Natalie Maxwell is the Director of Community Engagement & Litigation at Florida Legal Services. Her work focuses on using the law to support community-based groups working for social, economic, and racial justice. She has experience litigating a variety of civil rights cases, including disability rights, housing rights, housing discrimination, and special education in federal and state trial courts and administrative hearings. From 2005-2007, as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in Florida, Natalie created and carried out legal strategies to increase access to accessible and affordable housing for low-income Floridians with disabilities. She has also worked as an assistant public defender in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, representing indigent clients in felony and misdemeanor trials. Natalie is a member of The Florida Bar and the U.S. Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. She received a B.S. and B.A. in 2002 from the University of Florida, and a J.D. in 2005 from the American University, Washington College of Law.