John M. Noble, Esq.

Founding Principal

Certified Mediator & Arbitrator

  • Sample Remote Mediation Agreement
  • Sample Remote Binding Arbitration Agreement
  • View John M. Noble Curriculum Vitae
  • Noble is the principal of noblemediation, LLC, founded in 2009. Since the COVID Era commencing in March of 2020, Mr. Noble has hosted well over 1,000 Zoom sessions achieving more than $890 Million in settlement dollars accepted through February of 2024 and, historically, has conducted over 5,100 Mediations and Arbitrations since 2003.
  • As a long-standing member of the Westmoreland Trial Academy, he was on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Bar Association serving as the President in 2016-2017, President and Founder of the Westmoreland Mediation Academy, and has also served as the Westmoreland County ADR Chair, receiving the “Committee of the Year Award” in 2014.
  • Read more about John's role in the local community in our News Section.


  • noblemediation, LLC - Mediator/Arbitrator - Founding Principal (2009 - present).
  • Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C.: (1979-2009).
    Equity Partner (1991-2009); Executive Committee (1994-1997).
  • Admitted to practice in all State Courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1982). United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Juris Doctorate - Duquesne University School of Law/Evening Division (1982).
  • BA Degree - Washington & Jefferson College (1978).


  • Mediating/Arbitrating more than 5,100 civil matters since 2003  - primarily in Pennsylvania as well as West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

    A significant percentage of mediations (approximately 50%) involved complex medical malpractice/medical related claims (146 cases in 2023) as well as commercial/personal motor vehicle/personal injury.

    Mr. Noble has mediated a number of substantial class action matters as well as recently serving as a Binding Mediator in a professional malpractice claim involving 27 claimants.

    Mediation subject matter has also included the following; sexual assault/abuse claims, professional liability (hospital/emergency room, nursing, physical therapy, physician, dental and psychiatric malpractice), non-medical professional malpractice (architectural/legal), pharmaceutical liability, commercial motor carrier liability (including catastrophic multi-vehicle/multi-claimant accidents), complex/catastrophic products liability (motor vehicle manufacturer liability/crash worthiness, faulty airbag and faulty ignition claims, medical device, commercial fireworks, ATV, chain saw), PA HRC/EEOC (age, sex and race discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive termination), adult/minor sexual assault, attractive nuisance, complex construction/personal injury litigation, roadway design claims, fire loss/subrogation, real estate, property boundary/sub-division disputes, mold claims, ERISA, FELA, FCRA, partnership disputes, commercial premises and homeowners liability, dog bites, insurance-UIM/UM, bad faith, breach of contract, franchise disputes, electric utility liability, dram shop/liquor liability.
  • Arbitration - Appointed/serving as Sole Binding Arbitrator or Binding Mediator throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 25-30 times per year, primarily medical malpractice matters and personal injury/motor vehicle claims.

    Appointed neutral, defense and/or plaintiff arbitrator in over 350 UIM/UM arbitration hearings, high-low baseball arbitrations as well as Binding Common Please Arbitration Hearings/Summary Jury Trials.


  • "The Making of a Remote Mediator - Why I now (really) enjoy being a lawyer – The Pennsylvania Lawyer"( March, 2023)
  • "The Making of a Mediator-One Lawyer’s Journey" – The Pennsylvania Lawyer (2006)
  • "The Making of a Mediator-Part Two" – The Pennsylvania Lawyer (2004)
  • "Mediation Update: Continuing Developments in ADR"
  • "Practice Tips; Medical Malpractice Mediation and Arbitration" – PBA Arbitration and Mediation Newsletter
  • "Federal Court Launches 'Pilot' ADR Program" – Westmoreland County’s Sidebar
  • "The 'M' Word Cometh - Just How Prepared Are You?" – PBA’s Civil Litigation Update
  • "Mediation Advocacy-Winning the Negotiations" – Today’s Attorney
  • "The Mediation Explosion - Have You Heard About It?" – Today’s Attorney


  • Westmoreland County HS Mock Trial Program – In addition to his long-standing Night of the Stars program, Mr. Noble has proudly served as a Judge/Jury member for the program for over 30 years and has also been a speaker at various High Schools providing instruction and mentorship. 
  • Westmoreland Night of the Stars – Since 1997, Mr. Noble has raised more than $400,000 in cash awards and Theatre Scholarships to 19 Westmoreland High School, Middle School, and Home-Schooled Musical Programs through his “Westmoreland Night of the Stars” performed annually at the Historic Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA. To date, more than 19,000 Musical Theatre Students have participated in the annual “Biggest Night of High School Musical Theatre” in Westmoreland County.
  • Since 2015, Mr. Noble has been performing his "almost Sinatra" alter ego throughout western Pennsylvania with the Marvelous Murphy's Music Center Big Band, including venues such as the Twin Lakes Arts & Heritage Festival, Pittsburgh's Teamster's Banquet Hall, the Monroeville Convention Center, Irwin's Lamp Theatre, Apple Hill Playhouse, the Ligonier Diamond, Latrobe's Banana Split Festival, the South Hill's Bella Serra, Oakmont, Hillcrest, Indiana, Treasure Lake and DuBois Country Clubs, the DuBois Edward V. Cherry Amphitheatre and Greensburg's Historic Palace Theatre. 
  • Mr. Noble has provided/donated the entertainment for various fund-raising events including the Penn Highlands Regional Hospital Foundation, DuBois YMCA, and various Westmoreland County Church and Italian Festivals, local high schools and theatre organizations.


  • February 2024 – Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • January 2024 – Temple Beasley School of Law, LLM Trial Advocacy Program for Lawyers
  • December 2023 – Medical Trial and Error Apple Podcast – Guest Speaker
  • October 2023 – PBI Personal Injury Conference – Panel Speaker
  • January 2023 – Temple Beasly School of Law, LLM Trial Advocacy Program for Lawyers
  • March 2021 – Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • August 2020 – Philadelphia Bar Association - Young Lawyers Series.
  • Frequent speaker specifically pertaining to Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Previous engagements include the Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington County Bar Associations, Westmoreland and Washington County Bench Bar Conferences, Westmoreland Trial Academy.


  • Expert witness qualification in Professional Legal Malpractice claim - Allegheny County.


  • Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland County Bar Associations;
    Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
  • President: Westmoreland Bar Association (2016-2017);
    Board of Directors: Westmoreland County Bar Association(2013-2016);
    Committees: ADR (Chair/co-Chair), Civil Litigation, Activities and Bench Bar;
    Committee of the Year Award - ADR Committee (2014); Westmoreland Trial Academy;
    Founder: Westmoreland Mediation Academy; Cooperative Divorce Center.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Professional Liability Committee
    Special Achievement Award - PBA Annual Meeting.
  • The 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 in 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.”

John Noble On Stage

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