Natalie Shafer

Natalie ShaferNatalie is an alumna of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2000. Formerly public defender for Springfield Township, she is a Certified Civil Arbitrator, pursuant to N.J. Court Rule 4:21A-2, and has a published Appellate case, East Coast Builders, LLC v. Builders Firstsource-Northeast, LLC, A-4808-09T1 (2013).

With 17 years of legal experience, Natalie complements the personal injury and general litigation section of our practice, focusing on automobile accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death cases and workers compensation.

Having spent the first 15 years of her career as an insurance and defense attorney, she knows the strategies employed by opponents — she once sat in their chair. Being able to anticipate the next move of defense counsel gives her a significant legal advantage, and it is a joy for her to see clients go from the despair of serious injury and fear of financial ruin to healing from their injuries and receiving just compensation for their losses.

To represent people who have been severely injured because somebody else broke the rules is, to her, an honor and a privilege. Natalie offers her clients help through difficult times and fights for them every step of the way.

Outside the office — and courtroom — Natalie is an active member of Business Network International and BW NICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education); she currently serves as president of the Essex County chapter of BW NICE. She also has led the Bridgewater, N.J., POD of B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow), a women’s support and networking group.

Nominated a Top 25 Intrapreneur by Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Natalie is also active in the Hunterdon County Business Women’s Resource Group and Hunterdon Networking Associates.

Natalie grew up in Tewksbury Township and currently lives in Hunterdon County. She is the author of a children’s book, “Maggie Likes Monster Trucks.” In 2011, she ran and proudly finished the Philadelphia Marathon.

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey: 2000 – present
  • New York: 2000 – present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey: 2000 – present

Professional Affiliations, Appointments and Honors:

  • New Jersey Bar and New York Bar Associations
  • Hunterdon County Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Township of Springfield Public Defender 2012-2013
  • Member and Leader of B.I.G (women’s networking group)
  • Hunterdon Business Women’s Resource Group
  • Certified Arbitrator pursuant to NJ Court Rule 4:21A-2
  • Published Appellate case, East Coast Builders, LLC v. Builders Firstsource-Northeast, LLC, A-4808-09T1 – 2013

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