Natalie is a sixth generation Montanan, born and raised in Missoula, Montana. She attended the University of Montana, graduating in 1999. Upon graduation she worked for Missoula Federal Credit Union. In 2001 Natalie moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she worked as an assistant fashion buyer for a large chain of department stores. While in Boston Natalie became a diehard Redsox and Patriots fan.
Natalie returned to Missoula in 2004 and worked as a paralegal for over ten years at two different firms specializing in insurance defense, including coverage litigation and bad faith defense.
Natalie serves on two non-profit boards-Fit to Fight and the Westslope Chapter of Trout Unlimited. On fall weekends Natalie can be found attending Griz games and cheering on the New England Patriots and Redsox.
In Fall of 2017 Natalie began attending the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school Natalie interned at a law firm specializing in employment law and labor disputes, interned at Cotner Law Firm and completed a clinical internship with the Missoula City Prosecutor. She also competed on the law school’s National Moot Court Team.
Natalie joined Cotner Ryan Law, PLLC as an associate in 2020 and practices a wide variety of civil litigation, including employment law, family law, personal injury, and bankruptcy. She is admitted to practice in Montana State Court and Federal Court.
University of Montana School of Law
Juris Doctor with Honors
University of Montana, Missoula College
Associate of Arts, Paralegal Studies
University of Montana
Bachelor of Art, Organizational Communications