I am Jerry Novak and I opened Jerry Novak & Associates to help people deal with the stress and legalities associated with DUI and criminal defense. I provide legal advice and representation for people charged with their first DUI or people who have been charged with multiple DUI offenses. I have significant experience handling issues related to DUI defense, Secretary of State Reinstatement Hearings, suspended or revoked driver licenses, and other criminal defense matters.
A majority of my DUI clients come from Lake County and northern Cook County, Illinois including the cities of Grayslake, Waukegan, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Libertyville, Mundelein, Gurnee, and Vernon Hills.
As a former Assistant State’s Attorney and as a private defense attorney, I have handled cases as simple as a traffic violation and as serious as murder. I hold a license to practice law in all Illinois State Courts and all Federal Courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. I have been previously licensed to practice law in Washington D.C. and the U.S. Tax Court.
I have lectured at professional seminars for Alcohol and Drug Counselors including NICASA and IODAPCA. I have been recognized as a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. I have also been a participating member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association. I have taught law and business courses at the college level. I hold a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and a Bachelors Degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
If you have been charged with a Driving Under the Influence or any other criminal offense, please contact Jerald Novak & Associates. I don’t just say I can help with your Illinois DUI defense, I prove I can help.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1987||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 DUI Attorney's in IL||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Top Leading DUI Attorneys in IL||Newsweek Magazine||2012|
|Attorney||Jerald Novak & Associates||1987 - Present|
|Assistant State's Attorney||Kane County State's Attorney's Office||1987 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Cook County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|DuPage County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|IL Cops Magazine||The Best Witness Isn't||2015|
|IL Cops Magazine||Open Range||2015|
|IL Cops Magazine||Its Not a Perfect System but this time it Worked||2015|
|IL Cops Magazine||A Sunday Drive||2014|
|IL Cops magazine||Laying Down the Law for IL Cops||2014|
|Concealed Carry Magazine||Are You Ready?||2013|
|Illinois Shooter||Are YOU Ready to Carry?||2013|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Northeastern Illinois University||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|