Michael G. Allard-Madaus, JD’86 -- Gov. Deval L. Patrick this morning nominated Michael G. Allard-Madaus as a judge in Worcester District Court. Mr. Allard-Madaus is slated to fill the vacancy created by the 2008 retirement of Judge Charles A. Abdella.
Mr. Allard-Madaus has practiced law in Worcester for his entire 23-year career, according to the governor's office. He is a graduate of Worcester State College and Suffolk University Law School.
“I'm humbled with this tremendous honor,” Mr. Allard-Madaus said today when asked for comment on the nomination.
Criminal defense lawyers who practice in the Worcester courts reacted favorably to the governor's choice.
“I think it's good news. I'm pleased to hear that we have a local attorney nominated to that post. He's an experienced and well-respected attorney, and we look forward to having him on the bench,” said lawyer Michael C. O'Doherty.
“I think Mike will be a very professional judge,” said lawyer Joseph F. Brennan Jr.
“He's a well-respected member of the community who, I'm sure, will be fair to all sides in any case and will be respectful and very professional,” Mr. Brennan said of the nominee.
The Governor's Council is expected to hold a public hearing on the nomination in the coming weeks.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 21, 2010