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Natalie Lynn Durflinger

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tacoma, WA

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About Natalie

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I  was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship.
 
As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities.  My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising.
 
Locally, I have participated in activities that included fundraising to provide food and clothing for local families in need, as well as overseas poverty relief. I have also volunteered my time for other groups such as Habitat for Humanity, the Northwest Women's Law Center and the Martin Luther King Community Centers which provide safe after-school activities for local youth.
 
While attending law school, I also worked as a volunteer with the Spokane Public Defender's office where I worked in the Juvenile Division, helping young people. I also helped organize and promote Continuing Legal Education for local attorneys.
 
Additionally, I founded the American Civil Liberties Union -WA Gonzaga School of Law Chapter. As President of the ACLU -WA (Gonzaga Chapter), I was responsible for arranging speaking engagements, debates and presentations to educate the community on current constitutional issues and educate individuals about their legal rights.
 
After graduating with honors from Gonzaga University, School of Law, I relocated to Western Washington where I continue representing persons accused of crimes at Durflinger, Oliver and Associates. I have represented thousands of clients in matters ranging from simple driving offenses to serious felonies
Licensed for 15 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Natalie

Durflinger, Oliver & Associates
711 St. Helens Ave
Suite 209
Tacoma, WA, 98402-2031

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Posted by Jenny | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motion To Lift NCO Granted Before Pre-trial!!!
Hire Natalie she is amazing!!! I ran the gamut of attorneys before finding Natalie and honestly I was getting quite discouraged. I spoke to leagues of highly recommended and sought after attorneys who have clear reputations for winning cases like this, and I can tell you that I was more impressed with Natalie in the first two minutes of our conversation than with any of the other professionals, even the ones with over 21 years of experience. I have heard many people complain that once retained, attorneys become less communicative and less responsive. Natalie was the opposite, she was fully committed to doing everything she could to help and keep me updated on the case. I talked to her a number of times after normal business hours and even met with her on a Sunday to work on the case. Natalie is the kind of attorney you pray has time for your case. She is honest, ethical, compassionate, knowledgeable, supportive, connected, and encouraging. Her guidance was completely on par and she delivered on everything she said she was going to do. I cannot say enough good things about Natalie. She will always be at the top of my list of attorneys to call if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Life Saver
With little to no introduction, Natalie came on board and did more for us than over the course of time that has been done within her control in less than 2 hrs. She was presented with a case and took it on as her own, with every intention to get us the help we needed! I am in the military and had less than five days before I had to be away for training, with a little faith that things would work out in our favor. With her persistence and drive she made miracles happen. She stood firm, went in with an offer and kept on her end of the deal. I couldn't stop thanking her enough for what she did; we were so thankful for all her efforts. If ever in a jam ever again, in state or out of state, I will definitely be calling on Natalie to be my representation!
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Posted by Jocelynsnoni | February 12, 2015
Former Client
Ms. Durflinger is so professional, caring and her knowledge of the law was remarkable. She has not only helped me but has help several family members. Her office staff are excellent and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this firm to any of my friends and will continue to use this firm in the future.
Posted by Erica | July 30, 2013
Amazing Job and Very Professional and THE BEST ATTORNEY EVER!
Very Professional, Intelligent Attorney. She was kind, compasionate and quick to solve my problem. She did a great job for me and even went above and beyond to investigate complicated computer evidence a terrible person lied to use against me. She was able to figure it all out and did some pro-bono work in my defence in a civil case regarding the same incident. Truly an excellent Attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2012
You will not find an attorney as good as Natalie Durflinger
I cannot overstate how effective and amazing Ms. Durflinger is as an attorney. Considering that I had a prior conviction stemming from a near-identical incident some five years earlier, I should never have gotten the deal that Natalie was able to work out for me with the prosecutor in my most recent case. Had it not been for her thorough research into my earlier case (which is something VERY FEW other attorneys would even bother doing) and her dedication to me as her client, I could easily have been given a relatively harsh sentence. Natalie was able to effectively have the case dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2011
Thank you!
Natalie was recommended to me to help me deal with a harassing ex. Natalie was more than understanding and helpfull, she even offered to meet me at places closer to my home seeing how I'm am unable to travel far do to medical problems. She handled my case with no problem, and if it was for her I would probably still be getting harassed. I am very greatful for her help and would recommend her to anyone seeking legal ad.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2011
Criminal trespass
Natalie defended me on a criminal trespass charge I had in November of 2009. She was informative and kept me informed of when I needed to appear in court and what I needed to do in order for the charge to be dismissed in a year. If there was no other crimes committed in that year. I have since had this charge dismissed. Thank you Natalie
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Posted by Walter Coffel | February 22, 2011
Domestic Violence
My lawyer worked for me on two cases. One of them was a trespassing charge. The other was Domestic Violence. On both cases she kept me informed. I did everything i was ordered to do by the court. She went the extra mile for me to make sure they didn't try to give me more classes than was ordered. She wasn't trying to make a buck. I felt she was really trying to look out for the client.
