John M. Noble, esq.

noblemediation, LLC
A Limited Liability Co


John M. Noble, esq.

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:

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:

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

Appointments / Honors

Federal Appointment

In 2006, 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.


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."


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John Noble of noblemediation, LLC

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.

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

Visit the website at:

Mediation Practice Information

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 in Westmoreland County

Click to view images of John Noble on stage

Articles Archive


Mediation Attorney / Mediator / Arbitrator.  2,300+ mediated/arbitrated civil matters mediated throughout Pennsylvania, as well as West Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland including:  personal injury, commercial and personal motor vehicle personal injury, complex medical malpractice, sexual/psychological abuse, legal malpractice, engineering/architectural malpractice, catastrophic/brain injury, liquor law/dram shop liability, products liability, fireworks claims, gun/weapon liability, FELA, ERISA, employment/labor, gender/sex/age discrimination, EEOC, commercial contractual disputes, construction, recreational vehicle claims, commercial premises/landowner/homeowner's liability, electric utility liability, commercial trucking, roadway design, property damage, insurance coverage/bad faith, will contests, partnership disputes, franchise disputes, real estate, commercial property disputes, mold claims, school liability, , negligent adoption and domestic/custody matters.

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


  • Westmoreland County Bar Association;
  • 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;
  • Panel Mediator - Resolute Systems, Inc;

Activities/Speaking Out

  • June 2014 - Moderator/Guest Speaker for the Westmoreland County Bar Association Annual Bench Bar Conference on the topic of "Mediation for Domestic Lawyers;"
  • July 2014 - Guest Vocalist performing with the "...almost Sinatra" Orchestra at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival;
  • August 2014 - Guest Speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, presenting "Learning the Art of Negotiation;"
  • 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 Recipient - 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.


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 & I," or "Chicago," 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 24 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 production. As founder of The Westmoreland Night of the Stars in 1997, John has raised over $350,000 for Westmoreland County High School musical theatre programs in 16 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 of the region'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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