Joseph P. Caracappa, Managing Partner

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, (1977)
United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
(1980)
Education:
Penn State University, B.A. Political
Science (1973)
Duquesne School of Law, cum laude
(1977)

Joseph Caracappa is the Managing Partner of Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Scott, P.C.’s Fairless Hills, PA office. Mr Caracappa represents individuals and corporate entities in a variety of business transactions, and litigation related thereto. Mr. Caracappa also represents individuals and fiduciaries in matters of estate administration and practice. He is a member of the Bucks County Planning Council and Orphans Court section of the Bucks County Bar Association, and advises and represents clients in a wide range of Orphans Court matters including will contests, guardianships and accounting for both fiduciaries and powers of attorney.

Mr. Caracappa serves as general counsel to, and is past president of, the Lower Bucks Family YMCA, and is actively involved in the YMCA’s Charitable and Planned Giving initiatives. Mr. Caracappa is a former adjunct faculty member of Bucks County Community College, where he taught real estate and property law for ten years. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is Past President of Bethanna, which provides foster care and related social services to at-risk children and their families in Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster and