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Mr. Capozzi has a diverse profession — he is a practicing criminal defense attorney, civil litigator, instructor of law, author, historian, and entrepreneur. He owns and operates the Law Office of Nicco Capozzi, teaches law, has written several scholarly articles and a book entitled Law School in Plain English. Aside from his work he is a dedicated father and husband. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the California State University Fullerton in Fullerton, California. Prior to transferring to CSU Fullerton, he studied at California State University, Fresno. Upon graduating from college, Mr. Capozzi was accepted into both law school and film school (where he wanted to become a director). Ultimately he chose law school and enrolled at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA. Mr. Capozzi excelled his first year at Western State. After one year at Western State he transferred to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. At McGeorge he earned the Deans's Honor List and an Academic Achieve Scholarship. He also served as an Editor of the California Initiative Review. The Review is "a non-partisan, objective Web publication which provides comprehensive, independent analyses of California Ballot initiatives and related issues." For the Review he also authored an article entitled "Proposition 1C: The Lottery Modernization Act." He also received a Witkin Award for the highest grade in Professional Skills. Due to his outstanding work in the year long Appellate Advocacy course he was selected to serve on the Appellate Advocacy Honors Board, where he was tasked with teaching first year law students the course. In 2009 Mr. Capozzi received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from McGeorge. Additionally, he studied law in one of the world's finest institution in England at Queen Mary's Law School, which is located in London. In London, he took specialities courses in International Contracts and Transactions as well is Comparative Warranties Law. Mr. Capozzi opened this firm in January 2014. Prior to that he had worked in the legal field since 2002, where he started as a legal file clerk while in college. He worked as an attorney at the Law Office of Anthony Capozzi from 2011-2013. He managed every aspect of that firm and worked on every case. He also worked as a instructor of law at Heald College where he taught from 2011-2015. He taught classes in Legal Research & Writing, Criminal Law & Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Mr. Capozzi worked as a judicial clerk/extern in 2009 for the California Court of Appeal, 5th District. He researched and wrote legal opinions for Associate Justice Rebecca A. Wiseman nicco capozzi defense lawyer Aside from the above experience, he worked as a litigation law clerk from 2006-2010. He also served as research assistant to a Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law. In college he worked as freelance writer and journalist. As a child and teenager, Mr. Capozzi worked as an actor. He landed several roles in national commercials, a few independent films, voice overs, and other television work. He is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild (S.A.G.). Mr. Capozzi is licensed to practice law throughout California in state and federal courts. He is admitted to the California Bar as well as the federal bars of the Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, McGeorge Alumni Association, Fullerton Alumni Association, Better Business Bureau, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Chamber of Commerce, and the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.).

Bar Admissions

  • 2011 California Bar Association
  • 2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2011 United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Education

CSU Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
B.A. Religious Studies - 2006
UOP McGeorge School of Law, 3200 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
Juris Doctor - 2009

Career Highlights

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers - 2014
  • Appellate Advocacy Honors Board - McGeorge School of Law - 2009
  • Member - California Initiative Review - 2009
  • Dean’s Honor List - McGeorge School of Law - 2008
  • Academic Scholarship - McGeorge School of Law - 2008
  • Witkin Award - Western State University College of Law - 2007
  • Academic Scholarship - McGeorge School of Law - 2007
Legal Resources
All About Double Jeopardy in Delayed Death Murder Cases
May 21, 2018 - Nicco Capozzi

All About Double Jeopardy in Delayed Death Murder Cases

What Is Conscious Avoidance and How Can It Land You in Jail?
May 21, 2018 - Nicco Capozzi

In many criminal cases, especially in federal white collar prosecutions, the defense is "I didn't know what those other people were doing." This defense is in line with a basic principle of our criminal justice system -- that people are only responsible for their own actions. However, there are times when it simply doesn't work.

What to Expect at Your First Criminal Court Date
May 21, 2018 - Nicco Capozzi

Whether you are guilty or innocent, being charged with a crime is a scary experience. Getting ready for the first hearing, called arraignment, can be particularly nerve racking. Fortunately, you can ease your anxiety about your first court date by learning exactly what to expect.

What to Do if You Find Yourself in Federal Court
May 21, 2018 - Nicco Capozzi

The federal criminal trial process can be a confusing and scary one, especially for those unfamiliar with legal proceedings in general. Luckily, Fresno is home to some of the best federal criminal attorneys and trial lawyers in the country--which can (and often does) mean the difference between a win and a loss.

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