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 without charging attorney fees. 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 graduated from Pacific University in 2019 with a double major in Public Health and German. She is currently a law student at Gonzaga University School of Law and a legal intern for WACDA. Sierra is dedicated to disability rights advocacy wants to pursue disability law as an attorney. She received the 2020 Gonzaga Civil Rights Summer Grant to help pursue her work with WACDA. 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 advocate for the Fund for Global Health political advocacy organization.
Christina attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate education, graduating with honors in Political Science and Human Rights. She then attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California, where she served as the Chief Technical Editor of Law Review. Following her graduation, Christina worked for a major corporation practicing accessibility regulatory compliance. Christina has also served as a legal accessibility representative at national industry events, held leadership positions in multiple internal disability affinity groups, and is currently a member of the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association. When Christina is not fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, she enjoys volunteering at animal sanctuaries and taking care of her own pets.
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 a current 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 and walking her dog.
Savannah is the Legal Assistant at WACDA and a recent transplant to Seattle. She graduated cum laude from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2019 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and double minor in Business Administration/German Language. She completed her Paralegal Certificate at Southern Methodist University. Savannah understands firsthand the significant positive difference disability rights can make in daily life. When Savannah isn’t supporting the legal team, she enjoys sewing, cooking, gardening, and rock climbing. She’s an avid environmentalist, particularly concerned with conservation and the maintenance of our public lands.