“Before I arrived at Capes Sokol, I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities of law. What type of law? What area? My experience as a summer associate at Capes Sokol not only gave me great insight into the practice of law, but a better idea of what I wanted to do with it. Capes was very willing to let us take on as many projects as we wanted, challenging us and encouraging us to do some (law related) soul searching.
During my time there, I worked in various practice areas, including product liability and toxic tort claims, business and employment litigation, white-collar criminal defense, real estate transactions and intellectual property matters. I immediately knew I was in a place that would foster my growth. However, I knew I was in the right place once I grew to know the people of Capes Sokol.
For me, it always comes down to the people. It was that “at home” feeling I got from the very beginning. From the moment I interviewed with Capes Sokol and through the entire process, everyone made me feel not only accepted but respected. Many of the attorneys here have spent their entire careers at Capes and it’s not hard to understand why. A firm full of hard-working people who genuinely care about one another and take the time to appreciate and enjoy life.”
Kayla I. Solomon, 2019 Summer Associate
“The summer program at Capes Sokol gave me a chance to work with talented and experienced attorneys in a fun and supportive environment. I was given a wide variety of assignments from the Litigation, Business and Real Estate, and Tax Controversy practice groups. At Capes Sokol I was not only given the opportunity to work on exciting projects, but I was also given the opportunity to attend depositions, trials, client meetings, and practice group meetings.
Every attorney and staff member at Capes Sokol was helpful, collaborative, and excited about the great work the firm is doing. At Capes Sokol it was energizing to be treated as a valuable member of the firm with a responsibility to do great and meaningful work, just like any other associate in the firm. The attorneys at Capes Sokol genuinely cared about my development and my future. The unique culture at Capes Sokol was a truly enriching experience that will benefit my career for years to come.”
Brian T. Stachowski, 2018 Summer Associate
“Having finished my summer at Capes Sokol, I can say with certainty it was a highly rewarding experience. It is a rare place in that it has the high-end clientele and quality work-product of a large firm, but the culture and wholesomeness of a small one. I never met an unkind person at Capes Sokol. Each attorney and staff member was willing to take their time to answer my questions and point me in the right direction, and were always very warm when doing so.
The work was extremely varied and rewarding, involving both transactional law and litigation; in a single summer I was able to experience both the intricacies of a foreclosure process and the rigorous research, client counseling, and strategy behind a civil suit. While there I was afforded the opportunity to work for companies I truly respected, alongside attorneys I grew to greatly admire. Capes Sokol is a firm which not only wants you to do your best, but is willing to show you how. I would highly recommend spending a summer or longer there if you get the chance.”
Sam W. Crosby, 2018 Summer Associate
“My summer associate experience at Capes Sokol was excellent in all respects. I went into the summer hoping for a well-rounded experience, and was given substantive, interesting projects in nearly every area of law offered by the firm. The attorneys and staff were collegial, supportive, and always conscious of ensuring that the summer associates’ workload was full, yet manageable.”
Graham N. Johnson, 2018 Summer Associate
“As someone with a background of having my hands in many pots, I was nervous a typical 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM would be incapable of being filled with excitement and challenges. However, the Capes Sokol Summer Program beyond exceeded my need for learning, involvement, and mentorship. I truly got to know so many of the shareholders and associates, my work was not only taken seriously, but at times the actual work product presented to clients, and the array of matters I had the opportunity to work on fed my thirst for variety. The Summer Program at Capes Sokol is what made me realize it had to be Capes Sokol that my career began and ended with and, luckily, I’m already on my way to realizing that vision.”
Danielle M. Durban, 2017 Summer Associate
“The experiences and mentorship provided during Capes Sokol’s summer program made for a seamless transition when I became a practicing attorney. I was assigned an array of hands-on projects ranging from research and writing to trial preparation. The Capes Sokol attorneys were invested in my success and growth and pushed me to evolve and excel as a lawyer.
In addition to the academic portion of the summer program, Capes Sokol provided ample social opportunities to get to know all of the attorneys and staff outside of the office setting. The camaraderie and culture of Capes Sokol solidified my desire to continue my career as an Associate here in the Litigation Department.”
Katherine D. Landfried, 2016 Summer Associate