Dedicated to providing valuable and affordable legal services

The Noel Law Office, LLC

Edmond F. “Buddy” Noel, Jr. formed The Noel Law Office, LLC in the fall of 2002. Mr. Noel’s dedication to the practice of law includes utilizing over thirty years of experience with two large Denver corporate law firms, and he utilizes that vast experience in order to provide superior quality of services in a more flexible, lower cost setting.

Mr. Noel’s educational background and experience enables him to examine commercial issues from both a business and legal perspective.

Although he has continued to do work on the defense/management side of employment issues, he also works with senior executives who have been laid off or otherwise left their companies when they wish to resolve their situation without litigation or through private arbitration.

Consulting with Businesses and Individuals

Mr. Noel‘s consulting services to businesses and individuals include compliance issues, existing conflicts, and developing strategies to avoid future employment and other commercial problems and litigation.

Speeches and Seminars

Mr. Noel has conducted numerous seminar presentations in his law specialty of employment law and is available for private client group presentations.

Our Services

General Business and Real Estate Law

• Preventative business law problem consultation 
• Contract review and negotiation 
• Business organization creation and advice 
• Transactional business and real estate matters

Employment Law

• Employment and severance agreements 
• Wrongful discharge 
• Discrimination matters of all types 
• Sexual harassment 
• Wage-hour 
• Restrictive covenants 
• Affirmative action 
• Handbook/policy review and creation

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

• Commercial civil litigation 
• Mediation and arbitration 
• Settlement negotiations 
• General contract law 
• Fraud disputes 
• Quiet title disputes


Client Testimonials

 “Although the details of my employment representation must remain confidential, I wish more people, who get into a situation as myself, were able to get the legal support that I did to help them through their own situations. Buddy was extremely thorough, articulate and responsive to my situation.  At the same time, he challenged and encouraged me through this process.”  

—"P," Client

“Buddy’s thoroughness, tactful advice, and responsiveness far exceeded my expectations.  From helping me resolve disputes to working on multiple acquisitions, including the sale of my own company, Buddy was impeccable.”

—Mike Piche, Client

Federal government contracting is a significant portion of our business. Accordingly, we are subject to numerous regulatory and compliance matters. Buddy does an excellent job of working through these matters in a patient and methodical manner and is highly professional in interacting with the appropriate government contacts in these matters. We have expanded the scope of our representation with Buddy to include our commercial (non-government) matters as well.

   —“E.” and “J.” Clients

The reason our firm affiliates with Buddy Noel is that he provides more than just excellent legal services: he cares deeply about each and every one of his clients. He is available, responsive, and highly knowledgeable. He has an amazing professional background and is both an experienced litigator and a master at resolving disputes and legal challenges at reasonable and efficient rates. For small businesses and individuals in need of legal guidance, Buddy. Noel is a valuable asset. 

   —Brett Godfrey, founder of Godfrey Law, P.C.

Community Activities

Mr. Noel has served on boards for some of Colorado’s most significant community and educational institutions over the years, including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Colorado Forum, Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver Metro Sports Commission, Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, Inc., Rocky Mountain Minority Suppliers Development Council and Sportswomen of Colorado. Mr. Noel also served on the governing boards of Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College and the University of Southern Colorado, the Tuck School of Business Board of Overseers, Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the Alumni Council at Dartmouth College. This breadth of board experience continues to serve as support for Mr. Noel’s business law practice.

In addition, for several of these activities he was intimately involved in the operation of the specific business: (1) as the CEO for the Colorado Sports Council (2) as the Board President for the State Board of Agriculture, the governing board for Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College and the University of Southern Colorado; and (3) as a member of various bank boards, including United Banks of Aurora and Monaco, Banc One Colorado Corporation and Bank One Denver.

In addition, his work for several important government and business commissions and organizations utilized his business knowledge: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel; Colorado Economic Development Commission; Colorado Regulatory Review Commission; Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce; Greater Denver Corporation; and the Colorado Forum.

After serving on any number of local and national boards, Mr. Noel recently decided to reduce his nonprofit involvements to two activities continuing the legacy of his mother: The Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Noel Community Arts School in the Denver Public Schools.

Legal Biography

The founder of the firm is Edmond F. “Buddy” Noel, Jr.

Mr. Noel received his AB in Economics from Dartmouth College, cum laude, in 1968, his MBA from the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College as a Tuck Scholar in 1969 and his JD from Harvard University in 1972. In 1977, he became a partner at Holme Roberts & Owen (now part of Bryan Cave), one of Colorado’s oldest and finest large corporate law firms. After practicing law for twenty years, Mr. Noel took a three-year leave from the practice of law to be the President and CEO of the Colorado Sports Council, a nonprofit community sports development corporation he helped found. This organization sponsored a number of national and international sports events and bid for the Winter Olympic Games and World Cup Soccer.

Returning to the practice of law in 1995, Mr. Noel became a partner at Sherman & Howard, another large Denver corporate law firm. 

During his years of practice with these organizations, Mr. Noel tried a number of high-profile trials and appeals, making law in a number of areas of Colorado law. Each of these large law firm experiences involved Fortune 500 company clients and complex, high-level legal work.

Mr. Noel started his own solo law practice—The Noel Law Office LLC—in 2002, bringing to his smaller and more service-centered elite practice the knowledge and ability gained from his years at the apex of corporate practice in order to provide affordable, high-value legal services to small businesses and individuals.. Now located in the Inverness Office Park in the southeast Denver metropolitan area, Mr. Noel’s employment law, commercial civil litigation, general business and real estate law practice is ideally suited for the new businesses coming to this area.

When handling larger matters requiring additional resources—advanced technology, additional staffing and the ability to handle matters nationally—Mr. Noel works with Godfrey Law, P.C., a firm that is honored to have him as “Of-Counsel” (a formal affiliation between lawyers and law firms), with whom he has been affiliated for many years. For more information regarding the substantial additional support Mr. Noel has at his disposal though this affiliation, click the badge beneath his photo.


Contact Information:

Edmond F. Noel, Jr.

Attorney at Law

The Noel Law Office LLC

P.O. Box 460604

Aurora, CO 80046


Telephone:  303-800-1009

Fax:  303-416-4310

Cell Phone:  303-882-1408