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Anthony A. Capetola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Williston Park, NY

Capetola & Divins, P.C.
2 Hillside Avenue, Building C
Williston Park, NY 11596
Phone: 516-862-2922
Fax: 516-746-2318
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1971
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Experienced attorney Anthony A. Capetola founded his Williston Park law firm, The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola, in 1976 with the goal of providing the residents of Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties with high-quality legal services in the areas of matrimonial and family law and criminal defense. In the nearly 40 years that have passed since his firm's doors first opened, he has earned a reputation as a leader among New York attorneys.

Mr. Capetola began his legal career in 1971 after earning his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his approval to practice law in the state of New York. In addition to his approval to practice before all of New York's state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Attorney Capetola's legal experience is not limited to private practice. He spent two years at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office where he served as assistant district attorney, and he also taught at Widener Law as an adjunct professor. His experience and extensive knowledge have made him a regularly requested guest speaker on legal topics and led to his appointment as a Special Referee for matrimonial cases by Nassau County's Matrimonial Center, which is a branch of the New York Supreme Court.

Mr. Capetola is a highly respected member of the legal community. He holds a "Good" Avvo rating, and he is listed as AV-Preeminent* according to Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and The New York Family Law American Inn of Court.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Prosecution, Traffic Violations


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About Anthony A. Capetola

First Admitted: 1971, New York

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Educational Background

  • Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, B.S., 1967


  • Long Island Man of the Year, National Kidney Foundation, 1987
  • Past President, Columbian Lawyers Association, 1982
  • Columbian Lawyers Association Man of the Year, 2009
  • Member, Board of Trustees, New York Law School - 2000 to Present
  • Man of the Year, Court Officers Benevolent Association, 1986
  • Nassau County Bar Association "We Care" Man of the Year, 2000
  • March of Dimes Distinguished Citizens Award - June, 2000
  • Past President, Assistant District Attorney's Association, 1995
  • Nassau County American Red Cross Man of the Year, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991
  • Former Assistant District Attorneys of Nassau County
  • Member, Criminal Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Special Referee, Nassau County Supreme Court
  • Appellate Division 2d Judicial Department State of New York, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Criminal Defenders Association of New York
  • Adjunct Professor, Widener University School of Law, Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1991
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals
  • American Bar Association
  • President, Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County, 1981
  • New York State Bar, 1971
  • New York Family Law American Inns of Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1973
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Office Location for Anthony A. Capetola

2 Hillside Avenue
Building C
Williston Park, NY 11596

Phone: 516-862-2922

Fax: 516-746-2318

Last Updated: 6/8/2022

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