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David Daniel Nowak

Divorce and separation Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   18 reviews

also known as David D. Nowak, David Nowak

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%
    Child support, Child Custody, contested and uncontested divorce, alimony, property settlement, pre-nuptial agreement, monetary award

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Traffic, drug offense, assault, DUI, DWI.

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    Auto-Accidents, slip and fall, intentional torts, assaults

  4. Workers compensation
    5%
    On the job accidents and job related diseases like hypertension and high blood pressure.

David was born and raised in Baltimore.  He attended Calvert Hall College High School and Graduated from Towson University with a B.A. in International Studies.  After spending over 5 years as a Securities Analyst for a Fortune 500 Financial Firm, he attended the University of Baltimore School of Law.  During law school David was a student attorney for three semesters with the University's Family Law Clinic.  There, he argued cases for economically disadvantaged clients in the District Court, Circuit Court, and the Court of Special Appeals.  David also participated in a campaign to reform Maryland's Domestic Violence laws, and was part of a delegation that testified before the General Assembly to change those laws.  During his time in law school, David also interned for the Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and for a Towson Firm, Warnken, LLC.  

After graduating with a Juris Doctor from Law School, David was selected to clerk for Special Master Andrea F. Kelly at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Family Law Division.  After his clerkship, he was recruited by his former law school professor Byron L. Warnken to be attorney-in-charge of Warnken, LLC's Family Law and Worker's Compensation Practices.  

In 2010, David decided to pursue his dream of opening his own law firm.  He believed that in starting his own law practice, he could more effectively represent his client's varied legal needs.  Today David focuses on Family Law, Worker's Compensation Claims, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBR), and general civil matters.  David frequently represents Maryland State Troopers, and supports the Maryland Troopers Association.

David continues to be active in his local bar association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice, and he is active in his local community organization. 

