Kenneth D. Capesius first joined Baron & Budd in 2018 as a paralegal. After earning his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he returned to Baron & Budd as an Associate in 2022. Mr. Capesius is a member of the firm’s robust Qui Tam practice, focusing on litigation to combat civil fraud under the False Claims Act, the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act (IFPA), and other federal and state laws.

Mr. Capesius earned his bachelor’s degree in politics from Cornell College, graduating magna cum laude. While at UCLA School of Law, Mr. Capesius fought for voting rights as a volunteer with the UCLA Voting Rights Project. He was also active in the mock trial and moot court programs, winning multiple national competitions. For his accomplishments, Mr. Capesius was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national organization that recognizes excellence in advocacy and service. Prior to joining Baron & Budd, he worked as a paralegal at the Simmer Law Group in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Capesius was drawn to a legal career by its potential for creating change. “The law shapes so many aspects of our lives, even if we never stop to think about the impact it has.” He recognizes that change can be elusive – a result of the law’s propensity to protect those with power and resources. “But every case presents an opportunity to move the needle and make a difference for those who may feel they have no voice in challenging the status quo.” For Kenny Capesius, the practice of law is about “seizing opportunities to stand up for what is right and pursuing justice.”

Mr. Capesius resides in Southern California with his spouse. They enjoy taking walks with their dog, trying new cuisines, and exploring the southwest’s natural beauty. Mr. Capesius also enjoys cooking, playing softball, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.


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Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa (B.A., 2016, Politics, magna cum laude, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha [Political Science honor society])

UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 2022, Cappello Certificate in Trial Advocacy, Order of Barristers, Chief Managing Editor, Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law)

Bar and Court Admissions

State of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Professional Associations

The Anti-Fraud Coalition

Federal Bar Association

American Association for Justice