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Robert Frances Capovilla

Military law Attorney at Woodstock, GA

5.0   68 reviews

also known as Rob Capovilla, Robert Capovilla


Licensed for 10 years

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Licensed for 10 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2021
Updated 11/03/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/07/2022

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Capovilla & Williams

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Posted by Robert | February 20, 2022
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Highest recommendation
I personally recommend Capovilla and Williams. I needed an attorney for a military investigation against myself. Upon talking to a few different attorneys, I felt like this firm was and is very knowledgeable when it comes to military investigations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If you are looking for a military defense attorney, give them a call!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
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Promises Kept
In 2020 I was falsely accused of a sexual assault. This was the first time ever that I’ve been in a situation like this. I was lost and concerned with what might happen to me. So I started searching for professional help online. I came across a A video of Robert capovilla explaining his process in dealing with what I was falsely accused of. In that moment I knew what to do. I called his firm and within minutes I was already speaking to the giant himself. I told him my story he promised me that he would guide me and do his very best to win my case. I was provided with all contacts numbers, emails, and even personal numbers as well to which I could reach out to at any moment for questions, comment or concerns throughout my process. Robert capovilla also promised me that he would get on the case immediately in which he did. Within a few days I was already receiving emails and phone calls about the process. His team worked very hard for me and made it very clear to me that I was a priority, not just a number. His team along with his private investigator Eric Echoles immediately found holes in the alleged victims story through witnesses and other sources as well. I could tell that it was a very thorough and precise investigation. The investigator was very consistent and determined. Robert was professional and knew his craft very well, I could tell he had been doing this for a very long time and was really good at defending those who really needed help. When I called, he picked up, when I emailed him he’d respond within minutes. Even with a 6 hour time difference that did not matter, To Robert Capovilla, it was if we were both in the same time zone. By the end of the investigation my innocence was proven to be true and I was allowed to Continue my job, serving my country. I would recommend Capoviila and willams law firm to anyone, military or not. They truly are the giant killers.
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Posted by Kim | March 12, 2021
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Amazing Professional Service Attentive & Extremely Knowledgeable
We hired Robert Capovilla to represent our son & he did NOT disappoint. Our family was very highly satisfied with all of his hard work & dedication. Robert kept us informed every step of the way, through phone, email, & zoom meetings. I know this sounds silly but we really hit the jackpot, when we found Robert Capovilla. He won our case and we couldn’t be more thankful, truly from the bottom of our hearts. I cannot say enough, how grateful we are for all his hard work & dedication. Truly Amazing, Professional, Attentive, Knowledgeable, An Excellent Attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2022
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Grateful for a Winner
Nothing but eternal gratitude and admiration for Robert Capovilla in the wake of a year-long case against a military son, culminating in a full acquittal. Our son is free, with his life and reputation undiminished, because of Robert. It's hard to know where to turn initially and whether attorneys you may be considering are truly knowledgeable, and will be a relentless and professional advocate on your behalf. Robert is all of that, and much more. This gentleman was always honest about the chances; was always available; evaluated the twists and turns in the case tactically, leading to sound decisions at every key point along the way; and he brought passion, integrity, experience, and total commitment from start to finish. When a military defense counsel joined the case, the two of them worked seamlessly as a one-two punch that was hugely beneficial to the case. Robert was the lead attorney. And particularly in the build-up to the court martial, he correctly assessed several pivotal decision points that turned out spectacularly correct. The emotional wallop of a situation like this is always present month after month, and often times it was only Robert's confidence and knowledge that could alleviate our sense of powerlessness and worry. Never false reassurance or sugarcoating, just knowledge of the law and of the circumstances and variables involved in our particular case, maximizing the strengths and mitigating weaknesses. Seeing him at work during the court martial, with everything riding on it, was stunning. His attention to detail, encyclopedic knowledge of UCMJ code, intellectual agility, and courtroom presentation and demeanor all came together at the point we needed it most--and then prevailed. Family members never doubted our son and brother's innocence at any time, but did not know if a court could be persuaded otherwise. Thanks to Robert, the court sided with us. Could not recommend anyone higher.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2022
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None Better
