Mr. Justice Marc Nadon graduated from Collège Lionel-Groulx (DEC, 1970) and the Université de Sherbrooke with a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.L 1973). He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1974.
Mr. Justice Nadon is currently a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, where he has served since 2001. From 1993-2001, he served as a judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and as an ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. In 1994, Mr. Justice Nadon was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and, in 1998, a judicial member of the Competition Tribunal.
Prior to his appointment to the Federal Court, Mr. Justice Nadon was a lawyer and partner at Fasken Martineau Walker in Montreal (1974-1993), including a stint in the London, United Kingdom office of that firm (1988-1990).
On three separate occasions between 1987 and 1992, Mr. Justice Nadon was a Lecturer in Maritime and Transportation Law at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke. Before and since his appointment to the bench, he has written a number of articles on maritime law as well as coauthoring, with Professor William Tetley of McGill University, the second edition of Professor Tetley's well-known publication Marine Cargo Claims.
As a result of his extensive practice in maritime law, Mr. Justice Nadon is a recognized expert in that field. He also has wide experience in both domestic and international arbitrations, namely in London, England and in New York, pertaining to maritime issues. His practice also included litigation in general insurance law and commercial matters. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Court of Canada in 1993, Mr. Justice Nadon regularly pleaded cases before all levels of Québec and national courts, including the Québec Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Justice Nadon is the Chair of the Federal Court of Appeal Education Committee and served for many years as a member of the Federal Courts Rules Committee, as well as other court committees.