Stephen Novakidis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

Foley & Mansfield, P.L.L.P.
 | 86 Chambers St, Suite 202
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-421-0436
Fax: 212-421-0539
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Stephen Novakidis zealously and aggressively represents his business clients from the firm's office in New York, New York. He focuses his civil practice on defense litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, including class action, toxic tort, personal injury, wrongful death and product liability lawsuits.  As one of the most active trial attorneys in his field, Mr. Novakidis has tried cases before judges throughout New York State.  In 2016, Mr. Novakidis tried a case on behalf of a boiler manufacturer in a New York City asbestos matter, receiving an incredibly rare defense verdict, and the only such result for a boiler manufacturer in at least a decade.  

Mr. Novakidis pursued his undergraduate education at Long Island University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1998. He then went on to attend St. John's University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001.

Mr. Novakidis was admitted to practice before all New York state courts in 2002 and New Jersey in 2018. He is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York. His representative clients have included numerous Fortune 100 companies. His experience there allowed him to learn strategies for defending against a variety of plaintiff's claims, and he has garnered numerous successes on behalf of his clients in his years of legal practice. Mr. Novakidis participates in all aspects of his clients' cases, including depositions, prepping expert witnesses, developing discovery strategies and litigating in court.    

Mr. Novakidis continually strives to keep abreast of current legal developments in his practice area. To that end, he is actively involved in several professional organizations. He is a member of the New York State and American bar associations as well as the New York County Lawyers' Association.  He has also been selected as a "Premier 100 Trial Attorney" by the National Academy Of Jurisprudence.    

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Products: Defense (50%)
Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (30%)
Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Products Liability

Class Action/Mass Torts (30%): Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Products Liability, Asbestos, Toxic Torts


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Stephen Novakidis

Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • All State Courts, New Jersey, 2018
  • All State Courts, New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2012
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker / Panelist - "Trials In The New York City Asbestos Litigation", Speaker, Litigating Asbestos Cases In Today's Environment, 2015
  • Panelist - Recent Asbestos Trials - Trial attorneys from around the country share the good, and bad, from recent verdicts.  , Speaker, DRI - Defense Lawyers Trial Symposium, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Long Island University, B.A., 1998

Industry Groups

  • Mass Tort
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort
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Office Location for Stephen Novakidis

86 Chambers St
Suite 202
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-421-0436

Fax: 212-421-0539

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Last Updated: 7/8/2019

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