Stephanie Capezzuto is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Restaurant, Food and Beverage Departments. Ms. Capezzuto has extensive experience litigating personal injury claims, including premises liability, automobile liability and pharmacy misfill claims, as well as insurance coverage, breach of contract, false imprisonment, false arrest and malicious prosecution claims.
Ms. Capezzuto also has experience representing national retail stores, restaurants and hotels in alcohol licensing matters and has defended child care centers and individuals in actions instituted by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, including licensure matters and actions involving the termination of subsidies, such as the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) and the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program. Ms. Capezzuto has litigated before the administrative, appellate, federal and state courts of Georgia. She has experience in all aspects of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, mediation and trial.
Ms. Capezzuto and her husband, who also is an attorney, live in Atlanta with their rescue dog.
State Bar of Georgia
Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Leadership Georgia, Class of 2019
ServiceJuris, Steering Committee, 2014-2018
First-chaired a four day jury trial in an admitted negligence case in which Plaintiff asserted that she began to suffer neck pain shortly after an automobile accident. The plaintiff underwent three cervical spine surgeries, the first surgery occurring a mere five months after the accident. Plaintiff had no significant complaints of neck pain prior to the accident and the defense took the position that the need for the surgeries was not due to the symptomology (neck ...
Defended client in a clear liability accident that the Plaintiff claimed caused the need for undergo surgery on his cervical spine. Causation of the injury was disputed and taken to a jury. Plaintiff’s counsel requested over $200,000 in damages. The jury returned a verdict of $1,860.
Represented an insurance company in a lawsuit and obtained a dismissal of the lawsuit, with prejudice, due to the fact that Plaintiff failed to effect proper service prior to or following the expiration of the statute of limitations.
Successfully defended client in an admitted negligence personal injury action in DeKalb County. Plaintiff claimed to have suffered a significant shoulder injury as a result of a rear-end automobile accident. He eventually underwent two surgeries, including a total shoulder replacement. In addition to his medical expenses, Plaintiff, a private jet pilot, also claimed a significant amount of lost income because he was unable to work. The jury returned a verdict ...
With only a month to prepare for trial, successfully defended client in a pedestrian versus automobile personal injury action in DeKalb County where the pedestrian was injured while crossing a busy street. The pedestrian claimed she was crossing in the crosswalk and had the walk sign when she entered the cross walk. The Defendant consistently testified that she had a green light and that the pedestrian was running across the street, not in the crosswalk, waving down a ...
Represented an insurance company in a declaratory judgment matter and obtained summary judgment wherein the Court ruled that the insurance policy issued by the client did not provide coverage for a loss that occurred less than two hours before the application for insurance was submitted.
Won appeal to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on premises liability matter for national retail grocery chain.
Successfully defended a textile company and its employee in a negligence action arising from a multi-vehicle accident. A diligent and thorough investigation resulted in a negotiated settlement of one-sixth of the initial demand.
Represented national retail grocery chain in premises liability action brought by a customer for injuries allegedly sustained while on the premises. A background check and multiple open records requests uncovered nearly 100 criminal convictions that the plaintiff had not disclosed in discovery and these were used to negotiate a settlement for a fraction of the amount originally demanded.
Obtained dismissal of multiple environmental citations issued to a local restaurant and its owner.
Obtained judgment, including attorney’s fees, against an automotive business in an action arising out of a breach of a loan agreement.
Defense of organizations across the country in personal injury claims, including child sexual abuse; defense of childcare centers throughout Georgia in licensing and general litigation matters. She served as a federal prosecutor, handling crimes against children, and has deep experience in constitutional litigation.
- "Liability in Slip and Fall Cases," AIG – CEU Institute ProgramAugust 14, 2014
- February 20, 2019
- April 26, 2018
- February 22, 2018
- March 29, 2013
- July 22, 2014
The University of Mississippi School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2009
The University of Alabama, BA, Political Science and Spanish, magna cum laude, 2006
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court