Natelie Columbus-Schiess, J.D.Attorney
Natelie Columbus-Schiess graduated from Mercer University School of Law, Georgia in 2015 where she was listed on the law school deans list in 2015. Natelie was also twice awarded the CALI Award for achieving the highest law school scores in Employment Discrimination Law and again in Advanced Environmental Law Practice. Natelie was a member of Mercer Advocacy Counsel and twice participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Regional Competition. During her time in law school, Natelie worked with the JAG Unit on Robbins Air Force base, Warner Robbins Georgia. In 2014, Natelie worked for the UNHCR in Geneva Switzerland and continued her work for the agency between 2015-2016 providing remote legal research assistance. She published two UNHCR policy position papers.
Natelie joined Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervoreen as an Associate in May 2015. She joined Otterson Law and Mediation as an Associate in May 2017 Natelie also serves the community through volunteer work with several Alaska Legal Services programs.
Natelie is a world traveler, having lived and traveled to many regions of the world, she brings a unique perspective to the practice of law in our diverse state. These destinations include Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific including Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. After many years as a dedicated military spouse, Natelie, her Marine Corps Veteran husband and their four children relocated from their final duty station in Georgia to Alaska. They now call Eagle River their forever home.
While not practicing law, Natelie revels in time with her family exploring the wonders of Alaska. She enjoys yoga, reading, experimenting with worldly cooking recipes and fishing (especially fishing the amazing Copper River).