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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Washington Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Washington Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Inducted to Order of the Coif||Order of the Coif, University of Washington School of Law Chapter||2004|
|Owner||Natasha Black Law PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Davis Wright Tremaine LLP||2006 - 2010|
|Judicial Clerk||Washington State Court of Appeals||2004 - 2006|
|Paralegal||Riddell Williams P.S.||2000 - 2001|
|Engineer||The Boeing Company||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|East King County Estate Planning Council||Member||2010 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Washington Law Review||A is Not A: Washington’s Unconstitutional Law of Single-Count, Single-Defendant Inconsistent Verdicts in State v. Goins||2003|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Stanford University||Structural Engineering||M.S.||1998|
|Brown University||Civil Engineering||Sc.B.||1997|