Brian J. Capitelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Capitelli & Wicker
 | 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2950
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: 504-684-2763
Fax: 504-582-2422
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Brian J. Capitelli is a partner with Capitelli & Wicker law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nationally recognized as among the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Capitelli has more than 19 years of total legal experience, and he provides invaluable counsel to clients throughout the greater New Orleans metro and surrounding areas who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of white collar or federal criminal offense.

    Mr. Capitelli began his legal career in private practice, focusing mostly on commercial and maritime litigation. He then joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he served as a federal prosecutor for several years. During this time, he prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal matters, including bank fraud, public corruption, environmental law violations and more. Armed with this experience, he is able to better anticipate the prosecution's actions and devise the most effective defense strategy possible for the accused.

    Along with white collar and federal criminal defense, Mr. Capitelli also serves as outside counsel to several prominent corporations and businesses in his region with their issues regarding health care law, tax law and employment law. He also provides unmatched advocacy for licensed professionals in state and federal administrative or licensing issues.

    No matter his clients' needs, Mr. Capitelli maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights and interests at all turns, and he has achieved remarkable success helping his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his success, he has earned recognition from America's Top 100 Attorneys along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

    A 1998 graduate of Boston College, Mr. Capitelli obtained his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2001. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

    Mr. Capitelli is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and he serves on the board of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association. He is also a fellow with the American Bar Foundation, and he has served on the adjunct legal faculty at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he has facilitated classes involving trial advocacy.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Criminal Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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    About Brian Capitelli

    Admitted: 2001, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Super Lawyers, White Collar, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board Member, New Orleans Federal Bar Association
    • Florida
    • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Louisiana state courts
    • Louisiana State Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair of Lighthouse Louisiana
    • Sugar Bowl, Executive committee
    • President of the New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trial advocacy at the Tulane School of Law and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU
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    Office Location for Brian J. Capitelli

    1100 Poydras Street
    Suite 2950
    New Orleans, LA 70163

    Phone: 504-684-2763

    Fax: 504-582-2422

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    Last Updated: 2/22/2021

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