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ABOUT PAUL D. NOVACK, P.A.
Paul Novack has earned an outstanding reputation as an attorney at law, as an elected official, and as an advocate for democracy and progress on an international level. Continuously for three decades, he has been recognized for outstanding ethics and professional ability by the internationally respected organization Martindale Hubbell. The highest possible rating was bestowed upon Mr. Novack by members of the legal profession including judges and attorneys.
Attorney Novack has represented thousands of individual clients, and has successfully litigated numerous cases in the Circuit Court’s Civil Division, Family Division, Probate Division, and Criminal Division. He was honored in 2016 by the Dade County Bar Association for outstanding service to the Bar and the public for “Significant Contributions to Providing Access to Justice.” The Judges of the Miami-Dade County Court selected Attorney Novack to give the invocation at Law Day 2018 ceremonies for the Court at the Northeast Dade Justice Center. He currently serves as Lead Investigator and Legal Counsel for a volunteer citizens effort in a historic 1966 kidnapping and the three dozen homicides that his team has found to be related. Their investigation has yielded historic revelations about organized crime in South Florida.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He served as president of the student body and in many other leadership positions. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law, serving as an Editor of Law Review and as Chief Justice of the Honor Court. Later, Paul completed the Executive Program in “Crisis Management: Exercising Leadership in Extraordinary Times,” at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Novack served six terms as Mayor of the Town of Surfside and a prior term as Town Commissioner, and never lost an election. Mayor Novack authored ground-breaking ethics and conflict of interest prohibition ordinances, led the Town through twelve consecutive balanced budgets, and consistently administered a public interest based zoning policy that preserved the community’s character and scale. He forged new State law on fire safety in all of Florida’s school facilities. Mayor Novack was recognized throughout Florida as a vigilant protector of community integrity, public safety, quality of life, and public service principles and ideals.
In recognition of a career of excellence in law and public service, he was inducted into the Miami Beach High Hall of Fame. He has served on the Oversight Board for Miami Dade County Public Schools, the Miami-Dade County’s Economic Development Committee, the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee of the Florida League of Cities, the Board of Directors of Temple Ner Tamid of Miami Beach and of Congregation Beth Moshe in North Miami, and the Board of Directors of the South Florida Shomrim Jewish Law Enforcement Officers Society. Paul personally led several emergency relief delivery missions into Haiti in the aftermath of disasters in advance of major international responses, and has organized disaster relief projects for Honduras and the Dominican Republic. He led efforts to train Mayors from dozens of cities in Haiti to enable them to build effective democratic systems. He has been named Humanitarian of the Year multiple times by international organizations, and while Mayor he was named Florida’s most outstanding leader on issues of growth management and the environment.
Mr. Novack has long been a supporter of law enforcement and military personnel, and has led many community commemorations of Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. He served as a Flotilla Staff Officer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol/Air Force Auxiliary, as an Associate Member of the Naval War College, and served as president of the South Florida Military Museum and Memorial Project. He now serves on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Aerospace Scholarship Corporation which awards scholarship funds to aspiring Air Force ROTC cadet.
- Martindale Hubbell
- Attorney Novack investigating and exposing Organized Crime, Corruption, and Unsolved Murders, linked deaths
- Surfside, FL Compository
- Surfside, FL Matters – YouTube channel
- 1308 Productions – non-profit devoted to public service and music education
- South Florida Aerospace Scholarship Fund
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