Douglas E. Noll, J.D., M.A. is an award-winning author, teacher, peacemaker, and mediator, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts. He has been honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and California Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine.
For the past 4 years, Doug has been working pro bono in maximum security prisons, teaching murderers to be peacemakers. With his colleague, Laurel Kaufer, he has trained more than 200 men and women inmates to be peacemakers and mediators within their prison communities. The results have been astounding. Violence has been reduced, lives have been transformed, and inmates have regained their humanity.
So many inmates have told Doug “If I had just learned these skills and this knowledge 20 years ago, I would not be in prison today,” that Doug decided to reach out to the free world. He has written a simple e-Book, called “How to Live a Centered Life,” and has created Negotiate a Centered Life, an on-line life skills and re-lationship course. In addition, he reaches out to middle schools and high schools to teach young people the essential life skills that will guarantee centered lives and strong relationships. As Doug says, “If I can teach murderers to be peacemakers, imagine what I can do for everyone else.”
Doug hosts his own radio show and has appeared as a guest on hundreds of local and national radio and television shows.