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Natalie G. Bower

Family Attorney at Belleville, IL

4.8   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Natalie

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Natalie Bower is a Partner with Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP and has devoted her practice for the past 12 years exclusively to the area of family law.  Natalie Bower’s experience includes advocating for clients in contested and non-contested divorces, establishing parentage (paternity) and parenting rights and responsibilities for non-married parties, litigating initial determinations and modifications of parenting responsibilities, decision-making (custody) and parenting time (visitation, child support and spousal support (maintenance/alimony) matters, as well as handling Orders of Protection, military divorces, jurisdictional disputes, and asset/property and retirement divisions.  

Natalie Bower has represented families in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton and Macoupin Counties as well as other surrounding counties.
 

Natalie Bower is published in and served on The John Marshall Law Review, assisted indigent clients faced with federal criminal charges as part of the Federal Defender Program in Chicago, and clerked for a federal magistrate judge in the Northern District of Illinois researching and drafting court opinions while in law school.

Natalie Bower received her Juris Doctorate degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and received her Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and French from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Natalie Bower is a recipient of the Federal Defender Program Board of Trustees Award and was a student member of the Public Interest Law Council.  

Natalie Bower is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the St. Clair County, Monroe County and Madison County Bar Associations.

Location

Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP
123 W Washington
Belleville, IL, 62220
Appt. Only Office
Mark Twain Plaza 1101 W. Vandalia
Suite 305G
Edwardsville, IL, 62025
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Posted by Deanie | May 12, 2024
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NATALIE BOWER
Natalie, I want to thank you for going to school and learning the legal ins and outs of all the hard realities that families face today, I appreciate your work ethics, the way you send out your invoices that make eating an elephant easier. Thank you for helping me out of a difficult situation and keeping me informed , communicating, and explaining to me every step. I’ve heard horror stories of attorneys that never communicate with their clients , it makes finding or choosing one scary. That was not the case with you, thank you again.
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Posted by Derek | February 22, 2024
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The BEST lawyer and firm
Natalie Bower is and was a breath of fresh air for my case. I had three other attorneys before Natalie but she didn’t judge me she didn’t fill my head on what I wanted to hear she told me the LAW !! My case was not easy but she made it that way . Genuinely a good person and a better attorney wish I would have had her in the beginning!! If want a good attorney for your family case DIVORCE don’t hesitate she will get there no games or false promises just the law! Love the the firm Cofffe Ward and Bower you can’t go wrong!
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Posted by Steve | February 19, 2024
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Great just great!
Superior intellec, awesome follow through, excellent communication, reasonable costs
Posted by Greg | February 17, 2024
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Natalie is the best!!
I can’t recommend Natalie highly enough! Her communication, organization, and professionalism is amazing! She kept on top of my drawn-out divorce proceedings and I could absolutely count on her to provide me with advice and legal counsel with the best interest of me and my children in mind. She also has exceptional knowledge of Illinois family law and intricate federal law and policy that applied to my case specifically, which came in handy when when opposing counsel did not. I could 100% count on Natalie and will go back to her if I ever need her services again.
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Posted by Aimee Hart | February 16, 2024
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A Great Lawyer in the time of Transition
I am writing this letter to wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Natalie Bower for her exceptional legal services. I had the privilege of working with Ms. Bower during a particularly challenging period in my life, and her professionalism, empathy, and attention to detail were instrumental in guiding me through that time. When I first met Ms. Bower, I was facing significant emotional turmoil, unsure of how to navigate the legal complexities surrounding my situation. However, Ms. Bower's remarkable ability to empathize with my circumstances while simultaneously helping me maintain focus on the larger objectives at hand was truly invaluable. She approached my case with compassion and understanding, making me feel heard and supported every step of the way. One of the qualities that truly stood out to me was Ms. Bower's responsiveness and dedication to addressing my concerns promptly and thoroughly. Despite the complexities of my case, she consistently demonstrated a commitment to keeping me informed and involved throughout the entire process. Her attention to detail was evident in every aspect of her work, ensuring that no stone was left unturned in pursuing the best possible outcome for me. Furthermore, I was deeply impressed by Ms. Bower's resourcefulness and integrity. Despite the challenges I faced, she never once took advantage of my vulnerability or confusion. Instead, she provided me with the guidance and support I needed to make informed decisions about my future. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Natalie Bower to anyone in need of a caring and detail-oriented lawyer. Her dedication to her clients' well-being, coupled with her expertise in the field, makes her an invaluable asset to anyone navigating the legal system. I am truly grateful for the support and guidance she provided me during a difficult time in my life, and I have no doubt that she will continue to excel in her profession.
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Posted by Jerry | March 12, 2019
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Natalie Bower
Natalie Bower was exceptional! She explained everything fully, was easy to get a hold of with questions, prompt with returning phone calls, qualified, and her demeanor was a great balance of professionalism and understanding, I would highly recommend Natalie.
Posted by Alexandria | March 9, 2019
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First time mom
Mrs. Bower is an amazing person. I am first time mother and had no idea what to do or how to handle things with my son and father. She took me step by step and answered every question I had. She went above and beyond with everything. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.
Posted by Kelley | March 8, 2019
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Client
Ms. Bower is an excellent attorney and very patient with me and my case. I could not have asked for a better attorney in getting what I asked for.
