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About me

I am an experienced, aggresive advocate who strives to provide high quality legal services at reasonable rates. I began my career in Oregon in 1989, and I am a former member of the Oregon State Bar. I was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2004. My practice focuses on family law and misdemeanor criminal defense. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss your case and concerns.


Languages spoken: Romanian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    18 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    18 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    18 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Doris Pun Eslinger

    I work in the same office suite as Monica for the last 3 years. Monica is the expert we go to when we have family law questions. She is also the person many of us refer friends and family to when they need a family law attorney. I worked as a contract attorney for Ms. Onu briefly and saw firsthand her dedication to her clients. Ms. Onu is bright and articulate, and a tireless advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Ms. Onu.


    Doris Eslinger General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Giesler

    Monica is an excellent family law attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with her on a number of matters and I have watched her help many clients achieve their goals. Monica is a zealous advocate, but she is also extremely ethical and fair. I have turned to Monica with a number of complex child custody issues and she has always been able to provide excellent answers to my questions. I highly recommend Monica as she is expert on family law and she is extremely dedicated to her clients.


    Jason Giesler Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Virginia M. Onu, Inc., P.S.

2155 – 112th Avenue N.E.
Suite 207
Bellevue, WA, 98004


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washinton Excellence Award - Legal ServicesUS Commerce and Trade Institute2015
Washington Rising Stars 2013Super Lawyers Magazine2013
MemberCambridge Who's Who Registry Among Executive and Professional Women2009
Section ChairEast King County Bar Association Family Law Section2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore atKing County Superior Court2013 - Present
AttorneyVirginia M. Onu Inc PS2008 - Present
AttorneyStein, Lotzkar and Starr2006 - 2008
AttorneyGoldberg and Jones2003 - 2005
AttorneyMcKeown and Brindle2001 - 2003
AttorneyHarris and Tracey2000 - 2001
AttorneyThe VanderMay Law Firm1999 - 2000
AttorneyOregon Legal Services Corporation1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
East King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2007 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationSection Chair2007 - Present
WSBA Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1998 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Local Television StationFactors for Awarding Maintanance in Divorce2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Willamette UniversitySpanish and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
East King County Bar Association Family Law Quarterly MeetingJanuary/February/March 2012 Case Law Updated2012
EKCBA Family Law Section MeetingER 408 — Admissibility of Settlement Negotiations and Conduct in Litigation2009