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 Fantasia,
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 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).