Before returning to the firm as an associate attorney, Natalie Johnson was a paralegal with Franklin & Prokopik for nearly five years in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Natalie worked closely with principal attorneys in the Baltimore office, drafting and editing outgoing correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, motions, subpoenas, and other legal documents, conducting written discovery as well as other duties. While attending law school in the evening, she worked at Franklin & Prokopik during the day. This gave her a different, interesting perspective both in and out of the classroom.
While in law school, Natalie was an elected member of the Honor Board and received certificates for the highest grade in civil procedure and an advanced evidence course. She also has 40 hours of mediator training and 16 hours of interdisciplinary collaborative law certification. Upon graduating law school, Natalie already had nine years’ experience in the legal field working primarily in workers’ compensation and general liability defense.
Following law school, Natalie served as law clerk to Family Magistrate Theresa A. Furnari in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. There, she drafted orders, judgments, reports and recommendations, and memoranda from the Court and she assisted in conducting hearings and trials while serving as liaison between the Court and attorneys and pro se litigants.
Natalie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Natalie lives in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore with her husband Ben, a dog, two cats, and a few freshwater fish. An avid gardener, Natalie can be seen tending to her garden and offering extra veggies and herbs to neighbors, coworkers, and friends.