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Veronica A. Freitas

About me

My practice focuses on family law  and  divorce.  I have  an LLM in taxation which is very useful when assessing the property and financial aspects of cases and when drafting settlement documents.  I also have a background in criminal law. I spent several years working as a public defender during which time I gained invaluable court room experience trying high profile criminal cases.  My criminal and estate planning background compliment and provide depth to my family law practice.  My experience, combined with my knowledge of family law, lends me a unique perspective when advising clients.

My criminal background is advantageous in many family law matters, particularly those where criminal allegations are pending, or domestic violence is alleged and protection orders are being sought. 

My philosophy is to negotiate where possible, but not to waste my client’s time and money trying to reach agreement when none is forthcoming.  I am not anxious to litigate over every issue, but I am very qualified and competent in those instances where a court appearance or trial is necessary.



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Kim Laree Schnuelle

    Veronica is one of the smartest and most effective attorneys I have ever faced in my 17+ years of practice. She is focused, effecient and always does a stellar job for her clients. I routinely refer people to her and, if I needed an attorney, she is the first person I'd go to.


    Kim Schnuelle Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jill Amie Malat

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Veronica is a brilliant lawyer. If I ever needed to hire an attorney to represent me personally she would be the one. She is hard working, knowledgeable and very zealous.


    Jill Malat Juvenile law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

V. Freitas Law, PLLC

544 29th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98122


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerV. Freitas Law, PLLC2009 - Present
Public DefenderSociety Of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1999 - 2009
AssociateLane Powell Spears Lubersky1998 - 1999
Public DefenderAssociated Counsel for the Accused1990 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Member2007 - Present
Society Of Counsel Representing Accused PersonsExecutive Committee2000 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeExecutive Committee2013 - 2014
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeExecutive Committee2008 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxation - LawLL.M - Master of Laws - Taxation1998
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy for Public DefendersInstructor2013
Handling Your First DivorceEthical Considerations2013
Family Law Speaker SeriesWhen Family Law and Criminal Law Issues Coincide2012
Society of Counsel TrainingInterviewing State's Witnesses: The law and practice.2007