Attorney James Novak

About Me

Attorney James E. Novak founded The Law Office of James E. Novak in Tempe in 2004 after years of experience working on both sides of the law. As an Arizona criminal defense attorney, Novak defends men, women and youth who need skilled counsel for misdemeanor, felony and DUI cases. In 1998, Novak was admitted to practice law in Arizona and the Arizona District Federal Courts. Two years later the attorney was admitted to practice in the Arizona Supreme Court. Now with more than 15 years of experience, Novak represents clients throughout Maricopa County and the surrounding areas.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Arizonasince 1998
Federal Circuitsince 1998
U.S. Supreme Courtsince 2001
My Education
University of MassachusettsBachelor of Science - 1989
Northern Arizona UniversityMasters of Education - 2002
Western International UniversityMasters of Business Administration - 2006
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolJuris Doctor - 1997
My Memberships
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
United States Supreme Court
Arizona Association for Justice
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Federal Bar Association
My Publications
"Liability and Remedies for Victims of Police Brutality..."
"DUI with Accident: How it Impacts Insurance"
"DUI - Winning Defense Strategies"
"Drug Fatalities in Epidemic Proportions..."
"Arizona Supreme Court Ruling: Probationers Immunities..."
"101 DUI Defenses - Kick-Start Your AZ DUI"

Lead Counsel Verification Details

This Attorney is Verified in the Following Practice Areas:
Criminal Law - State Level Crimes since 2015
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Representative Verdicts & Settlements
State v. B.L.; Dismissal
State v. J.C.; Case Dismissed
State v. P.T.; Class 3 Felony Dismissed
State v. N.B.; Dismissal
State v. D.O.;Class 2 felony reduced to Class 6 undesignated
State v. A.F.; DUI Charges Dismissed
Received the Following Awards
Clients' Choice Award Criminal Defense; Avvo, 2014
Clients' Choice Award DUI; Avvo, 2014
Superior DUI Attorney; National Advocacy for DUI Defense
National Trial Competition - Semi-finalist; ATLA, 2005
Top 100; The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100, 2015

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