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Robert Capovilla

Robert Capovilla

Founding Partner

Robert Capovilla is an award-winning attorney with a national reputation for producing positive outcomes in the most challenging cases.  His clients include military service members – active, reserves, and retired – as well as students facing serious allegations involving sexual assault and harassment, domestic violence, stalking, drug use, and other misconduct.

A true trial lawyer, Rob has been recognized for excellence in the practice of law by numerous national and local rating organizations and publications such as Avvo, Thomson Reuters, American Lawyer Media, Georgia Trend Magazine, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Rob’s philosophy and approach to the practice of law is simple and direct.

“We never lose sight of the fact that clients place incredible trust in our team to produce exceptional results which will have long-lasting impacts on their personal and family lives, careers, and reputations.  We owe them all the knowledge, skill, and effort necessary to achieve their goals while remaining transparent and committed to the highest levels of personal service.” – Robert Capovilla

Prior to entering private practice, Rob served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, holding numerous positions in prosecution, defense, and administrative law divisions.  It was during this time that he realized the depth of injustice and frequent overreaching by large and powerful institutions. Today, Rob dedicates his professional life to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those accused of serious wrongdoing, and is steadfastly committed to ensuring that they receive every protection provided by the Constitution and common sense rules of due process and fairness.

In addition to practicing law, Rob is a dedicated husband and leader in the legal and business communities.  He is often called upon as a legal expert by media organizations such as CNN, The Washington Post, WAVY, Stars and Stripes, and the Military Times.  Rob also dedicates time to various charitable organizations and causes, most of which help veterans in need.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
  • Rated 10/10, Avvo
  • On The Rise, Daily Report Legal Awards
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Top 10 in 10, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • The American Legion
  • Order of Barristers


  • Georgia
  • Ohio
  • All Military Courts

Prior Positions

  • Partner, Shewmaker and Shewmaker, LLC
  • Partner, Gapasin, Capovilla & Williams, LLP
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, M.D. of Georgia
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps