John M. Noble, esq.

noblemediation, LLC
A Limited Liability Co
mpany
www.noblemediation.com

 

John M. Noble, esq.
Mediator/Arbitrator

Experienced-Effective Mediation
and Arbitration Services

To schedule or inquire about a mediation with Mr. Noble please contact legal assistant

Michele Miller directly at:

Direct Dial:  724-925-1123
eFAX: 412-202-4118

Email address:
michele@noblemediation.com

Mailing address:
noblemediation, LLC
378 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601


To Contact Mr. Noble Directly:

Direct Dial /Cell: 724-396-2543
eFAX:  412-202-4118

Email address: John@noblemediation.com


Recent Articles:

ADR Update: Some Things I Now Think I Know. Thoughts and recommendations to assist you along your own mediation and arbitration travels.

Mediating the Multi-defendant Case appearing in Claims Quorum Magazine, April 2009.  Published by the CPCU Society, Claims Interest Group

 

The Making of a Mediator - One Lawyer's Journey appearing in The Pennsylvania Lawyer, March 2007

Making of a Mediatior by John Noble

 

The Making of a Mediator Part II, appearing in The Pennsylvania Lawyer, July-August, 2008

Making of a Mediator, Part II, by John Noble

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Federal Appointment

John M. Noble was appointed as a Federal Mediator, Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania's ADR program.

See www.pawd.uscourts.gov.

John Noble of noblemediation, LLC


Mediation Practice Information


Articles Archive


Westmoreland Bar Association President John M. Noble receiving the gavel from Past-President Maria Soohey.

John Noble was elected President at the WBA Annual Meeting on April 4, 2016.


PBA Honors 

Pennsylvania Bar Association honored John Noble for his significant contribution in the creation of CD-ROMs by the PBA Professional Liability Committee which have become a vital part of the malpractice avoidance programs conducted annually statewide. 

"His participation in writing and directing the vignettes, as well as the on-screen acting, have resulted in high-quality teaching materials for both the county bar and law firm malpractice avoidance programs."

The Cooperative Divorce Center

at noblemediation, LLC

To schedule or inquire about a Divorce/Family Law Mediation, please call 724-838-SAVE (7283).  or email John@noblemediation.com

Visit the website at: www.CooperativeDivorceCenter.com

Committee of the Year Award

John Noble, Westmoreland County Bar Association Board Director and Chair of the WBA/ADR Committee received the Committee of the Year Award by the Westmoreland Bar Association at its annual meeting on April 7, 2014.

Stage Right! Honors John M. Noble

Stage Right! School for the Performing Arts & Professional Theatre Company has honored John M. Noble as the inaugural recipient of "The Heart of the Arts" Award in 2013. The Westmoreland County Commissioners proclaimed February 2, 2013 to be "John Noble Day" in Westmoreland County. Read the Stage Right! press release.

John Noble Day in Westmoreland County

Read online at the  Trib-Live website.

John Noble on Stage 

Click to view images of John Noble on stage

Practice

Mediation Attorney / Mediator / Arbitrator.  2,700+ mediated/arbitrated civil matters mediated throughout Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland.

Professional Background

Principal - noblemediation, LLC - Mediation and Arbitration Services. (2009-Present)
Equity Partner - Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C. (1991-January 2009); Junior Partner (1988-1991); Associate (1983-1988); Law Clerk (1979-1983).  Past Executive Committee Member.  Director of Business Development.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1982. Also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

Professional Activities

Memberships

  • Westmoreland County Bar Association:
    • President 2016-2017 | President-elect 2015-2016;
  • Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Bar Association;
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association ADR Committee Chair;
  • Westmoreland Trial Academy;
  • Westmoreland Mediation Academy:
    • Founding Member;
  • Allegheny County Bar Association;
  • American Bar Association;
  • PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee;
  • Mediation Counsel of Western Pennsylvania:
    • Board of Directors 2015-Present;
  • Panel Mediator - Resolute Systems, Inc;

