Natalie M. Stec, born and raised in Illinois, earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During her undergraduate studies, she lived in Manchester, England, where she studied law at the University of Manchester School of Law. After returning from England, Natalie set her sights on New York City where she was awarded her Juris Doctor from New York Law School. While residing in Brooklyn, New York, Natalie gained valuable legal experience by interning for a prominent New York City criminal defense firm; a New York State Supreme Court Judge, the Honorable Justice Ronald A. Zweibel, where she wrote legal memoranda for the court to support its decisions; and the New York State Office of the Attorney General Criminal Prosecution Bureau. Upon her return to Illinois, Natalie was admitted to the Illinois Bar. Her practice has been concentrated in significant pre and post decree marital and family law cases; including custody, visitation, support, and paternity matters. She has important criminal defense experience in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She is a very dedicated and passionate litigator.