Charlotte Cassady, Attorney at Law

Charlotte Cassady earned her reputation as a tireless advocate for students and families through demonstrated results.   Since 1998, Charlotte has litigated against dozens of schools around the State of Washington on behalf of students and their families, consistently achieving high quality placements, monetary awards, and services for her clients.   A graduate of Tulane University School of Law, cum laude, Charlotte moved to Seattle in 1990 to work with Seattle’s then-largest corporate law firm in the labor, employment, and school law area.  She left to pursue a career in public interest law and became particularly interested in child advocacy work while volunteering for Teamchild, a legal services organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of youth.    In 1998, Charlotte started Cassady Law, focusing on youth advocacy and education law.   Charlotte has served on the boards of community organizations focused on ensuring rights and services for youth and their families and speaks frequently at CLEs and seminars focused on youth advocacy and education.  See Charlotte’s LinkedIn profile for more information.  Charlotte can be reached at  Her cell number is 206-264-9420.




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. Although she now exclusively focuses on parent representation, her background in public entity defense litigation, including school district defense, gives her an in-depth perspective and comprehensive approach to her representation of students. Nicholle is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, Western District of Washington and Central District of California, and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the King County Bar Association. Prior to law school, she earned a Master’s in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and taught elementary school in Title I schools and full inclusion classrooms. See Nicholle’s LinkedIn profile for more.

Nicholle enjoys the outdoors with her husband, two daughters and very energetic dog, spending weekends hiking and camping.  Her family recently had a once-in-a-lifetime experience hiking the Grand Canyon.

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 upcoming March 2017
  • “Civil rights protection for victims of bullying”- WA FEAST Food Allergy Conference- November 14, 2015