Novack and Macey LLP is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been included in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch lists and Stephen Novack has been named Best Lawyers® 2022 Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Chicago.   

Since first being published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Recognized lawyers are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. The “Ones to Watch” list recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.  

Only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during their peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their capabilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Mr. Novak’s recognition as “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Litigation proudly ranks him alongside co-founder Eric N. Macey, 2017 and 2020, and partner Donald A. Tarkington, 2018, respectively, for this accolade which further solidifies the firm’s superlative reputation in this practice area.   

Novack and Macey would like to congratulate the following lawyers:  

Lawyer of the Year: 

  •  Stephen Novack - Real Estate Litigation

 The Best Lawyers in America:

  •  Stephen Novack - Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Eric N. Macey - Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation
  • Monte L. Mann - Real Estate Litigation
  • Timothy J. Miller - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Stephen J. Siegel - Commercial Litigation
  • Donald A. Tarkington - Real Estate Litigation 

 One to Watch:

  • Serena G. Rabie – Commercial Litigation

“On behalf of the entire firm, I would like to congratulate the named attorneys for receiving this recognition of legal excellence. It is a true testament of their hard work and dedication to our clients,” said, Eric N. Macey. “I would also like to thank our peers for their nominations, attorney reviews, and participation in the voting process.”