John M. Novella

John M. Novella



Practice Groups

John M. Novella, a partner in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, draws on more than two decades of experience in the defense and counsel of insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in complex workers’ compensation claims throughout New Jersey. He has defended private companies and public entities concerning the full range of workplace accident and occupational exposure claims. John has extensive experience handling workers’ compensation bench trials, motion hearings and pretrial conferences, and also has considerable experience representing clients in jury trials and arbitrations, writing appellate briefs, and handling Social Security disability claims.

John is involved in all aspects of claims handling, including investigating claims, counseling claims adjusters and managers, assisting in the management of claims, and assessing exposure. He also has experience training claims adjusters in workers’ compensation law and claims handling.

Prior to earning his law degree from the Catholic University of America, John received his bachelor’s in political science from the University of Maryland.

Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Catholic University of America, J.D., 1995
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1992