Awards

Gold Client Champion

Location

Law Office of David D. Nowak

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Attorney
Mr. Nowak is a competent, skilled and steadfast family attorney. His client representation is unremarkable and dependable. I highly regard Mr. Nowak as a family attorney. Thank you so much for your help this past year!
Posted by Chris | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
I retained Mr. Nowak for an unpleasant divorce. Not only was his legal advice top rate but he provided excellent advice on dealing with the emotional side as well. He helped keep me grounded throughout. I’ve worked with attorneys in a professional capacity in my career and can say Mr. Nowak is one of the finest. I hope no one has to go through the pain of divorce but if you do Mr. Nowak and his team are some of the best.
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Posted by Michael | June 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional
I contacted Mr Nowak to request legal advice for a complicated and sensitive situation. He provided honest, thoughtful, and invaluable advice during our consultation. His knowledge, experience, and attention to detail ended up saving me money and further complication in a situation that could have easily been used to make a quick profit. He'll be the first person I contact if further legal assistance is needed. Thank you, David!
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Posted by Rob Rodriguez | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, honest and accurate on facts
I found this lawyer and he was able to put an end of 6 years of sorrow fighting over custody for my daughter. Thank you for being honest and making right.
Posted by Carlton | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal counsel!
I had a very complex legal case with a lot on the line for me. David Nowak demonstrated masterful expertise in his knowledge and application of the laws that pertained to my case. He reviewed similar cases to mine and developed several very insightful approaches to the relevant legal arguments. He took a lot of time to listen to me about the details of my case and was very compassionate and invested in helping me resolve this family court case where I faced some serious allegations. He was very prepared and poised and helped me to be ready for the courtroom. The day of my hearing he showed up early and prepared me for every possible outcome and scenario in the court room. He was a rockstar in the courtroom and his brilliant legal arguments and legal strategies won my case hands down. I highly recommended him as a lawyer and can assure you that he will give 110% effort to help get justice for you. I am extremely grateful for all his work in my case and the outcome he obtained for me and my child.
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Posted by Jason | December 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advise
David Nowak provided me with excellent advice in a difficult situation. He assessed my circumstances, informed me of my options, and provided the best approach. He was very knowledgeable about how the law would apply. When I was ready to give up and pay out more than the other party deserved, he reminded me of how the courts would typically rule in cases like mine. In the end, I was able to successfully become sole owner of my home, avoid a bitter battle in the courts, and save a lot of money. I hope I never find myself in the same place again, but if I do David Nowak would be the person that I would call.
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Posted by Scott | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proud to have David Nowak representation
Mr Nowak was very quick to responses and detail oriented. I will always recommend him to anyone going through times which can use assistance. He really showed me that he cared for my case. Quality of work was great! Highly recommended! Thank you Mr Nowak
Posted by Roni | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Divorce Case: David was calm, ethical, professional, and knowledgable. I won my case hands down. He is an excellent negotiator, who keeps meticulous records, and has case search support for all his arguments. Beyond affordable. I am beyond satisfied and happy. I won my case. Thank You David!
Posted by Sal Giordano | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer! Highly recommend!
Dave is thorough, detail oriented, and really knows legal procedures and the law in general. He provides personal attention, is prompt, and very professional. If you want someone that you can count on that cares about his clients and knows the law Dave is for you!
Posted by Howard | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
David Nowak is a top notch attorney. He has helped me with a case and I was very pleased with the outcome. He's honest on what he thinks and that is necessary when moving forward with a case. I would recommend him and his services without any hesitation.
Posted by Geoffrey | March 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding!
I was referred by a friend of my wife and I, and I could not have been more pleased. He was very welcoming, listened to my situation, did a little research on the subject, and the situation was resolved in less than half an hour. Outstanding!!!
Posted by Kevin | February 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Gentleman Sets the Bar for What We Should Expect of All Lawyers
I have used David's services twice for two different, but related, matters. He was able to deliver the best possible outcome for my situation. What sets this guy apart from many others is that he works to attain the best outcome possible for the client, not generate the largest possible income stream for himself. On top of his great standard of business ethics, he is smart, wise, precise, and diligent. The first lawyer I retained for my divorce put me off with his attitude. I did not know the process of separation & divorce very well, and he was trying to make me take an aggressive, combative stance that was unneccessary. The clincher was that this other guy had a bad attitude. So I dropped him and retained David. What is refreshing about David is that he is a honest realist. While keeping things within the realm of realism, he was able to assuage my fears and explain facts, precedent, and make predictions in a simplistic manner that was comforting. In the end, I got a better settlement agreement from my ex-spouse than what I originally was seeking, and David returned the remaining balance that was held in escrow. I would recommend his services to anyone who needs a family law lawyer! You cannot find better in my opinion.
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Posted by Naomi | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Offering the highest level of professionalism and efficiency David Nowak worked with me and made a highly stressful and confusing custody case into a manageable and productive experience. David and his team responded to my needs promptly and with the utmost respect and friendliness. I would highly recommend David Nowak Attorney.
Posted by April | July 27, 2015
High Recommened
I had the great pleasure of being represented by David Nowak. He is very professional, intelligent, and dependable. I went into this case very nervous and scared. Mr. Nowak eased my fears and helped me every step of the way. He is also a great a teacher because I learned a lot while being represented by Mr. Nowak. I highly recommended David Nowak he is a great attorney.
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Posted by Barbara | December 3, 2014
A Learning Experience
I retained David Nowak at the recommendation of my son's sister-in-law. She is an Attorney as well but she recommended David because he was closer in proximity to me. I am extremely glad that she gave me his name. My case was extraordinary and not one that I would wish on my worst enemy. What I liked about David was his ability to keep me calm. He was able to keep me focused on the end result of winning the case. I would absolutley use his services again although he may cringe if that were to happen. I'll admit it: I am high maintenence.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 21, 2014
HIGHLY RECOMMEMDED
Mr. Nowak handled both of my Third Party Custody Cases. He was friendly, professional, prompt and courteous. He kept me informed every step of the way and made sure I knew what was going on at all times. If you need a good lawyer, I highly recommend Mr. Nowak!
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2013
Reliable and compassionate attorney
David was a great asset in my case. He went to work quickly ascertaining my options and best course of action with the court system. He kept me up-to-date on all matters regarding my case and consistently checked in to be sure I understood the details of my legal situation. He was reassuring and worked hard with discretion and respect to make sure I received the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Bill | January 7, 2013
A Lawyer I Trust
I have used Mr. Nowak for my wills, Workmans Compensation claim, and a personal injury accident involving my wife. Lawyers get a bad rap. I have worked for a police agency for over 40 years. I trust David and he did a great job for me in all cases. Gaining my trust is not an easy thing to get. David has it.I have referred him to others and will continue to do so. I will definitely use him again if I need a lawyer for anything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David D. Nowak
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Towson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Drexler v. Bornman, 217 Md. App. 355 (2014)
  • Success at trial court; Reported Opinion in the Court of Special Appeals

Associations

  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Maryland Family Law Advocate - Maryland State Bar Association
  • Effective use of Tax Returns in Family Law Cases
  • 2018
  • The Trooper
  • Worker's Compensation Law for Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2010
  • The Trooper
  • Maryland's Domestic Violence Laws and Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Custody and Support Issues in Maryland
  • Child Relocation and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
  • 2022
  • "I am not going over there and you can't make me!" The Resistant Child in Access Cases
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's very professional and highly competent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has done a fantastic job for several clients I've sent him. He always keeps his clients best interest in the forefront. I highly recommend David for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a brilliant attorney and is knowledgeable about the law and procedure. He is fair, honest and practical when negotiating and truly cares about his clients. I would recommend him to my closest family and friends. David is a strong advocate who always has his client's best interest at heart. I look forward to working with David again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for some time now. I think his knowledge of personal injury matters is impressive. He is also practical. I recommend you consider David for your future legal needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Workers compensation
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Towson Divorce and separation Lawyer David Daniel Nowak
David Daniel Nowak
Divorce and separation Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available