Nathalie Doran, J.D., focuses on family law and has extensive experience advocating for the residents of North Carolina. She uses her unique blend of legal knowledge and work experience to put clients at ease and make the legal system more accessible.
An Advocate for Children
While studying psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Mrs. Doran served as a guardian ad litem for children in Chatham and Orange counties. She had the opportunity to act as an advocate for children in the foster care system, giving her insight into the legal issues faced by adults and children throughout North Carolina.
In addition to handling casework and conducting home investigations, Nathalie Doran acted as a courtroom resource, representing the best interests of children involved in cases of abuse and neglect. During her time at UNC-Chapel Hill, she also volunteered at Carolina House, where she worked directly with senior citizens suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Nathalie M. Doran graduated from Campbell University School of Law in May 2015. While pursuing her law degree, she was an active participant in the legal community. As a result, she developed a dedication to serving her community and is a natural at delivering compassionate service in the legal system.
In the Public Defender’s Office
Mrs. Doran served as an intern for the Office of the Public Defender for Wake County. This position allowed her to represent defendants accused of crimes, negotiate with prosecutors, and consult with defendants and witnesses.
In the DA’s Office
Nathalie Doran also worked as an intern in the Office of the District Attorney for Lee County. In this role, she had the opportunity to research, prepare, observe, and try cases in court. It was during this experience that she first met Robert Reives. She saw the many ways he impacts the community, and how he inspires others to do what is best for his clients. She also handled cases for Lee County People’s Court.
Because she has experience with both prosecution and defense, Nathalie Doran understands how to negotiate favorable plea bargains and approach complex cases. She has meticulous attention to detail and an excellent education. She is dedicated to results for her clients, and to their understanding of the case at hand.
Protecting the Innocent
From May 2013 to December 2013, Mrs. Doran interned with the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. She had the opportunity to assist incarcerated individuals, investigating claims of innocence and preparing and presenting cases to the commission. This gave her both prosecution and defense experience, skills that benefit her clients today.
Nathalie M. Doran joined Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran because she saw how fair and diligent Robert Reives is with his clients. She also knew his reputation for being a compassionate lawyer, an opinion shared by both his clients and his colleagues. She became a partner in 2022.
With her years of work volunteering to represent children in the legal system, and her work with seniors with dementia, Mrs. Doran has demonstrated her compassion. This experience gives depth to her legal knowledge of family law.
Guiding You Through the Legal System
Nathalie Doran is dedicated to improving the lives of her clients, skillfully guiding them through the legal system. Her goal, along with all our attorneys and staff, is to help clients feel empowered and cared for. This is true no matter what their case is, whether family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal charges, or a traffic violation.
When working with Mrs. Doran, her clients can depend on her to be organized, responsive, and focused. Her aim is to find the best resolution for their case. In her role as an attorney, Mrs. Doran ensures that clients will be able to reach her. She makes it a point to explain what will happen with the legal case. Her knowledge, compassion, and dedication to her clients make her part of the Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran commitment to helping clients know they matter.
In her free time, Mrs. Doran enjoys experimental cooking, scuba diving, welding, and painting.