JUSTIN C. CAPEK
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Justin C. Capek is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, and graduated magna cum laude from Valley Forge Military Academy in 2010 before attending the Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. Upon graduating from Penn State in 2014, Justin then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Temple University in 2017. While at Temple, he interned at both the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he was awarded “Best Defense Advocate” as co-captain of Temple Law’s I.C.C. Moot Court Team at the 2017 Pace University I.C.C. Moot Court American/Caribbean Regional Competition.
Justin is a fearless, enthusiastic young attorney who began his career as an attorney with Schatz & Steinberg immediately after graduating law school in May 2017. He works closely with Mr. Steinberg in providing zealous, aggressive advocacy for each and every one of our clients. Soon after passing the bar exam in October 2017, Justin successfully litigated a motion to suppress evidence in a multiple-count, complex corrupt organizations case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. After spending countless hours researching applicable case law and writing his motion prior to trial, Justin successfully precluded the government from introducing extensive GPS tracking evidence obtained as the byproduct of an illegal seizure of the client’s cell phone. Out of 5 co-defendants in that criminal matter, Justin was the only attorney successful in litigating a pre-trial motion on behalf of their client.
Although his legal career has only just begun, Justin avidly endeavors to expand his skills and continues to successfully represent our clients in a variety of criminal matters in both federal and state courts of Pennsylvania. As a fiercely committed and eager litigator, Justin also assists the firm in handling juvenile adjudications, landlord/tenant disputes, small claim complaints, and traffic citations. He approaches each case as an opportunity to further sharpen his litigation skills in order provide our clients with expert legal representation in a variety of forums.
Prior to joining Schatz & Steinberg in 2017, Justin was an active soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he served with honor and distinction until 2016. As an Infantry Team Leader with Bravo Company 2/112 Infantry Regiment, he is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for sustained acts meritorious service, as well as the Army National Guard Good Conduct Medal for exhibiting honest and faithful service as a leader in accordance with the standards of conduct, courage and duty. Out of over 4,000 soldiers, Justin was selected to represent the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in the Pennsylvania National Guard’s “Best Warrior Competition,” and was selected as the “Soldier of the Year” for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in 2012. His extensive military leadership skills, values, and discipline have made him a formidable trial attorney despite having just begun his legal career.
As an attorney, Justin is extremely active in Veteran’s advocacy and is involved in numerous charitable organizations benefitting our nation’s Veterans. In his personal life, he is an avid sport fisherman, car enthusiast, and devout Philadelphia sports fan.