Justice Mary Noble
PSGFF welcomes our new Judge,. Justice Mary Noble, who served as Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky from 2006-2017. In 2010, Justice Noble was named Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky to become the first woman to preside at the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
In addition to her case work on the Court, Justice Noble chaired the Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee. She established the Family Court Rules Committee to implement the original Family Court Rules of Practice and Procedure to provide uniform rules for Family Court cases statewide. As a member of the Juvenile Justice Task Force, Justice Noble worked tirelessly to implement the passage of legislative reform to the Code of Juvenile Justice. In support of the revised legislation, Justice Noble formed the Juvenile Court Rules Committee to develop and draft the original Juvenile Court Rules of Practice and Procedure, which like the Family Court Rules of Practice and Procedure, provide for uniform practice in juvenile courts across Kentucky.
Prior to being appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court, Justice Noble was a Fayette Circuit Court judge for 15 years from 1991 until November, 2006. She served two consecutive terms as chief regional circuit judge for the Fayette Region, the first woman to serve in such capacity in the over 200 year history of the Fayette Circuit Court.
In her retirement, Justice Noble has established a mediation, arbitration and consultation practice, Noble Tate Neutrals, in Lexington, Kentucky. After 15 years as a trial court judge and ten years on the Kentucky Supreme Court, Justice Noble has had exposure to virtually every type of legal issue. Through her work on thousands of cases she has acquired understanding of the demands of litigation and its effect on human lives that informs her efforts as a mediator and arbitrator.