Benjamin P. Novak
1860 Charter Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
Benjamin Novak is an associate in Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding’s Lancaster office. He manages all aspects of defending civil litigation matters in the areas of commercial transportation, construction accident, premises liability and products liability. Mr. Novak also works with the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Department. His work deals with a broad range of insurance and indemnity issues both in personal and commercial lines.
Prior to joining FHMS, Mr. Novak served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth Doyle, where he drafted opinions, drafted and prepared jury instructions, and managed the judge’s civil docket. Mr. Novak also served as a Law Clerk for Judge Brooks Smith of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer, of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. As a law clerk, he drafted initial versions of several non-precedential opinions on state and federal issues. Mr. Novak graduated from Penn State Law with magna cum laude honors and was ranked fifth in his class of more than one hundred twenty students. He was chair of the Penn State Law Moot Court board.
Mr. Novak is also a U.S. Army veteran, with deployments to Afghanistan in 2012 and 2014. He served in the Finance Corps, and was responsible for certifying the legality and propriety of disbursements exceeding four million dollars and collections exceeding eight million dollars. One of Mr. Novak’s favorite memories involves a mission to a CIA base on the Afghan – Pakistani border. Mr. Novak also performed a tour of duty in Kuwait in 2011, where his unit supported the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq.