Nicholas P. Capotosto


Nicholas focuses his practice in Commercial Litigation where he works as a trusted counsel advising large and medium size businesses and non-profit organizations. He has litigated multi-million dollar lawsuits in matters related to large financial institutions and insurance companies. He defended a global title insurance company in a coverage dispute involving a $350 million claim alleging a break in the priority of a $1 billion insured credit line deed of trust. He has managed the defense, document production, and depositions of over 100 insurance agents served subpoenas in a multi-million dollar class action alleging violations under The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA.)

His experience includes acting as lead counsel on a variety of labor and employment matters including wrongful termination, workplace injuries, unemployment compensation, and workplace discrimination. He has acted as national counsel for a large consumer products manufacturer in product liability lawsuits. He has secured vital trade secrets by enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation agreements for a manufacturer of soil stabilization products, as well as financial investment firms, physician practice groups, and a local food service franchise.

He has negotiated and enforced hundreds of complex commercial agreements and litigated more than twenty matters involving temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief. 

He was an Administrative Contracting Officer with the Unites States Air Force where he was tasked with handling $3.5 billion in contracts.


  • University of Akron School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
    • Two-time CALI Excellence for the Future Award recipient for achieving the highest grades in Real Property and Antitrust.
  • Western New England University  (M.B.A., magna cum laude, 1998)
  • United States Air Force Academy  (B.S., with honors, 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Akron Area YMCA Board of Trustees, past Board Chair.
  • Tarry House, Inc. Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Finance Chair.
  • Active member Northeastern Ohio Service Academy Alumni Organizations.
  • Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit
    Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, and National Defense Service Medal.