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James Novak

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Phone: (480) 413-1499

4500 S Lakeshore Dr #352
Tempe, Arizona 85282

DUI Attorney James Novak Offers Experienced Legal Defense

books, cuffs, gavel Attorney James Novak handles all forms of criminal law, with a primary focus on DUI cases. He offers aggressive, experienced legal defense, with a dedication to protecting your freedom and best interests. Knowing how stressful and confusing a criminal charge can be, Mr. Novak will walk you through every step of the process and will explain all legal and DUI terms, possible penalties, and court-mandated requirements. When you need a proven and compassionate DUI attorney in the greater Phoenix area, contact James Novak.

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Education and Training

James Novak received his BS in engineering from the University of Michigan. His scientific and technical knowledge give him a distinct edge when it comes to crime scene investigation, lab testing, biomechanics, and accident reconstruction. Following college, Novak received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. While there, he also interned in the county prosecutor’s office, giving him experience on both sides of the courtroom.

Novak also holds a master’s degree in counseling and education from Arizona University, giving him an advantage in jury selection, depositions, and understanding how prosecutors think. It also provides him with a superior understanding of the delicate matters of alcohol and drug addiction, allowing him to speak knowledgeably of such matters in court. Novak also has an MBA from Arizona University, allowing him to more effectively defend those accused of fraud, embezzlement, and other white collar crimes.

Novak proudly served his country for four years as an active duty Marine. He formerly worked as a prosecuting attorney in Maricopa County, and is the founder and producer of www.lawwebtv.com. He continues to educate himself and is dedicated to following the latest developments in state and national law.

Associations and Memberships

James Novak has been admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona District Federal Court, and the Arizona Supreme Court. In addition, he has held memberships in:

  • National College for DUI offense
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Practice Areas

James Novak focuses largely on DUI cases. He has successfully defended DUI charges of all types, including regular misdemeanor, Extreme, Super Extreme, felony, drug-related, and repeat offender DUIs. His vast education and extensive professional background make him well-equipped to defend a wide range of criminal charges, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • Assault
  • Computer and Cyber Crimes
  • Theft
  • Sexual Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forgery
  • Probation Violation

In many cases, Mr. Novak has succeeded in having his clients’ charges dropped, and when this was not possible, he has often negotiated reduced charges or sentences.

Contact the Law Offices of James E. Novak

Whether you are facing charges of misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, or some other criminal charges, the best way to protect your freedom is by hiring a superior defense attorney. Call James Novak’s office today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and get started on an aggressive and effective defense strategy.


J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

M.B.A., Arizona State University

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National College for DUI offense

American Association for Justice

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Client Reviews
I was facing criminal charges with three priors in my history. Mr Novak was very helpful and got me a lighter sentence than I probably deserved. He is a great attorney and I would highly recommend him. A. T.
James worked tirelessly behind the scenes with the prosecution, to decrease my son’s charges to a more reasonable penalty. I could not have asked for a better, more professional attorney. He treated my son with the utmost respect and walked him through every step of a very difficult situation. S. G.
Attorney Novak did an outstanding job defending my son. Due to his extensive professional background within the court system, he was successfully able to defend my son during a very difficult time for my family. I highly recommend Attorney James Novak for your legal needs. T. G.