Our Team

Cedar Law’s experienced school law attorneys have diverse backgrounds and specializations but share a passion for equity, diversity, and education. Read more about our education attorneys below.


Support Staff

Kaitlin Leifur-Masterson, Senior Paralegal Kaitlin Leifur-Masterson is Cedar Law’s paralegal, and she assists the firm’s attorneys in all areas of litigation. She has been working in the legal field since she moved to Seattle in 2012, after receiving her BA at Boston University. more      

NicoIe CuIIen, Sr Legal Assistant / Office Manager  Nicole runs the administrative and day-to-day operations of Cedar Law, bringing 16 years experience in the legal field. In her downtime, she enjoys playing softball, watching ice hockey, trivia nights, and exploring/photographing the beautiful sights of the Pacific Northwest. more  

Amy Schley, Paralegal / Legal Assistant Amy enjoys taking on new challenges and obtained an Advanced Paralegal Certificate after working over 5 years at an advocacy organization.  After acquiring two years’ experience in a non-profit legal department, she made the leap to Cedar Law to continue honing her skills. Amy provides support for Cedar Law’s day-to-day operations.  In her free time Amy enjoys drawing and painting, and spending time with her family. more


Rae Podrebarac, Legal Assistant  Rae assists Amy and Nicole with daily administrative tasks for Cedar Law. Her family’s long involvement with social justice makes her particularly enthusiastic about being part of the team. When she’s not at her laptop she practices Japanese swordsmanship, restores antique clothing, and volunteers at a greyhound rescue organization. more.



Sierra-Nicole Qualles, Intern, is a dedicated advocate for student rights whose background in education motivates her diligent research for Cedar Law. Both poet and social justice advocate, she strives to seek justice and accountability for those adversely impacted in education. She is currently a law student at Seattle University, and is a lover of film, video games, cats, and train rides. more.

Rebecca Marcy, Controller Rebecca has spent the last 15 years helping small businesses prosper by providing bookkeeping, HR, and office administration services. She graduated from Everett Community College with an Accounting Degree.  She handles the firm’s accounting needs. In her downtime, she enjoys swimming, camping, and traveling. more