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Douglas Noll

Douglas E. Noll is an award-winning author, speaker, and trainer. After 22 years as a trial lawyer, he became a peacemaker and mediator; today, he helps people solve deep and intractable conflicts and teaches others to do what he does. Douglas is an adjunct professor of law at the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute where he teaches Decision Making Under Conflict and the Psychology of Conflict Communication. Douglas is the co-founder of the award-winning Prison of Peace Project, in which he teaches murderers in maximum security prisons to be peacemakers and mediators. Douglas has trained mediators and leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in his innovative peacemaking and mediation processes. He has personally mediated over 1,500 disputes, including sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church and criminal victim-offender cases. His honors include California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year, a Purpose Prize Fellow, and Best Lawyers of America Lawyer of the Year. Douglas has written four books—his latest released on September 12, 2017, entitled “De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less” (Atria/Beyond Words). On a personal note, Mr. Noll is a jazz violinist, aircraft and helicopter pilot, ski instructor, 2nd degree black belt, tai chi master, and whitewater rafter. He lives with his wife Aleya Dao in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park.


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