Heath Novosad

Partner
heath.novosad@dtlawyers.com
713.917.0024
Practice Areas: Directors & Officers' Liability / Energy & Oil / Insurance Coverage Litigation


Biography

Heath Novosad is a trial lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience representing corporate and individual clients across the country. Heath has extensive experience successfully resolving large complex litigation involving numerous parties, complex discovery, and substantial monetary value. After graduating from The University of Texas with a B.B.A. and J.D., Heath joined a large law firm in Houston, eventually being elected partner, where he developed a geographically and substantively diverse practice. Heath has experience litigating matters in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, California and elsewhere, representing individuals and corporate clients in a variety of industries including technology companies, oil and gas companies, banks, insurance companies, mining companies, chemical trading companies, and others. Heath has litigated cases involving insurance coverage, contract disputes, indemnity clauses, patent infringement, fraudulent transfers, collection matters, personal injury, attorney fee disputes, business torts, mass torts, bankruptcy related litigation and others.

Representative Matters

Representation of more than 500 individual plaintiffs in a pharmaceutical litigation involving substantial birth defects, where Heath earned a court-appointed leadership role.

Representation of a bank in a case involving forged check signatures.

Representation of a copper mining corporation in a breach of contract suit related to the bankruptcy of a subsidiary of the client.

Representation of a corporate client being sued under an indemnity clause signed by its subsidiary.

Education

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2002

B.B.A., Business Honors and Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Honors & Awards

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2007

Court Admissions

Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Souther District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2019-Present
          Chair, 2014-2015
          Vice-Chair, 2013-2014
          Treasurer, 2009-2013

Houston Lawyers Referral Service, Board of Trustees, 2019-Present
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Board of Directors, 2019-Present
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Member
Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Foundation, Life Member
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Life Member
American Association for Justice

Previous Affiliations

Bracewell, LLP (2002-2020)