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 Tara M Madison (11/20/2015) 

 Tara M. Madison

 Kean Miller LLP


Areas of practice:

Intellectual Property, Business Litigation and, more recently,  advising clients regarding Electronic Discovery.

How have you been involved with the legal community?

I am currently the president of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and have served on the board for the past five years. I have also served on the Volunteer Committee and Volunteer Panel for the BRBA, and I am a member of the Wex Malone American Inn of Court.

What makes you excited about going to work?

The people with whom I work. Every day I'm surrounded by good mentors and great friends!

What is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today?

Managing client expectations and maintaining a work-life balance now that technology permits us to be accessible all the time.

Bet you didn't know:

I'm a country girl at heart, having grown up on a cattle farm in Doyline, La..

Currently reading:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Favorite place in Baton Rouge:

Enjoying dinner with friends at DiGuilio Brothers.

Culinary talent:

I'm a self-proclaimed "foodie" but still holding out for some actual culinary talent . . . Does crockpot salsa chicken count?

Favorite law school memory:

The unforgettable one-liners delivered by Professor Warren L. Mengis . . . "and that's why God made little green apples" and many others not appropriate for publication.

What volunteer efforts do you support?

I serve as a chapter advisor for the Chi Omega Sorority at LSU and served on the Children's Counsel at First United Methodist Church. I also actively participate in our firm's annual Capital Area United Way Giving Campaign.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself:

I would have reminded myself to relax and enjoy the present moment instead of always looking ahead. I love the quote:  "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."

In your briefcase:

Lipstick, laptop, and just in case my five-year-old son may be joining me, fruit snacks, goldfish crackers, boogie wipes and action figures.


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