Position: Of Counsel
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Admitted: Oklahoma, all Federal Courts in Oklahoma, U.S. Court of Appeals for 10th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court. Martindale-Hubbell AV rated law firm
Law School: University of Oklahoma, 1973
College: Lake Forest College 1965-69 / Wayne State University, B.A. Chem. 1970
Birth Date and Place: December 28, 1947 Boston, Massachusetts
Practice Areas: Employment Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Administrative Law, Disability Rights, Children\'s Rights, Land Use and Zoning, Adoption Issues, Civil Litigation
Additional Information: LAW PRACTICE \r\n\r\nSteven 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.\r\n\r\nMr. 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.\r\n\r\n Mr. Novick\'s practice also encompasses:\r\n\r\nRepresentation before administrative agencies, including boards of education, civil service commissions, zoning boards, state agencies, and licensing boards. \r\n\r\nContract relations for private providers of services to children, youth, and individuals with mental illness.\r\n\r\nGeneral civil litigation of business and personal injury cases.\r\n\r\nAdoption litigation, including special needs children and adoption subsidy \r\n\r\nLand use and zoning law, including covenant enforcement, especially on behalf of neighborhoods and individuals\r\n\r\nRepresentative Cases:\r\n\r\nTrainor v. Apollo Metal Specialties, Inc., 318 F.3d 976 (10th Cir. 2002)(disability discrimination in employment)\r\n\r\nWinton v. Bd. of County Comm. of Tulsa Co., 88 F.Supp.2d 1247 (N.D. Okla. 2000)(jail conditions)\r\n\r\nSaladin v. Turner, 936 F.Supp. 1571 (N.D. Okla. 1996)(disability discrimination in employment)\r\n\r\nSkimbo v. Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1996 WL 822817 (Okla. Civ. App. 1996)(college tenure rights)\r\n\r\nWalker v. McLain, 768 F.2d 1181 (10th Cir. 1985)(right to counsel)\r\n\r\nTerry 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)\r\n\r\nPROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS\r\n\r\nOklahoma Bar Association, 1973-present\r\n\r\nCouncil Oak/Johnson-Sontag Chapter of American Inns of Court, Master Emeritus 2007, Program Co-chair 2004-05, Master 2002-06, Term Master 1997-2001\r\n\r\nTulsa County Bar Association, Legal Aid Committee 1996-98, Pro Bono Committee 1998-2001\r\n\r\nLegal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Board member 2001-present, Board President 2003\r\n\r\nVolunteer Attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, HIV/AIDS Legal Resource Project, and Oklahoma ACLU\r\n\r\nOklahoma Super Lawyer 2007 (top 5% of attorneys in Oklahoma)\r\n\r\nJames Sontag Leadership Award, Council Oak/Johnson-Sontage Chap. American Inns of Court 2005\r\n\r\nLeading Lawyer in Oklahoma in Plaintiff\'s Employment Law, Chambers USA, America\'s Leading Business Lawyers 2003-04\r\n\r\nExceptional Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma 1996\r\n\r\nDurfee Award, Durfee Foundation 1986 - international award recognizing contributions to the enhancement of human dignity through the law\r\n\r\nPresident\'s Award, Oklahoma County Bar Association 1985\r\n\r\nCourageous Advocacy Award, Oklahoma Bar Asociation 1984\r\n\r\nDistinguished Service Award, Olahoma Institute for Child Advocacy 1984\r\n\r\nAngie Debo Civil Liberties Award, Oklahoma ACLU 1982\r\n\r\nCOMMUNITY ACTIVITIES\r\n\r\nB\'Nai Emunah Synagogue, member of congregation 1993-present\r\n\r\nRanch Acres Homeowners Association, President 2005-present, VP 2003-05. Spearheaded nomination for placement of Ranch Acres on National Register of Historic Places\r\n\r\nCoalition of Historic Neighborhoods, board member 2006-present\r\n\r\nAppointed to the Vision 2025 Sales Tax Oversight Committee 2007 by Mayor Taylor\r\n
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