PRACTICE AREAS

Medical Malpractice

EDUCATION

William & Mary Law School (J.D. 2019)
Princeton University (A.B. 2013)

Natasha Phidd

LAW CLERK

“Our clients face serious situations. I want to be their shoulder to lean on, their ear to listen, that voice to amplify their needs.”

Natasha Phidd joined the Medical Malpractice team at Nichols Zauzig in 2019 with the goal of helping people. She gained experience doing just that during legal internships and as a student leader at William & Mary Law School.

Ms. Phidd was a legal intern for the Hampton Office of the Public Defender and, later, for the Richmond Legal Aid Justice Center. In those positions, she researched to help defend cases ranging from landlord-tenant issues to robbery and capital murder. She also worked on trial prep for a case involving prisoners potentially not receiving proper medications, causing a high number of deaths in a short time at a rural Virginia prison.

“Every experience taught me what it feels like to be an attorney and how to thrive in different situations. They confirmed that I wanted to be a lawyer.”

Natasha is motivated by helping people and “even in the smallest capacity, to help improve our world by being the best citizen lawyer I can be.” She believes medical malpractice is a custom fit because “too often the people who need the most help are at a disadvantage. I want to be their shoulder to lean on, their ear to listen, that voice to amplify their needs.”

Responding to needs is second nature for Natasha. During law school, she started the JurispruDANCE group as a stress reliever and to promote a sense of community and solidarity. When the Public Discourse Initiative was created, she quickly became a board member. The group provided “a forum for students to civilly and respectfully discuss with each other what was happening in the legal climate and politics.”

While in law school, Natasha was also part of the Innocence Project Clinic, working under the supervision of an attorney to investigate inmate claims of actual innocence and the merits of taking on their criminal cases. Ms. Phidd was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court team, and Senior Articles’ Editor and Symposium Coordinator for the Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. She was also a Quarterfinalist in Howard University School of Law’s 2019 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Invitational Moot Court Tournament.

At law school graduation, Ms. Phidd was awarded the Dean’s Certificate for outstanding contributions to the law community; and the Public Service Award for volunteer service.

A native of Long Island, New York, Natasha’s interests include recreational and competitive breakdancing, hip-hop choreography, singing and photography.

  • Leadership Activities while in Law School 2017-2019
    • Mentor, William & Mary Mentoring Program
    • Treasurer, Students for the Innocence Project
    • 3L Representative, Public Discourse Initiative
    • Social Chair, Black Law Students Association
    • JurispruDANCE at W&M, Founder
    • Graduate Resident Assistant, William & Mary
  • Senior Articles Editor & Symposium Coordinator, William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice
  • Dean’s Certificate, for outstanding efforts on behalf of the William & Mary Law School community
  • William & Mary Law School Public Service Award, for volunteer service
  • William & Mary National Moot Court Team
  • Quarterfinalist, 2019 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Invitational Moot Court Tournament

Natasha Phidd

LAW CLERK

PRACTICE AREAS

Medical Malpractice

EDUCATION

William & Mary Law School (J.D. 2019)
Princeton University (B.A. 2013)

Overview

Natasha Phidd joined the Medical Malpractice team at Nichols Zauzig in 2019 with the goal of helping people. She gained experience doing just that during legal internships and as a student leader at William & Mary Law School.

Ms. Phidd was a legal intern for the Hampton Office of the Public Defender and, later, for the Richmond Legal Aid Justice Center. In those positions, she researched to help defend cases ranging from landlord-tenant issues to robbery and capital murder. She also worked on trial prep for a case involving prisoners potentially not receiving proper medications, causing a high number of deaths in a short time at a rural Virginia prison.

“Every experience taught me what it feels like to be an attorney and how to thrive in different situations. They confirmed that I wanted to be a lawyer.”

Natasha is motivated by helping people and “even in the smallest capacity, to help improve our world by being the best citizen lawyer I can be.” She believes medical malpractice is a custom fit because “too often the people who need the most help are at a disadvantage. I want to be their shoulder to lean on, their ear to listen, that voice to amplify their needs.”

Responding to needs is second nature for Natasha. During law school, she started the JurispruDANCE group as a stress reliever and to promote a sense of community and solidarity. When the Public Discourse Initiative was created, she quickly became a board member. The group provided “a forum for students to civilly and respectfully discuss with each other what was happening in the legal climate and politics.”

While in law school, Natasha was also part of the Innocence Project Clinic, working under the supervision of an attorney to investigate inmate claims of actual innocence and the merits of taking on their criminal cases. Ms. Phidd was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court team, and Senior Articles’ Editor and Symposium Coordinator for the Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. She was also a Quarterfinalist in Howard University School of Law’s 2019 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Invitational Moot Court Tournament.

At law school graduation, Ms. Phidd was awarded the Dean’s Certificate for outstanding contributions to the law community; and the Public Service Award for volunteer service.

A native of Long Island, New York, Natasha’s interests include recreational and competitive breakdancing, hip-hop choreography, singing and photography.

Leadership

  • Leadership Activities while in Law School: 2017-2019
    • Mentor, William & Mary Mentoring Program
    • Treasurer, Students for the Innocence Project
    • 3L Representative, Public Discourse Initiative
    • Social Chair, Black Law Students Association
    • JurispruDANCE at W&M, Founder
    • Graduate Resident Assistant, William & Mary

Honors

  • Senior Articles Editor & Symposium Coordinator, William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice
  • Dean’s Certificate, for outstanding efforts on behalf of the William & Mary Law School community
  • William & Mary Law School Public Service Award, for volunteer service
  • William & Mary National Moot Court Team
  • Quarterfinalist, 2019 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Invitational Moot Court Tournament
“Our clients face serious situations. I want to be their shoulder to lean on, their ear to listen, that voice to amplify their needs.”