Natalie Deyneka

Through her efforts to help workers and workers’ families suffering from asbestos-related diseases, Natalie Deyneka works to hold corporations accountable through the civil justice system while also advocating for health and safety improvements in the workplace.


Natalie is involved 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.


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

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


Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia

Admitted to Practice Before

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