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About Me

Mr. Novak has often been referred to as “a lawyer’s lawyer” having tried more than 100 jury trials to a conclusion. He is known as a fierce and relentless cross-examiner and has served his clients well by obtaining significant settlements, which enabled them to put their lives back on track.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    40 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    40 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    40 years
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
    40 years
  5. Car Accidents: 20%
    40 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer for their leadership in the community and commitment to clients.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Kelly Colleen Delaney

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kelly Delaney Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Novak Pavlik Deliberato, LLP

1660 W 2nd St Ste 950
Cleveland, OH, 44113-1419


KYAuthorized to practice law199406/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1991
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerNovak, Pavlik, Deliberato LLP1978 - Present
Special CounselAttorney General Of Ohio1995 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Bench Bar Committee2010 - 2013
Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional ConductVice Chair2008 - 2016
Cleveland Bar AssociationChairman Lawyer Referral Oversight Committee2004 - 2007
Cleveland Bar AssociationCo-chair Joint Symposium on Ethics and Professionalism2001 - 2001
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Judicial Selection Committee2001 - 2006
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Committee on Professionalism2000 - 2001
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Fee Dispute Committee2000 - 2001
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Executive Committee for Bar Merger2000 - 2001
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Grievance Committee2000 - 2002
Cleveland Bar AssociationTrustee1998 - 2001
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Bar Journal1998 - 1999
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationSecretary1997 - 1997
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Professional Ethics Committee1993 - 2006
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Greenbrier Seminar1991 - 1994
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Cle Committee1990 - 1991
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Long Range Planning1990 - 1991
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Court of Appeals Committee1989 - 1993
Cleveland Bar AssociationTrustee Litigation Section1989 - 1996
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Lawyer Referral Committee1989 - 1993
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Tort Committee1988 - 1989
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysPresident1985 - 1986
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysVice President1984 - 1985
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysTreasurer1983 - 1984
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationTrustee1982 - 1992
Cuyahoga County Bar AssociationChairman Common Pleas Court Committee1982 - 1994
Cleveland Bar AssociationMember Medical Legal Committee1974 - 1988
Eighth District Bar AssociationLife MemberN/A
Cleveland Bar AssociationSustaining MemberN/A
Ohio Academy for JusticeMemberN/A
Cleveland Bar FoundationfellowN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cleveland Bar AssociationMemberProfessional EthicsN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysLiability for Inducing Breach of the Patient/Physician Relationship2002
Cleveland Bar JournalMalpractice Insurance Disclosure Rule2002
Cleveland Bar JournalCo-Counsel Fees: Are Referral Fees Permissable?1999
Cleveland Bar JournalAttorney Liens and Retaining Client Files1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Boston UniversityEconomicsBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Cleveland Bar AssociationTort Reform1998