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I have been an attorney for over 35 years and have been serving the Seattle metropolitan area for over 20 years. I graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts with a B.A in history and later obtained my Juris Doctor from the University Of Maryland School of Law.


My legal career began with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as a lawyer representing the federal government in Black Lung suits. After a short time, I transitioned into representing the Welfare program in the Federal Court of Appeals. In my most cited case, Soberal-Perez v. Schweiker, I represented the Social Security Administration in a lawsuit over disability benefit notices being in languages other than English.


After I met my husband, we moved to Washington with our six children. I obtained a position with the Washington State Court of Appeals Division I as a staff attorney doing research and general support for the Court. I soon left the court in 1993 and pursued a career in the private sector with Culp, Guterson, and Grader and with Foster Pepper where I was of counsel. At Foster Pepper, I represented Eva Bandy in the nationally renowned case Bandy v. Bandy, dealing with wiretapping. After I left Foster Pepper in 1994, I decided to start my own firm, The Law Offices of Natalie de Maar.


My personal experience with divorce and raising my own children and step children has had a profound effect on my practice. I am a compassionate and skilled lawyer who is sensitive to my clients’ needs and tough in the courtroom. I work tirelessly to help my clients achieve a fair result, and help them through the difficult and emotional process of resolving disputes.


I look forward to working with you for your family law needs.

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Contact info

Law Offices of Natalie De Maar

9 Lake Bellevue Drive
Suite 103
Bellevue, WA, 98005-2454

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 30%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Child Support: 15%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199407/16/2016
MDActive197609/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Certificate of AppreciationCampfire Boys and Girls1993
Jurisprudence Prize AwardUniversity of Maryland School of LawN/A
Special Acheivement AwardDepartment of Health and Human ServicesN/A
Associate Commissioner's CitationDepartment of Health and Human ServicesN/A
Certificate of AppreciationFamily Support AdministrationN/A
Honorable Mention for EmmyAcademy of Television Arts and SciencesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Natalie de Maar1996 - Present
Of CounselFoster Pepper, PLLC1995 - 1996
AttorneyCulp, Guterson & Grader1994 - 1995
Staff AttorneyCourt of Appeals of Washington Division I1993 - 1994
Assistant Regional Administrator: Children and FamiliesUS Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services1987 - 1993
National Policy Director: Aid to Familys with Dependent ChildrenUS Federal Government1982 - 1987
AttorneyOffice of the General Counsel, US Department of Health and Human Services1976 - 1982
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2012 - Present
ELAPMember2005 - Present
New BeginningsMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Family Court Appointed Special AdvocatesCommittee Chairwoman of CASA Uncorked2014 - 2015
Northwest Women's Law CenterMember1994 - 1995
Washington Women LawyersMember1994 - 1995
Campfire Boys and GirlsAuction Chair1993 - 1993
Campire Boys and GirlsBoard Member1992 - 1994
American Public Welfare AttorneysMember1976 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chambers v. Harris (US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit)N/A
Davis v. Schweiker (5th Cir. 1981)N/A
Soberal-Perez v. Schweiker (Eastern District of New York)N/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle-King County Bar AssociationSetting the Child Support1990
Women's Resource and Yellow Page"How to Get a Divorce While Holding onto your Business"N/A
Washington CEO MagazineConsequential Events Each and Every Employer Should Knw About Child SupportN/A
City Club of SeattleWho Cares for the Children, Child Care in King CountyN/A
Simmons College ReviewHe Can Have an Ex-Wife But Not an Ex-ChildN/A
American Bar AssociationAFDC & Child Support; Failure to Interface the System/Failure to Serve Our ChildrenN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Simmons CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972