Taryn Branson, a native of West Monroe, Louisiana, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Louisiana Tech University. Upon graduating, she obtained a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. While pursuing her Master's degree, she also obtained her teaching certification through the Louisiana Teaching Fellows, becoming a certified teacher. Desiring to cultivate her passions of both law and education, Taryn then obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center. While attending law school, Taryn handled cases and assisted clients in the mediation and criminal law clinics.

Attorney Branson is admitted to practice before all Louisiana courts. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, the NAACP, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Attorney Branson is the daughter of Katrina Branson, regional industry coordinator of the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the older sister of Gavin Thompson, a welder, both of West Monroe, Louisiana.