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Krystal R. Capasso

Krystal R. Capasso

Krystal R. Capasso Law
  • Military Law, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law
  • Alabama, Military courts
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Summary

Krystal is the daughter of a retired Army pilot and has spent her entire life in and around the military. She earned a business degree from Nichols College in 2005, and her law degree from Rogers Williams Law School in 2008.

Krystal became an Alabama state attorney in 2009 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 2009 and graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School in 2011. She served on active duty in the Marine Corps as a military lawyer until 2016.

In 2017 she earned her LL.M. (Master in Law) in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from The George Washington University Law School. Krystal's entire legal career has been spent in the courtroom. Before joining the Marine Corps, Krystal worked at the U.S. Attorney's office in Huntsville, Alabama.

As a military attorney, she has significant experience as both a prosecutor and defense counsel. Krystal served as a prosecutor at both Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and was appointed as the Officer-in-Charge of the Legal Services Support Detachment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Krystal also served as a defense counsel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and was appointed as the Senior Defense for the Legal Services Support Team Miramar. As the Senior Defense Counsel, Krystal led a team of 7 Marine Corps defense counsel and was responsible for overseeing all defense services for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

In 2016, Krystal founded Krystal R. Capasso Law, a firm which focuses on criminal and administrative law for members of the armed forces. Krystal has defended countless servicemembers against a host of claims, to include rape/sexual assault, larceny, assault, recruit abuse, recruiter misconduct, orders violations, drug violations, domestic violence, and BAH fraud.

Education
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2017) | Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Honors: With Highest Honors
Naval Justice School
Certification under section 27b , Uniformed Code of Military Justice (2011) | Military Law
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Honors: With Honors
Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D. (2008)
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Activities: Moot Court
Nichols College
B.S. (2005) | Accounting
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Professional Experience
Of counsel attorney
White and Meeks LLP
- Current
Major focus on administrative claims and appeals, including military discharge upgrades, GI Bill appeals, adverse material removal, etc.
Owner and attorney
Krystal R. Capasso Law
- Current
Expert representation in all areas of criminal and administrative military law.
Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps
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Served as a Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, and Senior Defense Counsel.
Clerk
United States Attorney's Office, Huntsville, AL
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Speaking Engagements
Speedy Trial Requests - How and When, Regional Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, CA
Criminal Justice Department, Mary Baldwin University
Handling Relief For Cause Cases on Special Duty Assignments, Regional Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, CA
Criminal Justice Department, Mary Baldwin University
Sentencing in Sexual Assault and Child Pornography Cases, Regional Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, CA
Criminal Justice Department, Mary Baldwin University
Deconstructing Article 120, UCMJ (Sexual Assault), Senior Defense Counsel Training, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Defense Services Organization, United States Marine Corps
Expert Consultants and Witnesses, Senior Defense Counsel Training, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Criminal Justice Department, Mary Baldwin University
An Overview and Comparison of Military Justice and Civilian Criminal Systems, Not Applicable, Mary Baldwin University
Criminal Justice Department, Mary Baldwin University
Remaining a Strong Advocate for Your Client, 2016 Regional Defense Counsel Training, Camp Pendleton, CA
Defense Services Organization, United States Marine Corps
Certifications
Section 27b, Uniform Code of Military Justice
United States Military Courts
Special Victims Certification
United States Marine Corps
Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Coordinator
United States Marine Corps
Special Victims Counsel
United States Marine Corps
Awards
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
United States Marine Corps
Received while serving as a Marine Corps Defense Counsel and Senior Defense Counsel.
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
United States Marine Corps
Received while serving as a Marine Corps prosecutor.
CALI Award for Excellence in Law of Armed Conflict and Genocide
CALI
Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar # 6792K72B
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Military courts
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
  • German: Spoken
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Krystal R. Capasso Law
Contact & Map
Krystal R. Capasso Law
6924 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22213
USA
Cell: (202) 838-7017