Founding Partner Recognized by Super Lawyers
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, every one of our personal injury attorneys is committed to advocating for victims of negligence and fighting for the fair compensation that they deserve. Because of this client-focused approach, our firm has won many awards and accolades over the years – and recently, our founding partner and senior trial lawyer Paul F. Caputo was honored with a 16th consecutive selection to the prestigious Super Lawyers list!
Every year, the independent research team at Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process to create the annual Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. To be considered for one of these awards, an attorney must have a positive standing within their community and receive peer nominations from firm partners and colleagues.
The Super Lawyers team then evaluates each candidate on 12 metrics of professional legal success, which include:
- Verdicts and settlements
- Position within law firm
- Honors and awards
- Representative clients
- Bar and professional membership activity
- Scholarly contributions (lectures, writings)
- Special licensing and certifications
- Education and employment history
- Community and pro bono work
- Other outstanding achievements
Candidates with the highest score tallies from the evaluation process will then be reviewed by the Blue Ribbon Panel, composed of those with the highest scores in their practice area. Because of this intensive and rigorous selection process, it’s estimated that only 5% of all attorneys in each state will be selected to Super Lawyers.
With over 30 years of experience representing injury victims in a wide range of civil litigation, Paul F. Caputo has truly shown himself to be “outstanding” within his field, which is why he has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2005. In addition to receiving consistent honors from Super Lawyers, he is AV Preeminent® peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has consistently been nominated and selected for Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is also the only attorney in Santa Clara County who has been chosen in a state-wide selection to become the “California Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).
Do you need to speak with Attorney Caputo or another member of our award-winning team? We invite you to contact our firm today at (800) 900-0863.