Louis J. Capozzi, Jr., Esquire

Email: louc@capozziadler.com Tel: 717-233-4101 Fax: 717-233-4103
Address: 2933 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Background

Louis J. Capozzi, Jr. began his legal career with the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien, and Frankel.

Thereafter, he became a sole practitioner and later a shareholder at the law firm of Shumaker Williams. Prior to founding Capozzi & Associates, P.C., Mr. Capozzi founded the law firm of Latsha and Capozzi, P.C., where he was a shareholder and the chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Group. He was also responsible for handling and supervising over 1000 Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement appeals. Mr. Capozzi was also employed as the Director of Healthcare Appeals at Zelenkofske Axelrod and Company, where he litigated Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement appeals. Mr. Capozzi has presented many seminars for LeadingAge PA, PACAH, PALA, PHCA, and the American Health Lawyers Association. He was also selected by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to provide a legal update to its members at their 1994, 1996, 1997, and 1999-2003 annual meetings. Mr. Capozzi focuses his work on labor and employment, health care, regulatory compliance for healthcare providers, Medicaid/Medicare, and reimbursement issues. He is also responsible for the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions, the litigation of labor arbitrations and unfair labor practices involving unions, union elections and all other labor and employment matters.

Positions and Accomplishments

Mr. Capozzi spoke on employee handbooks and labor law issues at the 1996 and 1997 annual meetings of the New Jersey Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging, provided a labor and employment law update at the 1995 meeting of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and presented a Managed Care and Maryland Medicaid reimbursement seminar on behalf of the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging in December 1996. Mr. Capozzi has also spoken on behalf of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, LeadingAge PA, and PHCA. Mr. Capozzi also served for many years as General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania House Lender to serve as Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Senior Care and Services Study Commission in 2009-2010, where he provided Governor Rendell with the state of the healthcare industry in Pennsylvania. Mr. Capozzi is an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association, and has issued awards to participants in those arbitration proceedings. He was selected by LeadingAge PA to provide Corporate Compliance Programs to its members, and was lead counsel in a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare which resulted in a $151 million settlement to non-county homes. Mr. Capozzi is a member of the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the Federal Districts of New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Since 2001, he has organized and presented at the firm’s popular, free 7-hour continuing education program for nursing home administrators, lawyers, and accountants, presented twice each year, on Current Legal issues affecting Pennsylvania Nursing Homes, approved for CEU credits by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board (NAB), PACLE, and the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy. Mr. Capozzi currently serves as a Fellow for the American Bar Association, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. He was nominated by his peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation for his extraordinary leadership in the legal profession.  Mr. Capozzi works with and raises money for multiple non-profit organizations, including: United Leukodystrophy Foundation, Hershey Symphony Orchestra, Bubbler Educational Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Whitaker Center, and Keystone Human Services. Mr. Capozzi has been married to his lovely wife Shelly for almost twenty five years, and has four beautiful children. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and has a summer home in Cape May, NJ.

Education

Mr. Capozzi earned his law degree from Villanova Law School. Mr. Capozzi also graduated from the State University of New York at Albany Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English.