Quality Over Quantity in Cases and Conversation Alike
Discovery with Natalie Blackman
Published in 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine
on December 28, 2020
Updated on January 6, 2021
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.