The Ethics of Judge Nadeau: A True Story

· Nancy Madore
10 reviews

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     Referencing actual exhibits, orders and depositions in real court cases, The Ethics of Judge Nadeau provides a bird's eye view into the rationale behind behavior so incredible it will take your breath away. This candid and humorous account of Robert Nadeau's antics (in and out of the courtroom) is as entertaining as it is shocking.

     The book was inspired by the belief that there are some things a lawyer should never do (especially if he is a judge) because they are either unethical, illegal, or just plain wrong.  Here are ten of the most obvious: 

A lawyer should not sleep with his client.A lawyer should not disclose information his clients tell him in confidence.A lawyer should not use what his clients tell him in confidence against them.A lawyer should not secretly advise the opponents in his former client's cases.A lawyer should not stalk, slander or terrorize former clients.In the course of stalking, slandering and terrorizing his former clients, a lawyer should not engage in the illegal dissemination of unauthorized recordings.A lawyer should not offer money to a person who is testifying against him.A lawyer should not make two--or even three--opposing statements under oath.    A lawyer should not use client funds to pay his law firm's operating expenses.A lawyer should not enter his personal psych file as an exhibit without reading it first.

     Not only has Robert Nadeau done all of these things, but he actually tries to defend them in his various emails, pleadings and depositions. Worst of all, the judicial system has supported him every step of the way!

10 reviews
Christina L
January 30, 2016
This book got me so worked up! One minute I couldn't put it down. The next minute I was throwing it across the room. I HATE this guy!!! What I want to know is what happened to Maryann? Why isn't anybody talking about her? Yes, she was foolish to go back to this judge but she was desperate! I know many women who have been in the same position. Betrayal at the hands of someone you love is bad enough but she trusted this man as her personal attorney. What he did to her is unforgiveable. This is a great story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't help being impressed with the way these two women kept their sense of humor through all this. Madore keeps the laughs going right up to the end. The one disappointment I had with the book was that Nancy Madore never got back in touch with Maryann. What Maryann needs most right now is a good friend! We all do things we regret but I think these two women have a deep bond. It is rare to find the kind of sense of humor that these two women have. It would be a tragedy to let this terrible man ruin that friendship forever.
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Patty Kulp
January 6, 2016
"This book is my attempt to beat back the corruption I have witnessed in my little corner of the world, by using the 'power of the pen‘ to hold one judge—and the system he operates within— accountable. I hope my story inspires others to do the same." That quote comes directly from the author Nancy Madore and I think she has accomplished what she set out to do. But this story is about a lot more than just the corrupt Judge Nadeau. It's also about friendship. At least thats the part of the story I related to best. I could see myself in both women (mostly Maryann). I have been where Maryann was and I could understand the hopelessness she felt. I think they were unfortunate to get mixed up with this judge. I give Nancy Madore kudos for having the courage to write about it. This was an easy read from start to finish. Although the content is serious, it is presented with humor, making it a very enjoyable reading experience. Five stars!
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Barbara Sears
March 18, 2016
This book is just plain fun to read. I don't even know how to describe it. It claims to be a true story but it's pretty incredible. True or not, it's pure entertainment from start to finish. There are a few things that would have really bothered me if not for Madore's writing style, which kept me turning the pages even when I wanted to scream. The first thing was that there is just too much to absorb. We get it. The judge breaks ever rule in the rule book and even some that haven't been thought of yet. Point taken. The world is corrupt. We know. But like I said, Madore's humor forces you to suffer through it with her. The second bothersome thing was the ending. Even though Madore had me laughing right up to the end, I was left feeling empty inside. Now I have to stalk this woman to find out what happens. praying for a sequel.
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About the author

     Nancy Madore achieved enormous critical acclaim with her 'Enchanted' series with Harlequin, which includes Enchanted, Enchanted Again and Enchanted Dreams.

     In her exciting new 'Legacy of the Watchers' series, Madore incorporates her love of ancient history and mythology into a modern day mystery that connects the dots from the past to the present--and reveals an explosive future. There are three installments in this speculative fiction series so far: The Hidden Ones, Power of Gods and Masquerade. Madore is currently working on The Fourth Trumpet

     The Ethics of Judge Nadeau represents a diversion for Madore that was brought about by true life events. In her first work of non-fiction, Madore unravels a drama that is far stranger than fiction. This true life account of sex, betrayal and corruption within our legal system is sure to shock, provoke and amuse.
     You can read more about Nancy Madore and her books by visiting her website at

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