Widener Delaware Law School, Wilmington, DE, Juris Doctor (2022)
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminal Justice (2018)
Natalie is a devoted attorney at Emerge Law Group, driven by her passion for social justice and community advocacy. Natalie focuses in cannabis law, representing individuals and companies in various aspects of the industry. With expertise and dedication, Natalie assists clients in obtaining licenses and ensuring compliance with regulations. She also helps them establish new businesses, navigate State and Federal laws, and handle legal matters related to commercial real estate and corporate issues.
Natalie’s priority is providing strong representation and ensuring clients understand their rights and limitations when it comes to cannabis licensing. Her commitment to justice fuels her work, as she strives to empower clients and promote fairness in the ever-evolving cannabis landscape. As an advocate for legal excellence and integrity, Natalie stands at the forefront of the fight for social equity, making a tangible impact in her pursuit of a more just and inclusive society.
Natalie earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University Delaware Law School. She received prestigious scholarships from various bar associations, including Mercer County, Middlesex County, Camden County, Hispanic, and Dominican Bar Associations. Prior to law school, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University.
Prior to pursuing her law degree, Natalie acquired valuable experience in various areas of law, including plaintiff’s employment law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and administrative law. Natalie also actively participated in the “Justice 4 Braeden” campaign, where she contributed to policy reform efforts at both the State and Federal levels aimed at safeguarding the rights of college athletes. This experience sparked her passion for assisting members of her community in their pursuit of justice. During her first year of law school, Natalie successfully obtained a highly competitive internship at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, where she worked closely with United States Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson, U.S.M.J. This opportunity exposed Natalie to a wide range of federal civil matters, including multi-district litigation, trademark and copyright infringements, defective medical devices malpractice cases, and federal criminal matters. In addition, Natalie honed her skills by representing vulnerable individuals in the civil law clinic at Widener University Delaware Law School, where she provided pro bono representation to victims of domestic violence. Furthermore, throughout her second year of law school, Natalie dedicated herself to special needs education law, assisting neurodiverse individuals in obtaining a meaningful education despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside her academic pursuits, Natalie secured a competitive internship with the New Jersey Department of Law, where she assisted in personal injury defense cases for the State of New Jersey and worked alongside the Deputy Attorneys General.
Natalie’s compassionate approach and dedication to advocacy align perfectly with her passion for cannabis law and social justice. She actively supports the cannabis community and strives for equality for those impacted by the criminal justice system. Through her work, Natalie positively contributes to her community and makes a difference.
Outside of her legal profession, Natalie actively volunteers and enjoys activities such as yoga, fitness, hiking, traveling, learning about different cultures, and environmental preservation. Her love for the outdoors fuels her commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.
Cannabis Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Member
Dominican Bar Association, Member
Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
Delaware Civil Law Clinic: Certified Legal Intern, Pro Bono Legal Service Provider
Cannademix: All-Day Expungement Clinics, Pro Bono Legal Service Provider
Union County Expungement Clinic, Pro Bono Legal Service Provider
Blaze Responsibility: Expungement Clinic, Pro Bono Legal Service Provide
Natalie’s Blogs & News
Authors: Jay Purcell, Shareholder; Duncan Delano, Shareholder; Natalie Diaz, Law Clerk New York’s True Party rules are intricate and evolving.…
Authors: Jay Purcell, Shareholder; Duncan Delano, Shareholder; Natalie Diaz, Law Clerk Overview. Section 80 of the New York Marijuana Regulation…
Authors: Jay Purcell, Shareholder; Duncan Delano, Shareholder; Natalie Diaz, Law Clerk At a meeting on May 11, 2023, the New…