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.

See Charlotte’s LinkedIn profile for more information.  Charlotte can be reached at Charlotte@Cassadylaw.org.

Attorney Nicholle S. Mineiro

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

Nicholle Mineiro has spent her career advocating for education equity and supporting the needs of students and families. As a parent and former teacher, she is deeply committed to fighting for children. Prior to her career as a litigator, she earned a Master’s degree in Education, and taught in Title I schools and inclusion classrooms.  She is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 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, as well as the Washington State Association for Justice.

Nicholle enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and rescue dog, 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, March 2017, and October 2018

“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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