Mr. Vaglica has 40 years of civil and criminal litigation experience in State and Federal Courts. He has been lead counsel representing corporations, individuals, partnerships, and governmental agencies/entities at both the trial and appellate court level in cases dealing with a wide range of issues to include federal civil rights defense, commercial, banking, real estate, narcotics, fraud, racketeering, money laundering, lender liability, contracts and professional liability. While the majority of his trial and appellate practice has been focused on the representation of individual, corporate and institutional defendants, he has extensive experience supervising litigation decisions for corporations, governmental agencies and various national insurance carriers. For the last 10 years, he has had primary supervisory responsibility for major litigation in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada.
Mr. Vaglica served as a Colorado Deputy State Public Defender (1978–1979) where he was responsible for a heavy felony and misdemeanor caseload and tried 10 felony jury cases in 15 months. Prior to that, Mr. Vaglica served in the United States Army (1973–1978) as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the continental United States and Korea. In that position, he tried numerous criminal felony cases to juries; supervised Ft. Carson Legal Services Agency (six lawyers and ten staff).