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John A. Caputo

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I am dedicated to the pursuit of justice and appropriate compensation for the victims of serious and catastrophic personal injuries. Contact me online or call for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. When I accept your case, you owe nothing out of pocket until I recover compensation for you.

Membership By Invitation

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2009), Fellow
  • The National Trial Lawyers (2009), Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers (2006), Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (1999), Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (1993), Fellow
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (1984), Fellow

Certified Legal Specialties

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate (1992; recertified 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and 2022)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Diplomate (1994, certified 1999 in Medical Professional Liability, recertified 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019)


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • DePauw University, B.A.

Classes & Seminars

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Co-teaching Litigation Planning and Strategy 2003 - 2007
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Lecturer
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer
  • California University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), University of Pittsburgh School of Law - select demonstrations
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Duquesne University School of law - August 1997; August 1998
  • Trial Advocacy Institute sponsored by the Allegheny Bar Association and The Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Trial Certification Program, "Litigation Planing and Strategy", two hours weekly, Fall 2003 - 2006

Professional Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association 1984-2016, Judiciary Committee, 1996-1999; Civil Litigation Section, Chairperson, 1989; Voir Dire Rules Subcommittee; Charter Fellow, ACBA Foundation
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, President, 2002–2003; Vice President, 2001; Secretary, 2000; Treasurer, 1999; Board of Governors, 1989–1991, 1996–1998
  • Member, Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1990–1996
  • Member Birth Trauma Litigation Group, American Association of Justice

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating - AV
  • Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell CO. 1995
  • "Best Lawyers in America", by Naifeh and Smith, Personal Injury 1995-Present
  • "Best Lawyers in America", by Naifeh and Smith, Medical Malpractice, 2005 - Present
  • Best Lawyer's Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, 2011 and 2014
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers List, 2004 - Present