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Matthew G. Novaria

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Matthew Novaria is an Associate of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. in the Insurance Law and Complex Litigation practice groups.  Mr. Novaria represents insurers in state and federal courts nationwide in complex coverage litigation arising from toxic tort and environmental contamination issues. 

Mr. Novaria also investigates high-exposure environmental claims and analyzes related coverage issues, including duty to defend, trigger, allocation, scope of coverage, and contribution.

In addition to his insurance practice, Mr. Novaria represents individuals and employees in civil rights and employment disputes, including matters involving wage and hour law violations, employment discrimination and harassment, and constitutional deprivations.

Before joining HSPRD, Mr. Novaria represented global insurers in complex coverage disputes involving product liability, environmental liability, and other high-exposure risks.  Mr. Novaria has prepared successful dispositive motions and appeal briefs, securing summary judgment and appellate victories on behalf of clients in courts across the country.  Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Novaria also worked for a national law firm where he evaluated healthcare industry risks, including medical malpractice and employment-related exposures, for London and Bermuda market insurers.

During law school, Mr. Novaria was a legal intern for the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Park District, where he focused on tort, employment, and property disputes.  Mr. Novaria secured a favorable summary judgment ruling in a slip-and-fall case involving the Park District, as well as a finding of no liability for the CTA in an auto accident case.  Mr. Novaria also interned for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


DePaul University College of Law J.D. 2014, magna cum laude DePaul Law Review, Managing Editor of Lead Articles Order of the Coif Dean’s List Cudahy Fellow Public Interest Scholarship Certificate of Pro Bono Service
Loyola University Chicago B.A. History, cum laude Minors in Economics and Philosophy


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2016)

Professional Recognition

Named to the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers®

Memberships / Admissions

Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Co-Chair, Chicago Bar Association YLS Insurance Coverage Committee

Speeches & Presentations

Monica T. Sullivan and Matthew G. Novaria, “Insurance Coverage Considerations for Mass-Shooting Litigation,” Insurance Law360, April 23, 2018.
Matthew G. Novaria, “Liability Insurance Coverage for Defective Food Product Claims – An Overview,” Chicago Bar Association YLS Insurance Coverage Committee Presentation, September 2017.
Daniel I. Graham and Matthew G. Novaria, “Knowledge May Be Power – The Knowing Violation of Rights Exclusion and the Duty to Defend ‘Personal and Advertising Injury’ Claims,” Defense Research Institute Covered Events Issue 7, July 2016.
Matthew G. Novaria, “Piracy of Online News: A Moral Rights Approach to Protecting a Journalist’s Right of Attribution and Right of Integrity,” 24 DePaul J. Art Tech. & Intell. Prop. L 295, Spring 2014.


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