Who We Are
Washington Civil & Disability Advocate ("WACDA") is a Seattle-based disability rights and civil rights nonprofit organization. WACDA is guided by the simple but powerful proposition that all people have equal dignity and worth.
As a result, the organization is committed to providing legal services to people with disabilities regardless of ability to pay. WACDA is committed to a multifaceted approach to increasing accessibility and inclusion in Washington state and beyond. In addition to systemic accessibility-focused litigation, WACDA assists with disability education and awareness efforts, including informing the disability community on disability rights and effective self-advocacy. WACDA also provides targeted legislative and community advocacy in order to help inform the business community and elected officials on disability best practices and the majority opinions of the disability community on important policy issues.
WACDA 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 nonprofit organization in January 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 senior legal intern at WACDA. She is a Pacific University grad with a double major in Public Health and German and is a rising 3L 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 as an attorney. 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.
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.
Beth Kidd is a legal intern from the University of Washington School of Law. Beth is a rising 2L and is Co-President of the Public Interest Law Association. Before law school, Beth served in AmeriCorps and worked as an Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for six years, where she resolved several disability discrimination cases. Beth moved to Seattle from DC and loves spending time hiking, kayaking, and hanging out at local breweries with her partner & her dog.
Hanna Redenbo is a legal intern at WACDA. She is currently going into her second year at the University of Washington School of Law. She got her undergraduate degree at the University of Portland, where she majored in English Literature and minored in both History and Spanish. Following graduation, she spent a year in Madrid, Spain teaching English to high schoolers. She is passionate about social justice and ensuring equality for all. Outside of work, Hanna enjoys film photography and spending time with friends outdoors.