Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Stephen Novakidis

Partner - New York


Bar Admissions: New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Practice Groups: Toxic/Mass Tort; Product Liability Defense, Personal Injury Defense

Education: St. John's School of Law, JD, 2001; Long Island University, CW Post, B.A., Criminal Justice/Political Science, 1998

Memberships: New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; New York County Lawyer's Association


Stephen Novakidis, a partner in Foley & Mansfield's New York office, focuses his practice on the defense of toxic tort, products liability and personal injury claims. With extensive trial and appellate experience, Steve has successfully defended clients throughout New York state, including obtaining a rare asbestos defense verdict for a boiler manufacturer in 2016. He has also served as liaison counsel in NYCAL and other complex, multi-defendant litigation.

His representative clients include numerous Fortune 100 companies, including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and contractors in the power, oil, military defense, chemical and railroad industries.


January 2, 2019
Foley & Mansfield Moves to Larger New York City Offices

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced that it has relocated its New York operations to accommodate ongoing growth in the firm’s NYCAL practice.


December 10, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names 2019 Partners, Equity Partners

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced the election of nine partners to its Equity Partnership, and fifteen attorneys to its Partnership, effective January 1, 2019.


September 14, 2018
Stephen Novakidis, Whitney Seltzer Named Named to 2018 New York Super Lawyers®, Rising Star® Lists

Trial attorneys Steve Novakidis and Whitney Seltzer of the firm’s New York office have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.



  • New York Super Lawyers® - 2014-2018


  • Panelist, Talc Litigation Update, Perrin New York Asbestos Litigation Conference - December 2018.
  • Panelist, New York Litigation Update, Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, Beverly Hills, March 2018.
  • Panelist, Appellate Round Table, Perrin New York Asbestos Litigation Conference - December 2017.