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Richard J. Capriola
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Richard J. Capriola


Richard Capriola is a partner in the firm’s construction, real estate litigation and business litigation practice groups. For more than 30 years, Rich has practiced before state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels and has handled cases in more than 20 states. He regularly handles disputes in arbitration and mediation.

Examples of matters handled include:
• Defective and Negligent Construction
• Construction Payment Disputes
• Lien and Bond Claims
• Delay Claims, Liquidated Damage Claims
• Business Disputes
• Contract Claims
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Embezzlement
• Shareholder and Partnership Disputes, “Business Divorces”
• Real Estate Disputes
• Property Damage Claims
• Professional Negligence
• Defense of Consumer Protection and Marketing Claims
• Class Action Defense

• $5 Million recovery for high-rise residential condominium tower due to construction deficiencies
• Obtained rescission of real estate transaction due to seller’s failure to disclose known defects
• Obtained $500K judgement for amounts due subcontractor and defeated general contractor’s claim for delay damages and negligence
• Enforced lien rights of contractor to recover money owed on construction project
• Recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars misappropriated by former board of directors
• Obtained dismissal of claims against former employee on allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets
• Unraveled fraudulent transfers of assets to recover $4.5M for lender against personal guarantor
• Obtained defense verdict on all claims brought by group of homeowners suing developer for $20M based on alleged violation of federal law
• Negotiated construction contract for subcontractor on large commercial project

Rich has been named a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine annually since 2012 and a Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer. Rich has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble, its highest professional rating. He regularly speaks to trade and industry groups on topics of construction law, business litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Shareholder Disputes


  • Emory University (J.D., 1992)
  • Union College (B.A., 1989)

Bar Memberships

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • Ga. Supreme Ct. Ga. App. N.D. GA
  • S.D. GA U.S. App. 11th Cir. U.S.
  • App. 5th Cir.