Joseph Caputo

Partner / Lead Trial Lawyer

Joe Caputo is the attorney you want in your corner. A partner at Zinda Law Group — a nationwide personal injury law firm — he focuses his practice on cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, product injury, and more.

This tenacious litigator not only possesses a deep commitment to the law but also genuinely cares for his clients, striving to help them become whole again, both physically and financially. Over the years, he has helped many accident victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. He counts among his favorite aspects of his job building relationships with his clients, and he has garnered their respect and admiration by showing them care and compassion throughout their case and beyond.

After growing up in Austin, Joe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and communication from Trinity University and subsequently enrolled at St. Mary’s University School of Law. There, he distinguished himself as a member of both the Board of Advocates and the National Mock Trial team. He clerked for Zinda Law Group at the end of his first and second years of law school, and after earning his juris doctorate, he joined the firm as an attorney.

In addition to his outstanding work as a litigator, Joe has greatly benefited his professional community as a member of a number of distinguished organizations, including the Austin Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

In recognition of his numerous accomplishments, Joe has been selected as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for three consecutive years (2016-2018) and named to the 2016, 2019 and 2020 Top 40 Under 40 list published by the National Trial Lawyers. Moreover, he is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction held by less than one percent of attorneys nationwide and has been selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2019.

In all his endeavors, Joe is blessed with the love and support of his wife, Erica, and their two young children, Ellie and Henry. Outside the office, he enjoys spending his time playing golf and basketball.


Awards & Recognitions

Case Results for Joseph Caputo
Professional Awards
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas (2016-2019)
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Personal Injury Law (2020)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers (2016 – 2020)
  • Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation, Texas Rising Star (2019-2021)
Practice Areas
Professional Licenses

Professional Licenses

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Licensed To Practice in Colorado

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2019-2020
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • Trinity University, B.A. in business administration and communications
Client Testimonials

"Someone in Your Corner"

“There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into the the law office of Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered. I would recommend Jack Zinda and Joseph Caputo to anyone. They are as personable as they are great at what they do. They were caring and trustworthy and went above and beyond to help us solve our legal issue as quickly and efficiently as possible”

-Former Client

"Smart, Savvy"

“Joey is a smart, savvy and well versed attorney who was able to help through all the intricacies of my case. He was very easy to deal with and showed very strong communication and negotiation skills. Additionally, both Jennifers (paralegals) were friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any questions I had. Overall, it was an excellent experience that concluded with a satisfying settlement to my case. Thank you!”

– Former Client

"Smart, Honest & Hardworking"

“Our family hired Joe after dealing with a serious injury involving our child. While the results exceeded my expectations, I was really impressed throughout the process with how well everything was intelligently explained to me. When I had questions, they were answered.

I haven’t had great experiences with attorneys in the past, so it was a pleasant surprise dealing with Joe and his firm. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone that needed an attorney.”

– Former Client

"Talented and Professional"

“I was blown away by his professionalism and how easy it was to contact Joe. I always felt like I knew where my case stood, it was resolved quickly, and I couldn’t have imagined a better outcome. If I ever need another attorney I’ll definitely be calling Joe.”

– Former Client

"They truly went above and beyond."

Joe Caputo was not only professional but very kind and caring from day one of my car accident case. His paralegal Julia Haas was top notch. I felt taken care of not only before but during a worldwide pandemic. They never missed a beat, a phone call, an appointment. They truly went above and beyond. Great experience if you’re ever in need of not only an attorney and paralegal, but empathetic ones, please go to Zinda Law Group.