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I am a former prosecutor and Army officer now in the private practice of law.  In the Army, I was an infanrty officer and Army ranger; as a prosecutor I was the chief of felony prosecutions for the Staten Island District Attorney.  I have tried murder, assault, narcotics and other felony cases.  I supervised the eight attorneys who prosecuted these felonies, to inlcude drunk driving and other vehicular offenses.  As a prosecutor, I was awarded the Dewey medal by the Bar Assoication of the City of New York in 2008.  I worked in the White House Counsel's Office during the Iran Contra prosecutions.  I have extensive experience in criminal matters.

I am in a law practice with my son and also handle real estate, wills, and matrimonial matters.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Wills: 15%
  3. Prenuptials: 15%
  4. Real Estate: 15%
  5. Unspecified: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jason Louis Leventhal

    Great lawyer in all aspects of the practice of law - dealing with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and judges; research, writing; negotiations; and in the courtroom. Thorough and diligent. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Capofari Law

260 Christopher Lane
Suite 201
Staten Island, NY, 10314


NYCurrently registered 198107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dewey AwardBar Association of the City of New York2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCapofari Law, P.C.2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyRichmond County District Attorney's Office1993 - 2012
Bureau ChiefStaten Island District Attorney1993 - 2012
ProfessorUnited States Military Academy, West Point1990 - 1993
Staff AttorneyThe White House Counsel's Office1987 - 1988
JAGUnited States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.1980 - 1993
Publication nameTitleDate
McGraw HillConstitutional Law for the Citizen Soldier1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolN/AJ.D. (with honors)1980
United States Military AcademyN/AB.S.1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Staten Island District Attorney's OfficeSupreme Court Review Class2012
Staten Island District Attorney's OfficeTeacher of a Class on Sentencing2011
Staten Island District Attorney's OfficeSupreme Court Review Class2010
New York State Prosecutors InstituteEthics Class2006
Richmond County Bar AssociationLecture on DWI2005
New York State Prosecutors InstituteLecture on DWI2004
Richmond County Bar AssociationMilitary Tribunals2003