Our Attorneys : Natelie Columbus-Schiess

Natelie Columbus-Schiess

Associate Attorney
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Legal Assistant: Dru Lippert

Ms. Schiess focuses on Litigation practice which touches upon almost all areas within the firm: Health Care law, Employment Law and Commercial Law. Ms. Schiess also handles cases in Immigration Law and Family Law. She provides ProBono legal aid services through ANDVSA and Alaska Legal Services.

Ms. Schiess graduated from Walter F. George School of Law in Georgia in 2015 where she was listed on the law school Dean’s List in 2015. She was also twice awarded the CALI Award for achieving the highest law school scores in Employment Discrimination Law and again in Advanced Environmental Law Practice. Ms. Schiess was a member of Moot Court and twice participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. During her time in law school, she worked with the JAG Unit on Robbins Air Force base, Warner Robbins Georgia. In 2014, she worked for the UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland and continued her work for the agency between 2015-2016, providing remote legal research assistance, where she published two official UNHCR policy position papers.


Delaney Wiles, Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska - April 2018 to Present

Otterson Law and Mediation
Anchorage, Alaska – May 2017 – March 2018

Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervoreen
Anchorage, Alaska - May 2015 to October 2016

United Nations High Commissioner Refugee Agency
Geneva, Switzerland Intern/Remote Assistance 07/2014 to 10/2016


Ms. Schiess is a world traveler, having lived and traveled to many regions of the world. She brings a unique perspective to the practice of law in our diverse state. She and her marine corps veteran husband and their four children call Eagle River home. In her spare time, you will find Ms. Schiess actively giving back to our service members through her volunteering work at JBER USO.


Member – Alaska Bar Association
Member - Alaska Fee Arbitration Committee - 3rd JD - Anchorage/Kenai (Term 06/2021)
Member - Alaska Bar Rag Committee (Term 06/2022)
Member - Alaska Bar Exam Tutor (Term 12/2022)
Member – Washington Bar Association