Practice Areas

  • Appellate Strategy & Advocacy
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • New York Labor Law



  • New York State Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Tim Capowski, Esq.


Tim Capowski is a partner and co-leader of Kahana Feld's National Appellate Strategy & Advocacy Group and is located in our New York (Manhattan and Buffalo) offices.  Mr. Capowski has spent over twenty-eight years at the forefront of the insurance defense bar.  He is a leader in his field, a pioneer, on many of the largest and nastiest claims in the history of the toughest legal market in the world.  Mr. Capowski brings his hard-won know-how to bear fighting for defendants everywhere against the coordinated strategic attacks of the plaintiffs’ bar, shaping strategies to identify, evaluate, monitor, mitigate and defend defendants’ risk in catastrophic property and casualty matters of every kind.

Mr. Capowski has litigated hundreds of appeals and thousands of motions in state and federal and appellate courts throughout New York, and around the country.  Tim’s lengthy list of representative matters includes innumerable successful appeals and dispositive motions in a wide variety of areas, including catastrophic personal injury and property damage claims, construction defect, product liability, subrogation, professional liability, premises liability, Labor Law, employment law, mass torts, complex torts, toxic torts, insurance coverage, and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Capowski's findings and articles, which help claims professionals, clients, and defense attorneys make more informed strategic decisions, have been prominently featured in the New York Law Journal and are shared industrywide.  Tim and his group also regularly lecture at client and national seminars, webinars, and podcasts on issues of importance to the industry and Bar.

Mr. Capowski lives in his hometown of Millbrook, NY, with his wife and two teenage sons. He enjoys spending time with his family; following his sons' high school sports; writing, recording, and performing music; brewing artisanal beers; rooting for the Giants, Bills, Knicks, and Rangers; and being routinely disappointed by his beloved Mets.


  • University of New York, Buffalo School of Law (Juris Doctor)
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, (Bachelor of Science)