Natalie de Maar

Natalie de Maar

Natalie de Maar

Owner and Managing Partner
  • de Maar Law
  • 9 Lake Bellevue Dr. Suite 103 Bellevue, WA 98005
  • 425-462-6580

Natalie has been an attorney for over 40 years, serving the Seattle metropolitan area for over 20 years. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts with a B.A in history and later obtained her Juris Doctor from the University Of Maryland School of Law.

Natalie's 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, she transitioned to representing the Welfare program in the Federal Court of Appeals. In her most cited case, Soberal-Perez v. Schweiker, Natalie represented the Social Security Administration in a lawsuit over disability benefit notices being in languages other than English.

Natalie, her husband, and their six children moved to Washington, where she obtained a position with the Washington State Court of Appeals Division I as a staff attorney doing research and general support for the Court. She left the court in 1993 and pursued a career in the private sector with Culp, Guterson, and Grader and with Foster Pepper where she was of counsel. At Foster Pepper, Natalie represented Eva Bandy in the nationally renowned case Bandy v. Bandy, dealing with wiretapping. After leaving Foster Pepper in 1994, she decided to start her own firm, de Maar Law.

Personal experience with divorce and raising her own children and stepchildren has had a profound effect on Natalie's practice. She is a compassionate and skilled lawyer who is sensitive to her clients’ needs and tough in the courtroom. Natalie works tirelessly to help clients achieve a fair result, and help them through the difficult and emotional process of resolving disputes. She looks 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)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1994
  • Maryland, 1976


  • 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 Know 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 Achievement 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 Families with Dependent Children, 1982 - 1987
  • Office of the General Counsel, US Department of Health and Human Services, Attorney, 1976 - 1982