Natalie Marcell, Esq. is a freelance attorney who works with solo practitioners and small to mid-sized law firms providing legal research and writing support to help them manage the fluctuations of their workload while passionately advocating for their clients.

natalie-marcell-esqNatalie believes that the legal research and writing support she provides helps her attorney clients obtain a great outcome for their clients and also helps them grow their business.  Natalie loves using the skills she learned in practice to help other attorneys and law firms on a variety of matters.

Natalie has successfully provided legal research and writing support to attorneys across various fields of law.

Natalie has knowledge and experience in civil litigation, corporate transactions, securities dispute arbitration, and commercial arbitration.  Upon graduation, Natalie was one of two graduates to receive the Florida International University College of Law College of Law Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Natalie holds a Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law and is admitted to practice law in California.

Law School / Legal Experience

While completing her Juris Doctorate at Florida International University College of Law, Natalie competed in the American Bar Association Law Student Division Regional Negotiation Competition in which she placed first place, with her teammate, earning the championship title for the Southeast Region. Natalie went on to compete at the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Negotiation Competition where she was a semi-finalist.

In addition, Natalie was part of the F.I.U. Vis Moot Arbitration team, and competed in several Willem C. Vis International Commercial Abritration Pre-Moot Competitions and helped the team win second place in the Florida Vis Pre-Moot.

While in law school Natalie was also a member of several organizations including the Hispanic Law Student Association, Women’s Law Society, and the International Law Students Association.

Natalie’s legal experience began prior to entering law school when she worked as a legal secretary at a civil litigation law firm in Miami, Florida, that focused on personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Having fallen in love with civil litigation, Natalie continued working at the same firm as a law clerk while she completed her first two years of law school.

While in law school, Natalie traveled to Singapore where she participated in a South East Asian Business and Human Rights Law summer program through Santa Clara University School of Law.  Through this program Natalie also worked as a summer intern at Lawrence Quahe & Woo, LLC where she assisted the corporate transactions and litigation departments with various writing and research projects.

Natalie also worked as a student attorney at the F.I.U. Investor Advocacy Clinic during her last semester in law school.  As a student attorney, Natalie performed over 250 pro-bono hours, which included meeting with clients for initial consultations, and taking over existing case files.  As part of the clinic, Natalie represented a claimant in a mock arbitration before a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator, which resulted in a $1 million dollar reward for the claimant.

Following graduation from law school and being accepted into the California State Bar, Natalie stepped away from the workforce to start a family.  During this time she has gained experience in health care law as a claims auditor, during which she challenged negligent utilization reviews as well as improper denials by health plans, and advocated for medically appropriate health care for California residents, especially the most vulnerable covered by California Children’s Services program.

Education

Florida International University College of Law, J.D.

Notre Dame de Namur Univeristy, cum laude, B.A., Political Science and History

Admissions

California State Bar

Memberships

California State Bar Association (Family Law Section)