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Posted by jim | January 27, 2011
the best around
I have never been so happy with the service of a lawyer. i was happy from the minute i called. i felt that they really cared about my situation and took the time to explain what was going on the entire way through this process. i will definitely be referring everyone i know.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Durflinger, Oliver & Associates
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Natalie Durflinger
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Department of Assigned Counsel
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Robert Taub and Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Offcie of the Spokane Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Property Manager
  • River City Restoration
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Northwest Women's Law Center/Legal Voice
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • DUI dismissed on motion
  • DUI
  • DUI dismissed on motion
  • DUI
  • DUI dismissed on motion
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Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar, Lawyerpalooza Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tacoma Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tulalip Tribal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • ACLU - Gonzaga University of Law Chapter
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007
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Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Firm of the year
  • NALS
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2012
  • Firm of the Year
  • NALS
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • WSBA
  • 2011
  • Cum Laude Honors
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2007
  • CALI award Elder Law
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2007
  • CALI Award International Constitutional Law
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2006
  • CALI award for Criminal Law
  • Gonzaga School of Law
  • 2005
  • Cum Laude Honors
  • University of Washington
  • 2004
  • Golden Key Award
  • University of Washington
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Facts and Myths about the Death Penalty
  • Ending the Death Penalty
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (37)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Natalie since law school. She is smart and driven and truly cares about doing the best job she can for her clients. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Natalie. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Durflinger and I went to law school together. She is bright and highly capable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Ms. Durflinger. I have watched her handle many cases in court and have great respect for the way she handles complicated cases and advocates on behalf of her clients. She is an excellent attorney!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Friend
"Natalie is an amazing advocate. She is not only highly capable in the court room, she communicates well with her clients and puts them at ease. I refer all of my criminal cases to her. Outstanding lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Natalie Durflinger at the Department of Assigned Counsel several years back. As a new attorney, I Iooked to Ms. Durflinger not only for her greater experience, but also because she is ethical, determined, and a great advocate for her clients - I respect her work highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Natalie Durflinger not only for her exemplar legal expertise, splendid academic accomplishments and analytical skills but also for her unflagging dedication in representing the underprivileged and indigent individuals in a dire need of a professional representation. These are commendable qualities for a practicing criminal defense counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wise beyond her years. Runs a tight ship. Never lets a client down."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time as a deputy prosecuting attorney, I was always impressed by Natalie's passionate advocacy for her clients. She has a sound legal mind and delivers top-notch results. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I admire Natalie for these same qualities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Natalie is a fantastic attorney. She is knowledgeable, highly competent, and an effective advocate for all of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Durflinger is an excellent attorney and I recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Durflinger is always prepared and passionate when in court or with her clients. She continues to obtain great results for her clients because she is hardworking and well respected in the community. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. In my opinion, Ms. Durflinger provides outstanding representation for her clients. She is bright, knowledgeable and tenacious, all qualities that allow her to achieve excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Durflinger and her law firm are absolutely dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. Ms. Durflinger has always impressed me with her passion for the defenseless. I can’t think of any attorney in her region better suited, and prepared to defend the rights of the accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Natalie Durflinger several years ago as a former prosecutor - I found her to be a passionate advocate for her client then, while maintaining a professional and pleasant demeanor. She still holds those qualities today, as is a highly effective attorney on behalf of her clients. I strongly endorse Natalie individually and the Durflinger Oliver firm as a whole."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because she is aggressive, intelligent and personable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Natalie is a very good advocate for her clients. She has exceptional knowledge of the law and more importantly has compassion for her client's situation. I believe she is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Western Washington."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Natalie's an outstanding attorney with a track record of obtaining great results for her clients. She knows the courtroom, the law, and truly cares about her clients. In short, Natalie's an exceptional advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Natalie since law school. She embodies all the virtues of a great trial lawyer - passion, confidence, work-ethic and intelligence. She's someone you want on your side. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Durflinger is an excellent attorney who cares deeply about her clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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