F&P Spotlight on Workers’ Compensation Associate Natalie Johnson

What is your practice area and how did you choose it?

Workers’ compensation defense.  I was a paralegal in the field for many years and I really wanted to see the cases through to the end.

What’s your favorite thing about working with your clients?

The feeling that I am trusted to do a good job and have the knowledge to do so.

What is your favorite aspect of working at F&P?

The people.  Everyone is friendly and willing to help others learn and grow. 

What’s your favorite restaurant/show/event in Baltimore?

I love Tapas Teatro in Charles North.  Get the red sangria on Tuesdays!

What’s your proudest accomplishment?

Somehow managing to attend and graduate law school while working. Whew….

Tell us something about you that few of your colleagues and clients would know.

I dug graves for a pet cemetery that my mother-in-law managed.

What do you like to do outside the office?

Garden, play video and board games, read, explore new restaurants, snuggle with my pets and my hubby, stroll along the streets of my neighborhood: Hampden in Baltimore City.

What is your all-time favorite city or town and why?

Paris. I lived there for a few months while studying abroad in college and it’s just wonderful.  It’s not perfect, which makes it even better.  Its history, people, culture, cuisine, and overall vibe are all fabulous.

What was the best news you ever received?

“It’s not cancer.”  2015 was a rollercoaster of a year.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Beef tongue (yum), a chocolate bar with crickets (meh), jellyfish (meh), tripe (yum), acorn Jell-O (yum), habanero cheesecake (yum)… I’m game to try almost anything once. 

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?

Living – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Deceased –  Lucille Ball

4/1/2016: F&P Spotlight: Katelyn Vu

What is your practice area and how did you choose it?

I am an associate in the liability department.  I choose liability because it offers a wide variety of different types of cases and provides numerous opportunities to get into court as a young attorney.

What is your favorite aspect about working at F&P?

My favorite aspect about working at F&P is the supportive and team-oriented work environment.  I also love that younger associate get to manage their own case load.

What do you like to do outside the office?

Outside of the office, I enjoy playing lacrosse and fishing.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?

Joe Flacco – I love the Baltimore Ravens.

Do you have any bizarre talents?

I am a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.