As an active-duty service member one tends to ponder getting deployed, seeing combat, and performing to one's best ability. Rarely if ever, did it cross my mind that the scariest, most difficult experience I would have in the military was to be falsely accused of sexual assault. For a year my life was turned upside down as the military actively sought to ruin my life. Robert and his team at Capovilla and Williams were an easy choice for me to make among the vast sea of UCMJ attorneys. What instantly struck me with Robert was his candor, attitude, and earnest desire to defend me, protect my future, and uphold the honor of my name. Robert worked tirelessly for a year to prepare for the court martial, continuously called and scheduled meetings, proactively worked to uncover the truth and understand every relevant detail, and was always honest with me throughout the process. What puts Robert head and shoulders above everyone else is that he cares about his clients and he and his team do not wait - as soon as they are on the case they relentlessly pursue all possibilities and immediately begin building the defense. Capovilla and Williams saved me from a hideous future, restored my freedoms, and they did so with passion, vigor, and exceptional expertise. I am forever grateful to them.
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Posted by Rene | July 11, 2022
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“Never accept defeat”
Robert Capovilla gets five stars because he can’t be given more. He is truly a man that delivers. He’s tenacious in the courtroom and not afraid to defend you. He’s extremely prepared and quick to engage the adversary head first with no backing down. Before my hearing the government was trying to introduce things that only an attorney as prepared as him would’ve caught. I have complete admiration for him and his firm. May the Lord always protect Robert Capovilla and his team!! After 18yrs of impeccable civilian and military service, the military accepted a false accusation of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching from a likely serial accuser to label me a “predator” and nearly ruin my profession and life. CID was quick to collect my DNA, fingerprints and put me in the FBI databank. I was issued a GOMOR for false allegations that were NEVER investigated. The government reported me to the National Practioner Data Bank with an entry that is defamatory, damaging and UNTRUE. I followed all the requisite appeals starting with a rebuttal to the GOMOR, which I later learned was not even read by the LT Gen that issued it. I then submitted my appeal to the Review Board in Virginia with no success in getting anyone to listen to my objection and INNOCENCE!! After five long years with this elephant on my chest, I received a BOI letter not only to remind and worsen my pain but to let me know that the final dagger was about to take the last bit of life outta me and my family. Thank you Robert Capovilla for clearing my name and more importantly for caring about me. My family is greatly appreciative too. God bless you always!
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2022
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#100%
Not sure where to start. But this team did the best they could for me even in the situation I was in. I got the best result a DD214 HONORABLE and 100% disability. MR sean is and will be soon a great lawyer also Thanks to Robert and his team for putting up with such a unfair process. IF the Army want to screw you. Give this guys a call, they will do their best. Thanks to SEAN for believing in me, believing the true and for carrying me under your wings for that long in such complicated and painfull process...Im happy with the outcome. Only this team and few other know the true and they will work with you to resolve the issue and not allow the Army to screw your benefits/military carrer. OUT
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Posted by Estela | May 23, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I highly recommend the Capovilla & Williams law firm. They did an outstanding job representing our son during his military trial. From beginning to end, the entire team was honest with us and responsive to all our questions and concerns. They are hardworking and trustworthy lawyers that will fight for the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2022
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Thanks for your service.
Mr. Capovilla was honest, trustworthy, and an expert in military law. We would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who’s son is facing a court martial in the military. We’re forever grateful!! The Gibson Family!
Posted by Shelley | April 19, 2022
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Outstanding Service
I hired this firm when my son was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. I was obv very concerned about my son's future. Rob walked us through every step of this process. He was knowledgeable about exactly where my son was, what could happen, what all steps would be, etc. He always was very crystal clear about any possibilities. He answered all questions we had, and kept in constant contact while my son was under investigation for a year. Really appreciate all the help, direction and support during this very difficult time.
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Posted by Dustin | April 14, 2022
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Experienced, Professional, and Efficient
I proudly recommend Robert Capovilla to all of my fellow Service members and their families. I appreciate Robert's attention to detail, knowledge, and professionalism. Retaining his services instantly put me at ease and Robert's insight was spot on. I refer his services to anyone who requires in-depth knowledge of military law and procedure. Robert knows how to represent and can guide you through uncertainty.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2022
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Fantastic military lawyer
Mr Capovilla was with me every step of the way. He was truthful and always kept it real. I am glad I hired him and now I am getting out of the military as a free man.
Posted by Johnny | March 21, 2022
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Amazing Law Firm That Fights for You!!!!
