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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


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%



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  • Elizabeth C Wallace

    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.


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  • John M. Tymczyszyn

    I endorse Natalie. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Durflinger, Oliver & Associates

711 St. Helens Ave
Suite 209
Tacoma, WA, 98402-2031


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2012
Firm of the yearNALS2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2011
Firm of the YearNALS2011
CALI award Elder LawGonzaga School of Law2007
Cum Laude HonorsGonzaga School of Law2007
CALI Award International Constitutional LawGonzaga School of Law2006
CALI award for Criminal LawGonzaga School of Law2005
Golden Key AwardUniversity of Washington2004
Cum Laude HonorsUniversity of Washington2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDurflinger, Oliver & Associates2011 - Present
OwnerThe Law Offices of Natalie Durflinger2009 - 2011
AssociateDepartment of Assigned Counsel2008 - 2009
AssociateRobert Taub and Associates2007 - 2008
InternOffcie of the Spokane Public Defender2005 - 2007
Property ManagerRiver City Restoration2005 - 2007
InternNorthwest Women's Law Center/Legal Voice2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar, Lawyerpalooza CommitteeBoard Member2014 - Present
Tacoma Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Tulalip Tribal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
ACLU - Gonzaga University of Law ChapterPresident2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Violation of Order of ProtectionAll charges dismissed
Residential BurglaryClient Acquitted
DUIDUI dismissed on motion
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Facts and Myths about the Death PenaltyEnding the Death Penalty2007