Drew Capuder

Capuder Fantasia PLLC

1543 Fairmont Avenue
Suite 101
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.

Attorney Bar Memberships and Organizations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • State Bar of West Virginia
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association (President 2010-2011)
  • Employment Law Committee of the West Virginia State Bar
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the West Virginia State Bar
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • When Mr. Capuder previously lived in Houston, Texas, he was a member of the following: State Bar of Texas, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Television and Radio Appearances

Mr. Capuder was interviewed by television station WBOY in December 2007 concerning West Virginia University's lawsuit against its former football coach, Rich Rodriguez. 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. [http://capuderfantasia.com/drew-capuder-wvu-rodriguez/]

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.


From 2005 to 2010, 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).

Mr. Capuder was also an Adjunct Faculty Member for several years (1990-1996) at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Legal Writing.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas (1985).
  • 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 60 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 101
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Voice: 304-333-5261
Fax: 681-404-6800
Email: [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
1/2/2018 11:13:05 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