Drew Capuder

Capuder Fantasia PLLC

1543 Fairmont Avenue
Suite 207
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554


ADA, Business, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Libel/Defamation, Non Compete, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secrets, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination

Mr. Capuder focuses on employment litigation and consulting, business litigation and consulting, representing medical professionals in licensing board issues, and mediation. He serves clients in Fairmont (and Marion County), Clarksburg (and Harrison County), Morgantown (and Monongalia County), Parkersburg (and Wood County), Charleston (and Kanawha County), Wheeling (and Ohio County), and numerous other cities in West Virginia. Mr. Capuder is past President (2010-2011) of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association.


Mr. Capuder is honored that other lawyers and parties choose him to help them settle their disputes through the mediation process. Mr. Capuder focuses on mediating disputes involving employment matters, business disputes, and personal injury disputes; and Mr. Capuder accepts mediations in other areas of law.

Mr. Capuder is licensed to practice law in both Texas (since 1985) and West Virginia (since 2002). Mr.
Capuder lived and practiced law (since 1985) in Houston, Texas until he and his wife,Gina
moved to West Virginia.

Of Counsel to Manchin & Aloi PLLC

Mr. Capuder is pleased to be Of Counsel to Manchin & Aloi PLLC. The attorneys at Manchin & Aloi, Tim Manchin and Michael Aloi, have long and distinguished legal careers. Tim Manchin is a member of the House of Delegates in the West Virginia Legislature. Former partner,Michael Aloi,is now a Circuit Court Judge in marion county, West Virginia and is past president of both the West Virginia State Bar and the Marion County Bar Association, and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Attorney Bar Memberships and Organizations

West Virginia 

West Virginia State Bar (since 2002)

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Marion County Bar Association

West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association;President from October 2010 to October 2011

Employment Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar


State Bar of Texas (since 1985)

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas



Television and Radio Appearences

Mr. Capuder was interviewed by television station
WBOY in December 2007 concerning West
Virginia University's lawsuit against its former football coach, Rich Rodriguez. You can read
portions of the interview on WBOY's site (although the video is no longer available on the site).
WBOY has been kind enough to provide us with a copy of the video recording of the interview,
and you can watch the interview on our site by clicking here.

Mr. Capuder has been a guest several times in recent years on
the Wednesday morning law talk
program in the series "Ask the Experts", on radio station WAJR. The programs included the
following topics related to employment law: the employment at will rule, what gets employers in
trouble, sexual harassment claims, disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations for
disabled employees, age discrimination, retaliation claims under employment discrimination laws,
employee privacy issues, whistle blower claims, and other topics

Mr. Capuder was also a guest in Houston on the television program "Footnotes," which was a
program hosted by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts. Mr. Capuder spoke about
expert witness issues.


  • Since 2005, Mr. Capuder (as a member of the
    Adjunct Faculty) has been teaching a class in legal
    and ethical issues in media at Fairmont State University. The class focuses on First Amendment
    free speech issues, defamation law, media bias, copyright law, and many other topics involving
    large media organizations (such as newspapers, television networks, and radio stations).


  • Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Music Theory and
    Composition, from the University of
    Southwest Louisiana (now named University of Louisiana) in Lafayette, Louisiana. Graduated with
    honors (“Dean’s List” all years); Louisiana State Debate Champion 1974; Most Valuable novice
    Debater, University of Southwest Louisiana Debate Team, 1973-74).
Welcome to Capuder Fantasia PLLC

We are an AV-rated (by Martindale-Hubbell) law firm serving businesses and individuals in Fairmont, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Charleston, and surrounding areas in West Virginia, concentrating on employment litigation & consulting, mediation, real estate, health care industry litigation & licensing issues, and business litigation and consulting.

Our attorneys, Drew Capuder and Gina Fantasia, offer a combined 47 years of legal experience in federal and state courts in West Virginia and Texas, at both the trial and appellate levels

Capuder Fantasia PLLC

1543 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 207

Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

Voice: 304-333-5261 (ext. 13)

Fax: 304-367-1868

[email protected]

Video Interview by WBOY TV
3/11/2013 8:51:11 AM
Description: “On December 28, 2007, WBOY TV (in Clarksburg, West Virginia) interviewed Drew Capuder to explain the lawsuit filed by West Virginia University against its former football coach, Rich Rodriguez. WVU sued Rodriguez over the $4,000,000 buy-out

Speeches and Articles
3/10/2013 10:38:53 PM
Description: On October 30, 2009, Mr. Capuder spoke and presented an article on "Retaliation Law" at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Capuder was also elected president of WVELA at that Annual Conference. On