I have practiced law in California for more than 23 years with a career that includes private practice, as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, and as a clerk to an appellate court judge. Our firm represents property owners and businesses in environmental litigation and as advisors for matters involving soil and groundwater remediation, Clean Water Act citizen suits, Water Board investigation orders, and more.
We work with our clients to identify the best strategies for their needs. What matters most is our clients’ comfort level and for them to know they have a supporter, advisor, and advocate in their corner. We help our clients assess their risks and liabilities, develop a strategy, and then see it through to the end. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies and national corporations to individual landowners and small businesses. For some, the best result is to minimize financial liability. Other clients seek quick resolution without endangering their reputations, causing unnecessary stress, or damaging their relationships with regulatory agencies. Others simply want a second opinion. But when the need arises, we are prepared to litigate in state and federal court, and all the way through appeal.
I have represented or worked alongside of a wide variety of local, state and federal agencies, including U.S. EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, various Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Air Resources Board, U.S. Department of Justice, and the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
The Law Office of Jennifer F. Novak is certified as a small business enterprise and as a woman-owned, minority-owned, business.