Candace Sorensen

Candace Sorensen, founder of CS³ Law PLLC, has represented schools throughout Michigan since 1994. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Candace holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® Preeminent™ rating.  She represented the first charter school to be approved by the State of Michigan.  Since then she has dedicated her career to providing exceptional client service to charter schools throughout the State of Michigan.  

Candace values the personal relationship she establishes with her clients.  She strives to provide cost-effective legal counsel so more money is available for school operations and student achievement. She is a member of various national and Michigan education associations devoted to primary and secondary education.


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Calvin College, B.A., Honors English, 1982


State Bar of Michigan
National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
Michigan School Board Association Council of School Attorneys
Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Education Law Association
Grand Rapids Bar Association

LaRae Munk

LaRae Munk has developed an expertise in education law that has brought her national recognition.  In addition to serving as school board attorney for more than 20 of Michigan's charter schools, LaRae serves currently as Director of Legal Services for Christian Educators Association International.  

LaRae is the author of the 1998 landmark Mackinac Center Public Policy study on collective bargaining:  Collective Bargaining: Bringing Education to the Table.  As co-author or as a team member, she assisted with the publication of other similar studies across the nation.  

LaRae's clients value her accessibility and expertise.  She provides timely and effectively leadership, as well as legal guidance to her clients, many of whom rely on her to pro-actively inform their business decisions.  She also serves as counsel to numerous Michigan non-profit organizations.  


Central Michigan University, B.A. 1974 and M.A. 1982
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. 1988  


State Bar of Michigan
Alliance Defending Freedom Honor Guard

Nicole Sorensen

Nicole Sorensen joined CS³ Law as an associate the summer of 2017. She graduated from University of Michigan with a B.A. and then graduated from University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2017
University of Michigan, B.A., Psychology, 2014