Who We Are
Washington Civil & Disability Advocate is guided by the simple but powerful proposition that all lives have equal dignity and worth. As a result, this organization is committed to providing legal services to people with disabilities regardless of ability to pay. Washington Civil & Disability Advocate is committed to an "all of the above" approach to increasing accessibility and inclusion in Washington state and, in addition to litigation, assists with disability education and awareness efforts, including informing the disability community on disability rights.
Washington Civil & Disability Advocate was founded in 2016 by Conrad Reynoldson to ensure individuals with disabilities a low-cost avenue to protect their civil rights. WACDA was established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit in February 2017.
Meet the Team
Conrad, our founder, and the lead attorney was born in Tacoma and is a lifelong Washingtonian. Conrad attended college at Seattle Pacific University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in History and Political Science in 2009, then went on to graduate from the University of Washington School of Law in 2014. Conrad is a Blackstone Legal Fellow and is admitted to practice in front of the Ninth Circuit, as well as in Washington State and Federally in the Western and Eastern Districts.
Sierra Paola is a legal intern at WACDA. She is a Pacific University grad with a double major in Public Health and German. She is currently a 2L at Gonzaga University School of Law where she serves on the Gonzaga Law Review Board as Professional Articles Editor. Sierra is dedicated to disability rights advocacy wants to pursue disability and civil rights law in her career. When she is not studying or working, Sierra dances as a company member with Vytal Movement Dance in Spokane and fulfills her role as an advocacy fellow for the Fund for Global Health.
Rachel is a legal intern at WACDA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in International Studies and Law, Societies & Justice with a focus in Human Rights. Rachel is currently a 2L at Seattle University's School of Law. She is particularly interested in studying civil rights law and criminal justice system reform. Rachel currently volunteers as a pro bono clinic assistant at the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic. While not in class or working, Rachel enjoys teaching barre3 classes.
Marielle Maxwell is as Associate Attorney at WACDA. She attended college at Washington State
University where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. She then went on to
graduate from the University of Washington School of Law in 2018 and was admitted to the bar in 2019.
She has a strong belief that every person should be treated equitably under the law, regardless of their
characteristics. When not working, Marielle enjoys working on transformative art, playing Dungeons and
Dragons, and enjoying the outdoors.