Lauren Hadden is a Partner at Taylor Porter practicing in labor and employment, insurance defense, general/tort litigation, and products liability. Lauren ranks among Louisiana Super Lawyers ”Rising Stars”, and among Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch”, as selected by her peers.
Lauren is admitted to practice in all Federal and state courts throughout Louisiana. She has argued in front of the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit in a complex, criminal conspiracy trial. Lauren serves on the publications committee for Baton Rouge Bar Association's magazine, the Baton Rouge Lawyer. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lauren has helped author several articles on local, state, and federal guidance on workplace and employer policies, to advise human resources directors.
In the community, Lauren has volunteered and participated in many fundraising events on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, both of which hold a special place in Lauren’s heart. Lauren sits on the board of directors for the YMCA, C.B. Pennington, Jr. Branch, and she is a former board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children. She was also selected among 12 finalist for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel's (LADC) 2021 Frank L. Maraist Award. The award recognizes young lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence, shows commitment to pro bono work and community service, and contributes to furthering the ideals of the legal profession.
Lauren earned her J.D. in 2015 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While in law school, Lauren was a Chancellor’s Scholar, served as a Senior Associate of the Louisiana Law Review and as the Managing Editor and Contributing News Writer for The Civilian newspaper. She earned the CALI awards in Louisiana Tort Law, Louisiana Law of Obligations, and Labor Law. She was also the Programming Director for the LSU Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. Prior to attending law school, Lauren lobbied for AARP Louisiana as a registered lobbyist with the Louisiana Board of Ethics. She also worked for Governor Jindal during his 2012 reelection campaign. Lauren graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a focus on Political Communications and a minor in History.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys tailgating at LSU games, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.