University of Miami School of Law
Lehigh University, Recipient: Cum Laude Graduate
Stephen M. Kapral, Jr., one of the firm’s founding members and partners, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Kapral has been awarded the “AV” or “preeminent” rating by the prestigious Martindale Hubbell legal rating publication. Mr. Kapral is a 1987 cum laude graduate of Lehigh University and a 1990 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Kapral is a member of the North Carolina and Florida bars as well as the United States District Court (Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina). Previously, Mr. Kapral served as a past summer intern for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Prior to relocating to western North Carolina from Florida with his wife, Gae and their two children, Mr. Kapral was a partner and shareholder in the boutique south Florida firm of Zappitell & Kapral, P.A.. Throughout his distinguished legal career in Florida, Mr. Kapral has handled numerous catastrophic injury cases in all areas of personal injury including nursing home abuse, wrongful death, medical malpractice and automobile and trucking accidents. Mr. Kapral’s legal track record is outstanding with many significant high dollar verdicts and settlements achieved. (Click “recent result” page for more information) In fact, Mr. Kapral was selected as one of the top 3000 Plaintiff’s lawyers in America as published in Lawdragon winter 2007.
Stephen M. Kapral, Jr. is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Please note: Past successes do not guarantee future results, and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is not a guarantee of any outcome in your potential case. http://www.milliondollaradvocates.com
Mr. Kapral is proud to have been involved as a past scoring judge at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. He is a current member of the North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and a board member for the Greystone IV Property Association. Mr. Kapral continues to concentrate his practice on providing quality representation to clients in personal injury matters, wrongful death, nursing home cases, and property and fire loss claims.
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