Posted by Lesa Madlom | March 8, 2019
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Me Bowers Attorney At Law
I was recommended to Ms Bowers from a family member. I had a lawyer who I was very unhappy with how she was handling my case. Ms Bowers made everything clear and walked me through the whole process . Not only is she an amazing Lawyer, she also has compassion . I would leave a message and she would always call me back by the end of the day. At the end of my case I felt and still feel that there are not many Lawyers of her calliber . I will recommend her to anyone who needs an excellent Attorney . Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
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Highly Recommended
I initially consulted with Natalie and was impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail and immediately felt she was the best person to represent me. During the process, she provided whatever clarifying information I needed to make and informed decision and she always supported whatever that decision was. She pays extreme attention to detail and maintained regular communication regarding the next steps in the process. She was everything that I needed in a lawyer and did an exceptional job.
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Posted by Britiani | October 30, 2017
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Excellent lawyer!
Very respectful, honest, and always responded in a timely fashion. She explained things in a way that was easy to understand and helped me get through my divorce unbelievably fast! I definitely recommend!
Posted by Tracy | October 10, 2017
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Child Support Case
Very professional and informative. Kept in contact with updates on my case. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Gerald Goshen | October 10, 2017
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I am very happy with my decision to choose Natalie Bower
Natalie did an excellent job handling my case. From the initial consultation to our final meeting she was a wealth of knowledge and experience. She guided me throughout the process, helping me avoid mistakes I would have otherwise made because I simply did not know any better. The hourly rate of her firm is comparable to others in the area however the professionalism and expertise (in my opinion) that comes with that price puts them above the competition. I would highly recommend her to anybody. Should the need arise, I will seek out her services in the future as well.
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Posted by Jon | March 21, 2017
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Awesome! HIGHLY Recommended firm and attorney!
Natalie was my attorney for a recent divorce. Not once throughout the entire process (as unfortunate as it is) did I ever feel as if Natalie had nothing but my best interest in mind. Even better, when we needed to meet or address matters head on, I felt as if Natalie (and the whole firm for that matter) had nothing else on their plates. There was never any waiting or other priorities. My ex and I were able to discuss and work through some things on our own (sometimes against Natalie's recommendations and better judgement, LOL) but because of Natalie and the information she armed me with, I was able to do that. I can't even make a list of the things I would have not known about or overlooked without her on my team. HIGHLY recommended. I don't care how amicable you may think things are, DO NOT go through a divorce without representation! If ever the need arises to readdress matters with my ex, I don't need to shop for an attorney; Natalie is on my speed dial. I hope this review didn't come across too cheesy or paid advertisement like, LOL, but she really was a solid foundation for getting through a one sided divorce (I was the dumpee, not the dumper). A great balance of empathy/understanding of real emotions and no kidding "here's what we need to do"!
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Posted by Joann | February 16, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer!!
Natalie was very helpful and understanding to my needs during the divorce. She explained everything very clearly to make sure I understood all the steps to the divorce. She stood by me every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone that is going through a divorce or seperation.
Posted by Matt | April 1, 2015
Excellent
Five years ago I hired Natalie to represent me in my divorce. Then a few years later when my x took me back to court and we had to revisit our child custody, I came back to her because I knew she was top quality. As a result of her dedication, I, as a father, have primary custody of my two children. I can't thank her enough for helping out my family throughout the cases. Natalie is very professional. She always kept me informed on what was happening as it happened, and even would email me weekly to tell me nothing had changed! That kind of thing gave me peace of mind to know that even when I didn't have time to think about my case, I had an advocate for me who was. She is always organized, and knows precisely where all of the case documents were, what was our next steps in the process and made sure to get it all done with little or no pressure to me. I highly recommend Natalie.
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Posted by David | March 30, 2015
review of Natalie Bower on my case.
Natalie did a very good job for me during my divorce and later with my child custody dispute. She was always one step ahead of things and I depended upon her good judgment. She did not disappoint me. I was very happy with how she handled my case, and I would definitely hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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Not A Good Lawyer
She racked up thousands of dollars in charges and dropped me a month before the final divorce settlement. I lost everything. She will take your money and leave you at the worst time in your case. Do not hire her or anyone at this firm. You'll be broke and sorry if you do. Destroyed my divorce case.
Response from Natalie Bower April 19, 2021
Attorney terminations of representation in Illinois court proceedings must be approved by the Court after a hearing at which hearing the client may voice their concerns with the termination of representation. Clients are also entitled to submit concerns with Court approved terminations of attorney representation to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission, which Commission makes public any discipline of attorneys. We encourage any person seeking to engage legal counsel, review the status of prospective attorneys at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission website (www.iardc.org).
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Coffee Ward & Bower, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2008 - 2014

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2007
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • John Marshall School of Law
  • 2007
  • Board of Trustees Award
  • Federal Defender Program - Chicago, IL
  • 2006

Publications

  • The John Marshall Law Review
  • "Curing the BOP Plague with Booker: Addressing Inadequate Medical Treatment in the Bureau of Prisons"
  • 2007

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Belleville Family Lawyer Natalie G. Bower
Natalie G. Bower
Family Attorney
Belleville, IL
Licensed for 15 years
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