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Natalie Prescott is recognized as one of top attorneys in San Diego and around the world.  The International Bar Association, which has 45,000 members, recently chose Ms. Prescott as the first woman ever to receive its prestigious Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award.  The California Bar Association, which governs California lawyers, also selected Ms. Prescott as the sole recipient of its 2008 Jack Berman Award of Achievement.  Most recently, The San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and The San Diego Daily Transcript both recognized Natalie as one of Top Attorneys in San Diego. Natalie is also a community volunteer and an award-winning book author. 



Languages spoken: English, Russian, Ukrainian

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    3 years
  3. Brain Injury: 15%
    3 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Gary Don Peak

    I had the pleasure of working with Natalie while at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College. Natalie is sharp, dedicated and truly cares for her clients.She is an excellent attorney who I am proud to endorse.


    Gary Peak Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth Ashley Hinds

    I endorse this lawyer with whom I have spent time with working on cases. Natalie is an outstanding and devoted advocate and lawyer that represents her clients with integrity and passion. If you want an attorney that honors the practices of law and ethics inside and outside of the courtroom, and genuinely cares about you personally and professionally, then Natalie is the attorney for you.


    Elizabeth Hinds Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Cross Prescott APC

6363 Greenwich Dr
San Diego, CA, 92122


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Young InfluentialsSDDT2013
San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesCalifornia Bar Association2011
IBA Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year AwardInternational Bar Association2010
Top AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Wiley W. Manual Pro Bono AwardCalifornia Bar Association2010
Bar StarsSan Diego County Bar Association2010
Career Book of the Year Award (author)ForeWord Magazine2009
40 Under 40San Diego Metropolitan Magazine2009
Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional WomenCambridge Who's Who2008
San Diego's "Best Young Attorneys"San Diego Daily Transcript2008
Jack Berman Award of AchievementCalifornia Bar Association2008
San Diego's "Best Young Attorneys"San Diego Daily Transcript2007
Duke Law School Pro Bono AwardDuke University School of Law2006
Award for Exceptional Pro Bono CommitmentNorth Carolina Bar Association2006
Outstanding Achievement in Dispute ResolutionDuke University School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerCross Prescott APC2012 - Present
AssociateLatham & Watkins LLP2008 - 2012
Judicial Law ClerkHon. Judge Roger T. Benitez2007 - 2008
AssociateDLA Piper US LLP2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoVice President2012 - 2013
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of San DiegoBoard Member2011 - 2012
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard Member2010 - 2013
Welsh Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - 2012
International Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Defense Research InstituteMember2009 - 2010
Couture for a CauseSteering Committee Member2009 - 2011
Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2008 - 2010
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fluor vs. HartfordTrial victory at the 1st stage of trial
Burns vs. NavistarComplete dismissal, favorable to the client
Van vs. James CameronDismissal with prejudice, favorable to the client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Latham & Watkins Client AlertSignificant Insurance Coverage Decisions of 20112012
Latham & Watkins Client AlertFederal Circuit Vacates Seminal Ruling Allowing Government Contractors to Recover CERCLA Costs Under Long-Expired Production Contracts2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)A Minor Setback in Recovering CERCLA Costs2012
Nail Your Law Job InterviewBook2009
California Lawyer MagazineInterviewing in a Depressed Job Market2009
Daily JournalSuccessful Real Estate Arbitration Clauses Follow Narrow Rules2008
Daily JournalEurope Reimagines Securities Class Action2007
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment LawEnglish Only at Work, Por Favor2007
Campbell Law ReviewEmployers on the Fence: A Guide to the Immigratory Workplace2007
Drake Law ReviewImmigration Reform Fuels Employment Discrimination2006
Duke Journal of Comparative and International LawOrange Revolution in Red, White, and Blue: U.S. Impact on the 2004 Ukrainian Election2006
337 ReporterAffirmative Defenses in Section 337 ITC Patent Infringement Proceedings2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Tulane UniversityEnglish LanguageMA - Masters2003
University of Southern MississippiSpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's Law CaucusAnnual Symposium2013
Balancing PanelThe Art of Multitasking2013
Lawyers Club Mentorship PanelEarly Success Seminar Series: Networking 1012012
Latham & Watkins WebcastSignificant Insurance Coverage Decisions of 20112012
Volunteer InterviewerSDCBA Diversity Fellowship2010
Thomas Jefferson School of LawEffective Interviewing Tips & Techniques2010
Online PodcastA Successful Law School Interview2010
InterviewerAnnual Interviewing Seminar2010
DukeConnect Career Networking PanelCareer Networking Panel2010
California Western School of LawHow to Nail Your Law Job Interview2010
USD Interviewing PanelTips and Advice of Best Interviewing Practices2009
USD Interviewing PanelInterviewing Advice for Law Students2008
Lorman Real Estate Seminar on Commercial Leases and Arbitration AgreementsArbitrating Commercial Lease Disputes2008
USD Labor & Employment Law Seminar"English-Only" Rules in the Workplace2007
Campbell Symposium on Employment & Immigration LawEmployers' Guide to Immigration Law2007
Yale Annual Young Scholars ConferenceInternational Law2006