James Caputo knows the value of hard work. While enlisted in law enforcement, Caputo simultaneously attended law school at night before graduating with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Caputo’s dedication and tireless work ethic has more than paid off over the years. Caputo opened up a private law practice in 1999 before successfully transitioning to a role behind the bench as a municipal judge in 2001. He then was elected as a district judge in 2010 before retiring from the bench in 2020 and joining Fry & Elder in 2020.
With a background in both law enforcement and as a judge, James Caputo brings a unique and dynamic skill set to Fry & Elder as a criminal law and family law attorney with the distinguished Tulsa law firm, which has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms List every year since 2014.
“I have the unique ability to draw from years of law enforcement, judicial experience and general practice of law to evaluate your case and represent your best interests,” Caputo says. “The opportunity to utilize my diverse skill set here at Fry & Elder is very rewarding. The firm is highly-regarded throughout the state.”
Caputo’s practice at Fry & Elder provides detailed consultation in the following areas of Oklahoma family and criminal law:
A Boston native, James Caputo attended Boston University where he received his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Corrections and also won a national championship in gymnastics. Caputo has resided in Tulsa for the past 34 years and has three grown daughters who he enjoys spending time with outside the courtroom and away from Fry & Elder.