Paul F. Caputo

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Campbell, California

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP
Paul F. Caputo
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1989

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

51 East Campbell Avenue
Suite 120
Campbell, CA 95008 Visit website


Attorney Paul F. Caputo is the founding partner of Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP in Campbell, California. Mr. Caputo has over 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law and serving injured clients in Santa Clara County and throughout the Bay Area.

An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Caputo handles all types of personal injury cases, including those involving assault, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, car accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, food poisoning, industrial accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, product liability, truck accidents and wrongful death. Over his career he has successfully obtained significant recoveries in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

The recipient of many honors and awards for his accomplishments, Mr. Caputo is AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Consumer Attorneys of California named him the “California Trial Lawyer of the Year” and both the California State Assembly and the United States House of Representatives presented him with a resolution of commendation.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Caputo serves as a guest speaker for various legal organizations and is a torts professor at Lincoln Law School. He is the author of several articles for local media outlets and a member of the Santa Clara University Board of Fellows.

Mr. Caputo grew up in San Jose, California, and received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 1989. He is qualified to appear before all California state courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1989, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Professor of Torts at Lincoln University Law School
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year, Award Winner
  • California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who’s Who of Rising Young Americans Honoree
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2x Finalist
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Santa Clara University Board of Fellows
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • California Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Office location for Paul F. Caputo

51 East Campbell Avenue
Suite 120
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone: 408-733-0100


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

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