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.
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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. 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.
On October 2, 2009, Mr. Capuder spoke and presented an article on "Sexual Harassment Law in West Virginia" at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association.
On March 25, 2009, Mr. Capuder spoke and presented 2 articles at a seminar sponsored by Sterling Education Services. The seminar was entitled "Employment Law Update" in Morgantown, West Virginia. Mr. Capuder presented 2 speeches and 2 articles on these topics: (1) "Hot Topics: The Latest Interpretations of Current Employment Law", and (2) "Employment Issues in the Paperless Workplace".
On October 24, 2008, Mr. Capuder spoke and presented an article on "Attorneys' Fees" at the Annual Convention of the West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association.
On August 27, 2008, Mr. Capuder spoke and presented articles on 5 topics at a seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services. The seminar was entitled "Employee Discipline and Discharge: How to Avoid Employment Litigation in West Virginia." Mr. Capuder's 5 speeches and 5 articles were on (1) "Disability Discrimination", (2) "Age Discrimination", (3) "The Good News and Bad News on Employment at Will", (4) "Retaliation Claims", and (5) "Whistle Blower Claims". Click here for the complete agenda and list of speakers.
“Business Law Update: Issues of Interest to CPAs and Their Clients” (article and speech), September 27, 1994, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Accountants’ Expert Testimony: Trial and Deposition Techniques” (article and speech), June 28, 1994, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Preparing for Depositions as an Expert: Practical Considerations” (article and speech), December 9, 1992, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Discovery of Documents and Privilege Law” (article and speech), June 2, 1992, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Documents, Privileges, and Deposition Testimony in the Litigation Process” (article and speech), May 19, 1992, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Depositions and Trial Testimony: Dealing With Difficult Questions and Answers” (article, speech, and mock trial presentation), February 4, 1992, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Advanced Deposition Techniques” (article and speech), October 22, 1991, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
“Giving Depositions and Testimony as an Expert Witness” (article and speech), January 31, 1991, in Houston, Texas, for the TSCPA.
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).
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