Nicholas Vakula

The Vakula Law Firm PC
11240 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(480) 905-9114
www.vakulalaw.com


Managing Partner

Areas of Practice
• Limited to Exclusive Representation of Individuals
• 100% Harmed & Injured by Wrongful Acts of Others
Litigation Percentage
• 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
• Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, AZ Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Bar Admissions
• Arizona, 1984
• U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1984

Education
• University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
o J.D. - 1984
o Honors: With Distinction
• Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
o B.S. (Cum Laude) - 1980
o Major: Psychology

Published Works
• A Plaintiff Viewpoint: Excluding Testimony of the Defense Biomechanist at Trial, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 1999

Representative Cases
• Allstate Insurance Co. v. Johnston, 194 Ariz. 402, 984 P.2d (AZ Supreme Court 1999)
• Pritchard vs. State, 163 Ariz. 427, 788 P.2d 1178 (1990)
• Anderson v. Martinez, 158 Ariz. 358, 762 P.2d 645 (AZ Court of Appeals 1988)
• McDonald v. Smitty's Super Valu, Inc., 157 Ariz. 316, 757 P.2d 120 (AZ Court of Appeals 1988)
• Farmers Ins. Co. of Arizona v. Oliver, 154 Ariz. 174, 741 P.2d 307 (AZ Court of Appeals 1987)
• Arizona Property and Cas.Ins.Guar.Fund v. Ueki, 150 Ariz. 451, 724 P.2d 70 (AZ Court of Appeals 1986)

Classes/Seminars
• Frequent Speaker, Defeating the use of Defense Biomechanist and Defense Medical Experts, American Association for Justice, AZ Trial Lawyers Association, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards
• The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers/Martindale Hubbell Register, 2007 - Present
• The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships
• Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Life Time Member/Board Member, 1985 - Present
• American Association for Justice, 1985 - Present

Past Employment Positions
• Dasse & Vakula, Partner, 1996 - 2000
• Bosco, Bosco & Vakula, Partner, 1988 - 1996