Carl A. (Tony) Capozzola began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. After serving as a member of the Organized Crime Task Force, he left the office of the District Attorney to enter private practice, specializing in criminal defense, while pursuing other endeavors associated with the legal profession. Tony was the editor, and with his wife, Judy, published the California Looseleaf Search and Seizure Handbook, which was a legal reference book utilized by judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, law libraries, and law enforcement agencies throughout California. In 1977 he joined with four other Italian lawyers to form the Italian American Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. With a substantial grant he obtained from Frank Sinatra, the organization formed a political action committee that was influential in fostering Italian culture and assisting qualified Italian American lawyers in their elevation to the bench. This vibrant organization continues today as one of the leading bar associations in California. Tony’s legal career has included the representation of clients ranging from celebrities such as Michael Jackson. His cases have included highly publicized international events, such as the Iranian crisis in which American diplomats were held hostage by the Iranian government in 1979, as well as his attendance at OPEC meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia. Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Advisory Council of the Legal Services Corporation, Tony also represented low-income individuals and the homeless. He has lectured frequently on criminal law, holds an invention patent for a product designed to aid in child safety, and has authored several publications. Tony is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in films and television. He was selected as the Outstanding Entertainment Attorney of the Year at the Ninth Annual LA Music Awards held at the House of Blues and was chosen as one of the most interesting people in Los Angeles by LA Weekly Magazine in 2014.