2016 Thomson Reuters Rising Star
Mr. Vacha practices in the areas of insurance coverage (including litigation of bad faith and extra-contractual claims), insurance defense, general civil litigation, and appellate litigation.
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2003
Gonzaga University, B.A., History, cum laude., 1999
Mr. Vacha was raised in Spokane, Washington. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Vacha has experience representing insurance carriers in complex insurance coverage, underinsured motorist, and alleged bad faith matters. He also has experience representing corporations, companies, and individuals in personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Vacha is Chair of the Insurance Practice Section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and a regular contributor to the Insurance Litigation Reporter, a semi-monthly publication, reviewing recent developments of national significance in insurance law.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Elaine Houghton, Chief Judge, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, Tacoma, WA 2003-2004.
Honors and Awards
Thomson Reuters Rising Star: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016