Natalia Armstrong Wilson

Principal

Natalia Wilson is a Principal of Ain & Bank, P.C.

She is a highly regarded and nationally recognized family law attorney and leader with nearly two decades of experience in matrimonial and family law in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. She specializes in representing a range of individuals, including high net worth cases, adeptly navigating divorce and complex financial landscapes involving business valuations, asset divisions, wealth preservation, interstate child custody, pre and postnuptial agreements and support matters. Her sharp analytical skills, attention to detail and deep understanding of financial matters ensure her clients receive fair and equitable outcomes, even in the most intricate cases.

Natalia’s reputation as both a skilled litigator and a masterful negotiator sets her apart in the field, enabling her to navigate the most challenging legal situations with confidence and precision including international and domestic jurisdictional contests. Whether advocating in court or facilitating settlements, she demonstrates tenacity, creativity, and a clear focus on achieving the best outcomes for her clients. Beyond her legal practice, Natalia is a sought-after speaker and educator, sharing her expertise with other professionals and students to help raise the standard of practice in family law.

Natalia was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to Chair the Advisory Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Judges and was recently named a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Natalia has been consistently selected by her peers for inclusion as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law since 2017 and honored as one of Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers in the District of Columbia.

Natalia is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the American University, Washington College of Law. She is currently the President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a Fellow of the AAML since 2017. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), previously serving as Vice President for IAFL USA Chapter. She previously served as President of the Fairfax Law Foundation, and was recently elected to leadership for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia as Treasurer Elect, amongst other extensive local and national board participation within various community organizations.

Prior to entering private practice, Natalia served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John Ramsey Johnson of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Natalia’s observations appear in national publications.

Essence Magazine, March 25, 2021. Read It May Not Be Over! 10 Tips On Avoiding Divorce and Reconnecting With Your Spouse.

The New York Times Magazine, April 24, 2019. Read Divorce Advice (And It Won’t Cost You a Thing).

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Additional Details

+ Education
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2005.
  • The University of Virginia, B.A. Foreign Affairs, 2002
+ Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
+ Professional Affiliations
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow (2017-present)
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Adjunct Faculty (Fall 2011-present)
  • Fairfax Bar Law Foundation, Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Northern Virginia – Virginia Women Attorneys’ Association, Board of Directors, Chair of Charitable Giving and Community Outreach, Co-founder of the Mount Vernon High School Girls in Law Initiative (2012- 2017)
  • Virginia State Bar, Member, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Arlington Bar Association,
  • Fairfax Bar Association,
  • Virginia Bar Association, Past Chair - Hampton Roads Town Hall Meeting (2009-2017)
  • YWCA, National Capital Area, Board of Directors, Chair of Sustainable Funding Committee (2010-2017)
  • YWCA, SHR, YWCA, SHR Past Board Member/ Vice President/ Development Chair, Advisory Board, (2007-2010)
  • Young Audiences, Arts for Learning Virginia Board member/ Reading Matters Chair (2007-2010)
  • Unique Boutiques: Small Firm Practices with Big Firm Expertise, Panelist
+ Awards & Honors
  • Washington College of Law – Myers Society Scholar (2004)

  • YWCA USA – World Council Voting Delegate, Zurich, Switzerland (2011)

  • YWCA NCA Woman of Achievement – Teresa Schwartz Rising Star

  • Selected as a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C. (2013, 2014)

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer, Washington, D.C. (2015, 2016, 2017)