Natalee Drummond-Fairley began her legal career in 2003 after graduating from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school Natalee was an associate editor of her Law Review, an intern to Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham, an intern to Federal District Court Judge Richard Story and an invited student member of the prestigious Bleckley Inn of Court.
Natalee began her career in big law as an associate at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy (now Bryan Cave) before working as defense litigation and trial counsel for two of the largest insurance companies in the world. While working as defense counsel, Natalee gained a wealth of litigation and trial experience having tried over 100 cases in the Magistrate, State and Superior Courts of numerous Georgia counties including Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnet, Henry, and Dougherty county to name a few.
After almost a decade of practice and experience, Natalee founded The Fairley Firm, LLC, to focus on Plaintiff's personal injury litigation in 2012. During her 11 years at the helm of The Fairley Firm, Natalee has become a trusted advisor and valued co-counsel to some of the most prominent attorneys across the state of Georgia in the area of premises liability. In 2022, The Fairley Firm was recognized by industry leader CaseMetrix as having the top ten highest premises settlement values in the Southeast and was noted to be the only solo firm, woman-owned firm and/or black owned-firm on the list. Natalee was honored to be selected by her peers as a speaker at The Best of the Best seminar in 2023 and has taught numerous CLE’s on such topics as Surviving Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Cases, Handling High Profile Cases, How to Effectively Use Technology at Trial, Handling Slip and Fall Cases and Trial Basics for New Attorneys.
A 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University, Natalee enjoys cheering on her LSU Tigers in a multitude of sports -- especially football – and enjoys golfing, weight training and trying out new restaurants in the Atlanta area. She enjoys being a boy-mom to two very-busy sons and has been a member of Impact Church in Atlanta, Georgia for the past 14 years.
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Experienced trial attorney, Natalee Drummond-Fairley founded the Atlanta-based boutique firm in the spring of 2013. Her passion for excellent customer service and love for the law led her to open The Fairley Firm with the mission of providing clients with individualized attention not commonly found in her industry. To ensure adequate time and attention with her clients, Attorney Fairley manages a very limited caseload. As a passionate client advocate and subject matter expert, she guides clients through the legal process from start to finish.
A foundation of integrity, character, a desire for lifelong learning and extensive trial experience have made Attorney Fairley one of Atlanta's most reputable lawyers. Her philosophy of putting clients first has made her a highly sought after attorney in the personal injury and small business arena.
Over 10 years of trial experience has given Natalee the edge and keen ability to take command of the courtroom during a trial. As a champion for individuals and the voice for her clients; her courtroom presence makes her a formidable contender.
Attorney Fairley doesn't settle. Her love for litigation combined with her dedication and high energy have led to winning millions on behalf of her clients. She works tirelessly to ensure they are made whole after an accident or loss.
Activities & Affiliations
The National Black Lawyers Top 100
Donald C. Hollowell Award Recipient for Outstanding Legal Services
Who's Who in Black Atlanta
Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Editor
Chief Justice Robert Benham, Georgia Supreme Court, Intern
Federal Court Judge Richard Story, Northern District of GA, Intern
Bleckley Inn of Court, Invited Student Member
Graduate Research Assistant to Professor Corneil Stephens
Multiple CALI Awards for Academic Excellence
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2003
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism, 2000