Samuel J. Capizzi is a graduate of the State University at Buffalo Law School. And since then he has spent his entire career representing those injured by another’s negligence. He feels honored to be their voice against the powerful interests of the insurance companies and big corporations. Mr. Capizzi is keenly aware that it is not just a client’s interests at stake, but those of his or her family members as well. It is a responsibility he doesn’t take lightly.
Mr. Capizzi has handled all types of cases: general negligence claims, auto accidents, premises liability, product liability, construction accidents under the New York State Labor Law and commercial claims. He has had recoveries of all kinds, with many multiple-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. He enjoys his work immensely, and he particularly likes complex cases that present a challenge. In fact, some of his best trial results have been in difficult liability cases or cases that other lawyers thought were unwinnable. He often sees cases differently from others and is willing to challenge the status quo on behalf of a client. This often requires appellate expertise as well as significant trial experience. He has both. In addition to numerous appeals to intermediate appellate courts, he has been fortunate enough to have argued cases in the highest Court in the State of New York – the Court of Appeals in Albany.
Mr. Capizzi is a member of the American Association of Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Appeals Panel, and the Erie County Bar Association. In addition to his busy trial and litigation practice, he regularly speaks to community and school groups on legal topics of general interest, and he participates in seminars for other lawyers who practice in his fields of interest.