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Matthew J. Novak


Matthew J. Novak (Matt) is originally from lowa and moved to Chicago in 2005 after graduating Law School.

Education And Early Experience

Matt graduated magna cum laude from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and received his Bachelor's Degree in 2001. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2005.

Chicago And Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorney

Matt's early legal experience involved Family Law, Contract Law, Business Law, and minor criminal matters. Prior to joining Leonard Law Group, Matt has practiced Workers' Compensation Law in Illinois since 2006, representing his clients in complex Workers' Compensation cases.

Matt joined Leonard Law Group in 2022 where his practice is concentrated in the representation of injured workers before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Circuit Court, and Appellate Court.

Matt has been named a Leading Lawyer multiple times by Leading Lawyers Magazine for Workers' Compensation, and has been featured as an Emerging Lawyer.

Practice Areas


  • Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
    • Bachelor's Degree manga cum laude 2001
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
    • Juris Doctor Degree 2005

Awards And Accolades

  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Selected as Leading Lawyer 2016-2022
  • Selected as Emerging Lawyer 2016-2022

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