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Mr. Capaz focuses his practice in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury, insurance claims, truck accidents and civil litigation. 

He is admitted to practice by The Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and The United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Capaz was selected for inclusion and named in the 2009 – 2015 editions of Florida Super Lawyers. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    12 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 30%
    12 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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FLMember in Good Standing200406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCapaz Law Firm, P.A.2012 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyOgden & Sullivan, PA2008 - 2012
Prosecuting AttorneyState Attorney's Office2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarAttorney Member2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2004 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAttorney MemberN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2008 - 2010
Vineyards AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Porricelli v. Rowland Transportation, Inc.12 FJVR 4-39
Davis v. Azar and Best Performance Coaches Inc.2008 WL 5688727
Harrah v. PDS Gaming Corp.05-2009-CA-45871
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Publication nameTitleDate
Capaz LawAuto Accident Attorney2015
PrimerusThe Mode-of-Operation Theory of Premises Liability2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBAN/A
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wells FargoStrategies for Mediation2012
WCAAMediation Seminar2009