Natalie de Maar

Natalie de Maar

Owner and Managing Partner
Location:
Bellevue, Washington
Phone:
425-462-6580
Fax:
425-462-6401
Email:

I have been an attorney for over 39 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • LGBT Family Law
  • Hague Convention Cases (International Kidnapping)
  • Commercial & Contract Law

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1994
  • Maryland, 1976

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Simmons College
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Setting the Child Support, Seattle-King County Bar Association, 1990
  • How to Get a Divorce While Holding onto your Business, Women's Resource and Yellow Page
  • Consequential Events Each and Every Employer Should Knw About Child Support, Washington CEO Magazine
  • Who Cares for the Children, Child Care in King County, City Club of Seattle
  • He Can Have an Ex-Wife But Not an Ex-Child, Simmons College Review
  • AFDC & Child Support; Failure to Interface the System/Failure to Serve Our Children, American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Campfire Boys and Girls, 1993
  • Jurisprudence Prize Award, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Special Acheivement Award, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Associate Commissioner's Citation, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Family Support Administration
  • Honorable Mention for Emmy, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Court Appointed Special Advocates, Committee Chairwoman of CASA Uncorked, 2014 - 2015
  • QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington, Member, 2012 - Present
  • ELAP, Member, 2005 - Present
  • New Beginnings, Member, 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Northwest Women's Law Center, Member, 1994 - 1995
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Member, 1994 - 1995
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Campfire Boys and Girls, Auction Chair, 1993
  • Campire Boys and Girls, Board Member, 1992 - 1994
  • American Public Welfare Attorneys, Member, 1976 - 1995
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Foster Pepper, PLLC, Of Counsel, 1995 - 1996
  • Culp, Guterson & Grader, Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Court of Appeals of Washington Division I, Staff Attorney, 1993 - 1994
  • US Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Regional Administrator: Children and Families, 1987 - 1993
  • US Federal Government, National Policy Director: Aid to Familys with Dependent Children, 1982 - 1987
  • Office of the General Counsel, US Department of Health and Human Services, Attorney, 1976 - 1982