Valdez & Treviño Attorneys

Michael M. Novak

Michael M Novak

Professional Experience & Affiliation​

Mr. Novak’s practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, as well as insurance defense. He obtained a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Texas A&M Kingsville in 2001 and an M.F.A in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University in 2005. Following his M.F.A., Mr. Novak engaged in doctoral course work in performance studies before transitioning to law school in 2011. Mr. Novak graduated in the top 15% of his class from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2014 and in the same year was honored with the Julia Lambert Award for Student Clinician of the Year. Prior to joining Valdez & Treviño, Mr. Novak gained experience as a corporate and transactional attorney at one of the largest firms in Texas.



  • B.A. in Theatre Arts from Texas A&M Kingsville; cum laude; 2001
  • M.F.A. in Performance and Pedagogy, Texas Tech University; 2005
  • J.D. Indiana Maurer School of Law; cum laude; 2014; 

Law School Honors And Distinctions

  • Maurer School of Law Practice Group Leader and Mentor to 1L students; 2013 and 2014
  • Julia Lambert Clinician of the Year Award 2014
  • Member of Journal of Law and Social Equality 
  • Maurer School of Law Career Choices invitee and speaker 2018

Court Admissions​

  • Admitted to U.S. District Court of Texas, Western District


  • San Antonio Scene Best Lawyer Litigation Defense 2018
  • Presentation of Entity Choices and Liability Avoidance at TAREI Conference; 2016 and 2017

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