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.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 1998
Sean Novak is one of the most hard-working, dedicated, and exceptional lawyers that I know. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to witness him in action, and I can wholeheartedly say that his advocacy and litigation skills are extremely impressive. Moreover, his complete and utter dedication to his clients is extremely admirable and endearing. I would highly recommend this lawyer to any potential client in need of a A+ attorney.
Torsten Bassell Wrongful Death Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Top Attorneys in California||Newsweek||2010|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California-Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Past Barrister President||2001 - Present|
|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 SLATTERY||JUDGMENT: $1,340,994.00|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||How to Create and Maintain a Medi-Care Set Aside Trust||2012|
|The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association||Fighting the Endless Discovery Battle||2011|
|74 N. Dak. L. Rev. 295||CLEAR TODAY, UNCERTAIN TOMORROW: COMPETENCY AND LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP, AND THE ROLE OF THE LAWYER IN SERVING THE NEEDS OF COGNITIVELY IMPAIRED CLIENTS||1998|
|Univ of North Dakota SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|Univ of Manitoba||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Civil Litigation A-Z||Discovery/ADR||2011|
|What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Law Practice||Law Practice||2008|
|Lawyering 101: BHBA Barristers New Lawyer Workshop Part II||Lawyering 101: BHBA Barristers New Lawyer Workshop Part II||2005|