Prior to BG&S, Mr. Novak gained substantial experience in no-fault and bodily injury (BI) aspects of insurance law. He worked both in-house as an attorney for Country-Wide Insurance, and also as outside counsel. In addition to conducting depositions and attending mandatory non-binding arbitrations, Mr. Novak has defended automobile liability claims, including claims involving trucks and other commercial vehicles. He also has experience defending premises liability claims involving personal property and commercial property owners, including claims against major retailers with large self-insured retentions.
Mr. Novak’s experience also includes Examinations Under Oath of PIP claimants and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) fraud investigations. He has also attended and prepared submissions for PIP arbitrations.
In addition to his insurance defense experience, Mr. Novak has previous experience representing medical providers in PIP arbitrations and plaintiffs in BI lawsuits.
Mr. Novak received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.
He is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York.
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