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Sean Michael Novak

Sean Michael Novak

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Discrimination, Entertainment, Workers Compensation, Contracts & Agreements

About Me


Mr. Novak is the founding partner of The Novak Law Firm, P.C. He was born on the great Canadian prairies in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. After a distinguished educational career at the University of Manitoba, he attended the University of North Dakota School of Law. He was named on the academic dean’s list for his entire six semesters of law school, and was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor With Distinction.


Following graduation from law school, he hung up his hockey skates and moved to the gentler climate of California. Since 1998 Mr. Novak has based his practice of law in the Southern California area. However, he has actively litigated cases throughout the State of California, and the United States.


Mr. Novak has established himself as a well-respected trial attorney in the region. In particular, he is renowned for his keen legal mind and aggressive litigation approach. His commitment to fighting for clients’ rights has led to recovery of in excess of $50,000,000.00 in verdicts or settlements for clients within the past fourteen years of his practice.


Before concentrating his practice on protecting the rights of individuals, Mr. Novak worked for several years as a defense attorney handling primarily large-loss cases on behalf of numerous entertainment production companies, large corporations and insurance companies. During this time period he successfully protected clients from exposure to multi-million dollar claims for damages.


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Languages Spoken: English, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Personal Injury: 55%
  2. Discrimination: 30%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
  4. Workers Compensation: 5%
  5. Entertainment: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Roger S Senders

    Sean Novak is both smart and compassionate. He is dogged in finding evidence to support his cases and terrific leading up to and in trial. He is persuasive to judge, jury and opposing counsel as well as being a great human being! I heartily endorse this lawyer!

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    Roger Senders Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Michael A. Coletti

    Sean Novak is a remarkably talented advocate. He is supremely focused, uncannily quick on his feet and a tireless worker. He lives and breathes his cases and will champion his client's rights well beyond the call of duty.

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    Michael Coletti Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

The Novak Law Firm, P.C.

8383 Wilshire Blvd Ste 443
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2011
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in CaliforniaNewsweek2010
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Top Attorneys in Southern California-Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationPast Barrister President2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DM v. Econolite Traffic Engineering and Maintenance Inc., et al.Settlement: $6,000,000.00
Katwaroo v. Healinglamp et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.VERDICT: $5,838,790.00
SEMAPHORE TAX STRATEGIES, LLP v. WILLIAM SLATTERYJUDGMENT: $1,340,994.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerHow to Create and Maintain a Medi-Care Set Aside Trust2012
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationFighting the Endless Discovery Battle2011
74 N. Dak. L. Rev. 295CLEAR TODAY, UNCERTAIN TOMORROW: COMPETENCY AND LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP, AND THE ROLE OF THE LAWYER IN SERVING THE NEEDS OF COGNITIVELY IMPAIRED CLIENTS1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of North Dakota SOLN/AlawN/A
Univ of ManitobaN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Civil Litigation A-ZDiscovery/ADR2011
What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Law PracticeLaw Practice2008
Lawyering 101: BHBA Barristers New Lawyer Workshop Part IILawyering 101: BHBA Barristers New Lawyer Workshop Part II2005