Greg Lighty grew up in Yakima, WA and returned home to practice law. He is a co-owner of Kapuza Lighty, PLLC – Accident Injury Lawyers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1988 before graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1991. Greg has practiced law in Yakima since 1991.
Greg worked for Halverson Applegate (now Halverson Northwest) from 1991 – 2006. His practice was focused on civil litigation and he served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2003 – 2006. After leaving the Halverson firm, Greg dedicated his practice to helping people who are injured through the fault of others. Greg, and his partner John Kapuza, focus exclusively on representing injured people in their joint practice at Kapuza Lighty.
Greg is recognized nationally by Martindale-Hubbell with its top rating of “AV Preeminent” for outstanding legal ability and ethics. He is rated a 10 out of 10 “Superb” by AVVO, an independent online lawyer rating service and has been previously name a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Greg is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
Greg’s practice typically involves injuries resulting from car or truck accidents, slip-and-falls, or dog bites, and he has made significant recoveries for many of his clients. Greg has also represented hundreds of clients who suffered damages as a result of wildland fires. His work on those cases has produced recoveries for his clients totaling more than $20 Million.
Greg is married to Catherine Lighty, who also practices law in Yakima. Greg and Catherine have two adult children. Greg has nearly 20 years of experience as a youth sports coach, including basketball, soccer, football, baseball, and golf. He is currently the head golf coach at La Salle High School.
Greg and Catherine are also very involved in the Yakima Community. Greg is the Chairman of the City of Yakima Civil Service Commissions. He serves on the Board for the United Way of Central Washington and he and Catherine are the current Co-Chairs for the Pillars, the major individual donors to the United Way. Greg is also a past Board Member of the First Tee of Yakima.