Jeffrey Novell is a litigator who focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law with particular emphasis on workers’ compensation defense, retaliatory cases, Title VII, FLSA, employment discrimination, wage/hour claims and EEOC claims. He has practiced before federal and state governmental agencies, defending his clients under labor and equal employment opportunity laws. Mr. Novell also counsels on all aspects of employer/employee relations including employment defense litigation, workers' compensation potential claims, and business litigation.

Professional Background

Mr. Novell joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 1999. Previously, he litigated against the Social Security Administration.

During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Novell was Treasurer of the Florida State University Pre-Law Society. He was the founding Treasurer for the Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association


In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Novell has been a lecturer on a variety of topics within the field of worker's compensation, and has been approved as an educator by the Florida Department of Financial Services in the field of Worker's Compensation Law & Policy. His presentations include:

  • Guest Panelist, Sedgwick/Aramark's Global Risk Management Claims Summit – Marijuana Legalization Discussion, Tampa, Florida, November 2014
  • "Florida Workers' Compensation Case Law Update – Parts 1 (How to Avoid or Minimize Claims) and 2 (Case Law Update)," HR Florida, Orlando, Florida, October 2007
  • "Limiting Your Liability in Today's Litigious Times," Suncoast Safety Council and Tampa Area Safety Council's Worker's Compensation seminar, Largo, Florida, May 2005

Community/Civic Activities

  • Keystone Little League, Member of the Board of Directors and Volunteer Team Manager

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1998

B.S., Florida State University, 1995