Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

Associate
"As a divorce attorney, I understand that my role is rooted in service. I prioritize my client’s goals, advocating for them while addressing the emotional complexities, family dynamics, and conflicts inherent in matrimonial law proceedings. Every client deserves legal representation that goes beyond the paperwork, focusing on their holistic well-being and desired outcomes."

Meet Natalie

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Education
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (2023)
University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A. (2017)

Certifications
Business Law Certificate

Natalie Smith is an Associate at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP who focuses her practice on complex business financial matters and custody disputes involving the dissolution of marriage for high asset clients. Her background in business law, exceptional attention to detail, and excellent communication and listening skills allow her to fine tune her approach to suit the individual needs and goals of her clients.  

Natalie's early legal education and clerking positions with various international and Chicago-based firms, ignited her passion for courtroom advocacy, ultimately inspiring her to embark on a career in family law. During her time in law school, she served a judicial extern for the Honorable Grace G. Dickler, now retired from the Cook County Domestic Relations Division. She also interned for a large international commercial law firm in the United Kingdom where she worked directly with the firm’s family law department. She met one-on-one with clients and conducted legal research on child abduction, divorce, and child arrangement orders. She also handled matters related to divorce petitions, prenuptial agreements, and corresponded with opposing counsel. Additionally, Natalie worked for a Chicago-based litigation law firm, as well as for an e-discovery software company where she assisted paralegals and attorneys with document productions.

Natalie joined Schiller DuCanto & Fleck as a law clerk in 2021 and was hired on as an associate following her graduation from DePaul University College of Law in 2023, where she graduated cum laude. During her law school career, Natalie concentrated her studies in business law, earning a Business Law Certificate.

Natalie was selected as a DePaul University College of Law Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Fellow, served as a teaching assistant for DePaul’s Family Law course, and earned the highest grade in her class for Family Law Legal Drafting and Family Law, demonstrating her passion for the practice. Her outstanding academic achievements received continual recognition, exemplified by her receipt of the Dean's Scholarship for the entire three years of her law school journey and her consistent inclusion on the Dean's list every semester.

Natalie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Philosophy and English. She graduated with honors and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

  • Dean’s List 2020-2023
  • Cali Award for Family Law Legal Drafting
  • Cali Award for Family Law
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient 2020-2023
  • Illinois (2023)
  • Illinois Bar Association
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