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Harrell Nowak Values

Our Values

At the New Orleans law firm of Harrell & Nowak, our goal is to achieve great results, while at the same time making the experience as stress-free for our clients as possible.

We know that our clients want their cases resolved quickly, so we work hard to constantly to make sure that our cases are moving as quickly as possible through the legal system. Our lawyers are well versed in cases involving personal injury, business disputes, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, environmental hazards, mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and insurance claims. 

We also provide friendly, personal attention through frequent updates and legal guidance as the case progresses. Our lawyers will be with you every step of the way.

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About Harrell & Nowak

Shirin and Eric have handled hundreds of cases which resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients and outright legal victories and favorable settlements for their business clients. With an enviable success rate, we serve clients in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish and throughout Louisiana.

Harrell & Nowak handles cases involving serious injuries from car accidents, truck accidents, medical errors, slips and falls, toxic exposures – any injury caused by the fault of someone else. Experienced personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys in New Orleans fight to get the justice you deserve. Our car accident lawyers and mesothelioma attorneys have also successfully prosecuted insurance disputes and environmental cases.

Harrell Nowak Values

Our Attorneys

Shirin Harrell

Before retiring, Shirin Harrell has represented clients whose claims involved medical malpractice, products liability, healthcare law, healthcare litigation, managed care, personal injury and insurance disputes. As a registered nurse and personal injury attorney, Shirin is familiar with the healthcare system and medical malpractice law.

Eric Nowak

Eric Nowak represents individuals, families, and businesses at both the federal and state court systems in tort lawsuits for physical and mental injuries, contract disputes, and insurance litigation. Many of his cases involve issues based on medicine and science—such as serious personal injury cases, medical malpractice, mesothelioma, defective products, and toxic exposures.

Charles E. Valles, The Valles Law Firm, PLLC — Of Counsel to Harrell & Nowak, LLC

For more than 20 years, Charles E. Valles has represented individuals hurt or killed by the negligence of others, in a variety of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the country. He has represented individuals with asbestos related mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer, the family of a victim of a cocaine overdose, elderly victims of nursing home negligence and abuse, and children with birth injuries caused by pharmaceuticals as well as chemical exposures.

Recent Recognition


  • The attorneys at Harrell & Nowak are very loyal to their clients, that’s why I recommend them to my friends.

    Adelaide Wallace
  • I was comfortable with Eric Nowak from the very first meeting. He put me at ease.

    Rose Wilson
  • The attorneys at Harrell & Nowak are really winners.

    Harry Hildebrand
  • Harrell & Nowak attorneys are very professional, courteous and prompt. I would recommend Harrell & Nowak to my friends  and family members.

    Theresa Grajkowski
  • What I like most about my experience with Harrell & Nowak was their dedication. With Harrell & Nowak you can put your faith in them to get the job done.

    LaQuina Brown

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