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Attorney Vincent T. Nappo

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Vincent T. Nappo


Vincent fights hard for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to obtain justice against abusers and the entities who facilitate such atrocities.  The effects of childhood sexual abuse are devastating and long-lasting on the victims and their families.  Most survivors live for many years in shame, afraid to confront the trauma they experienced.  For too long, powerful entities like the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America marginalized and ignored victims, leading to a culture of secrecy.  Vincent devotes the bulk of his practice towards empowering and providing a voice to these men, women, and children, and, for years, has successfully litigated claims against individual perpetrators, the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, school districts, daycare centers, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the State of Washington, among others.  In recent years, Vincent has expanded his practice to represent survivors of human sex trafficking, including children sold for sex on the website.  In addition to his work on behalf of abuse survivors, Vincent’s practice includes complex injury cases involving civil rights violations, government liability, and medical malpractice.

Outside of the office Vincent is involved in a number of community activities.   He served on the Board of Trustees for the KCBA Young Lawyers Division, and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the WSBA Litigation Section Committee.  Additionally, he volunteered for the King County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) on behalf of abused and neglected children, and worked with the Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project to bring U-Visa petitions on behalf of undocumented victims of domestic violence.  Vincent continues to remain active in community and lobbying efforts to protect children through sensible public policy and law initiatives at the federal and state level.


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2011
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008


U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington


Washington State Association for Justice
King County Young Lawyers Division
King County Bar Association
National Crime Victims Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Professional Recognition

Rising Star, 2017 Washington Law & Politics Magazine
CALI Award in Contracts, 2009
NITA Certification for Depositions Skills

Professional Leadership

WSBA Litigation Section, Secretary/Treasurer
King County Bar Association, YLD Trustee
Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project – Attorney Supervisor
Author, Washington Supreme Court Rules Sex Trafficking Victims Can Sue

Community Involvement

King County Superior Court CASA
YLD Community Involvement Committee
Seattle Against Slavery
Washington Engage
King County Neighborhood Law Clinic

Seminars and Presentations

CLE: Motions in Limine, “How to Harness the Power of Your Team for Trial”
February 12, 2016, Washington State Association for Justice

CLE: Effective Use of Interrogatories and Requests for Production, “Effective Tools for the 21st Century Litigator”
September 21, 2016, Washington State Bar Association

CLE: Effective use of Discovery, “Bridging the Gap”
December 9, 2016, King County Bar Association

CLE: Effective Use of Interrogatories and Requests for Production, “Low Bono Program”
November 7, 2017, Seattle University School of Law

CLE: Website Liability: The Communications Decency Act
November 29, 2017, American Association for Justice

CLE: Online Commercial Sex Trafficking Litigation, “Anti-Human Trafficking Series Part II”
January 18, 2018, American Association for Justice

Presentation: Young Lawyers Panel at WSBA’s Trial Advocacy Program
October 28, 2016, Washington State Bar Association

Presentation: Online Commercial Sex Trafficking and the Fight Against, “Respond Spokane Conference”
December 5, 2017, Partners with Families & Children

Presentation: Litigation, “Fighting Modern Day Slavery”
January 11, 2018, YWCA Greenwich, Connecticut

Presentation: Litigation, “Freedom Fighters, The Battle Against Modern Slavery”
January 12, 2018, Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan, Connecticut

Representative Cases
Appellate Results

J.S. v. Village Voice Media Holdings, L.L.C., 184 Wn.2d 95 (2015)
Washington Supreme Court upheld a trial court’s refusal to dismiss claims brought by three girls who allege they were trafficked for sex on The website asserted it was immune from suit under the Communications Decency Act.  Vincent was co-author of the appellate briefs.

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