Phillip K. Vacchio

Phillip K. Vacchio

Sayville, New York

Phillip K. Vacchio joined the firm as an attorney in March 2014, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, special needs planning, probate and administration, guardianship, and residential and commercial real estate. His goal is to be a zealous advocate for each and every client and to work cooperatively with them so that they are involved and aware of what is going on at every stage of representation. Whether retained for services as simple as preparing a basic Will or as complex as a contested estate administration, he will strive to consistently communicate with his clients in a way that they clearly understand every step of the process and the ultimate outcome.
Prior to joining Valerie A. Shivers, P.C., Mr. Vacchio was an associate attorney at the law office of Anthony E. Core, P.C., where he practiced in a number of fields including estate planning and administration, contract drafting and review, civil litigation, traffic violations, and landlord tenant law.  While in law school, Mr. Vacchio interned as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler, District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  He also had the opportunity to intern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Vacchio is an active member of the Long Island Family Caregiver Coalition, a local nonprofit organization with the goal of serving as a comprehensive resource for all of Long Island’s businesses and organizations that address the needs of family caregivers and their care recipients, and serves on a committee of the organization
Mr. Vacchio is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences in 2009, with a double major in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Psychology.  Mr. Vacchio graduated cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the Labor and Employment Law Journal.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2014

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Elder Law Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2012


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Journal: Labor and Employment Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Sciences - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

Published Works

  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2011: It’s in Title VII's Genes, 29 HOFSTRA LAB. & EMP. L.J. 229 , 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Anthony E. Core, P.C., Associate Attorney
  • Honorable Leonard D. Wexler, District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Intern