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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 because of our uncompromising commitment to your legal rights. With over 85 years of collective experience, our attorneys have been 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.

After reading this page, we invite you to review a few testimonials from happy clients.

Testimonials

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.

Contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 today.

Meet the Staff at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith Case Manager
  • Julia Valencia
    Julia Valencia Senior Paralegal
  • Amy Asquith
    Amy Asquith Legal Assistant
  • Martin A. Borrego
    Martin A. Borrego Investigator/Client Liaison
  • Evangelina Trujeque
    Evangelina Trujeque Paralegal
  • Don Peeler
    Don Peeler Legal Administrator & Intake Coordinator
  • Corene Abrego
    Corene Abrego Paralegal
  • Shawn Smith Case Manager
    Shawn Smith

    Shawn Smith is the firm's Case Manager. He is a dedicated and motivated professional with over thirty years of extensive experience in all aspects of insurance claims handling and investigative procedures, including litigation and resolving complex personal liability claims. Read More

  • Julia Valencia Senior Paralegal
    Julia Valencia

    Julia Valencia is an experienced civil litigation paralegal who our clients find to be knowledgeable, delightful, friendly and genuinely concerned about their well-being. She has worked in various law firms as a paralegal, secretary, and bookkeeper for over 15 years. Read More

  • Amy Asquith Legal Assistant
    Amy Asquith

    Amy Asquith is a paralegal and obtained her paralegal certificate from West Valley College in Saratoga, California. Amy joined the firm in 2014, and works part-time doing paralegal work and administrative tasks. She is responsible for opening all new files, compiling all pertinent information and generally offers extra help in the office where needed. Read More

  • Martin A. Borrego Investigator/Client Liaison
    Martin A. Borrego

    Martin A. Borrego is the firm's licensed investigator and client liaison. He was the owner and operator of Borrego Investigations from 1987 until he joined our firm in July 2014. Martin is an experienced investigator and has worked in the personal injury field for several well-known local attorneys for over twenty-five years. He has vast experience in handling investigations for complex accidents. Read More

  • Evangelina Trujeque Paralegal
    Evangelina Trujeque

    Evangelina Trujeque is a paralegal with more than 16 years of legal experience in personal injury, corporate, and employment law. She attended Evergreen Valley College where she studied Administration of Justice and subsequently obtained her first legal position at a San Jose area personal injury law firm. It was there that Evangelina found her passion for helping others who suffered injuries due to another’s negligence. Read More

  • Don Peeler Legal Administrator & Intake Coordinator
    Don Peeler

    For more than 20 years, Don Peeler has been an administrative legal support professional with experience as a paralegal. He has recently joined the team at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP as our intake coordinator. With his detail-oriented style and keen eye for details, Don conducts the intake process in a way that benefits both our legal team and, of course, our clients. In many cases, he is the first team member to interact with our clients, and we rely on his excellent communication skills to make certain each potential new client is treated with respect and that the nuances of their cases are fully understood. Read More

  • Corene Abrego Paralegal
    Corene Abrego

    As the paralegal for founding partner Paul Caputo and partner Rich Eichenbaum, Corene Abrego is an integral part of our team. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Corene has had 25 years in the legal industry in both California and Hawaii. During this time, she worked for both plaintiff and insurance defense firms, providing her with invaluable experiences. Now at Caputo & Van Der Walde, she uses her impeccable multitasking skills and customer service experience to help our clients through the litigation process from beginning to end. She truly cares for our clients and is always there to answer their calls, respond to their emails, and address their questions and concerns. Read More

A Track Record of Success

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $9 Million Auto Accident
  • $7 Million Catastrophic Injury
  • $6 Million Catastrophic Injury
  • $3 Million Physical Abuse
  • $3 Million Truck Accident
  • $3 Million Auto Accident
  • $3 Million Civil Rights Case
  • $3 Million Auto Accident
  • $3 Million Truck Accident
  • $2 Million Assualt
  • $2 Million Auto Accident
  • $2 Million Auto Accident
  • $2 Million Auto Accident
  • $2 Million Auto Accident
  • $2 Million Catastrophic Injury
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Motorcycle Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Auto Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $1 Million Motorcycle Accident
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Highly Rated & Reviewed

  • “His entire team is wonderful, second to none. We are so happy with this outcome.”

    Howard Zhang

  • “Rich and Shawn will do whatever it takes to thoroughly work for their clients!!!! You will NEVER be disappointed!!!”

    Sylvia E.

  • “I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and expertise in handling my case.”

    Former Client

  • “Your meeting with us meant more than you’ll ever know and for which we are so grateful.”

    I.R. and R.R.

  • “He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.”

    Michael W., Attorney

  • “Paul is extremely knowledgeable, proactive and goes above and beyond, in fighting for the compensation you deserve.”

    Appy C.

  • “Don was great at explaining everything and I would definitely contact him again in the future should I need his services again.”

    Pete G.

  • “I endorse this lawyer's work”

    John C., Attorney

  • “You have a wonderful office and family, and I will carry with me the kindness that you extend to your clients.”

    Michele Q.

  • “Paul was committed to my case and is a strong advocate for his clients.”

    Louise K.

  • “This team is highly proficient and professional and they are also ethical, principled people.”

    Shelley S.

  • “Everyone at the firm was extremely helpful during what is normally a very complicated and convoluted process.”

    Farouk Rice

  • “The personal touch that everyone had was the thing that sets you apart from everyone else.”

    D.M.

  • “Paul assured me he would handle everything with the insurance companies and I could focus on healing.”

    Nancy O.

  • “In turning to you to handle all of the legal issues that arose out of the accident, I saved myself considerable mental and emotional grief...”

    David S.

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Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Can Make the Difference in Your Case
  1. Over 85 Years of Legal Experience
  2. Six Attorneys Selected for Super Lawyers
  3. Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered
  4. Legal Services Available in Spanish
  5. All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
  6. You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
  7. Perfect 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo
  8. Included in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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