Quality Over Quantity in Cases and Conversation Alike
Discovery with Natalie Blackman
Published in 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine
By Natalie Blackman on December 28, 2020
My nickname is … “Nat.”
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … 90% of my practice is virtual/online, including my one employee.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … their character—the person they are outside of the legal profession.
My pre-trial routine (after knowing my case inside and out) is … a manicure, massage, and listening to lots of Wale, J. Cole and Lil Boosie.
When I started, I wish I knew … the importance of quality cases over quantity.
When I was a newbie lawyer I … still am a newbie lawyer, but I would sit in the courtroom and watch random trials.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a psychiatrist or a clown at children’s parties.
When I win a case, I celebrate with … cheesecake.
My favorite word is … “stuff.”
My fictional hero is … Okoye, from Black Panther. She’s so fierce and strong.
My motto is … Trust the Process.
On weekends, I … thrift shop (pre-COVID).
My real-life hero is … my mother, Shelia Blackman-Dupas.
The SCOTUS justice I would like to meet is … RBG, rest in peace.
The talent I wish I had is … the ability to speed up small talk.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … successions and estate planning.
My guilty pleasure is … watching 90 Day Fiancé.
My courtroom walk-up song would be … “Sue Me” by Wale.
If I won the lottery, I’d … help the homeless, then disappear.
The three people I’d invite to dinner are … Issa Rae, Miley Cyrus, Michelle Obama.
If I had a morning talk show, my cohost would be … Cardi B.
The last TV show I binge watched was … Grace and Frankie.
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