Douglas E. Noll, J.D., M.A. is a full time peacemaker and mediator, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts. He has a Masters Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Mr. Noll is AV-rated and was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to peacemaking. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Noll was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international mediator standards established by the International Mediation Institute. He is listed in the Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediators and has been named as Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by Best Lawyers in America.
Along with his colleague Laurel Kaufer, Doug was honored by California Lawyer Magazine as California Attorneys of the Year in 2012 for their pro bono Prison of Peace project.
He is the creator of Negotiation Mastery for the Legal Pro, an on-line legal negotiation training course, Negotiate a Centered Life, an on-line life skills and relationship course, and is author of the book Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus Books, April 2011), winner of the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) International Peace and Justice Book Award for 2011.
In addition, Mr. Noll is the author of Sex, Politics & Religion at the Office: The New Competitive Advantage (Auberry Press 2006), with John Boogaert, and Peacemaking: Practicing at the Intersection of Law and Human Conflict (Cascadia 2002) and, numerous articles on peacemaking, restorative justice, conflict resolution and mediation. Mr. Noll has been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2005, by US News & World Report and has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer. Mr. Noll is host of the radio show The Doug Noll Show that streams live on wsRadio.com Thursday evenings at 7 pm Pacific.
Mr. Noll is an adjunct professor of law at San Joaquin College of Law, a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, a faculty member of the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute Professional Skills Development Program, and serves as a speaker, teacher, lecturer, and workshop presenter nationally and internationally.