Nnenna Onua, Esq. has acquired extensive expertise in all
facets of litigation as well as mediation and arbitration. Ms. Onua also has a
wide range of litigation experience in state and federal courts, and before
administrative agencies in a broad range of employment and labor matters,
including wrongful terminations cases, sexual harassment, breach of contract
disputes, race, gender, age and disability discrimination lawsuits. She has also served as trial and appellate
counsel before various courts, and has appeared before state and federal
regulatory agencies, such as the New York State Division of Human Rights. In
the employment sector, Ms. Onua has successfully litigated cases against major
American corporations and government agencies, including Weil, Gotshal &
Manges, Key Food, Incorporated, and JPMorgan Chase Bank. She is currently
litigating a high profile sexual harassment lawsuit against the New York State
Department of Correction. The case has
received media attention, including publication in the New York Daily News.
Ms. Onua also represent real estate clients in
the home buying and selling process, neighborhood disputes, deed or title
issues, foreclosures, contractor disputes, eminent domain proceedings, zoning
matters, predatory lending practices and landlord-tenant cases.
Ms. Onua began her legal career at Brooklyn Law
School, where she was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Honor Society,
Evening President, of the Black Law Students’ Association, and was a Delegate
for the Student Government Association. While attending law school, Ms. Onua
worked full-time for the New York Stock Exchange, and interned for the Kings
County District Attorney’s Office, South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Legal
Aid Society during the summers.
Since public service is a large part of McKinley
Onua & Associates’ identity, Ms. Onua has been involved in several
community-based organization and projects that deal with education reform
policies and prison rehabilitation agencies.
Moreover, she has served as a Treasurer and campaign supporter in the civic
endeavors of several local politicians. Aside from her practice, she has also
served as adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Touro College in New York
City, teaching freshman students the basics of professionalism and orienting them
to the world of forensic and judicial practice.
Ms. Onua is a Brooklyn native of Nigerian and
Jamaican descent. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and
Information Systems from New York University, Stern School of Business, and her
Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.