Natalie is an Arizona native who has dedicated her practice to achieving positive outcomes for families and individuals in domestic relations and juvenile matters since 2012. Natalie handles all aspects of divorce and paternity matters, and colleagues regularly defer to her knowledge regarding nuanced child support issues and cases with Department of Child Safety (DCS) involvement. Natalie also brings private termination of parental rights and third-party / grandparents’ rights actions on behalf of clients in her current practice.
Natalie’s roots in family law started during her time as a student attorney with the Child and Family Law Clinic at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. After licensure, Natalie initially represented children in child dependency, permanent guardianship, and adoption cases. She then served as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the State of Arizona litigating juvenile and domestic relations matters for six and a half years.
As an AAG, Natalie first worked in the Protective Services Section, managing a high-volume trial caseload in child dependency and termination of parental rights actions. She then transitioned to the Child Support Services Section where she represented the State in Title IV-D paternity, establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support actions, including interstate matters. Natalie went into private family law practice in January 2020, and she has been growing that practice ever since then.
With a background in cases involving trauma, interfamily conflict, and disruption of the parent-child relationship, Natalie has cultivated a practice that balances creative problem solving with compassion and diligence. Natalie partners with her clients throughout the legal process, and strives to make them feel heard and respected during some of the most challenging times in their lives. She believes in the mediation and settlement process to resolve matters if at all possible, but her trial experience makes her an excellent advocate in the courtroom as well.
As a mom of three active kids, Natalie is sensitive to the needs of children and challenges of parenthood, which is particularly helpful when walking through legal decision-making and parenting time matters with her clients. She also understands the importance of financial peace of mind, and therefore takes special care to ensure her clients obtain the best financial outcomes possible on issues of support, spousal maintenance, and division of assets and debts.
In addition to her case work, Natalie volunteers her time as a volunteer Judge Pro Tempore with the Pima County Superior Court, is a member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and presents at Continuing Legal Education seminars. Natalie served a 5-year tenure with the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court, and was a mentee with the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Mentor Group 2021-2023.
Outside of the office, Natalie most enjoys spending time with her family. In her free time, Natalie also enjoys singing, playing piano, crafting, traveling, and putting miles on her road bike in Tucson’s vibrant cycling community.