Mr. Vacchio has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation and trial work including Contract, Fraud , Business Torts, Real Estate , Trade Secret , Construction , Environmental , and Criminal matters.
He has a solid background in administrative , civil and criminal environmental / work-place exposure matters as well as internal company investigations and “White-Collar” criminal defense. He has handled matters.
In the oil industry ( refining and transport), metals recycling (secondary smelting), HazMat and bulk transport (trucks and trains) and high technology.
Mr. Vacchio has been awarded the highest Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating for his preeminent legal abilities and faithful adherence to professional and ethical standards. He is admitted to practice in all Courts in California.
Mr. Vacchio spent his first 17 years with the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius , with predecessor firms Hahn, Cazier & Smaltz and Hahn & Cazier. He also ran his own Solo – Practice for a dozen years.
Mr. Vacchio is a 1983 graduate of The University of California , Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Vacchio graduated with his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Thurston Society, and Order of the Coif. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1983. Mr. Vacchio graduated from Whittier College with Honors in 1980 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Our firm represents a variety of business, financial, institutional, and individual clients in a wide range of matters.