Tina H. Nadeau
Specializing in : Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Legal Malpractice, Banking Claims, Insurance Claims, Criminal Law
Tina H. Nadeau, a native of Madawaska, Maine, and a 1997 graduate of Madawaska High School, attended Bowdoin College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in history, magna cum laude, in 2001. Following college, Tina attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, pursuing graduate studies in African history. For three years following her time at Northwestern, Tina participated in the Teach for America program, teaching high school English at a public high school in Greenville, Mississippi. After Teach for America, Tina moved back to Madawaska, where she worked as an editor, reporter, and photographer for her hometown paper, the St. John Valley Times, for two years.
In the fall of 2007, Tina enrolled at the University of Maine School of Law. While a law student, Tina served as a staff member and later as Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review, directing a symposium issue Accessing Justice in Hard Times: Lessons from the Field, Looking to the Future, concerning the availability of civil and criminal justice for impoverished people in Maine and across the country. Tina’s published legal scholarship includes her law review comment, Opportunity Lost, Opportunity Found, which involved an examination of Maine’s evidence rules regarding the admitting of prior acts in domestic violence criminal cases. Tina also worked as a research assistant to Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer, specializing on domestic violence-related research, as well as Professor Tuerkheimer’s groundbreaking Washington University Law Review article, The Next Innocence Project: Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Criminal Courts, examining the intersection of medical science and the criminal law in Shaken Baby Syndrome prosecutions. Tina also served as a teaching assistant for first-year criminal law students.
While in law school, Tina worked as a student attorney with the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, where she was entrusted in making charging decisions, offering plea recommendations, and making appearances on behalf of the State in arraignments and dispositional conferences. Tina also drafted and argued motions before the court and took several cases, both misdemeanors and felonies, to trial. Tina wrote several appellate briefs for the District Attorney’s Office, and she had the opportunity to argue a case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court while finishing her law school studies. Tina graduated from Maine Law in 2010, cum laude. Tina was a Dean’s List student for her three years at law school and was the recipient of Justice Abraham M. Rudman Memorial Scholarship and the Lewis V. Vafiades Memorial Scholarship. At commencement, Tina was awarded the Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award for her contributions to the law review, as well as the Pro Bono Publico Commencement Award for her hours of additional service to the District Attorney’s Office.
Following law school, Tina served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice Donald G. Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Tina was admitted to the State of Maine bar in the fall of 2010. Tina joined Daniel G. Lilley Law Offices in the fall of 2011, where she represents clients in the civil arena at all stages of litigation in matters arising from civil rights violations, discrimination in the workplace, defamation, fraud, negligence, breaches of contracts, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and product defects, as well as in criminal matters.
Tina is a member of the bar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She is also a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the Maine Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, among others.