Activities/Speaking Out

  • July 2016 - Featured Vocalist with the "...almost Sinatra" Orchestra at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival;
  • August 2016 - Guest Speaker PBI, Medical Malpractice CLE: "Mediating the Medical Malpractice Case;"
  • May 6, 2016 - Featured vocalist - “Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh,” benefiting Westmoreland Animal Friends: Palace Theater, Greensburg PA;
  • May 4, 2016 - MC/Producer/Director - “The 20th Annual Westmoreland Night of the Stars” celebrating Westmoreland County High School Musical Theater: Palace Theater, Greensburg PA;
  • April 29, 2016 - Apple Hill Playhouse featured vocalist at a “Sinatra Centennial” benefiting Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, PA;
  • April 2, 2016 - Featured vocalist with The Murphy’s Music Center Big Band, benefit for Allegheny General Hospital ER, Laub Hall, Freeport PA;
  • Feburary 6, 2016 - Featured Vocalist with the Murphy's Music Center Big Band, American Cancer Society, Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn;
  • December 12, 2015 - Featured Vocalist at "A Sinatra Centennial," celebrating Frank Sinatra and his 100th birthday, Lamp Theatre, Irwin, PA;
  • December 11, 2015 - Guest Vocalist performing as opening act for a professional Las Vegas "Rat Pack" show celebrating Frank Sinatra and his 100th birthday, at the Monroeville Convention Center;
  • December 2015 - Guest Vocalist at the Washington County Bar Association's Annual Banquet, Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn;
  • October 2015 - Vocalist performing the National Anthem, Washington Jefferson College home coming;
  • July 2015 - Guest Performer, The Theater Factory gala, Trafford, PA;
  • July 2015 - Featured Vocalist with the "...almost Sinatra" Orchestra at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival;
  • April 18, 2015 - Speaker for "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" rally against gender violdence, Robertshaw Amphitheater, Greensburg, PA;
  • August 2014 - Guest Speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, presenting "Learning the Art of Negotiation;"
  • July 2014 - Featured Vocalist with the "...almost Sinatra" Orchestra at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival;
  • June 2014 - Moderator/Guest Speaker for the Westmoreland County Bar Association Annual Bench Bar Conference on the topic of "Mediation for Domestic Lawyers;"
  • November 2013 - Guest Speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, presenting "Over the Top Settlements;"
  • October 2013 - Guest Speaker for Westmoreland County "Inns of Court;"
  • September 2013 - Prestigious Judges Award (3 perfect 10s) - United Way / Faith in Action "Dancing with the Celebrities;"
  • June 2013 - Guest Speaker for Pennsylvania Mutual Insurance Companies Annual Meeting (PAMIC);
  • Guest speaker for the Latrobe Medical Society on the topic "Everything you ever wanted to know about mediation but was afraid to ask;"
  • Perennial Presenter - Pennsylvania Bar Association “Malpractice Avoidance Program” presented throughout Pennsylvania to more than 12,000 practicing attorneys;
  • Guest speaker on the topic of medical malpractice mediation as part of the risk management program presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine through Oakstone Publishing;
  • Guest speaker at The University of Pittsburgh School of Law Health Law Practicum course on the topic of “Mediation in the Real World;”
  • Westmoreland County High School Mock Trial Perennial Juror / Judge;
  • Westmoreland Intermediate Unit - Perennial Sponsor;
  • Stage Right School for the Performing Arts, past Board Member and Perennial Sponsor;
  • The Westmoreland Night of the Stars - Creator/Producer/Director; 1997 - Present.

Education

Washington & Jefferson College (B.A., 1978, Magna Cum Laude)
Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., Evening Division 1982)

Up Close And Personal

If he wasn't such an effective mediator, you'd swear that John Noble was in the wrong profession. After all, his performances on the stage have been widely acclaimed in the media as is evidenced by his noblemediation conference room - adorned with theater photos and memorabilia. More than the lawyer amidst his law books, his style reminds you of the leading man in "The Sound of Music", "The King and I",  "Chicago" or "Annie" (Daddy Warbucks)or all roles he has played on multiple occasions over the years. John Noble is also one of Westmoreland County's best-known attorneys - not simply because of his professional prominence and body of work on the stage, but also what he has brought to the various Westmoreland County Arts Programs for 25 years through his perennial involvement fostering the arts at the historic Palace Theatre, Stage Right! School for the Performing Arts & Professional Theater Company, Greensburg Civic Theatre, Apple Hill Playhouse, the Ligonier Valley Players, and The Theatre Factory in Trafford.

Born and raised in DuBois in western-central Pennsylvania, John earned his B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College where he graduated magna cum laude as an economics major. While his fellow students elected him Student Court Justice, his athletic peers selected him the most valuable wrestler on his college team - as well as achieving all-conference status twice in football. John then obtained his law degree via night school from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, while clerking full-time at Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck and, upon graduation, joined the firm as an associate in the Pittsburgh office.

In March, 1983, John made Greensburg his home and opened the firm's Westmoreland County office, allowing the Pittsburgh-based firm to develop its own local roots in the region's second largest county. At the age of 38, John was one of the youngest partners ever to be elected to the firm’s Managing Executive Committee as well as serving as Director of Business Development and Marketing firm-wide.

Primarily due to the extreme demand, John departed his long-time firm in January of 2009 to continue an exclusive Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice, offering Mediation and Arbitration services on a full-time basis throughout Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland.

In the community, if John is not reading to local elementary students as “Dr. Seuss” or leading the sing-along at the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit “Breakfast with Santa”, or volunteering at the annual Westmoreland Mall "Light Up Night," or Greensburg's Downtown Holiday Parade, John is the person to see at any high school musical theatre rehearsal as well as any production. As founder of The Westmoreland Night of the Stars in 1997, John has raised over $400,000 for Westmoreland County High School musical theatre programs in 17 school districts as well as for the home-school students. 2013 was a historic year for the program as the 17th Annual Event marked its 10,000th participating student, $50,000 in scholarships, and $25,000 in school award plaques.

To say that John's law practice is as eclectic as his stage performances only highlights his versatility. While historically engaged in a wide range of civil litigation matters over the past 35 years, he has distinguished himself as one Prennsylvania's top Mediators and Arbitrators. Whatever his role in the community, courtroom or the stage, the audience knows they get a topnotch performance from John Noble. 

 

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