A Cincinnati native, Nadel continued to run his family's retail business while in high school after his father's illness and death. While running the business, he graduated from high school, the University of Cincinnati and Chase Law School.
As a lawyer, began his career as a public watchdog when he became a federal prosecutor. That was followed by becoming a Hamilton County Judge, serving three courts for decades.
A graduate of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program, Nadel fought crime as both a city and federal prosecutor before taking the bench.
He was elected as the Hamilton County Recorder in November 2016. The Recorder's Office records and houses vital documents including real estate transactions, deeds, mortgages and military discharge papers (DD 214's).
"The people of Hamilton County trusted me to serve them as a judge and watchdog. I appreciate the opportunity you have entrusted in me to serve you as your Hamilton County Recorder", Nadel said.
Nadel's experience and conservative leadership make him ideal to lead the Recorder's Office.
Nadel presided over the Pete Rose case against Major League Baseball in 1989 where the judge granted Rose's request to prevent MLB from holding a hearing on allegations that Rose bet on baseball. Nadel also presided over the criminal case of Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter. After she was convicted of a felony in her trial, Nadel sentenced Hunter to jail.
He is married to Linnea Nadel.