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"Lawyers invest in a mediator based on a collective trust. Trusting us to digest and understand their case armed with their most confidential information and knowing that we will be in all huddles, not merely to try to get the case resolved, but to keep on trying long after the day has ended without an agreement."

John M. Noble, Esq.

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The Honorable Gary P. Caruso, (Ret.)

  • Judge of Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas - 1985 to 2015, President Judge 2012 - 2015 - duties included overseeing all 11 common pleas court judges and 17 Westmoreland County district judges, as well as all administrative duties of the court including the coordination of the county's probation and jury commission offices.
  • Judge Caruso previously served as president of the PA conference of state trial judges as well as chairing its legislative committee. Gary has also served as a high-school basketball referee.

The Honorable Damon J. Faldowski, (Ret.)

Mediation Practice Information

  • As appointed by PA governor Tom Wolf, Judge Faldowski served as a Washington County court of common pleas judge from July 12, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
  • Served as president of the Washington County Bar Association from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Currently serves as Zone Six Governor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for the area encompassing Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, and Greene counties. 
  • He has presided over and litigated all aspects of civil litigation. In addition, he has mediated/arbitrated matters involving personal injury, commercial contract actions, oil and gas and defective products. He has served as a court-appointed mediator and a mini trial judge and is approved to serve as an arbitrator/mediator by the U.S. District Court, Western District and the American Arbitration Association.
  • In 2015, Damon was named Pittsburgh Magazine's "Top Attorneys" and ranked in the top 1% nationally by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, as well as a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum and has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

John M. Noble, Esq.

  • Mr. Noble is the principal of noblemediation, LLC, founded in 2009. In the first 32 months of the COVID era, Mr. Noble hosted 694 Zoom sessions resulting in $524 Million in remote dollars accepted and, historically, has conducted over 5,100 Mediations and Arbitrations since 2003.
  • In 2016 - 2017, he served as the President of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, President of the Westmoreland Mediation Academy, and Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Trial Academy, also serving as the Westmoreland County ADR Chair.
  • Read more about John's role in the local community in our News Section.

Alicia R. Nocera, Esq.

  • Ms. Nocera mediates cases from diverse areas of the law. She mediates civil litigation cases, divorce & custody cases, real estate cases, landlord/tenant cases, EEOC/Human Relation Commission cases, and workplace disputes. Ms. Nocera is a mediator, arbitrator, and has been appointed a Special Master by the courts. She is a certified mediator and arbitrator in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Ms. Nocera has over 25 years of litigating cases in counties throughout Western Pennsylvania. She has tried cases to verdict and won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts in Federal and State courts. Her main areas of focus were complex medical malpractice, product liability, insurance bad faith, UIM/UM, auto accident cases, and slip and fall cases.

Jay N. Silberblatt, Esq.

  • Mr. Silberblatt excelled in his 44-year litigation practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, with extensive experience in personal injury, professional liability, legal malpractice, commercial disputes, business dissolution, and Orphans Court practice.
  • He served as the 2022-2023 President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, is Board Certified by the NBTA as a Civil Trial Advocate, is a Certified Mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA, and is a member of both the PBA ADR Committee and the Mediation Council of Western PA. Well-known throughout the Commonwealth, he has been an active member of the ACBA and PBA his entire career.

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