Ellie P. Natenberg

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C.
 | 515 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-624-4100
Fax: 713-624-4141
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Persian (Farsi)
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    Attorney Ellie P. Natenberg is an associate with the Fullenweider Wilhite law firm, which has offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law and possessing more than 12 years of legal experience, Ms. Natenberg has achieved notable success counseling and guiding clients across her region who are going through a divorce or have some other serious family law matter they need to address.

    Handling all areas of family law, Ms. Natenberg delivers highly personalized representation to all she serves. She has significant experience dealing with matters such as property characterization, valuation and division, child custody and child support, modifications and enforcements of court orders, parental rights, pre- and post-marital agreements, and adoptions. Early in her career, she practiced primarily in the area of commercial litigation, where she gained invaluable experience at trial as well as with arbitrations.

    Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, Ms. Natenberg holds her clients' rights and best interests at the forefront of her efforts as she aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome on their behaves. Honored for her unwavering commitment to her profession and to those she serves, she has earned numerous accolades from her peers, including a Top Lawyer in Houston designation from Houston Magazine. She has also received many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    Ms. Natenberg obtained her Juris Doctor in 2006 from the University of Houston Law Center, and she has become an active leader in her legal community. Along with her memberships with the State Bar of Texas and the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, she is also the founding president of the Houston Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association. Moreover, she has published several articles and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of topics related to family law.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals


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    About Ellie Natenberg

    Admitted: 2006, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.fullenweider.com/attorneys/ellie-natenberg/


    • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2010, 2016-2019)
    • Named a Houston Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2017)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Burta Rhoads Raybom Inns of Court
    • Iranian Amencan Bar Assodation (Founding President of the Houston Chapter)
    • Houston Bar Association Member--Family Law and Appellate Law Sections Burta Rhoads Rayborn Inns of Court--Member since 2013    
    • Texas, 2006

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Contempt Enforcement “Trial Demonstration”—co-presenter at the 2013 Advanced Family Law Course in San Antonio, Texas; Property Basics—co-presenter at the 2013 Half Moon Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Houston, Texas; ‘Til Death Do Us Part?: Child Support Enforcement after Death—co-presenter at the Burta Rhoads Rayborn Inns of Court; Child Support: It’s Only Income if You Can Find It—Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas 2011, Co-author
    • Child Support: It’s Only Income if You Can Find It, Co-Author, 2011 Annual Advanced Family Law Course 
    • Contempt Trial Demonstration, 2014 Winter Regional B Conference – Texas Center for the Judiciary
    • Contempt Trial Demonstration, 2013 Advanced Family Law Course
    • What Would You Do: The Ethics & Legality of Invasions of Privacy, Co-presenter at the Burta Rhoads Rayborn Family Law American Inn of Court, October 16, 2017


    • Successfully defended real property rights and easement rights in Mike Boulanger v. Waste Management of Texas in the appellate and Texas Supreme Court; 01-10-01002-Cv and 13-0313
    • Eileen Dolgener v. Steven Dolgener; 01-17-00490-CV
    • Successfully defended various pre and post-trial procedural issues as well as the parties’ court-ordered property division in In the Interest of A.T., N.T., and B.T., Children; 05-16-00539-CV
    • Successfully defended the enforceability and finality of the parties’ marital property division as contained in their mediated settlement agreement in In the Matter of the Marriage of Mary Diane Atherton and Richard Atherton; 14-17-00601-CV
    • Obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of custodial parent seeking modification of geographic restriction to allow relocation overseas; First chaired a jury trial and obtained a defense verdict in contract dispute; Obtained summary judgment in property dispute and defended the judgment before the Houston Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., with honors, The University of Texas, 2002
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    515 Post Oak Blvd
    Suite 800
    Houston, TX 77027

    Phone: 713-624-4100

    Fax: 713-624-4141

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