Robert, Mickey, Josh, Sean, and Dan are an amazing team that will fight for the truth and prove your innocence. I hired Robert’s law firm to represent me in my administrative discharge board from the Air Force. Dan was detailed to fight on my behalf along with my ADC. They provided the necessary information in order to show the truth and fought hard on my behalf. Due to Dan’s expertise and tenacity the board agreed and decided to retain me. If you need a law firm that will fight for you till the end do not hesitate to hire Robert’s Law Firm. Everyone on the team is amazing and they will do there best to represent you and show that you should still be retained. The whole team is well prepared and they communicate with you throughout the process. I can’t thank Robert and Dan enough for the outcome that my family and I received. Hire them to represent you and you will not regret it. Thank you again and take care.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
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Outstanding Advocate
I highly recommend Robert and the entire law firm of Capovilla & Williams. Robert is a dedicated and professional advocate. Robert and his team provided great communication and were extremely attentive as they expertly navigated through the process of correcting my service records after separating. As a result of those efforts, my records are now accurate and will entitle me to the appropriate benefits. If you are need of an exceptional attorney to represent you, Rob will get the job done and done right.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2022
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Immediate Response
I contacted his firm to help a friend that lives in Texas and the office responded right away and Robert followed up immediately after that. He made me feel comfortable and with that I felt that he was the best fit to help my friend that's in the military. Two days later Robert followed up again. This office is the blueprint of how attorney's should conduct business.
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Posted by Mike | February 20, 2022
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Outstanding Trail Lawyer
My wife and I hired Robert and the Law office of Capovilla & Williams to defend our son who was wrongfully accused of sexual assault. We found Roberts law firm “Capovilla & Williams” through an Internet search. The Law office of Capovilla & Williams was highly recommended and their fees were very reasonable when compared to other law offices. We spoke to Robert over the phone and we had a lot of questions for him, as you can imagine my wife and I were very worried and concerned about our son and his future. Robert patiently took us through the legal process concerning the accusation against our son. Robert was very upfront and straightforward with us and did not sugarcoat the serious nature of the accusation and what it could mean for our son. Robert insured us that his law firm would put on the very best case for our son and that is exactly what they did. Our son fortunately was never criminally charged, but the Air Force decided to issue our son a Letter of Reprimand and to administratively separate him through a separation board with the recommendation of an other than honorable discharge. Roberts law firm issued an outstanding rebuttal to the Letter of Reprimand which clearly showed our son's innocence. Unfortunately the Air Force still decided to put our son through a separation board. Robert represented our son at the separation board and he was spectacular. Robert displayed his outstanding trail lawyer experience with enthusiasm and professionalism while defending our son. The prosecution team in my opinion was no match for Robert. The case that the prosecution put on was so extremely weak compared to the defense that Robert and his law firm put on. Our son was found not guilty and will be retained in the Air Force. We can't thank Robert and his law firm enough for helping us through this difficult time and defeat the false accusation against our son.
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Posted by MARVIN | February 19, 2022
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Thankful
I appreciate my lawyer for helping me with my board. I was given a Chapter 14 12C and my Attorney help to retain me. I appreciate the confidence and trusting me and me trusting him to get me to be retain. I will forever be grateful and thankful for this firm. It because of this firm I am still in the Service and I am truly grateful.
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Posted by Joshua | January 13, 2022
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For specifics
Outstanding attorneys doesn’t give up on helping even when things look tough god bless them!!!
Posted by Jared | November 26, 2021
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Extremely dedicated, highly motivated and exceptional attorney!
I was falsely accused of sexual assault by a fellow sailor. When I found out about it after speaking with NCIS I was scared and confused about it all. With being threatened with prison time I started calling attorneys. Mr. Capovilla was the one that stood out to me and my family the most so we hired him. With that being said he put together a fantastic team and won the case, we was all about winning the case and anything he could do to get the job done. After the first day on trial the jury was already on our side and that’s all thanks to Mr. Capovilla and the great team he put together!
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Posted by Joe | November 22, 2021
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Win
Robert and his team went above and beyond to help save our son from a false accusation. Without the representation of Robert and his team our son no doubt would of lost this case it was with diligence and determination we won the fight. Thanks Robert
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Capovilla & Williams
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shewmaker & Shewmaker
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Gapasin, Capovilla & Williams
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney (Prosecutor)
  • U.S. Attorney's Office M.D. GA
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Preliminary Hearing Officer
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Military Magistrate
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Chief of Claims
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Chief of Client Services
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Administrative Law Attorney
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Military Prosecutor
  • United States Army JAG Corps
  • 2013 - 2015
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Education

