Joe Capitan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Abell & Capitan Law
 | One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-419-7888
Fax: 267-270-2998
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (80%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joe Capitan is a co-founder and partner at Abell & Capitan Law. Mr. Capitan devotes his practice to matters involving individual disability, long-term disability, short-term disability and Social Security Disability. He serves clients throughout Pennsylvania from the firm’s offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Louisville, Kentucky. 

Mr. Capitan obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 2009.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Capitan has litigated numerous cases for individuals who were wrongly denied insurance or disability benefits. He has experience with disability applications, litigation, settlements and appeals.

Mr. Capitan provides his clients with assistance filling out the necessary paperwork and forms as part of the application process and negotiates with insurance companies to help individuals receive any available compensation. He is not afraid to take a case to trial when necessary. If a claim is denied, he guides his clients through each step of the appellate process.

Before founding Abell & Capitan Law, Mr. Capitan spent seven years at a large Pennsylvania firm. He served as head of the firm’s long-term disability department and advanced his knowledge and skills through representing individuals in complex disability matters.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Capitan is active in a variety of professional organizations and enjoys being involved in his legal community. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employee Benefits
  • 10%Social Security Disability
  • 10%Insurance Coverage


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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About Joe Capitan

Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Appealing Partially Favorable SSDI Decisions, National Business Institute, February 13, 2013 - February 14, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, B.A., May, 2003
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Office Location for Joe Capitan

One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 267-419-7888

Fax: 267-270-2998

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Last Updated: 3/10/2020

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