About Our Firm

We take a different approach to practicing law

We are small firm with a big reputation.  One of our firm pledges states that we intentionally take on fewer cases so that we can continue to provide personal service to all our clients.  We also intentionally remain a small firm so that our clients always know who it is they are working with.  Many of the larger firms fail to provide personal service for this very reason.  With us, you know who we are and you know who it is that is working on your case.  When you hire Nicco Capozzi to represent you it will be him in court not a junior associate or new attorney. We pride ourselves on detail oriented and results driven representation.

We handle only a select few types of cases and this has allowed us to become expert in those fields.  We handle cases in state and federal criminal defense, appeals, expungements, post-conviction remedies, asset forfeiture, and certain types of litigation cases.  These are the only types of law we practice. You can learn about each practice area by selecting them above in the navigation bar.  For each field we consistently rank as one of the best local law firms. Click below to watch a video about why we stand apart from the rest.



Our firm is home to Nicco Capozzi, a criminal defense and litigation lawyer.  He was named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and is rated 10/10 and "Superb" by AVVO and has established relationships with the local legal community, criminal law judges and prosecutors, and the media.


We specialize in asset forfeiturepre-charges representationcriminal appeals, and expungements. We practice in state and federal courts. We also litigate civil matters, including fraud cases, personal injury, business and contract disputes, and employment. 


Our client reviews speak for themselves.  We have a reputation of being one of the most respected and capable defense firms in the Central Valley. We have earned this reputation through tireless efforts in defending our clients' rights, liberties, and property.


We Get Better Results For Our Clients 

We consistently get the best results in criminal law and litigation cases.  We do this through our experience handling a multitude of case, the expertise of attorney Nicco Capozzi and his staff, and our positive reputation with judges and other attorneys. Clients leave us positive reviews because we put their interests first, always and because we approach the practice of law differently than other firms.  We run a modern and efficient law office that meets the demands of our current clients. Learn more about our firm's values and about why do things different.


About Nicco Capozzi

Mr. Capozzi has a diverse profession — he is a practicing criminal defense attorney, civil litigator, instructor of law, author, historian, and entrepreneur. He owns and operates the Law Office of Nicco Capozzi, teaches law, has written several scholarly articles and a book entitled Law School in Plain English. Aside from his work he is a dedicated father and husband.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the California State University Fullerton in Fullerton, California. Prior to transferring to CSU Fullerton, he studied at California State University, Fresno.  Upon graduating from college, Mr. Capozzi was accepted into both law school and film school (where he wanted to become a director). Ultimately he chose law school and enrolled at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, CA.  Mr. Capozzi excelled his first year at Western State.

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After one year at Western State he transferred to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. At McGeorge he earned the Deans's Honor List and an Academic Achieve Scholarship. He also served as an Editor of the California Initiative Review.  The Review is "a non-partisan, objective Web publication which provides comprehensive, independent analyses of California Ballot initiatives and related issues." For the Review he also authored an article entitled "Proposition 1C: The Lottery Modernization Act."  He also received a Witkin Award for the highest grade in Professional Skills. Due to his outstanding work in the year long Appellate Advocacy course he was selected to serve on the Appellate Advocacy Honors Board, where he was tasked with teaching first year law students the course. In 2009 Mr. Capozzi received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from McGeorge.

Additionally, he studied law in one of the world's finest institution in England at Queen Mary's Law School, which is located in London. In London, he took specialities courses in International Contracts and Transactions as well is Comparative Warranties Law.


Mr. Capozzi opened this firm in January 2014. Prior to that he had worked in the legal field since 2002, where he started as a legal file clerk while in college. He worked as an attorney at the Law Office of Anthony Capozzi from 2011-2013.  He managed every aspect of that firm and worked on every case. He also worked as a instructor of law at Heald College where he taught from 2011-2015.  He taught classes in Legal Research & Writing, Criminal Law & Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Mr. Capozzi worked as a judicial clerk/extern in 2009 for the California Court of Appeal, 5th District. He researched and wrote legal opinions for Associate Justice Rebecca A. Wiseman

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Aside from the above experience, he worked as a litigation law clerk from 2006-2010. He also served as research assistant to a Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law. In college he worked as freelance writer and journalist. 

As a child and teenager, Mr. Capozzi worked as an actor.  He landed several roles in national commercials, a few independent films, voice overs, and other television work. He is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild (S.A.G.).

Licenses & Associations

Mr. Capozzi is licensed to practice law throughout California in state and federal courts. He is admitted to the California Bar as well as the federal bars of the Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association, Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, McGeorge Alumni Association, Fullerton Alumni Association, Better Business Bureau, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Chamber of Commerce, and the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.).


  • Law School in Plain English, Zen Juris & Co., Primedia Media Launch, LLC• 2009

  • Proposition 1C: The Lottery Modernization Act, Cal. Init. Rev. • 2009

  • Using Twitter to Promote Your Legal Practice, Legal Finance Journal • 2011

  • The Challenges Law Firms Face with Branding, Legal Finance Journal • 2011

  • Nicholas A. Capozzi, Summary, Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act15 U.S.C. §§ 80018007, Cal. Ldg. Industry Assn. • 2008

Our Values


We Stand By What We Believe In. 
Our Values Set Us Apart.

We put our clients first, always.  

We are strict observers of quality over quantity. We limit the number of cases taken so each is handled with complete personal care.

We diligently keep up with changes in the law so that we can handle complex cases and ensure that our clients receive top-notch legal representation. 

We are dedicated to the American values of honesty, hard work, and justice for all. 

We return phone calls in a prompt and courteous manner.

We work around the clock to ensure our clients are represented fully and with the highest sense of professionalism.

We strive to make our fees as straightforward as possible.  Our flat fees include an unlimited amount of hours.  We offer payment plans and flexible fee structures.