Qualified mediator
  • 2007
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.),
  • 1992
  • Tulane University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Richardson v. Richardson
  • McIntyre v. Becker, 918 So. 2d 40 (LA. 4th Cir.)
  • Desai v. Desai, 817 So. 2d 230 (La. 5th Cir. 2002)

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • 22nd JDC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Associaiton
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Bar Associaiton
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association of University Women
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Steering Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1992
  • Moot Court
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1991
  • Qualified family and civil mediator
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • N/A
  • Notary Public
  • State Notary Board
  • N/A
  • Jefferson Parish Juvenile Ad Hoc Judicial Panel
  • Jefferson Judiciary
  • N/A
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Publications

  • It's the Law
  • How to Select a Family Law Attorney
  • 1996
  • Briefly Speaking (New Orleans Bar Association)
  • Billing Practices Can Improve Collection
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • It's the Law - Cable TV production
  • How to Select a Family Law Attorney
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (18)
Endorse Ellen
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"My relationship with Ellen has been a source of inspiration and information. She is determined and relentlessly advocates for her clients. I am fairly new to the profession/art and I constantly have questions. I can always count on her knowledge and experience and she has never failed to help me when I needed it. I would recommend Ellen Badeaux to my family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read several of Ms. Badeaux's answers on Avvo. She writes extremely well. Her grasp of the law is impeccable. Her style is concise and professional, with a touch of common-street-sense. Well written attorneys are a scarcity. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ellen is a courteous, professional and reasonable attorney."
Power of attorney Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Throughout my sixty plus years as a Louisiana attorney specializing in personal injury law, I have made a practice of associating competent attorneys on various, complex cases to ensure the best results possible for my clients. In recent years, my firm has associated Ellen Cronin Badeaux of Covington, Louisiana on several active cases in our office. Mrs. Badeaux projects personal warmth and empathy, as well as confidence and competence with our shared clients. Her law firm brings unique skill sets to these cases, and quickly spots the important legal aspects involved in them. Her writing skills are excellent, focused and concise, as are her courtroom strategies. Our firm highly recommends Ellen Badeaux in cases involving personal injury, domestic and criminal law."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Badeaux combines practicality with her extensive knowledge of the law. In working with her, she has always demonstrated her ability to understand the needs of the client and the means necessary to satisfy these needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Experienced and aggressive, I have worked with Ellen previously on matters and was impressed with her dedication to clients and their individual needs."
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