Natalya Maze works as a transactional attorney and a litigator. She finds that her courtroom experience is valuable when advising clients on deals and contract terms. She has experience in a variety of areas, including construction disputes, design professional liability, and real estate transactions, to name a few. She also assists individuals and companies from startup to international, with their business immigration needs. Natalya is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.
General Civil Litigation
Natalya has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil litigation matters from civil fraud to employment litigation. She has argued in state and federal courts and served as a mediator on a King County matter.
Natalya has represented owners, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in all phases of construction projects, including contract drafting and negotiation, and the prosecution and defense of professional negligence claims, lien claims, delay claims, claims for extra work, construction site injury, and defective construction claims.
Natalya represents owners, developers and investors in connection with different types of real estate projects and transactions, including sales of real property, leasing and property management, and litigation over real estate developments and leases.
Natalya also dedicates a portion of her law practice to business immigration. This work includes assisting companies and individuals with employment-based and investor visas such as TN, H-1B, E-3, E-1/E-2, and O-1 visas.
Prior to her work at Carney Badley Spellman, Natalya was the Regional Immigration Specialist for a large staffing company and assisted hundreds of Boeing and Microsoft contractors with employment-based visa needs.
“We had a financial dispute with a GC where we had been in negotiations and then the GC had said they “withdrew all offers” and were filing for arbitration. To us it seemed like communications had broken down and we would have ended up in arbitration if we’d been on our own, but when we hired Natalya she suspected that the GC was posturing and still open to a settlement. She has excellent negotiating tactics and we ended up settling for an agreeable amount prior to arbitration.” Abe, January 25, 2018
“I had a problem with a contractor that damaged my property and refused to take accountability for the damage, and although it was for a small amount of money Natalya took the case. Not only she made me feel that I mattered, but answered my emails promptly and drove the case to a successful resolution. Great negotiation skills and very efficient. I will come back to her next time I need advice or someone on my side.” Astolfo, October 12, 2017
“I have a pleasure of dealing with Natalya on almost weekly basis. She is responsive, knowledgeable, articulate and passionate about her clients’ matters. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients’ goals are achieved and always delivers excellent legal services.” Pavel Stepanov, June 11, 2015
“Natalya was always quick to respond and very realistic in terms of what my expectations should be. She took on the role of a mediator in order to resolve things quickly and without needing to go to court – something I very much appreciated in the long run.”
“Natalya did a fantastic job of representing me while treating the other party fairly and ethically. Her ability to switch seamlessly between English and Ukranian was a definite asset in resolving the dispute.”
“Other lawyers that we hired or consulted were arrogant and talked down to us. Natalya was extremely patient, explained everything in easy terms, and made us feel like she was our neighbor.
Honors and Recognitions
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2012, 2014-2017
- JD, Seattle University School of Law, cum laude, 2010
- BA, Evergreen State College, 2006
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Dancin’ in the Moonlight: Pros and Cons of Second Jobs for Lawyers, NW Lawyer, April/May 2014: 30-33.
- Washington State Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Slavic Bar Association of Washington, Treasurer
- Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
- William L. Dwyer Inn of Court
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)