John A. Caputo

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

John Caputo & Associates, P.C.
John A. Caputo
John Caputo & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, General Litigation

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1972

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

John Caputo & Associates, P.C.

310 Grant St.
Suite 820 Grant Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Visit website


John A. Caputo is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and the founder of his own law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He embraces the belief that "nothing is accomplished well without passion.” He has demonstrated that passion time and time again on behalf of his clients and has achieved a large number of substantial verdicts and settlements as a result. These include a settlement of $16 million for a client who suffered brain damage as the result of medical testing, and a verdict award of $5 million for a client who was paralyzed and later died after an accident involving a drunk driver who had been negligently served alcohol at a tavern.

Mr. Caputo was admitted to practice in 1972 and is certified by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is an invited fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Caputo has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America publication for personal injury law since 1995 and in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listings since 2004. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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 peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, General Litigation
  • 80% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1972, Pennsylvania

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  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyers, 1994 - Present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, 2006
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1993
  • Fellow, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 1984
  • $8 million settlement during trial-brain damage from delay in medical diagnosis
  • $5 million verdi-ctparalysis followed by premature death caused by a drunk driver served at a tavern
  • $5 million settlement-brain injury to infant from delayed delivery
  • $4.3 million settlement-brain injury to infant followed by premature death from delayed delivery
  • $4 million verdict-amputations from delayed diagnosis and treatment of meningococcus infection
  • $4 million arbitration award-bipolar disorder from a severe brain concussion in a motor vehicle collision
  • $3.5 million settlement-death of housewife and mother from delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer from misread of Pap specimens
  • $3 million settlement-decreased vision from failure to diagnose a cyst
  • $2.5 million settlement-leg amputation of worker who entered an unguarded space at a coil slitting machine
  • $2.5 million settlement-leg amputation of worker who entered an unguarded space of a conveyor system
  • $2 million settlement-leg and ankle fractures from motor vehicle collision
  • $1.8 million settlement-personality change and disc surgery from rear-end collision
  • $1.775 million settlement-death of worker crushed in a defective conveyor system
  • $1.75 million settlement-death of homemaker in home explosion from a natural gas leak
  • $1.5 million settlement-delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer from a misreading of Pap specimen requiring radiation rather than surgery
  • $1.5 million settlement-internal injuries to a worker from an exploding machine
  • $1.4 million settlement-speech impairment from delayed diagnosis of evolving stroke
  • $1.4 million settlement-death from overdose of clot buster during treatment for a blood clot
  • $1.3 million settlement-death of baby at delivery and loss of uterus
  • $1.3 million settlement-muscle and flesh loss in leg and groin from delayed diagnosis and treatment of "flesh-eating" bacterial infection
  • $1.3 million settlement-partial paralysis from delayed treatment of evolving stroke
  • $1.3 million settlement-fracture and crush of an arm from collision of vehicles
  • $1.25 million settlement-leg fractures and internal injuries in a motorcycle-vehicle collision
  • $1.25 million settlement-temporary oxygen deprivation from lack of monitoring
  • $1 million verdict-fractured arm and leg in motor boat collision on the Allegheny River
  • $962,000 verdict-partial paralysis after failure to diagnose symptoms warning of coming stroke
  • $950,000 settlement-liver injury from gall bladder surgery
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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Diplomate, Medical Professional Liability, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, Professional Liability, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
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Office location for John A. Caputo

310 Grant St.
Suite 820 Grant Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-620-6361

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