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Serious Criminal/Professional License Defense.

Christopher M. Capozzi is a successful, experienced trial and appellate lawyer who commits himself to finding creative solutions to the problems of each of his clients. Mr. Capozzi, a former criminal prosecutor, focuses on defending criminal cases, protecting professional licenses and state issued business permits and handling serious driving infractions. He is intimately familiar with the procedural and substantive aspects of Pennsylvania’s grand jury and wiretap laws.

Mr. Capozzi practices primarily in the state and Federal courts of Western Pennsylvania, but also has experience in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He is an author, instructor and frequent lecturer on Pennsylvania criminal law and procedure.

Mr. Capozzi holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating signifies that judges and other attorneys rank Mr. Capozzi at the highest level for professional ability and ethical standards. He was first awarded this honor in 2005 and has held it since that time without interruption.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    24 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    24 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Glenn Rothey

    Chris Capozzi is a very smart lawyer, with a ton of experience behind him.

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    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is dedicated to fighting for his clients and he knows the law.

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    Amy Dibella Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Christopher M. Capozzi, Attorney At Law, PC

100 Ross Street
Suite 340
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200103/31/2016
PAActive199504/02/2016
DCInactive 199407/05/2016
MDInactive199309/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerChristopher M. Capozzi, Attorney At Law, PC2010 - Present
Senior Deputy Attorney GeneralPA - Office of Attorney General2003 - 2010
Associate AttorneyBrault Palmer Grove White & Steinhilber2002 - 2003
Associate AttorneyGoldberg Ball2000 - 2002
Assistant District AttorneyAllegheny County DA1996 - 2000
Associate AttorneySelzer & Roberge1993 - 1996
Associate AttorneyAnderson Hibey & Blair1991 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Butler County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Nationall Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v.Not Guilty.
Commonwealth v.Withdrawn
Commonwealth v.Case Dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Allegheny County District Attorney's OfficePreliminary Hearings, Prosecuting1998
Allegheny County District Attorney's OfficeCriminal Complaints/Search Warrants, Drafting Affidavits of Probation Cause1997
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Pennsylvania State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law SymposiumGrand Jury Practice2013
Defending a Criminal CaseDiscovery, PA Criminal Case2011
PA, OAG - Continuing Legal EducationJoint-Defense Agreements2010