Natalie C. Schaefer has focused primarily on defense litigation, including catastrophic loss and wrongful death, as well as the defense of clients involved in construction, engineering, and architecture. Ms. Schaefer has also defended energy clients in accident investigation and litigation, as well as defense of companies in suit under the workers compensation immunity exception (A deliberate intention /exception), among others. She has also defended liability claims involving civil rights, public entities and government agencies.
An Order of the and Order of Barristers graduate of the West Virginia College of Law, she was the 2002 Lugar Trial Association Invitational Competition winner and also served as Executive Board Member for the West Virginia University Law Review.
Author: "The Unusual Suspects: Unlikely Players in the Product Liability Arena," Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia; "Administrative Preclusion: Litigation Ammunition?" Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. Seminars: Useful Discovery for Trial, Institute for Paralegal Education, June 2010; Navigating the Ethics of the Tripartite Relationship, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting, June 2009. 2010
Technology in Litigation, For the Defense, DRI, September 2012
Speak Psychology, For the Defense, DRI, October 2014
West Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star
AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Rated