Natalie Lopez began working with Omar Johansson in February 2013, she graduated from the County College of Morris in New Jersey with her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude. She then graduated from Broward College, formally known as Broward Community College, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Supervision, magna cum laude. During her undergraduate, she held official positions such as President of the Legal Assisting Society, and Vice President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Working with Mr. Johansson was when Natalie became inspired to become a lawyer herself and pursue her Juris Doctor degree at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. She did this from August 2014 until May 2017.
Throughout her time in law school, Natalie enjoyed being a member of the law school’s honor organization, NSU Trial Association, where she honed her litigation skills with mock trials and a national Voir Dire Challenge Competition in Kansas City, Missouri where she received honorable mention for the best opening statement. She also formed the NSU Human Rights Organization, and brought a non-profit organization called The Human Rights Action Network to the law school’s career development department. This organization enabled students the ability to obtain pro-bono graduation credit hours by being connected with local, national, and global supervising attorneys. Natalie along with dozens of students on her campus were then able to perform valuable legal research along with raise funds for unaccompanied refugee children in Syria and France, farm workers in Immokalee, human trafficking victims and asylum seekers, the Federal Clemency Prison Initiative, and much more.
Centering her goals around criminal defense law and civil rights, Natalie’s law school dissertation papers included arguing for expansions in prisoner visitation rights and legislative reformation for sex workers. Throughout law school, Natalie participated in internships with diverse high volume litigation firms such as the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Detroit’s Legal Aid and Defender Association, and within a Miami-Dade Entertainment Law Firm’s litigation department representing some of Miami's famous Reggaeton artists such as Gente de Zona and Jacob Forever.
Currently, Natalie enjoys passionating assisting clients every step of the way with a multitude of criminal and family law issues.