Craig F.  Novick - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145

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Biography

Craig is a senior associate with the firm's Orlando office, where he is a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. He represents employers in all areas of employment law, including, but not limited to: discrimination; retaliation (including workers’ compensation retaliation); the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Craig’s practice also includes drafting, negotiating and litigating employment-related agreements (including restrictive covenants, such as non-compete agreements), as well as preparing and reviewing employment policies, procedures, and handbooks. Craig is also a member of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group, and has experience in providing advice and counseling with regards to Title IX compliance and investigations.  Craig also has extensive litigation experience in a variety of other areas of law, including contract law, general liability, and insurance defense. He has litigated cases in both state and federal courts and is admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Craig began his legal career with the Office of the Public Defender for the 9th Judicial Circuit, representing clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies, where he had the opportunity to gain significant trial experience.

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Background

Craig was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was raised for the majority of his childhood. After attending Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida, Craig attended the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in political science and minored in business administration and justice studies. Craig then earned his law degree from Western New England College School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, Craig served as a production editor for the Western New England Law Review.

Education
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A. (2003)
    • Dean's List
  • Western New England College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2006)
    • Class Rank: Top 10%
    • Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Production Editor
    • Highest Grade Awards: Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Professional Responsibility, and Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
    • Dean's List
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
Civic
  • Leadership Seminole, Class 22
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Presentations & Seminars
  • "National Labor Relations Board," GrayRobinson 19th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 7, 2016
  • "National Labor Relations Board," GrayRobinson 18th Annual Employment Law Orlando Seminar, March 12, 2015
Articles & Publications
  • Co-Author, "NLRB Expands Test Used to Determine Joint Employer Status," Florida MD, September 2015
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