About Us

Monnette & Cawley, P.S. is a full service law firm serving all of North Central Washington.  William Monnette has practiced in Wenatchee for over thirty years providing clients a broad range of quality legal services. Susan Cawley retired from the firm in 2014 after thirty years of law practice.  Jess Monnette joined the firm in 2010 as an associate attorney after earning his LL.M. in Taxation.   Monnette & Cawley, P.S. stands ready and willing to help you. 


William J. Monnette

William (Bill) Monnette has been practicing law in the Wenatchee Valley since 1978.  His practice emphasizes real estate, business and estate related law. 

Bill has spent his career counseling clients and representing them in the courtroom.  From this experience, he knows that the best way to avoid the courtroom is to start with well drafted documents.  Naturally, the time to consult a lawyer and protect your interests is before you sign anything.  Bill strives to make such consultations efficient and economical for clients.

When litigation can’t be avoided, Bill will provide you an accurate assessment of your case and will thoroughly prepare it for trial.  Since trials are time consuming and expensive, Bill will explore alternative resolutions, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration but when necessary, he will be effective in court. From the first meeting, Bill will prepare as if he will be trying your case in court.  

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Brief Bio
J.D. University of Washington, 1978;  International Moot Court Team
B.A. Whitman College, 1975.  Magna Cum Laude.  Graduation with Honors in Political Science.
Licensed to Practice
Washington State Bar
U.S. District Courts of Washington
Bankruptcy Courts of Washington
Professional Memberships
Member of Washington State Bar Association
Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Chelan Douglas County Bar Association

Jess R. Monnette

Jess R. Monnette practices in the areas of tax law, business law, estate planning, creditor’s rights, real property, nonprofit law, probate, commercial law and tax controversies with the IRS and Washington Department of Revenue.  In spring of 2010, he completed a Master’s degree in Tax Law. 

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Brief Bio
LL.M.  Masters of Law in Taxation.  University of Washington School of Law, 2010;
J.D.  Regent University School of Law, 2009;
B.A.  Bachelor of Arts in Classical Liberal Arts and Culture: New Saint Andrews College, 2006; Cum Laude
Licensed to Practice
Washington State Bar
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Idaho State Bar
Professional Memberships
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Member WSBA Sections
1.  Taxation
2.  Business Law
3.  Real Property Probate and Trust
Chelan Douglas County Bar Association
Idaho State Bar (ISB)
Volunteer Activities

        New Saint Andrews College, Moscow Idaho: Elected Term Member of Board of Trustees
        Mission Vista, Wenatchee, Washington: Member of Board of Directors
        North Central Washington Estate Planning Council: Member of Board of Directors

Susan Cawley, Retired

Susan Cawley retired from law practice, and Monnette & Cawley, P.S., on July 31, 2014.  After thirty years of law practice, Susan can now focus on life outside of the office and courtroom. Congrats Sue!  

Prior to her retirement, Susan was a general practioner with a concentration in family law. She practiced before the Washington State Bar as well as the U.S. District Courts of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She held numerous professional memberships.