Ms. Onu was born in Romania and moved to the United States in the 1980s.
She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University in
Washington, DC. Prior to that, she attended Willamette University in Salem,
Oregon and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish.
Ms. Onu began her legal career in 1998 in Oregon, and is a former member of
the Oregon State Bar. She moved to Washington and was admitted to the
Washington State Bar in 2004. She is a member of the East King County Bar
Association where she chairs the Family Law Section, a member of the King
County Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Section of the
Washington State Bar.
She has presented continuing legal education seminars to fellow members of
the bar on evidence rules and case law updates. She was recently chosen by
her peers and SuperLawyers Magazine as a Rising Star among Washington
family law attorneys. She has achieved a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo and
been awarded the Avvo Client’s Choice Award in Divorce for 2012.
Ms. Onu has practiced in various areas such as criminal law (misdemeanors
and felonies), immigration law, personal injury law and family law. She has
extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in pre-trials,
motions, trials, and administrative hearings. She has argued before the
Oregon Court of Appeals and represented clients in both State and Federal
Since 2007 her practice has focused primarily on family law. She derives
great satisfaction from assisting clients to successfully negotiate what is
typically the most traumatic event of their lives.