Charlotte Cassady

Attorney at Law

An established leader in the field of education law, Charlotte Cassady has advocated for special needs students in the courts for over two decades.  

After graduating from Tulane University School of Law, cum laude, in 1989, Charlotte  moved to Seattle to practice labor and education law in Seattle’s largest law firm.  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.

Charlotte formed Cassady Law PLLC in 1998.  Since its inception in 1998, Cassady Law PLLC has focused on representing parents and legal guardians of special needs students seeking educational services from Washington state and school districts under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and other disability statutes.  Over the years, Charlotte has represented and worked with many hundreds of parents and legal guardians seeking educational services for students and has secured public school services, private day schools and residential schools for them.   While the vast majority of Charlotte’s cases resolve without litigation or settle before trial, she has extensive experience litigating for special needs students in federal and state courts.

Charlotte has served on a number of boards including The ARC of King County and Teamchild; has authored and edited texts including the education section of the WSAJ Civil Rights Deskbook (multiple editions); and has spoken frequently on the topic of education law, including at the Pacific Northwest Conference on Special Education and the Law and CLEs sponsored by Teamchild, the Washington State Bar, the University of Washington School of Law, and Seattle University School of Law.    

Charlotte enjoys giving talks in the community on her areas of expertise. If you are interested in having Charlotte speak at your event, please contact the office.

See Charlotte’s LinkedIn profile for more information.