New York’s 2018 Leading Lawyers
The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola
Family Law, Criminal & Civil Litigation
The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola is one of the premier firms in Long Island and New York City for family law, corporate law, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Led by experienced trial attorney Anthony A. Capetola, the firm provides clients with committed service and skilled crisis management.
“Clients know that they can rely upon us to achieve the best possible results,” says Capetola. “A former client recently emailed me saying, ‘I wanted to express my deep thanks to you and your office for providing me with such great service. I experienced great professionalism, smart decisions, respect and great service from each and every colleague of yours.’ That’s the result we strive for with each and every client.”
With more than 44 years of trial experience, Mr. Capetola focused his practice on the matrimonial law since 1985. Along with his associates, he has been recognized as being among the finest family law practitioners in Nassau, Suffolk, and New York Counties, and is often sought out to handle complex custody and visitation matters, having tried international custody cases pursuant to the Hague Convention.
“I have tried hundreds of cases, as an assistant prosecutor and in private practice. No challenge is too great, we cannot be intimidated and we often shine when the odds are against us,” says Capetola. In praising Anthony Capetola for his superior legal prowess, a New York Supreme Court justice recently stated: “The plaintiff’s attorney, Anthony Capetola, Esq. represented his client with skill and professionalism. Mr. Capetola is a practiced and competent attorney. He is one of the principals in a highly respected law firm and appears on matrimonial cases on behalf of the firm’s clients on a regular basis. He has successfully tried or negotiated numerous cases before this Court. He enjoys a superior reputation in the legal community in the area of matrimonial law.” More than just a litigator, Capetola is highly sought after to share his knowledge with others, having lectured extensively at various law schools and bar associations. He is a member of the Nassau County, New York State, and American Bar Associations. He has been included in Super Lawyers since 2010, and recognized as one of the area’s top matrimonial attorneys by Long Island Pulse Magazine.
In addition to running a successful law practice, Mr. Capetola has also achieved recognition as a boxing promoter, real estate developer, restaurateur and community activist. When not engaged in the practice of law, he can often be found at The Carltun, a high-end Long Island restaurant and catering facility that he opened in 1995.
“Being a seasoned entrepreneur, it’s second nature to me to weigh all potential benefits when deciding which course of action to take in a litigation. Recognizing that our actions are likely to have a lasting impact on a client’s life well beyond whether they win or lose their case, our approach is more of a holistic one,” he says. “We seek to situate clients on a path that will yield long-term benefits for them once we are no longer representing them.”