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It is rare for me to take the time to write a review. I generally do not feel strongly enough about something to sit down and publicly air my personal thoughts or opinions.
In the case of Natalie Stec, however I will make an exception. I will gladly tell the world how grateful I am she was and is my attorney and how I would recommend her services her to anyone who required an attorney of her outstanding calibre. .
Over three years ago when I began my divorce process, I was distraught and overwhelmed , with 3 children and working full time heading my own successful marketing agency . I hired an attorney recommended to me by a friend. I spent months paying this man to help me secure a parenting agreement so that I could get out of an abusive living situation. After thousands of dollars and no headway and no parenting agreement, I released him and secured a new attorney. This attorney was much the same, she was dismissive, incompetent , unprofessional, and ineffective. I sat in the back of a court room without her knowledge, watching her and my ex's attorney laugh and chat together. Months went by thousands of dollars and still no parenting agreement, It is a terrifying and helpless feeling knowing your future and your children's future is held in the hands of a "professional" who frankly does not care. I began once more interviewing attorneys.
Then someone I know told me about Natalie Stec. When I went to meet with her, she took the time and actually listened to me. She detailed a timeline and a plan of action. Her approach is caring and professional and to the point. I knew upon meeting her that Natalie was who I wanted on my side, that she would be the attorney to get the job done. This decision to secure Natalie's services was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. In just 5 weeks she had obtained a parenting agreement, something the previous 2 lawyers could or would not do in 18 months. During the entire divorce proceedings Natalie tenaciously fought for me as her client. She was caring, professional and aggressive on my behalf, and most of all she is a smart and strong woman. I never doubted in her abilities or that she would secure the best outcome for me. I am not the easiest client to work with and Natalie never showed me anything but patience and understanding and when I needed it most...laughter. Months later I was finally divorced...thanks to Natalie.
Natalie and her firm continue to be my legal resource . All of the people I have engaged with are professional and helpful and have earned my complete trust.
I would be a true honor to recommend Natalie Stec to anyone requiring the services of such an outstanding attorney.
Natalie is incredibly qualified and knowledgeable in her field. She is a straight shooter and gets the job done. When it comes to your case and the direction to take she is honest, ethical, and trustworthy.
There was never a question as to where we were in the process or where we were going. I trusted her with my case - completely. She was very easy to work with and kept me apprised of upcoming court dates and details regarding discussions with OC.
I highly recommend Natalie as an attorney.
Natalie is very quick to get back to me with any concerns that I may have. She keeps me informed on court dates and any hearings or work she's done. She's smart when it comes to the law.
Ms. Stec is exceptional. Very knowledgeable, great communication with her and the office. I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case and I would really encourage anyone with a child custody case or a former spouse seeking to remove your child from the state to at least consult with her for an opinion. I don't think you'll be disappointed with her.
I will agree that she is aggressive and no nonsense -- but absolutely disagree with the other review that she does not put the client first. I found her to be knowledgable and extremely responsive and I was very happy with the outcome of my case.
She hadled most of my custody case until she started her own firm. I thought she was very knowledgeable. I agree with the other reviewer in that she is aggressive, but I see that as a good thing in a lawyer. I switched law firms orginally due to the non aggressive nature of the previous one. From what I heard from other fathers for us to get residential custody is not an easy task, and that is what the current situation is. I have recommended her to another friend and he was very happy as well. He also switched from another lawyer that did not have the drive that Natalie had. Highly recommended
Opposing counsel is now seeking sanctions as a result of Ms. Stec's poor knowledge of the deeper levels of family law. However, she was extremely aggressive. That didn't just extend to the opposing party, but to me as well. I did not feel comfortable dealing with her and didn't feel that I could ask the questions I needed to ask in order to feel safe in the process.
I wouldn't recommend Ms. Stec for a family law arena to anyone who isn't aggressive themselves.