Eric Nowak

Top rated business litigation attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

Harrell & Nowak, LLC
Eric Nowak
Harrell & Nowak, LLC

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 2000

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Harrell & Nowak, LLC

909 Poydras St
Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112 Visit website


Eric Nowak is a partner and trial attorney at the law firm Harrell Nowak, L.L.C., based in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he serves his clients. He extends his practice to the surrounding areas concentrating on legal matters including:

·       Business litigation

·       Civil litigation 

·       Personal injury 

·       Insurance litigation

·       Contract disputes 

Before establishing Harrell Nowak, L.L.C., Mr. Nowak gained experience handling cases related to products and premises liability, pharmaceuticals and contract cases across Arkansas, Texas and Virginia. He worked as a counsel for reputed corporations, conducting discovery for hundreds of plaintiffs in several lawsuits.

In 1993, Mr. Nowak graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona. He completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1997. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Virginia and is authorized to appear before all their state and federal courts along with the United States Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 5th Circuits.

Peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Nowak has received several acclaims for his legal services. He was named to the list of the Best Lawyers in America by the U.S. News & World Report multiple years. He was the recipient of the Litigator Award for Personal injury and Mesothelioma/Asbestos, granted by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. He is also rated 10/10 on Avvo.


Mr. Nowak was the former president of the Federal Bar Association’s New Orleans Chapter and has served on its board of directors. He was also selected as its national delegate.

With almost 25 years of experience, Mr. Nowak is known among the legal community as a hardworking attorney who devotes his time to solving the issues of others within his capabilities. He understands the intricacies of complex cases and assists his colleagues in resolving them. In addition, he extends his services to the community by proving learned counsel on a pro bono basis. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Construction litigation: business, Construction litigation: consumer, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: defense

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Class actions, Asbestos, Toxic torts, Construction defects, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Premises liability - plaintiff, Personal injury - defense

  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil litigation: defense
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Construction litigation: business
  • 10% Construction litigation: consumer
  • 20% Other

First Admitted: 1997

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Bar Association Board of Directors New Orleans 8 years President of the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA 2012
Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona, Magna Cum Laude, Mortar Board, 1993
Industry Groups:
  • Louisiana Companies

Office location for Eric Nowak

909 Poydras St
Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-522-7885


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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