Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC

Experienced Family Law, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisiana.

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COVID 19 Notice effective through 18 May 2020:

1. None of our employees are exhibiting COVID 19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID 19. In an effort to maintain our clients good health, their families good health, our employees and their families good health, all employees will predominantly be working from home, filing pleadings and billing remotely and returning calls by cell phone to preserve social distancing through 15 May 2020. It is anticipated that the courts will reopen on 18 May 2020. However, one employee per day will be in the office to collect office voicemails, receive faxes and open mail, following a 2-day quarantine of the mail.

2. JURY TRIALS: All court jurisdictions have now suspended civil and criminal jury trials through 1 July 2020.

3. NOTARY PUBLIC: We have been granted the authority by the Governor to NOTARIZE AND WITNESS many documents without being in the presence of the signer. Give our Bookkeeper, Brandi Lestremau, a call to set up an appointment and if possible, try to have two witnesses over age 18 present with you.

a. Your SHARED CUSTODY OR VISITATION may be affected by social distancing. Give us a call to find out your rights.
b. We have been granted the authority by the Chief Judge to FINALIZE ALL DIVORCES WITHOUT A COURT APPEARANCE for our clients.
c. Deputies are no longer available to SUPERVISE VISITATION.
d. We have been granted the authority by the Chief Judge to hold many HEARINGS BY PHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE for our clients – dress appropriately:
– Ex Parte Custody Hearings,
– Support Enforcement Hearings,
– Protective Order Hearings,
– Emergency Interdiction hearings.

5. JUVENILE COURT: We have been granted the authority of the Chief Judge to conduct hearings by VIDEO CONFERENCE for our clients – dress appropriately.

a. We can get any charges for driving on a LICENSE WHICH EXPIRED from 9 Mar – 10 May 2020, dismissed.
b. There is a STATE CURFEW from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
c. All MISDEMEANOR APPEARANCES have been continued until after 15 May 2020. Your attorney will receive notice of the new hearing or trial date.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOUR HEARING IS CONTINUED. Some civil and criminal hearings and trials have been Continued if they were scheduled to occur from 17 Mar -15 May 2020. Your attorney will receive Notice of a new hearing or trial date.

7. PRESCRIPTION DEADLINES (Statute of Limitation deadlines) from 12 Mar – 13 Apr 2020 HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

Welcome to Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
Frank J. D’Amico, Of Counsel


For more than 27 years, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC has provided family law, criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury, legal, and mediation services in the parishes of: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Livingston, New Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington.

We also offer walk-ins, hospital and jail notarial services and traffic court representation in St. Tammany Parish. Whether you need aggressive representation or a mediated resolution to your simple or complex legal issues at the trial or appellate level, call or email us. Both phone and office consultations are available and consultations for criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury cases are free.


“I would like to thank your firm for everything you’ve done to help me keep 50/50 custody of my son. I came to you on very short notice but you knew exactly how to handle my case and I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure I will be working with you again in the future.”
“After retaining two lawyers who made no progress, I retained Ellen Cronin Badeaux. Yesterday was our first hearing together and it was a major success. Ellen was professional, diligent, and a fighter…I am very glad I found her and will refer her to others without a doubt.”
“Ms. Badeaux has been an excellent family attorney for us. Her time and personal commitment have allowed us to make informed decisions. We have had to trust her with very delicate and emotional issues and she has guided us to excellent outcomes. I will always appreciate the exceptional service she provides our family with. I have always liked the statement, “you get what you pay for”; and Mrs. Badeaux has been well worth it.”
“Extremely knowledgeable and aggressive attorney. She has been our attorney for nearly 10 years. I highly recommend her for any family court matters.”
“I have used Ms. Badeaux as my attorney off and on for 15 years. She has settled everything without a fuss; including a personal injury suit, an estate settlement and the quick setup of a partnership. I will continue to use her as my attorney and happily recommend her to friends & family.”
“No one thought I could win but with her valuable service and exceptional legal knowledge, I did! I got my kids back and they’re still with me today. I highly recommend Ellen Badeaux. I would not have my kids today if not for her!”

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