Nicolás C. Vaca is a partner at Horst Legal Counsel with more than 30 years of experience. Nicolás is a seasoned and tested litigator who has represented major corporations across a variety of industries, as well as public entities such as Contra Costa County, City of Pittsburg and City of Antioch. Nicolás also represents clients in litigation related to California’s regulated cannabis industryIn addition to his many years of litigating, Nicolás C. Vaca was an instructor with the prestigious National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) where he instructed lawyers on trial technique. Nicolás also has an AV Rating, the highest available, from Martindale Hubbell.Nicolás C. Vaca received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Vaca is admitted to practice in the State of California, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, United States District Court of California, Northern District, and United States District Court of California, Central District.