Attorney Charlotte Cassady

Charlotte Cassady, Attorney at Law

Charlotte Cassady  A graduate of Tulane University School of Law, cum laude, Charlotte moved to Seattle in 1990 to work in the areas of labor, employment, and school law. She then decided to pursue a career in public interest law and became focused on child advocacy work while volunteering for TeamChild, a legal services organization dedicated to protecting the rights and education of at-risk youth.

In 1998, Charlotte started Cassady Law, focusing on youth advocacy and education law. Throughout her career, Charlotte has volunteered with and been a board member of various community organizations focused on ensuring rights and services for youth and their families.

Charlotte enjoys giving talks in the community on her areas of expertise. If you are interested in having Charlotte or one of Cassady Law’s staff members speak at your event, please contact the office.

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Attorney Nicholle S. Mineiro

Nicholle S. Mineiro, M.Ed., Attorney at Law

Nicholle Mineiro represents parents and students in education matters. Her focus is on special education and civil rights litigation, including discrimination, bullying and harassment. Nicholle is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, Western District of Washington and Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice. Prior to graduation from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2007, Nicholle earned a Master’s in Education from Claremont Graduate University in 2002, and taught elementary school in Title I schools and full inclusion classrooms. She earned a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998.

Nicholle enjoys the outdoors with her husband, two daughters and rescue dog, spending weekends in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Speaking engagements:

  • “IEP and 504 Plan Workshop”- National Business Institute, October 27, 2016
  • “IDEA-Blueprints to Special Education” – Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy (WAAA)- March 7, 2016, September 17, 2016, and March 2017
  • “Civil rights protection for victims of bullying”- WA FEAST Conference, Seattle Children’s Hospital- November 14, 2015

Attorney C. Christine Porter

C. Christine Porter, Attorney at Law

C. Christine Porter, Of Counsel Christine is a passionate advocate for the rights of families and students. She formerly practiced with Bean Porter Hawkins, PLLC, where she represented individuals in employment litigation and disability discrimination matters. After experiencing the IEP process first-hand as a parent, she became active as a volunteer in the disability advocacy community. She has served on the boards of the Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy, the Bellevue Special Needs PTA, and local school PTAs. Before graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2009, Christine received an M.A. in philosophy and worked for an education non-profit in Florida. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, Western District of Washington and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

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