Judge John Capuzzi
Judge John Capuzzi is a member of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to serve on the court in 2011.
One of his proudest achievements as a judge is the Second Chance Court program, which helps tackle the opioid epidemic by diverting low to moderate risk offenders into treatment as a condition of their bail. This is a win for everyone involved.
Early Life and Education
Judge John Capuzzi was born in Philadelphia. He attended Monsignor Bonner High School where he won a National Science Fair. He earned a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University and then completed an MBA at the same institution.
After college, he went on to work as a nuclear medicine technologist. He has an impressive resume of accomplishments in the field.
He later served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Torts Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. During his time in that position, he handled the state’s most complicated and expensive cases. He was also a partner at Imperatrice, Amarant, Capuzzi & Bell where he specialized in torts, construction law and municipal law. During his tenure, he was AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
John Capuzzi began his career as a nuclear medicine technologist. He worked in the field for years until he decided to pursue a more rewarding career as a judge.
He is currently a judge for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. He lives with his wife, Sharon, in Broomall, Pa. He is also a Marple Township commissioner and a municipal solicitor for the boroughs of Prospect Park, Norwood, Collingdale, Tinicum and Haverford.
As an assistant coach for six seasons at Navy, Capuzzi coached six All-Americans, one Tewaraaton Top 25 finalist and three Patriot League Midfielders of the Year. Her impact on Navy’s program was immediate: in her first season, the Mids ranked 10th in the country in scoring defense at 7.75 goals per game. The Mids held 13 of their 20 opponents under 10 goals and 10 players finished with 10 or more caused turnovers.
Achievements and Honors
Judge John Capuzzi has a long list of honors and achievements to his name. A former Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, he has litigated major, complex cases for state agencies and served as Attorney-in-Charge of the Norristown Regional Office.
His career also includes significant contributions to the community. He served as President of Yeadon Borough Council from 1982 to 1989 and as the first ward commissioner for Marple Township from 2000 through 2005.
One of his proudest accomplishments as a judge is the Second Chance Court, a voluntary pre-trial bail program that helps tackle the opioid epidemic. The program allows people who are struggling with substance abuse to enter treatment programs as a condition of their release from jail.
Judge John Capuzzi and his wife Sharon have lived in Broomall since their children started elementary school. They enjoy the great schools and recreation facilities.
One of Judge Capuzzi’s proudest achievements is his Second Chance Court, a voluntary pre-trial bail program that gives those with addiction issues a shot at recovery. He’s seen firsthand the impact that this type of assistance has on a person’s life.
Before becoming a judge, Judge Capuzzi practiced as a senior Deputy Attorney General in the Torts Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. This position involved litigating major, complex cases for various state agencies. He was admitted to the bar in 1988. It’s no wonder he was named one of the top ten lawyers in Delaware County by Martindale Hubbell!