About the Firm
Michael F. Capitina
A recognized expert in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense, Mr. Capitina has practiced law since 1988. He specializes in all areas of Family and Criminal Law, including Divorce, Paternity, Child custody, Spousal Support and DUI Defense.
Mr. Capitina graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was named to the Dean's List on three separate occasions (GPA of 3.75 or higher). While at UCSB, Mr. Capitina was accepted as an intern for the Honorable Howard M. Metzenbaum of the United States Senate.
Mr. Capitina went on to the Santa Clara University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988. While attending law school, Mr. Capitina was selected to participate in Santa Clara's International Studies Program at the Institute of International and Comparative Law located in Geneva, Switzerland and Strasbourg, France.
Mr. Capitina currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem of the Santa Clara County Traffic Division, as well as serving on the arbitration panel for the County of Santa Clara for various civil cases.
The primary focuses of Mr. Capitina's practice are the fields of Family Law and Criminal Defense, which areas account for 90% of his case load. Mr. Capitina has handled hundreds of adversarial hearings and trials in these two areas.
Mr. Capitina is a qualified attorney who can take two of the most emotionally troubling areas of the law and minimize your distress while maximizing your satisfaction with the outcome of your matter.