Edward F. Novak and Andrew Turk, shareholders of the national law firm Polsinelli, have been invited to become members of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to fewer than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Novack is the managing partner of Polsinelli’s Phoenix office and chairs the firm’s national Governmental Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. He has extensive jury, non-jury and appellate experience in criminal defense matters, complex civil litigation and government agency investigations in several areas, including healthcare. In his 33 years of legal practice, Novak has acquired the respect of the legal and business communities for his ability to counsel and resolve difficult issues. Novack currently serves as a board member of U.S. Vets Inc. and the Arizona School for the Arts. He also volunteers his time as a judge pro tempore with the Superior Court of Arizona. Novak is a Past President of the Board of Governors of the Arizona State Bar Association.
Turk is a trial attorney with extensive experience in commercial, tort and insurance litigation. His legal
practice currently emphasizes toxic tort, healthcare, and a wide variety of contract litigation. He has also practiced in the areas of securities fraud, construction defect, trade secret, medical malpractice and insurance coverage litigation. Turk is a mediator and arbitrator, assisting parties in resolving disputes ranging from general liability tort issues to complex real estate transactions and injunctive relief. Since 2001, he has served as a volunteer judge pro tempore, handling civil, criminal and juvenile matters. Turk currently serves on the Board of Directors of Valley Youth Theater and as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and at Arizona Summit Law School.