With over 20 years of diverse legal experience including civil litigation, mediation, negotiation, counseling and consulting, Laura’s passion is offering clients personal and powerful representation on employment law issues. The Noble Law is a recognized leader in employment law with offices in New York, Raleigh, and Charlotte. Our goal is to level the playing field for employees. We work to deliver outcomes with integrity and empathy for the client’s journey. Our success is measured by delivering positive impacts for our clients and serving as a catalyst for changes in employment law and society as a whole.
Laura developed this conviction from her own legal background and experiences. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she moved to New York City and worked as a prosecutor in one of the largest and most challenging District Attorney’s offices in the county. Laura then worked with a sizable civil litigation firm in Manhattan before moving to a nonprofit in a general counsel and advocacy role.
Although all of these experiences were valuable and informed her work, her true dream was to start her own employment law firm. Laura began The Noble Law in 2009 with the goal of providing exceptional employment law representation to individuals by focusing on our core values: collaboration, leadership, empathy, integrity, and innovation. As an employment attorney, her clients know that she genuinely cares about them and will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcomes on their behalf. As a certified mediator, she facilitates meaningful discussion and resolution between two disputing parties. Laura is a seasoned litigator and enjoys the excitement of this work as well as the satisfaction that comes from providing exceptional representation and guidance. Her primary areas of focus are pregnancy discrimination, caregiver discrimination, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment.
As part of The Noble Law’s broader committment to catalyzing positive changes in employment law, Laura hosts the podcast “Worksights: Insight into the Workplace”, interviewing key figures in the world of employment law and analyzing relevant news stories. Laura is also dedicated to giving back to the community. From winning her law school’s public service award back in the 90’s, to today’s work with legal services, Laura and her employment law firm execute on a commitment to improve access to legal services in North Carolina.
- Women Presidents Organization, Member, 2022-Present
- American Bar Fellows, Employment Law, 2015-present
- North Carolina Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, 2011- present
- North Carolina Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Council, 2012- 2015
- North Carolina Bar Association’s Pro Se Task Force, 2013- present
- National Employment Lawyers Association, 2011-present
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice Chair, Employment Law Section, 2014-2015
- Orange County Bar Association, 2011- present
- Society for Human Resources Management, 2012-preesnt
- Laura Noble Honored as a North Carolina Top 50 Super Lawyer 2020-21
- Laura Noble Named One of “America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators”, 2021
- North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly Names Laura Noble to Inaugural Power List, 2021
- Laura Noble Named a Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney by Super Lawyers 2017-2021
- Business NC Magazine Recognizes Laura Noble of The Noble Law Firm Among the State’s Legal Elite 2014-2022
- Attorney Laura Noble Named Expert Attorney Workplace Investigator 2014 and 2015
- Laura Noble Appointed to NC Advocates for Justice Order of Service for 2013 and 2014
- “Two Supreme Court Vaccine Decisions Tell the Story of Two Americas” Published on Smerconish, January 2022
- Laura Noble and Don Davis “Social Media & Employment Law” NC Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter Section Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2014
- “Federal Assistive Technology Legislation” People With Disabilities, Vol. 11, No. 2, NJ Developmental Disabilities, September 2001
- “The Meaning of a Free Appropriate Public Education for Homeless Children” 23 Stetson Law Review 429, Spring 1994
- Making the Most of Expert Witnesses, NELA Annual Convention, June 2022
- An Update on State and Federal Employment Laws, Association of Legal Administrators RDU Education Conference, March 2022
- Beyond the Statutes: An Overview of Collateral Torts in Employment Cases, American Bar Association ERR Midwinter Meeting, March 2022
- Building and Leading a Successful Organization, North Carolina Executive Roundtable, February 2022
- Mediation From a Plaintiff’s Lawyer Perspective, National Labor & Employment Law Symposium, February 2022
- North Carolina Bar Association’s COVID-19 Legal Webinar Series, April 2020
- Guest Lecturer at Campbell Law School regarding Title VII, February 2019
- Presented to NC Triangle Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, October 2015
- Presented to NCSU Dept of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, June 2015
- “The Top Ten Employment Laws Executives Need to Know” Delivered at North Carolina Executive Roundtable, February 2014 and at the Financial Executives Networking Group, October 2013.
- “Doctor Heal Thyself: Employment Practices at a Small Employment Law Firm” Delivered at the Triangle Lunch Talk at Capital Buffet in Raleigh, April 2013.
- “Getting With the Times: Avoiding the Ethical Briar Patch When Conducting E-Discovery.” Delivered at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 2012.
- “Running Your Law Practice as a Business.” Delivered at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Small Office Practice Session, May 18, 2011.
- Expert panelist, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Knowledgeable Network of Women: “Things that go ‘Bump’ at Work – Successfully Dealing with Scary Challenges.” October 19, 2011.
- “The Ethical Use of Your Law Firm’s Web Site.” Delivered at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 4, 2011.
- “Essential Employment Laws for the Small (and Micro) North Carolina Employer.” Delivered July 27, 2010.
- “Vaccine Mandates in North Carolina – Are They Legal?” Featured on WRAL, July 2021
- “Can Employers Mandate that Employees Get Vaccinated? Should They?” Published on Smerconish, June 2021
- “Nikole Hannah-Jones Potential Lawsuit with UNC” Featured on WRAL, June 2021
- “Possible Legal Battle over UNC Hiring Decision” Featured on WRAL, May 2021
- “Social Media Posts Can Get You Fired” Featured on WRAL, January 2021
- “Proposed Changes to Independent Contractor Classification” Featured on WRAL, October 2020
- “SCOTUS Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees from Discrimination” Featured on ABC, June 2020
- “SCOTUS Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees from Discrimination” Featured on CBS, June 2020
- “SCOTUS Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees from Discrimination” Featured on WRAL, June 2020
- “Implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Featured on ABC, April 2020
- “Implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Featured on WRAL, April 2020
- NC Bar Association “Members in Focus“, February 2014
Pro Bono / Community Service:
- North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, 2016- 2021
- Pro Bono Attorney, Pittsboro Office of Legal Aid, 2013- present