Kerrie Vacalis

Kerrie’s practice focuses on litigation.

Prior to joining the Chapman Firm, Kerrie counseled clients in a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial litigation matters, aviation litigation, partnership disputes, breach of contract matters, and trust/estate disputes, both independently and as an associate in the Dallas office of Jackson Walker. She has represented individuals; local, national, and international companies; and partnerships and financial institutions in both state and federal courts.

On a personal note:

Kerrie is a native Austinite who enjoys traveling, rowing on Lady Bird Lake, listening to live music, and exploring all the city has to offer with her two rowdy kids and their dog, the Dude. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law.

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas Bar
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Seminars/Published Works

Thicker than Blood: Holding Multinational Corporations Liable for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad; 31 SYR. J. INT’L L. & COM. 273 (2004).

Honors & Awards

Received the L. Fredrick E. Goldie Publication Award for article “Thicker than Blood: Holding Multinational Corporations Liable for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad;” 31 SYR. J. INT’L L. & COM. 273 (2004).

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section

Education

J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 2004
(Associate Editor, Journal of International Law & Commerce. Moot Court Honor Society)
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2000