Natalie Deyneka


Natalie Deyneka works to hold industries and corporations accountable through the civil justice system in support of public clients, while also advocating for health and safety improvements in the workplace for workers and families suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

Natalie is a part of Motley Rice’s team that represents dozens of governmental entities, including states, counties, cities, towns, and townships in litigation targeting the alleged deceptive marketing and over-distribution of highly addictive opioid drugs, a contended cause of the nationwide opioid crisis.

She also has experience representing workers and their families in a number of asbestos-related cases, assisting in drafting motions and responses and conducting extensive research.

Before joining Motley Rice, Natalie interned with the Human Rights First Refugee Protection Program in New York and served as a regular volunteer at the Durham Crisis Response Center, focusing on assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

While at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Natalie served as president of the school’s Immigration Law Association and served on the Carolina Student Legal Services’ Board of Directors. She also volunteered as co-chair and logistics coordinator with the UNC Law student organization “The Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity,” where she helped organize a large-scale public conference to address social justice issues. She also served as a research assistant to UNC Law Professors Maxine Eichner and Deborah Weissman. 

Natalie is fluent in her native Russian and speaks advanced French.



J.D. with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, 2015

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2010

Licensed In

  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


Charleston County Bar Association

Awards and Accolades

2021–2022  Ones to Watch list: Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs