Additional Information: LAW PRACTICE
Steven A. Novick, P.C. is a small Martindale-Hubbell AV rated firm focusing upon employment and civil rights litigation primarily for plaintiffs. Mr. Novick has over 34 years of experience in this field and is recognized as one of Oklahoma's preeminent civil rights litigators. He has received awards for his contributions to civil rights from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma.
Mr. Novick has particularized experience in the fields of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, police misconduct, the rights of institutionalized persons, children's rights, and disability rights.
Mr. Novick's practice also encompasses:
Representation before administrative agencies, including boards of education, civil service commissions, zoning boards, state agencies, and licensing boards.
Contract relations for private providers of services to children, youth, and individuals with mental illness.
General civil litigation of business and personal injury cases.
Adoption litigation, including special needs children and adoption subsidy
Land use and zoning law, including covenant enforcement, especially on behalf of neighborhoods and individuals
Trainor v. Apollo Metal Specialties, Inc., 318 F.3d 976 (10th Cir. 2002)(disability discrimination in employment)
Winton v. Bd. of County Comm. of Tulsa Co., 88 F.Supp.2d 1247 (N.D. Okla. 2000)(jail conditions)
Saladin v. Turner, 936 F.Supp. 1571 (N.D. Okla. 1996)(disability discrimination in employment)
Skimbo v. Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1996 WL 822817 (Okla. Civ. App. 1996)(college tenure rights)
Walker v. McLain, 768 F.2d 1181 (10th Cir. 1985)(right to counsel)
Terry D. v. Rader, 93 F.R.D. 576 (W.D. Okla. 1982), No. CIV-78-4-T (W.D. Okla. 1984)(class action challenge to abusive conditions in childrens' institutions)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Oklahoma Bar Association, 1973-present
Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag Chapter of American Inns of Court, Master Emeritus 2007, Program Co-chair 2004-05, Master 2002-06, Term Master 1997-2001
Tulsa County Bar Association, Legal Aid Committee 1996-98, Pro Bono Committee 1998-2001
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Board member 2001-present, Board President 2003
Volunteer Attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, HIV/AIDS Legal Resource Project, and Oklahoma ACLU
Oklahoma Super Lawyer 2007 (top 5% of attorneys in Oklahoma)
James Sontag Leadership Award, Council Oak/Johnson-Sontage Chap. American Inns of Court 2005
Leading Lawyer in Oklahoma in Plaintiff's Employment Law, Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-04
Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma 1996
Durfee Award, Durfee Foundation 1986 - international award recognizing contributions to the enhancement of human dignity through the law
President's Award, Oklahoma County Bar Association 1985
Courageous Advocacy Award, Oklahoma Bar Asociation 1984
Distinguished Service Award, Olahoma Institute for Child Advocacy 1984
Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award, Oklahoma ACLU 1982
B'Nai Emunah Synagogue, member of congregation 1993-present
Ranch Acres Homeowners Association, President 2005-present, VP 2003-05. Spearheaded nomination for placement of Ranch Acres on National Register of Historic Places
Coalition of Historic Neighborhoods, board member 2006-present
Appointed to the Vision 2025 Sales Tax Oversight Committee 2007 by Mayor Taylor