Kacie Vinel has spent her entire career representing injury victims. She believes strongly in giving each of her clients one-on-one attention in order to produce the best results.
Kacie holds a particular expertise in brain injury and orthopedic injury cases. Prior to founding Coughlan & Vinel, she spent the previous five years at a large Plaintiffs’ firm where she handled some of the largest cases in the county. She serves as a Board Member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) and the editor of the Tort Section of its Trial Bar News. Outside of work she spends significant time helping brain injury survivors on their paths to recovery. She is a past board member of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation.
She previously externed for the Honorable Michael M. Anello for the Southern District of California, and clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Criminal Division. After gaining valuable experience in other areas of the law, Kacie found her way to representing injury victims where she enjoys being able to fight for individual people to make a difference in their lives.
Kacie attended the University of San Diego Law School. During her time at USD, Kacie was a writer and board member for the International Law Journal, volunteered with pro bono legal services to assist those who are HIV positive, and competed in the annual AAJ Spring Mock Trial Tournament.
Kacie received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University, where she was the team captain for the Broncos’ NCAA Division I tennis team. With her tennis team, Kacie had the opportunity to volunteer with Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, focusing on encouraging underprivileged young girls to lead a more active lifestyle.
In her free time, Kacie enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband Nico and daughter Luna. She takes advantage of San Diego by spending as much time outdoors as possible whether it be paddle boarding in the bay, spending time at the beach with her dog, or playing tennis.