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About Me

A registered nurse and health lawyer with over 30 years' trial experience, Donna Moniz defends hospitals, nurses and doctors in malpractice cases. Ms. Moniz advises hospitals and represents health care professionals in licensing matters. She has extensive experience in medical staff matters. She is a published writer and speaks on health law. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, School of Nursing.  She also lectures on occasion at Seattle University School of Law. She arbitrates cases for King County.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 80%
    33 years
  2. Licensing: 10%
    33 years
  3. Health Care: 10%
    33 years


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925 4th Ave Ste 2300
Seattle, WA, 98104-1145



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2004
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2002
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2001
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2000
Annual AwardMidwifery Association of Washington State1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz and Wick, LLP1989 - Present
AttorneyReed McClure Law Firm1982 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationDrug Policy Project2001 - 2002
Volunteer Attorney for Persons with AIDSvolunteer1998 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationCo-Chair of Health Law Section1994 - 1995
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Professional organizations and associationsN/AN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Health Care Risk Management SocietyN/AN/A
Washington Women LawyersN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Health Law Manual, Third EditionProfessional Licensing2014
Washington Health Law ManualProfessional Licensing2007
Hospital Security (book)"Medicolegal Aspects of Security: The Hospital's Liability for Safety", Lisa R. Belden, J.D. and Donna M. Moniz, RN, MN, JD. Chapter in Hospital Security for Health Professionals, 1996
Nursing 96"Putting Clinical Practice Guidelines to Work - When Things Go Wrong1996
Unknown“Ask the Nurse Attorney. Nursing Malpractice Liability”1991
Hawaii Dental Journal“Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship: How to” 1988
Washington Law ReviewCase Note: "Antitrust and Health Care--Psychologists Entitled to Blue Shield Reimbursement, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists v. Blue Shield of Virginia1982
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of WashingtonNursingMSN1975
Catholic University of AmericaNursingBSN1972
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nurses Law SchoolProfessional Licensing for Nurses2006
Medical Malpractice Case Law UpdateMedical Malpractice Case Law Update2004