Tampa Mediator

Natalie Baird

Natalie Baird has litigated hundreds of Family Law matters during her career, from simple divorces involving child supportequitable distribution and timesharing to highly-contested divorces.

Natalie understands the needs and concerns of the parties and prides herself on an impartial view with the goal of mitigating the need for lengthy litigation. Well-versed in Family Law, Natalie understands that in most cases, with complicated circumstances and lots of emotions at play, there truly are no winners, only the best solutions for difficult transitions.

In addition to her law practice, Natalie is actively involved in the Tampa Bay community. Together with Cory Baird, they also founded a non-profit program called Are You Safe, Inc. along with two other attorneys.

Licenses

  • Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Board Certified Attorney in Family and Marital Law, 2011 - present
  • Collaborative Divorce Training, 2011
  • Florida Licensed Law Practitioner, Member in Good Standing, 2003

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 2001
  • Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1999
  • St. Pete College, A.S. Dental Hygiene, 1993
  • Polk College, A.A. Biology, 1989

Awards

  • Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Court Ted Millison Professional Award, 2013
  • Making a Difference, The Florida Bar, 2011
  • Achievement Award, Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Task Force, 2010
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Organization Award, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010

Accolades

  • The Face of a Healthy Divorce, Tampa Bay Metro Magazine, 2018
  • The Face of Dispute Resolution & Divorce, Tampa Bay Metro Magazine, 2018

Work Experience

  • Owner of Natalie Baird Mediations, June 2017-present
  • Former Partner/Owner of Baird Law Group, 2004-June 2017
  • Associate at Adrian R. Castro, PA, 2003-2004
  • CLI at Hillsborough County State Attorneys Office, 2001-2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2004-present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section 2004-present
  • Florida Bar Dispute Resolution Section, 2015-present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section, 2004-present
  • Tampa Bay Family Law Inns of Court, 2005 – present
  • Florida Bar, 2004-present
  • Are You Safe, Inc. (RUSAFE), Past President/Founder

Inside the Life of

Natalie Baird

Outside of the mediation room, Natalie is a mom to Faith Baird, who is 8 years old and loving 3rd grade.

Natalie enjoys golfing, participating in Duathlons, and traveling around the world in her spare time. Most recently, Natalie traveled to Turks and Caicos and Paris, France.

Natalie’s passion in life is helping others by sharing her own journey and experiences. Because she understands and has experienced a healthy divorce, Natalie is able to help resolve family law cases amicably. She especially considers herself helpful in cases where couples with children need mediation in order to co-parent and divorce in a non-toxic way.

Features

Tampa Bay Metro

The Face of a Healthy Divorce

The Face of Dispute Resolution & Divorce

Redefining the approach to end a marriage is why Natalie devotes her law practice to a Court-less way to resolve family matters. Natalie’s credentials as a Board Certified Family Law attorney, Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, and trained Collaborative Divorce attorney, gives her the expertise and skills to assist the parties to resolution in their case. She is one of the most successful family law mediators in central Florida. Parties that settled their family law matter are happier and healthier because they control their future. Through her experience in the Family Law Courts, Natalie realized there are no winners and parties leave the Courthouse dissatisfied. A healthy divorce is the result of parties resolving their case through mediation or a collaborative divorce. Credit: Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

Speaking Engagements

Natalie Baird, Esq. does speaking engagements across the U.S. on the following:

  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Co-Parenting
  • Achieving a Healthy Divorce
  • Cyber Stalking