Mr. Novel received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, where he competed in the mock trial program and interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender. After Mr. Novel graduated from law school he was selected for a coveted judicial clerkship with the Honorable John A. Young, Jr., J.S.C. in Hudson County's Criminal Division.​ During that clerkship, Mr.Novel learned many critical skills from Judge Young and the leading criminal defense lawyers in the State of New Jersey including but not limited to: cross-examination, brief writing, trial and motion preparation and effective arguments.


Mr. Novel's practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Novel has tried numerous cases in state and federal court with charges ranging from murder to official misconduct. Mr. Novel's cases have received coverage in the Jersey Journal, Star Ledger, The Record, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Daily Mail, Associated Press, NBC News and CBS News. Mr. Novel is recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Star Section, an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within the State of New Jersey.


Rutgers School of Law - Newark, J.D.



Supreme Court of New Jersey

United States District Court - New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

United States Tax Court



Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

North Hudson Lawyers Club


Super Lawyers Rising Stars

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - 10 Best Attorneys in New Jersey

Association of American Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Law

Justia Lawyer Rating 10/10

Avvo 10.0 Rating





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