NATALIE DIBLICH joined the firm in February 2022. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Federal court. Prior to joining the firm, Natalie represented injured parties in personal injury suits. She performed many depositions, drafted and argued motions, conducted arbitrations and settlement conferences, and was able to successfully settle every case she represented. Her practice specialized in defending against insurance companies and providing strong evidence of injuries through medical records and doctors' testimony. She handled all aspects of settlement and distribution and at times dealt with subrogation liens. It was during this time she was introduced to ERISA law which sparked her interest in defending cases protecting the rights of employees' benefits and pension funds in federal litigation.
Natalie received her J.D. from U.I.C. Law School, formerly known as The John Marshall Law School, where she was a member of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolutions Honor Counsel, where she performed mock trials, arbitrations, and mediations. She was also a student and volunteer in the John Marshall Veterans Legal Clinic, which was recently recognized and awarded the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Public Service Award. While there, Natalie provided free legal assistance to veterans that had been improperly denied benefits by the Veterans Benefits Administration or were in need of a military discharge upgrade. She drafted several briefs in support of these officers to secure them the medical treatment, coverage, and benefits they deserved. She passed the bar in 2017.
Natalie received her Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago, where she studied Psychology and graduated with Honors as a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. During her time there she was a member of an elite research group who conducted studies on topics such as cross race identification, eye witness testimony, and most notably a study on a specific memory dampening drugs used for victims of violent crimes and the impact they would have on the credibility of the victim’s testimony at trial.
Prior to completing her education, Natalie was employed by the Franklin Park Police Department where she was a dispatcher and 911 operator. Natalie was eventually promoted to supervisor after receiving a commendation award for her handling of an in-progress home invasion call. Natalie also co-authored a manual for training new dispatchers in handling Franklin Park’s Police, Fire, and EMS dispatch.
Natalie is married to a Police Officer here in the City of Chicago. Natalie’s journey started with public safety and her experience continues to make her a strong advocate for our public safety clients and a passionate voice for those she represents.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
J.D., John Marshall Law School
B.A. With Honors, Roosevelt University