Natashia D. Hines has a rare combination of both practical experience from years working for personal injury and employment discrimination firms as well as academic experience working with and teaching other future lawyers and current lawyers. She remains an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, where she has helped develop coursework and curriculum.
Natashia has handled hundreds of auto-accident cases, including handling all sorts of personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury (BI) only, BI and un/underinsured (UM), UM only, low-limit, high-limit, catastrophic, soft-tissue, and more cases. She is well versed in resolving and negotiating clients’ workers compensation liens, health insurance liens, Medicare liens, Medicaid liens, and other issues we commonly see related to personal injury cases.
Natashia also has experience handling various other types of personal injury claims such as slip and fall cases, dog bite cases, negligent security cases, negligent supervision cases, and excessive force cases.
She has also handled employment discrimination cases, litigating in both state and federal court and mediating cases with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR).
Natashia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2007, where she was the recipient of the Moseley Prize and other awards and fellowships. Amherst was ranked as the 2nd best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and 12th out of all U.S. colleges and universities by Forbes in their 2016 rankings.
She then enrolled and graduated from Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor in December 2010, where she was repeatedly on Honor Roll, was a Student Editor on The Journal of International Aging Law & Policy, received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award and Judge Susan F. Schaeffer Scholarship, among other honors. Stetson Law is known as one of the nation’s highest ranking law schools for trial and litigation skills.
Natashia is an active member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA); The D.W. Perkins Bar Association (Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Division); The Jacksonville Bar Association; The Florida Bar Association, Diversity Committee; The Florida Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section.
In her spare time, Natashia serves the Jacksonville community through her work with the Junior League of Jacksonville and plays violin in the First Coast Pops Orchestra.