Mrs. Vachal-Reese joined the law firm in 2001 and is a Shareholder working in the Firm’s Coral Gables office. Prior to attending law school, Mrs. Vachal-Reese was a Probation Officer and worked as a Drug & Alcohol Counselor and Gang Intervention Specialist in the Metro Denver Area. She is a frequent lecturer to physicians and hospital nursing staff on risk management strategies and proper medical record documentation. She now devotes her practice exclusively to the representation of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in medical negligence cases.

Education

  • Adams State College
    Alamosa, Colorado, 1996, B.S.
  • University of Miami
    Miami, Florida, 2001, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court,
    Southern District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court,
    Middle District of Florida, 2017

Professional associations/Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
    – Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers Florida
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
    – Board of Directors

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Negligence Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Sexual Assault