Meet John Kapuza, co-founder of Kapuza Lighty, PLLC – Accident Injury Lawyers in Yakima, Washington.

With over 28 years of experience in personal injury law, John has become well-known in the legal community and is recognized as one of the best lawyers in Central Washington.  John is licensed to practice in both Washington and Oregon.

His tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to his clients have resulted in an impressive track record of successful cases that have brought justice to injured individuals throughout the state of Washington. John has made it his mission to help injured people who have been wronged.

John earned his dual major in History and Political Science from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992 before graduating Cum Laude in the top of his class at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1995. His recent results speak for themselves, including cases where he has won $2.5 million for a man suffering orthopedic injuries in a car accident, $2 million for a man suffering a head injury in a forklift accident,  $1.5 million for a man suffering a head injury in a motorcycle accident, and $1 million for a man suffering hip injuries in a semi-truck accident.

As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and listed member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, John is recognized as one of the premier lawyers in Washington state. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions, such as being named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine since 2019 and receiving the top rating of “AV Preeminent” from Martindale-Hubbell for outstanding legal ability. Recently, John was selected by his peers nationally to be included in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  John is known for his tireless commitment to fairness and firmness in negotiations to ensure his clients receive the compensation they deserve while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

When John is not busy winning cases for his clients, you can usually find him fishing the waters of Washington, brewing craft beer, woodworking, learning to play guitar, or packing his bags for another adventure with his wife, Lisa.

John’s passion for helping people extends beyond the legal field, as he and his wife are both active in their community. Lisa is the Executive Director of Wellness House, a non-profit organization helping cancer patients and their families around Yakima, Washington.  John and Lisa have been involved with multiple local causes including the Yakima Red Cross, YWCA, Yakima’s Capitol Theatre, and United Way of Central Washington.

Contact John Kapuza if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury. John and his team at Kapuza Lighty are ready to answer your questions and help you through this stressful time.