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About Caputo &
Van Der Walde LLP

Nationally Recognized Legal Counsel Serving the San Jose Area

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP is known and recognized as a leader in personal injury litigation due to our uncompromising commitment to your legal rights. With over 85 years of collective experience, our attorneys have a reputation for providing high-quality legal services and delivering excellent results. We have resolved hundreds of cases through settlements, verdicts, and awards.

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we represent plaintiffs—not defendants—in cases that involve personal injury. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to each client’s individual needs and goals. Our many satisfied clients constantly refer and recommend us to friends, family, and business associates.

Reach out to us for answers and solid legal advice. We offer free consultations: (800) 900-0863.

Firm Overview


  • A Supportive Team on Your Side
  • Included in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Perfect 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
  • All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
  • Legal Services Available in Spanish
  • Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over 85 Years of Combined Legal Experience

We are recognized in the community for our high success rate, and using facts, proof and persuasion to win your case for you.

A Track Record of Success

Millions Recovered for Our Clients

  • Attorney Paul Van Der Walde recovered a total of $40,030,000 in compensation for a couple bereft of their 18-year-old son in a tandem skydiving accident.

  • School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury.

  • Caputo & Van Der Walde received a jury verdict in the amount of $7,411,492 for a surviving widow, who lost her husband when his pickup truck was involved in a collision with an on-track maintenance of way vehicle.

  • Paul Caputo received a $7,291,985.58 decision for Plaintiff in a case where a client received severe 3rd-degree burns during a pedicure, resulting in the need for numerous skin grafting procedures.

  • Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia.

  • Pedestrian crossing a four-lane street in the crosswalk, hit by a full-size pick-up truck. Injuries included a left knee dislocation with complete tears of all ligaments and requiring surgery, right scaphoid fracture requiring surgery, right shoulder AC joint separation with clavicle fracture and PTSD.

  • Bicycle rider attempted to maneuver to his left, around a recessed manhole in the bike lane, and was struck by a vehicle that was driving too closely to the bike lane. Significant injuries included traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, and permanent brain damage.

  • Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents.

  • Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).


Working With Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

Our San Jose personal injury attorneys, paralegals, and administrative support personnel meets regularly to stay informed on every case that we handle. Whether you are speaking with Paul Caputo or one of our paralegals, you can rest assured that you are receiving the personal and professional attention you deserve. We serve clients throughout the region from our office in Campbell, CA.

Contact the experienced attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP by calling (800) 900-0863 today.

Client Testimonials

Highly Rated & Reviewed
  • “I am happy with the outcome and highly recommend Caputo and Van Der Walde to anyone seeking an injury lawyer.”

    - Karen B
  • “Our lawyer and his entire staff were extremely approachable and effective in getting a very good settlement from my own insurance company's under-insured motorist coverage. Our lawyer guided my husband and me through the process.”

    - Chris G.
  • “Paul has a great understanding of people's rights and drives to obtain all that is due to you. He listens and answers questions that anyone could understand without legalize. I contacted him through the recommendation of a friend.”

    - Gary G.

Our Awards & associations

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers<br>(2005 - 2023)
    Super Lawyers
    (2005 - 2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rated
    Better Business Bureau A+ Rated
  • Avvo 10.0 "Superb" Rating
    Avvo 10.0 "Superb" Rating
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2022
    Lawyers of Distinction 2022


No Fees Unless We Win