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Drew M. Capuder
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Drew M. Capuder

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Mediation, Business, Health Care

About Me

Drew Capuder has been a lawyer for 26 years. He has a broad range of litigation experience in state and federal courts, at trial and on appeal, in West Virginia and Texas. Mr. Capuder has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation (securities fraud, RICO, real estate litigation, banking litigation), and for the last 18 years has been focusing more of his practice on employment litigation and consulting.


 


In 2010, Mw. Capuder was elected President of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association.


 


Mr. Capuder  handles employment litigation for employers and employees, including discrimination (state and federal law), defamation in the workplace, worker's compensation retaliation and discrimination, sexual harassment (state and federal), and whistle blower litigation.


 


Mr. Capuder is also a mediator, focusing on mediation of employment litigation, and also on commercial litiation and personal injury litigation.


 


Mr. Capuder also represents doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals in litigation, in review and drafting of contracts, and in licensing issues.


 


Mr. Capuder is the author of "Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog." You can read it at www.dcemploymentlawblog.com


 


Since 2005, Mr. Capuder has been teaching "Legal and Ethical Issues in Media" at Fairmont State University. He also taught legal writing at University of Houston Law School from 1990-1996.


 


Mr. Capuder is a member of the law firm Capuder Fantasia PLLC, which is AV-rated by Martindale-Hibbell. The other member of the firm, attorney Gina Fantasia, focuses her practice on real estate law.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    24 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    11 years
  3. Business: 15%
    30 years
  4. Health Care: 10%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Maria Walters Hughes

    I endorse this lawyer. Drew is a very competent and experienced attorney. He is thorough in his efforts to represent clients and aggressive. He also makes an extra effort to follow current legal decisions and make sure he is aware of changes in the law.

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    Maria Hughes Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • William Scott Adams

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    William Adams Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact Info

Capuder Fantasia PLLC

1543 Fairmont Ave., Ste. 207
Fairmont, WV, 26554-2175

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WVAuthorized to practice law200206/24/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative198505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorFairmont State University2005 - 2013
MemberCapuder Fantasia PLLC1998 - Present
PartnerCapuder, Gaither & Amann, LLC1994 - 1998
PartnerLevin & Capuder, LLC1992 - 1994
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Houston Law School1990 - 1996
AssociateNathan Sommers Jacobs (then Nathan, Wood & Sommers)1987 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
US Nothern District of West VirginiaLicensed2005 - Present
West Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
US Southern District of West VirginiaLicensed2002 - Present
US Western District of TexasLicensed1990 - Present
US Nothern District of TexasLicensed1989 - Present
US Southern District of TexasLicensed1986 - 2010

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Heldreth v. RahimianJury verdict on sexual harassment for plaintiff

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" LitigatorDirty Tricks that You Need to Look Out For2015
Fundamentals of Employment LawADA and FMLA Updates and Interplay2014
Annual Training for West Virginia County Clerks and DeputiesThe Hiring, Disciplining, and Firing Processes2013
Employment Law: Beyond the BasicsAdvanced FMLA and ADA Issues2012
Employment Law, Beyond the BasicsSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination2012
Employment Law Updated in West VirginiaSexual and Other Harassment in the Workplace: What is it and what to do about it?2012
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, Annual ConferenceDiscovery and Settlement Issues2011
Fundamentals of Employment LawADA and FMLA Update2010
Fundamentals of Employment LawSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace2010
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, Annual ConferenceRetaliation Law2010
New Realities in Employment LawHot Topics: The Latest Interpretations of Current Employment Law2009
New Realities in Employment LawEmployment Issues in the Paperless Workplace2009
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Assication, Annual ConferenceSexual Harassment Law in West Virginia2009
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment LitigationThe Good News and bad News on Employment at Will2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment LitigationAge Discrimination2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment LitigationWhistle-Blower Claims2008
Employment Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment LitigationRetaliation Claims2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment LitigationDisability Discrimination2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Louisiana, LafayetteMusic Theory and CompositionBachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" LitigatorDirty Tricks that You Need to Look Out For2015
Fundamentals of Employment LawADA and FMLA Updates and Interplay2014
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceExhaustion of Administrative Remedies and Legislative Issues (Panel Discussion)2013
Annual Training Conference, West Virginia County Clerks and DeputiesThe Hiring, Disciplining, and Firing Processes2013
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, Annual ConferenceUpdate on Employment Law2012
Employment Law: Beyond the BasicsAdvanced FMLA and ADA Issues2012
Employment Law, Beyond the BasicsSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination2012
Employment Law Update in West VirginiaSexual and Other Harassment in the Workplace: What is it and what to do about it?2012
West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, Annual ConferenceDiscovery and Settlement Issues (Panel Discussion)2011
Fundamentals of Employment LawSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace2010
Fundamentals of Employment LawADA and FMLA Update2010
Annual Conference of WVELARetaliation Law2010
Employment Law Update, in Morgantown, West VirginiaHot Topics: The Latest Interpretations of Current Employment Law (speech and article)2009
Employment Law Update, in Morganotwn, West VirginiaEmployment Issues in the Paperless Workplace (speech and article)2009
Annual Conference of WVELASexual Harassment Law in West Virginia2009
Employment Law Update, in Morgantown, West VirginiaEmployment Law Developments (speech and article)2008
Employment Law Update, in Morgantown, West VirginiaSexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace (speech and article)2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West VirginiaWhistle Blower Claims (speech and article)2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West VirginiaRetaliation Claims (speech and article)2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West VirginiaThe Good News and Bad News on Employment at Will (speech and article)2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West VirginiaDisability Discrimination (speech and article)2008
Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West VirginiaAge Discrimination (speech and article)2008
Ask the Experts radio program on WAJR radio stationNumerous appearance from 2004-2008 to discuss employment law2008
Annual Conference of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney's Fees (speech and article)2008
WBOY News ProgramInterviewed for news report on lawsuit filed by WVU against Rich Rodriguez2007
Annual Conference of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers AssociationAge Discrimination Under West Virginia Law (speech and article)2007
Meeting os the Marion County Bar AssociationSpotting Employment Issues in West Virginia (speech and article)2002
TSCPA Seminar in Arlington, TexasAvoiding Employment Litigation and Other Wishful Thinking (speech and article)1996
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasAccountants’ Expert Testimony: Trial and Deposition Techniques (speech and article)1994
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasBusiness Law Update: Issues of Interest to CPAs and Their Clients (speech and article)1994
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasDepositions and Trial Testimony: Dealing With Difficult Questions and Answers (speech and article)1992
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasDocuments, Privileges, and Deposition Testimony in the Litigation Process (speech and article)1992
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasDiscovery of Documents and Privilege Law (speech and article)1992
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasPreparing for Depositions as an Expert: Practical Considerations (speech and article)1992
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasGiving Depositions and Testimony as an Expert Witness (speech and article)1991
TSCPA Seminar in Houston, TexasAdvanced Deposition Techniques (speech and article)1991
"Footnotes" Television Program, Houston, TexasGuest Expert on Television Program Devoted to Expert Testimony1991