Professor Noyes joined the Chapman faculty in 2005 after more than a decade as a litigator specializing in complex commercial litigation. He was a partner with PillsburyWinthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly PillsburyMadison& Sutro) in San Francisco and was named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" by Law&Politics and San Francisco Magazine. In addition to his billable practice, he was Pillsbury's pro bono coordinator and he regularly served as an arbitrator in the San Francisco Bar Association's Attorneys' Fees Dispute program. Professor Noyes earned his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1990. After college, he worked for the Unites States Senate Judiciary Committee. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law in 1994, where he was the Senior Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. In 1995-96, he clerked for the Honorable Jesse Eschbach on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Noyes's research and writing focuses on rules of procedure, rules of evidence and contractual agreements governing dispute resolution.
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure Lab, Evidence, Conflict of Laws, The Law of Direct Democracy, Trial Theory, and Advanced Seminar in California Law: The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the Initiative Process