John M. Noble, esq.
and Arbitration Services
Direct Dial /Cell: 724-396-2543
378 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Arbitration & Mediation Newsletter,
Winter 2012. "The following is one
mediator's semi-lighthearted year in review.
While the stories are all true, the names
have been removed to protect the innocent."
TribLive News article of February 6,
2012. "Civil suits decline in
state, as more are choosing mediators."
TribLive News article
of October 25, 2009. "Litigants view
mediation process as affordable option to
settle cases quickly."
Mediating the Multidefendant Case
appearing in Claims Quorum Magazine, April
2009. Published by the CPCU Society,
Claims Interest Group
The Making of a Mediator Part II,
appearing in The Pennsylvania Lawyer,
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
Stage Right Honors
Stage Right! has
honored John M. Noble as the first recipient of The Heart of the Arts Award. The
Westmoreland County Commissioners have proclaimed February 2nd to be Heart of
the Arts/John Noble
day in Westmoreland County!
Read the Stage Right! press release.
Trib-Live website to read the article
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Noble, esq. please contact legal assistant Michele Miller
Direct Dial: 724-925-1123
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Mediation Practice Information
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
Mediation Attorney / Mediator. Over 2,000 civil matters mediated throughout Pennsylvania
including: personal injury,
catastrophic/brain injury, complex medical
malpractice, products 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, architectural liability,
insurance coverage/bad faith, will contests, partnership disputes,
real estate, commercial property disputes, mold claims, school liability,
sexual/psychological abuse, negligent adoption and domestic/custody
Principal - noblemediation, LLC - mediation and arbitration
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.
- PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Allegheny County; Westmoreland
County; Pennsylvania; American Bar
- Mediation Counsel of Western Pennsylvania;
- Board of Directors of the
Westmoreland County Bar Association;
- Westmoreland Trial Academy;
- ADR Committee Co-Chair - Past Chair; Bench Bar
- Commercial Panel of American Arbitration
- Panel Mediator - Resolute Systems, Inc.;
- Westmoreland Trust - Annual Sponsor/MC of
"Hollywood Party at the Palace"; 2012 Sponsor of
"Thank Goodness it's Summer" Concert Series.
- Guest speaker for the Latrobe Medical
Society on the topic "Everything you ever wanted
to know about mediation but was afraid to ask."
- Participated in the creation/filming
of the 2011-2012.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
“Malpractice Avoidance Program”
throughout Pennsylvania to more than 12,000
- 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
- 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
- Stage Right! School for the Performing Arts
- Annual Sponsor of the All-County High School
- Westmoreland Intermediate Unit.
- The Westmoreland Night of the Stars -
Creator/Producer/Director; 1997 - Present.
Washington & Jefferson College (B.A., 1978, Magna
Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., Evening
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
Noble Mediation 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" and the "King &
I," both roles he has played on three separate
occasions over the years. John Noble is also one of
Westmoreland County's best-known attorneys - not
simply because of his professional
body of work on the stage, but also what he has
brought to the Palace Theatre through the
Westmoreland Trust as the perennial Master of
Ceremonies of many a Trust event including the
annual “Hollywood Party at the Palace” which was
recently honored as one of the “tantalizing twelve"
cultural events of the year.
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 appointed to the firm’s
Managing Executive Committee as well as serving as
Director of Business Development and Marketing
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
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”, 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 $325,000 for Westmoreland
County High School musical theatre programs in 16
school districts as well as for the home-schooled
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 litigation and insurance-related matters
over the years, he has distinguished himself as one
of the region's top mediators and arbitrators,
regularly serving Pennsylvania from Erie to
Philadelphia. Whatever his role in the community,
courtroom or the stage, the audience knows they get
a topnotch performance from John Noble.