Craig F. Novick Attorney At Law

Craig F.  Novick - Attorney at Law


T 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

T 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
Tampa 401 East Jackson Street Suite 2700 Tampa, Florida 33602

Craig is a shareholder with the firm's Orlando office, where he is a member of the labor and 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.

  • 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
    • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
  • Civic
    • Leadership Seminole, Class 22
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022
      • Labor and Employment Law - Management
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • GrayRobinson’s 23rd Annual Employment Law Seminar, April 1, 2021 
    • "Update on DOL, EEOC, OSHA, NLRB and the Tax Implications of Settlements," GrayRobinson 21st Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 5, 2018
    • "Fair Credit Reporting Act Updates," GrayRobinson 20th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 6, 2017
    • "NLRB Updates," GrayRobinson 20th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 6, 2017
    • "LGBT Issue Updates," GrayRobinson 20th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 6, 2017
    • "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