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Michael Robert Capizzi

Michael Robert Capizzi, American lawyer, former prosecutor. Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (southern district, central district) California 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971, United States Court Federal Claims 2001, United States District Court (east. district) California 2004, United States District Court (Northern District) California, 2007.

Background

  • Capizzi, Michael Robert was born on October 19, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of I.A. and Adelaide E. (Jennelle) Capizzi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1964.

    Career

    • Deputy district attorney, Orange County, California, 1965-1968. Head writs, appeals and special assignments section, 1968-1971. Assistant district attorney, director special operations, 1971-1986.

      Legal counsel, member executive board Interstate Organized Crime Index, 1971-1979, Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, 1971-1995, chief assistant district attorney, 1986-1990, district attorney, 1990-1999. Private practice, since 1999. Instructor criminal justice Santa Ana College, 1967-1976, California State University, 1976-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (southern district, central district) California 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971, United States Court Federal Claims 2001, United States District Court (east. district) California 2004, United States District Court (Northern District) California, 2007.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Commissioner City Planning Commission, Fountain Valley, California, 1971-1980, vice chairman 1972-1973, chairman 1973-1975, 79-80. Candidate for Republican nomination California Attorney General, 1998. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member National District Attorneys Association (board directors 1995-1996, vice president 1996-1999), California District Attorneys Association (outstanding prosecutor award 1980, vice president 1995, president 1996), California Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association (chairman courts committee 1977, chairman college of trial advocacy committee 1978-1981, board directors 1977-1981, secretary-treasurer 1982, president 1984).

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Jo Jones, June 22, 1963. Children: Cori Anne, Pamela Jo.
    • father: I.A. Capizzi
    • mother: Adelaide E. (Jennelle) Capizzi
    • spouse: Sandra Jo Jones
    • children: Cori Anne Capizzi
    • Pamela Jo Capizzi
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    Born October 19, 1939
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