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Joseph D. Capitan

Employee benefits Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Joe Capitan

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 14 years
    New York - NY 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employee benefits
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    Represents the disabled in long term disability and short term disability insurance claims (ERISA governed) as well as individual disability insurance claims.

    15 years

Joe is a co-founding partner of Capitan Law. He manages the firm’s Philadelphia, PA law office. Joe focuses his practice on long term disability, individual disability and short term disability. Joe was raised in a blue collar family and is proud to help disabled workers fight for disability benefits that have been wrongfully denied. 

Location

Capitan Law
Capitan Law
1650 Market Street
Floor 36
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Posted by Nancy | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made!
Joe wasn't recommended to me by anyone, I found him on my own when researching LTD attorneys. When I selected him, I hoped I had made a good decision. As it turned out, I couldn't have made a better one. Joe was very professional, extremely knowledgeable on LTD and the insurance company I was dealing with. He was on top of every email and phone call even when on vacation! So in my case, with Joe's hard work, my case was settled and I had a settlement check in my hands in less than 6 months. I would highly recommend Joe not only for his expertise and work ethic, but the sincere compassion he feels for his clients.
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Posted by Scott | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SSDI
Joe successfully guided me through the SSDI process. He was professional, detail oriented and always available to answer questions.
Posted by Chad | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Joe was referred to my by a well known and respected attorney. I hired Joe shortly thereafter , his work ethic , knowledge of the law is unparalleled. I was never in the dark about anything, he was always honest and forthright which led to very successful outcomes in my cases. I highly recommend this Attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Joe!
I contacted Mr. Joseph Capitan to discuss my LTD claim after my insurance company had denied my original claim. My situation required a seasoned attorney to help me with my difficult LTD case. After many months my LTD claim was reinstated. He followed my case closely and kept me informed all thru the process. He is hard working and a dedicated attorney and uses his strong expertise and professionalism to gain the desired result. His honesty with me all during this process was greatly appreciated. It is not often you find an attorney with Joe’s expertise. I would like to personally thank Mr. Joseph Capitan for working with me during the appeal process and to get my LTD reinstated after was wrongfully denied. I would highly recommend Joe for handling any disability claim.
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Posted by Karen | May 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Joe will work hard to get your claim approved!
I was lucky to find Joe to handle my disability claim. He always takes the time to let you know where you are in the claim process and to make sure that you understand what needs to be done. When I received a denial for my disability claim, Joe told me that he believed in my case and worked hard getting me approved. I know that I couldn't have done it without him. I would definitely recommend Joseph Capitan to handle your disability claims. He is very understanding and will work hard for you.
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Posted by Laura Ellen | May 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Joe gets the job done!
I was looking for a lawyer to handle a complicated disability case. No one was willing to take the case but Joseph Capitan. I was concerned because he practices in PA and I live in NJ. He calmed me and said it shouldn't be a problem. And it wasn't! Not only did he settle the case, he got me more money, which took care of his bill. I paid no out of pocket expenses and my case is settled. I would definitely recommend Joseph Capitan to others.
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Posted by Chuck | May 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Go With Joe
Joe Capitan successfully represented me in a Social Security Disability case. Joe, or a member of his staff basically held my hand during the grueling two and a half year process. I have reccomended him to one of my best friends
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Head of Long Term Disability Department
  • Martin Law
  • 2010 - 2017

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Bucknell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Boot Camp
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2015
  • Social Security Disability: From Start to Finish
  • Appealing Partially Favorable SSDI Decisions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Joseph
Employee benefits Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for about 4 years. He is an exceptional advocate in the area of long term disability insurance benefits."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe and I worked together for a firm in Miami specializing in disability insurance litigation, and have recently co-counseled several cases: Because of this, I have first-hand knowledge of his capabilities. Joe is a tenacious and zealous advocate for his clients. I give him the highest recommendations possible."
Employee benefits Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Joe Capitan as an excellent lawyer for people with Long Term Disability (LTD) claims. I have worked on cases with him and referred my clients to him, all of whom have been very happy with his diligence and skill. I highly recommend Mr. Capitan to anyone who is dealing with LTD insurance benefits."

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Philadelphia Employee benefits Lawyer Joseph D. Capitan
Joseph D. Capitan
Employee benefits Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 14 years