Attorney, Teacher, Community Leader

Juvenile & Family Lawyer

Natalia interned for Gulf Coast legal Clinic and worked for a Social Security attorney while attending law school. As a solo practitioner, Natalia engages in the practice of Juvenile, Family and Probate Law.

Once practicing Juvenile law, Natalia became involved with the Juvenile Law Section of the Houston Bar. Natalia served a 3 year term as Treasurer, Program Director and President of the Juvenile Law Section. As Program Director she brought in speakers such as Sheriff Adrian Garcia when he was HPD’s liaison to the Mayor’s Anti Gang Office, when he was head of the Gang Task Force, Charles Bacarisse, the District Clerk to speak about E-Filing, speakers on AAMA (American Association for Mexican Americans), Mental Health, Adoption, the Juvenile Detention System and many salient topics to the field of Juvenile Law and CPS (Child Protective Services). Natalia sits on the Board of Directors of Criss Cole Children’s Fund, a non profit for children and families involved in Juvenile Family Court.

Natalia remains involved in the community as a member of many organizations. Memberships to groups provide her the opportunity to get to know concerned citizens with common interests. Meetings are very informative and increase her understanding of community concerns.

Teacher & Small Business Owner

Natalia attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a Teacher’s Certificate. She student taught at an Elementary School in New Orleans, La.

After graduation, Natalia taught English Literature at Forest Park High School, her Beaumont, Texas Alma Mater. She taught 9th and 10th grade students English literature and writing.

Natalia lived in Athens, Greece from 1975 – 1980 and taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Hellenic-American Union in Athens. She instructed Greek students to develop proficiency in the English language to be certified by TOEFL or Cambridge Efficiency Test required for matriculation in English speaking university systems.

After moving to Houston in 1980, Natalia taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at a private school. She instructed a diverse group of international students with no common language to communicate in English in a classroom setting.

After moving to Houston in 1980, Natalia worked for an import business and started her own design/repair business in 1985 which survives today.