David J. Caputo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Youman & Caputo, LLC
 | 1635 Market Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-302-1131
Fax: 610-808-1772
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1997
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
Attorney Profile

A former assistant United States attorney, David J. Caputo now represents the people of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas in cases of medical malpractice and whistleblower protection. As a founding partner of Youman & Caputo, LLC, he has almost 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and more than 40 of his clients have received compensation of $1 million or more.

Mr. Caputo also handled a case that resulted in the client receiving $21.8 million for medical malpractice and a $35 million whistleblower settlement in Arizona related to the United States False Claims Act. Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 9th Circuits.

At Duke University in 1992, he graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts, then went on to Harvard Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1996 and graduated cum laude. In 2005, he obtained his Master of Laws degree with honors from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Taxpayers Against Fraud and the American Association for Justice.

At Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Mr. Caputo taught as a former adjunct professor. He was also appointed to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia’s board of directors. His workload includes cases involving the defrauding of Medicaid and Medicare and other federal agencies and programs.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 50%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Whistleblower


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008

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About David Caputo

Admitted: 1997, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://youmancaputo.com/david-j-caputo/


  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Board of Directors
  • New Jersey
  • United States Tax Court
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Drexel Law School, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, 2017 Edition, edited by The Honorable Daniel J. Anders, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Advisory Board

Educational Background:

  • Duke University, B.A., 1992, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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Office Location for David J. Caputo

1635 Market Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-302-1131

Fax: 610-808-1772

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Last Updated: 3/1/2020

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