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John Nicholas Capellupo

Family Attorney

4.0   4 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Operating While Under The Influence (OWI) Possession of Controlled Substances (PCS) Drug Related Offenses Domestic Abuse Assault Robbery/Burglary

  2. Family
    Dissolution of Marriage Child Custody Child Support Alimony/Spousal Support Guardianship/Conservatorship Guardian Ad Litem Termination of Parental Rights

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and am the youngest of two boys. I attended Drake University from 2009-2013, where I earned my B.A. in Law, Politics and Society. After graduation, I went on to earn my Juris Doctor at Drake University Law School in 2016. I sat for and passed the Iowa Bar Exam in 2016 and started practicing in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense in Cedar Rapids, IA. I am extremely passionate about helping clients and understand that this process is never easy. I will work zealously to advocate for you and will work tirelessly to achieve the outcome you are looking for. Please feel free to contact me to assist in your leagl needs. 

State IA
Status Exempt
Acquired 2016
Updated 09/15/2022

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4.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Dylan | July 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Nick Is Amazing
RETAIN HIM NOW BEFORE HIS RATES GO UP!!!! I have been involved in an ugly custody battle with my ex-wife. My previous two lawyers were not what I was looking for, so I went to Viner and asked for a consultation. Nick was assigned to my case. At first, I was skeptical of how new Nick was. My skepticism quickly faded however, as soon as Nick stepped into court for an emergency hearing filed by my ex-wife. After that hearing, I knew I had found a diamond in the rough. Nick must have been a lawyer in a past life, because nothing about what he does is new or inexperienced. He has an instinct and feel for the law that only the the most experienced of lawyers can obtain. In addition to being a great lawyer, Nick truly understands what you’re going through and does everything he can to make sure your voice is heard. He represents you the way you want to be represented, and he always has your best interest in mind. In June I had to go to court for a modification hearing I requested over a year ago. Nick thoroughly prepared for trial, and when that day came, I could not have asked for a better trial attorney. His instincts in court are phenomenal. To sum it all up; retain him, listen to him and you will be represented by one of the best.
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Posted by Havilah | July 10, 2018
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Exactly what I wanted in a lawyer.
Nick was an amazing lawyer. When I first met him I was nervous and wondering how I would know if he would be the best lawyer for me and my case. I told him right away what was the most important thing I wanted his help with. He made my wants his focus. He was professional, knowledgeable, patient and hard working. He kept very good communication with me, which was very important to me. In the end he helped me and accomplished more than I was hoping for. Nick, earned my trust one step at a time. He was the best lawyer for my case and I will be looking no further than Viner law firm next time I need help.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
very pleases
received a dui and hired Viner law firm and attorney nick capellupo. Mr. capellupo took care of all the details as my case procreeded thru the court system and keep me fully informed along the way, and I ended up with the best possible outcome on my case. If the need arises in the future I would hire mr Capelluoi again
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Not a good advocate
I hired this lawyer with high expectations from out initial phone conversations how sadly I was mis lead he did not even get my child support modified for the retainer that was paid


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AVVO RATING 6.1 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Viner Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present


  • Drake University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013


  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nick is a truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. I highly recommend working with Nick."

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Family Lawyer John Nicholas Capellupo
John Nicholas Capellupo
Family Attorney