Lopez McHugh, LLP
Carrie R. Capouellez
While attending Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Capouellez got her first taste of the legal profession working as an assistant in a small law office devoted to a family law practice. Working with legal talent willing to share their experience and foster interest in their profession, Carrie soon developed a curiosity for law. After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Ms. Capouellez obtained a paralegal position in the Philadelphia office a top-notch defense firm. That position allotted her an in depth look into a fast paced legal practice and a chance to explore many facets of the legal profession Ôø_ including pharmaceutical and other mass tort litigation. Working as a paralegal integrally involved in many phases of litigation only further encouraged Ms. Capouellez’s drive to enter law school.
In 2003, Ms. Capouellez received her Juris Doctorate from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and was admitted into practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While at Temple, Ms. Capouellez participated in the Temple Legal Aid Family Law Clinic allowing her an opportunity to represent underprivileged clients in child custody and parental rights matters. She also served on the staff of the Temple Environmental and Technology Law Journal.
Following her admittance to the bar, began working for the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund, a section of the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance where she worked with physicians, hospital administrators and attorneys in defending and negotiating settlement of malpractice claims in the Commonwealth. Thereafter, Ms. Capouellez, working with Mr. McHugh, devoted her attention to working on behalf of critically injured individuals at The Beasley Firm, an elite Philadelphia plaintiffs law firm. Her caseload was primarily pharmaceutical products liability and mass torts cases, as well as medical malpractice actions.
Ms. Capouellez joins Lopez McHugh, LLP to continue the tradition of success and high standards set by the founding partners Ramon Lopez and James McHugh, Jr. in the representation of individuals suffering serious injuries at the hands of others.