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Justin P. Novak

Justin P. Novak

Special Counsel

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Justin Novak focuses his law practice in the areas of complex litigation, professional liability defense, construction law, medical malpractice defense, premises liability, self-service storage facility law, and appellate matters. His clients include professionals such as architects, engineers, lawyers, and doctors, as well as developers, general contractors, material manufacturers, restaurants, retail establishments, and self-service storage facilities.

Mr. Novak serves his business and professional clients with extensive experience in a state-wide risk advisory, civil litigation, and dispute resolution practice. He provides both prospective advice and counsel regarding general legal concerns and proactive defense counsel for imminent or active litigation. He also has experience facilitating the early resolution of potential claims.

Certified as a mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court Arbitrator and Mediator Certification Board, Mr. Novak also helps facilitate the negotiated resolution of disputes in order to avoid the time, resources, and expenses associated with litigation.

Mr. Novak earned his Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor on the South Carolina Law Review, a Member of the South Carolina Moot Court Bar, and a Member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Commerce from Washington and Lee University.

He holds a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating, (the highest, formerly referred to as AV), and serves as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, teaching Legal Research, Analysis and Writing.

A consistent presenter at continuing education seminars for attorneys, Mr. Novak often addresses topics such as complex discovery, evidentiary matters, and troubleshooting construction legal issues.

When he is not in the office, courtroom, or classroom, you may find him traveling with his wife and son, on the golf course, or enjoying the outdoors.


Justin P. Novak
Practice areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appellate practice
Civil litigation
Construction law
Insurance coverage
Medical Malpractice Defense
Premises liability
Products liability
Professional liability defense
Professional memberships

South Carolina Bar
Federal Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
Charleston Lawyers Club


Bachelor of Arts in Commerce
Washington and Lee University
Juris Doctor
University of South Carolina School of Law

Court admissions

All South Carolina Courts
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina


UM/UIM Carrier Obligations and Medical Discovery
Deposing Experts and 30(b)(6)
Mechanic’s Liens and Surety Bonds

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating badge for attorney Justin P. Novak