Charlene K. Quade is an attorney in Boise, Idaho, who has over 35 years of personal and professional experience in the area of helping persons with disabilities and their families. She established C.K. Quade Law, PLLC in 2006, which provides full spectrum Estate Planning with an emphasis in Guardianship, Conservatorship, Elder Law, Social Security Disability, Special Education Law, Special Needs Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts, and Affirmative Life Planning. In 2016 she was accepted as a member with the Special Needs Alliance making her one of the only two qualifying members within the state of Idaho.
In the past, she served as chair of the Interagency Early Childhood Intervention Committee (Mankato, MN), co-chair of the Parent Special Education Advisory Council (Wayzata, MN), and Regional Director (MN, WI, ND, SD) for the Williams Syndrome Association of Detroit, MI and as a board member for Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AWeSOMe!). A founding board member, she continues as a member of the Idaho Guardianship and Fiduciary Association in addition to currently serving as a board member of the Trust Estate Professionals.
A lifelong advocate for and mother of an adult with Williams Syndrome, Charlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and has authored numerous articles on childhood disability issues and delivered lectures all over the state regarding estate planning and disability matters. Char is a member of the Washington State Bar and the Idaho State Bar Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Areas of Practice:
Conservatorship and Guardianship
Disability and Elder Law
Social Security Disability
Special Needs Trusts
Supplemental Needs Trusts
U.S. District Courts, District of Idaho
Supreme Court of the State of Idaho
Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 2003
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Mankato State University, Mankato MN, 1991
Bachelors of Science, Social Work
Arrowhead Community College, Hibbing, MN, 1983
Associate of Arts, Business Administration
A Crystal Clear IDEA: The Court Confounds the Clarity of Rowley and Confronts Congressional Intent, 23 Hamline J. Pub. L & Pol’y 37 (Fall 2001).
– CRS Report RL33444, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA0: Supreme Court Decisions, by Nancy Lee Jones
– Articles, Notes and Commentary, 32 J.L. & Educ. 281 (April 2003).
– Stepping Back Through The Looking Glass: Real Conversations With Real Disputants About Institutionalized Mediation And Its Value, 19 Ohio St.J. on Disp. Resol. 573 (2004).
– Bargaining and Distribution in Special Education, 14 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 171 (Summer 2005).
– Rowley Comes Home To Roost: Judicial Review of Autism Special Education Disputes, 9 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol’y 217 (Summer 2005).
– Making Sense Of The Inclusion Debate Under IDEA, 2006 B.Y.U. Educ. & L.J. 189.
– The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act: Changing What Constitutes An “Appropriate” Education, 20 J.L. & Health 139 (2007).
– Affirmative Life and Planning for the Future of a Loved One with a Disability, Fifty-Plus Living (April 2005).
Affirmative Life Planning
Estate Planning Basics
Legal Advocacy and Planning For Life After 18!
Special Needs Trusts and Ensuring Quality of Life!
The Art of Collaboration in Education of Children with Special Needs: Multiple Perspectives, Parent, Lawyer, and Professional
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Idaho State Bar Association
Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section
Idaho State Bar Association
Trust Estate Professionals of Idaho (TEPI)
Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association (IGFA)
Member & Past Board Member
Idaho Families of Adults with disAbilities (IFAD)
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Kiwanis Club of Capital City
Special Needs Alliance
C K Quade Law, PLLC
600 Riverpark Lane, Suite 215
Boise, Idaho 83706
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1756 Boise, Idaho 83701
Telephone: (208) 367-0723 Facsimile: (208) 639-6400