  • United States Army JAG School
  • Military Law
  • 2013
  • United States Army Officer Basic Course
  • Commissioned Officer United States Army
  • 2013
  • Pettite College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Bachelor in History
  • 2008
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Political Science
  • 2008
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Legal Cases

  • LT Accused of Domestic Violence
  • Charges Dropped - NO BOI
  • Army Sex Assault Case
  • Charges Dropped
  • US v. E-6 - Sexual Assault
  • Sex Assault Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Premier Lawyers of America Top 40 Under 40
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The American Legion
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Veterans Affairs Accreditation
  • Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • On The Rise
  • The Daily Report
  • 2022
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2022
  • 10/10 Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top 10 in 10 Professionals to Watch
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2021
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Premier Lawyer of America Top 40 Under 40 Award
  • 2020
  • Membership in Premier Lawyers of America
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2018
  • Air Assault Wings
  • United States Army
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Achievement - Defense Forensic Science Center
  • United States Army JAG CORPS
  • 2016
  • Overseas Tour
  • United States Army
  • 2015
  • Korean Service Defense Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Achievement - Army Trial Counsel Advocacy Course
  • United States Army JAG CORPS
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Achievement Army Defense Counsel Basic Course
  • United States Army JAG CORPS
  • 2015
  • Army Accommodation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2015
  • Achievement Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2014
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2013
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • United States Army
  • 2013
  • Order of Barristers
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • 2012
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Most Outstanding Appellate Attorney
  • 2012
  • Most Outstanding Trial Attorney
  • Ohio Northern University
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Medium
  • Domestic Violence in the Military During COVID — 19
  • 2020
  • Medium
  • Should Retirees be Subject to the UCMJ
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia, Military/Veterans Law Section
  • Speaker
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Capovilla is smart, passionate, and one of the hardest workers I know."
Military law Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is an incredibly hard working and passionate lawyer. He is someone that you want on your side!"
Military law Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. First and foremost he is a gentleman. Second, I have personally seen his work on military administrative law matters and came away singularly impressed. He is thorough, well researched and an excellent advocate. His advocacy through writing is very impressive. He is a proven winning advocate in separation boards and court martials."
Military law Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I unequivocally endorse this lawyer. I would want his intensity and dedication representing me."
Military law Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rob Capovilla is a consummate professional and a decisive leader. His deep knowledge of military law and his enthusiasm for his clients contribute to outstanding performance from everyone around him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a personable and highly skilled lawyer with significant experience in military law. Knows his stuff!"
Military law Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a superb trial lawyer and an excellent military justice practitioner. I’ve never seen anyone work as tirelessly to get the best possible results for his clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to have him represent me."
Military law Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is an extremely talented trial lawyer, and I highly recommend him to anyone facing court-martial charges."
Military law Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Rob for many years and have seen him defend dozens of trials. I have yet to see someone who can match his skill and presence in the court-room. He is a world class trial lawyer and the first person I would hire to defend me."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Rob Capovilla. Rob lives and breathes litigation. He is a true student of the art. He is tenacious and smart. If I needed an attorney, I would hire Rob."
Military law Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"One of the best military law attorneys in the nation. He's the go to attorney for military defense and military matters."
Military law Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"I've know Rob well before he became a lawyer. He has always wanted to practice, take cases to trial and be in the military. He has accomplished on goals and is a great young gun in state of Georgia. Rob will go far in the legal profession."
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Woodstock Military law Lawyer Robert Frances Capovilla
Robert Frances Capovilla
Military law Attorney
Woodstock, GA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available