Natalie Smith

Law Clerk

Described as hard working, loyal and dependable, Natalie is definitely someone who does not know the meaning of the phrase: “too busy”.

From 1995-1999 Natalie attended high school at École Secondaire Catholique Algonquin, where she passed each year with honours and, at her graduation, was awarded an academic scholarship.

Just eighteen months after giving birth to her oldest son, Natalie enrolled in the Law Clerk program at Fanshawe College in London, ON. Juggling her intense course load while parenting a very active toddler, Natalie still managed to complete the program in 2003 – writing her final exam a mere fifteen days before giving birth to her second son.

Throughout her career, Natalie has been proud of the strong relationships that she has been able to foster with many of the judges with whom she has worked. Among them are: the late Justice Louisette Duchesneau-Ferris, the Honourable Justice Gregory P. Rodgers, the Honourable Justice Catherine Mathias McDonald and the Honourable Justice Larry Klein who, because of her reputation for drafting impeccable legal documents, referred to her fondly as the “Ghost Writer”.

Because she views her greatest accomplishment as being a devoted single mother to her three children (one with special needs), she spends a lot of her “free” time focusing on things that matter to them as well. So, when not drafting paper work or assisting clients with their legal matters, Natalie is happy to give of her time; volunteering in her community. She recently served as secretary for Autism Ontario, Nipissing and Parry Sound Chapters and as a bowling coach for kids in both the Pee Wee and Bantam divisions.

An avid traveller, Natalie has already visited New York, Las Vegas and Florida, but her dream destination remains Bora Bora, which she hopes to experience one day soon. And although Natalie has yet to encounter a true celebrity, she firmly believes that the odds are heavily stacked in her favour now that she is spending so much of her time in Toronto.

Having gone through a divorce and custody dispute herself, Natalie understands her clients’ needs better than most and works hard to provide practical and sympathetic assistance to them, often going above and beyond to get things done. For that, her clients have always been highly appreciative.

Natalie Smith