I worked for Albert D. Massi from 1984 until Cap & Kudler was formed. I met Don Kudler while working for Mr. Massi in 1994. The focus of Mr. Massi's firm during that time was representing injured clients in personal injury cases. Since starting Cap & Kudler, Mr. Kudler and I have continued to work in the personal injury field and have also broadened our practice to include transactional issues (contract interpretation, counseling clients, and non-personal injury litigation involving individuals and businesses).
Cap & Kudler was established in 2004 by Allen A. Cap, Esq. and Donald C. Kudler, Esq. after the two had worked together several years for Albert D. Massi.
I have arbitrated thousands of personal injury cases on behalf of my clients. I have taken approximately 50 personal injury cases to trial, most of which have been jury trials.
I have argued many cases in front of the Nevada Supreme Court on behalf of my clients including:
-Knauss v. State Farm regarding the stacking of medical payments coverage.
-Ippilitto v. Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Companies resulting in a "must offer" rule which requires insurance companies to offer underinsurance to their insured in an amount equal to their liability limits.
We offer free consultations for personal injury cases for the time necessary to discuss the case, the issues involved in the case and any plan for representing the client. Our fee for other clients starts at $200 for an initial consultation of up to an hour. Fees will be higher if there is a need for longer consultations and/or preparation time for more complex issues. Because we understand that our clients' time is as valuable to them as our is to us, we may want time to review documents and the relevant prior to the consultation in order to conduct the consultation in a meaningful and efficient manner.
Our personal injury clients are represented on a contingency basis. They pay 33 1/3 percent of the gross recovery (plus costs) for cases that settle before the initiation of mediation, arbitration or lawsuit or 40% of the gross recovery (plus costs) for cases that settle after any form of litigation is initiated. Our traffic citation clients pay a flat fee depending on the complexity of the case. The rest of our clients pay an hourly rate that varies with the complexity of the case.
Our traffic citation clients pay a flat fee depending on the complexity of the case. The rest of our clients pay an hourly rate that varies with the complexity of the case.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekend appointments available upon request.
The anatomy, physiology and science involved in auto accidents and other personal injury cases interests me and allows me to use what I have learned over the years to represent my clients.
It is helpful for clients to understand the legal issues involved with their cases. I attempt to educate my clients on those issues. Our website contains information for our clients to use regarding the types of matters we handle. I also maintain a Blawg (legal blog) to provide information about personal injury law and related issues to my clients at.
I personally review all documents my clients prepare related to their cases.
I coach clients who are involved in personal injury cases regularly.
Peters Township High School Physical Education and Health Teacher (1968 - 1979)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Gymnastics and Weight Training Instructor (1981 - 1984)
My training in the human body helps me to understand how injuries occur, how they can be treated and how to explain the injuries and treatment to my clients and juries. My participation in competitive sports has given me the discipline to see things through and to attend to my clients' needs to their fullest.
My strength lies in my preparation. I take every case, every client, every issue and every hearing seriously and make sure that I know everything necessary to be best prepared to help my clients. My style is straight-forward, and no-nonsense.Personal interests:
I continue to be interested and personally involved in weight training and physical fitness. I enjoy reading different kinds of things. Occasionally, I read books and articles that are useful in representing my clients. I also enjoy listening to music and watching entertainment.
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