Dale A. Nowak

Partner | Cleveland

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About Dale:

As a litigator, I focus my practice on preventing and resolving business disputes for my clients in need of employer defense, workers’ compensation defense and OSHA/safety guidance.


For over 30 years, I have successfully protected employers and small to mid-size businesses throughout Ohio with consistent, steady advice aimed both at avoiding and minimizing problems. Because I understand that results matter, when an unavoidable issue arises, I offer measured advice and an aggressive, proactive approach to litigation.


I believe in presenting an early and thorough defense for each client that will save you time and money, and produce the best possible results.


    • Litigates from the administrative level to the Supreme Court, with emphasis in Business Litigation, Employment Litigation and Workers’ Compensation
    • Served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals
    • Former part-time instructor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio (J.D., magna cum laude, 1980)
    • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (B.A., cum laude, 1976)
  • Admissions
    • Ohio Bar
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    • Member: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member: Ohio State Bar Association

    • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2005) Cincinnati Magazine, as voted by his peers

    • Member: Board of Senior Transportation Connection, Inc.
    • Member: Holy Trinity Parish
    Past Affiliations
    • Former Instructor: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Legal Writing and Research and Appellate Advocacy

  • Presentations:
    • Regularly speaks to employer groups on employment and related matters
    • Co-Author: “Multiple Convictions Statute in Ohio: Has it Achieved Its Intended Result?” Cleveland State Law Review Vol. 31, No. 2 (1982)
    • Cleveland Marshall Law Review


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