Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Noelle M. Natoli

Partner - Los Angeles


Bar Admissions: California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Groups: Elder Law; Medical Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury Defense; Product Liability; Transportation

Education: Southwestern University School of Law, 1999, JD; Sonoma State University, 1996, BA, History and American Multi-Cultural Studies

Memberships: Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Chair, Trucking Committee for 2018 DRI Annual Meeting;; International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - Vice Chair of Transportation Committee (2015-2016), Webinar Chair (2014-2016); Transportation Lawyers' Association - Board of Directors, Member-At-Large (2015-2017); Trucking Industry Defense Association - Mentor/Mentee Committee, Young Professionals Committee, 2017 TIDA Annual Conference Planning Committee; Womens' Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - Board of Governors, Co-Chair, Business Development Committee; Phi Alpha Delta


Noelle M. Natoli, a partner in Foley & Mansfield's Los Angeles office, chairs the firm's Elder Law and Transportation practice groups. Noelle prides herself on her ability to listen directly to her clients’ needs and navigate complex litigation for the clients’ business benefit. She excels in the courtroom and with clients by focusing on the importance of issues and the relationship between the insured and insurer.

Noelle’s principal areas of practice are transportation and elder abuse, with extensive experience from service to trial in both areas. She has sat 2nd chair in five transportation trials, and has mediated numerous matters. Successfully defending a multi-million dollar elder abuse case in Washington, Noelle’s efforts significantly reduced settlement below policy limits.

Clients who retain Noelle’s elder abuse services include long term care facilities, nursing homes, adult family homes, residential care facilities, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and employees of nursing facilities. Her transportation clients include owner-operators, independent contractors, and both large and small trucking companies. Noelle has served as national counsel for a transportation insurance company, and currently provides consultancy for a national long term care risk retention group.

As a seasoned litigator with a hunger for diversity in practice, Noelle also has extensive experience in product liability defense where she puts her tenacity and great investigative skills to work to determine unique ways to reduce plaintiff’s damages and expedite resolution.


Transport Law - California - 2015


May 18, 2016
Noelle Natoli Moderating WLALA Business Development Panel

Join Noelle Natoli on May 24 for tips on developing meaningful, lasting relationships between outside counsel, in-house counsel and clients.


May 5, 2016
Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.


August 20, 2015
LA Office Serves Veterans Through Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Project

Nine F&M attorneys from the Los Angeles office provided pro bono services to veterans through the LA County Bar's Veterans Project



  • Corporate LiveWire Winner- Transport Law - California - 2015
  • Southern California Rising Stars® - 2012
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • "Insurance Defense Litigation: Defending Against the Reptile Theory Utilized by Plaintiffs",  Strafford Seminars - November 7, 2017
  • Business Development, Panelist, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - May 25, 2017
  • Growing Relationships: What to Do After You Get the Business Card", Moderator, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - May 24, 2016
  • The Anatomy of A Trucking Personnel File - Pincus Professional Education - March 29, 2016
  • Personal Injury Trucking Accident Cases Part I: The Wild World of Medical Expenses-Costs Incurred, Submissions for Reimbursement, Liens, and Demands - ACI’s 6th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, March, 2016
  • New Theories of Liability: Emerging Trends in Personal Injury Claims and Regulatory Actions - The California Association of Health Facilities (Los Angeles Chapter), 2015
  • Trucking Litigation Defense: Where Employment Issues Trip up Your Clients, Pincus Professional Education, 2015
  • True Grit: MORE Lessons learned from our Foremothers and Colleagues - Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2015
  • Ethics - DRI Nursing Home/ALF Seminar, 2013
  • Panelist, Do You Wanna Dance?: Waltzing Around Ethical Obligations to the Driver, the Company, and the Carrier - 46th Transportation Law Institute, Transportation Lawyers Association, 2013    
  • Unveiling the Trucking Expert - 2012, DRI 2012 Annual Meeting CLE Session



  • Ethical Considerations Facing Transportation Attorneys (February, 2014) - Noelle Natoli and co-author Teresa Gruber address conundrums which routinely face transportation attorneys and the ethical rules applicable to those situations for The Transportation Lawyer. Read this Publication.

  • It's Personal, Not Business (November, 2013) - Noelle Natoli takes a lesson from Tony Soprano as a trial attorney in DRI's The Voice. Read this Publication.

  • Preclusion of FMCSA Findings at Trial on Grounds of Trustworthiness (February, 2013) - Noelle Natoli addresses the various arguments to be employed in order to prevent the introduction of FMCSA administrative findings at the time of trial. Read this Publication.

  • Roadcheck 2013 Raises the Question, What Aren’t You Being Told about the Trucking Industry? (June, 2013) - Noelle Natoli-Duffy discusses statistics and public misconceptions regarding safety in the trucking industry for DRI Today. Read this Publication.
  • Road Warriors and Heroes (March, 2012) - Noelle Natoli shares some of the headlines featuring the good work truckers and trucking companies are doing across the nation, and beyond in DRI Today. Read this Publication.
  • What the Long Term Care Industry Can Learn From the Trucking Industry (November, 2010) - Noelle discusses ways to conduct early investigations of incidents at long term care facilities in much the same manner that emergency response investigations are conducted in trucking accidents in this Los Angeles Daily Journal Article.
  • Litigation Lessons Learned From the Real Housewives (August, 2011). Los Angeles Associate and new mom, Noelle Natoli, gives advice on practicing law in the real world in her article, “Litigation Lessons Learned From the Real Housewives” featured in DRI® The Voice of the Defense Bar. Read this Publication.
  • One Foot on the Floor Towards CSA Compliance (2011). Noelle Natoli, chair of the firm's transportation practice, provides a handy checklist for CSA compliance. Read this Publication.