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Natasha Shekdar Black

Natasha Shekdar Black

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About Me

Legal Experience

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004 with high honors, I served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One.

In 2006, I joined the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where I practiced until 2010. At Davis Wright Tremaine, I was part of the Trusts and Estates group, where I helped individuals and families and companies with a broad range of estate planning services. I was also part of the Litigation group, where I focused my litigation practice on trust- and estate-related matters, such as disputes over wills or questions involving the administration of trusts.

I formed Natasha Black Law PLLC in July 2010. My professional goal is to create flexible and personalized estate plans that help my clients achieve peace of mind. I was chosen by Super Lawyers as one of 2011's Washington Rising Stars in Estate
Planning and Probate.

Personal and Educational Background

My background gives me tools to relate well to people from different cultures and with different goals. I was born in Tehran, Iran. I left Iran with my parents and my older brother shortly after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. We first traveled to Pakistan, and then to England, and next to Hong Kong. We were fortunate to get visas and come to the United States, and after a short time in New York City, we settled in New Jersey where I went to high school.

In college, I studied engineering, getting a bachelor’s degree with honors in civil engineering from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California. I moved to the Seattle area after graduate school to work for The Boeing Company.

Ultimately, my path led in a different direction and I attended the University of Washington School of Law. In the years since law school, I am pleased to have developed a law practice that allows me to both do interesting technical work and have the opportunity to meet clients from all walks of life.

I live in Bellevue, Washington with my husband Craig, my son Clark, and my son’s three fish (Bob, Bob, and Bob). I look forward to meeting you and learning about your life and goals.


Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 90%
    4 years
  2. Probate: 10%
    4 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Janel K Ostrem

    Natasha is an intelligent, conscientious and detail-oriented attorney, which is critical in the field of estate planning. I highly recommend Natasha's work.


    Janel Ostrem Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan Cooper Gist

    Natasha is an outstanding, thoughtful and compassionate attorney. Her ability to understand and address her clients' estate planning needs is unparalleled in the region.


    Ryan Gist Antitrust & Trade Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Natasha Black Law PLLC

12819 SE 38th Street, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA, 98006-1326



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Washington Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011
Inducted to Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif, University of Washington School of Law Chapter2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerNatasha Black Law PLLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2006 - 2010
Judicial ClerkWashington State Court of Appeals2004 - 2006
ParalegalRiddell Williams P.S.2000 - 2001
EngineerThe Boeing Company1998 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
East King County Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Working with Pro Bono ServicesAccomplished.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Law ReviewA is Not A: Washington’s Unconstitutional Law of Single-Count, Single-Defendant Inconsistent Verdicts in State v. Goins2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington -SeattleLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Stanford UniversityStructural EngineeringM.S.1998
Brown UniversityCivil EngineeringSc.B.1997