University of California, Hastings College of Law J.D., 1983 Cum Laude

Whittier College B.A. Social Science, 1980 With Honors



California 1983



Member State Bar of California, 1983

American Bar Association, Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Italian American Lawyers Association, Former Officer/Director

Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce, Member

Sante Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League, Member

L.A. County Bar Association Trial Attorney Project 1993: Pro-bono Criminal Prosecutor

Public Counsel and Alliance for Children's Rights: Pro-Bono Children's Advocate

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Michael Vacchio


(California State Bar No. 110057) is a 1983 graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Vacchio graduated with his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Thurston Society, Order of the Coif and 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. Mr. Vacchio has substantial experience in commercial litigation and trial work including Contract, Trade Secret, Real Estate Disclosure, Fraud, Environmental and Criminal matters. He has a solid background in administrative, civil and criminal environmental/work-place exposure matters as well as internal corporate 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 (trains and trucks) 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 before all state and federal courts in California.