MAXIMILLIAN A. NOVEL
Maximillian A. Novel is the founding member of the firm. 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. During law school and after his clerkship, Mr.Novel was mentored by legendary criminal defense attorney Peter Willis where he learned firsthand about case strategy and trial preparation.
Mr. Novel's practice focuses on litigation in municipal, state and federal courts. Mr. Novel has tried numerous cases with charges ranging from murder to official misconduct. Mr. Novel also routinely handles applications for final restraining orders. 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 for 2020, 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.
CUNY - Hunter College, B.A.
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
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Federal Bar Association of New Jersey
Hudson County Bar Association
Essex County Bar Association
North Hudson Lawyers Club
Association of American Trial Lawyers
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020
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
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