Heather L. Conder


Heather L. Conder is a senior and managing attorney at C.K. Quade Law, PLLC.  Heather grew up in Longview, Washington, before moving to Salt Lake City to begin her academic career.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Utah. In 2003, she graduated from Regent University School of Law, in Virginia, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. After completing the John and Abigail Adams Fellowship, which allowed her to research and present her thesis entitled, “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Are Homeschoolers Sufficiently Protected”, she and her family moved to Boise where she was admitted to practice law by the Idaho State Bar. Heather is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts, District of Idaho and the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho. 

Until recently, Heather has spent most of her practice in a part-time position allowing her to enjoy life by balancing homeschooling her children with her career. Homeschooling allowed her to work with the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators in lobbying efforts to retain school choice. In 2016, Heather received the AILA Chapter Pro Bono Award through the Idaho AILA Chapter, and in 2017, the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award. Today, Heather primarily focuses her work in the areas of Elder Law, Disability Law, Estate Planning, with an emphasis in Supported Decision Making, and Guardianships and Conservatorships and Related Litigation. By taking opportunities to travel on short term mission trips to Oaxaca, Mexico and Cambodia, as well as assist her church community in handing out groceries to those in need, Heather’s outreach to her community extends beyond the spectrum of her professional duties. Additionally, Heather has assisted in citizenship application for refugees through Catholic Charities.

Heather’s most cherished pastime is spending time with her husband, three sons and daughter. Parenthood is likely her most crazy adventure so far, especially with two of her children now in adulthood themselves. It has stretched her far more than law school and any litigation ever would. Together they enjoy cooking, long hikes, and attending sporting events.

Areas of Practice
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships     
  • Elder Law
  • Disability Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Adoption
  • Special Needs Trusts
Bar Admissions

State of Idaho


University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 1999
BA English, Minor Philosophy

Regent University School of Law
Virginia Beach, VA 2003
Juris Doctor

Classes/Seminars Taught

Presenter on

  • Supported Decision Making and Guardianship
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and related topics
  • Affirmative Life Planning
Professional Associations and Memberships

Idaho State Bar Association

Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section
Idaho State Bar Association

Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association (IGFA)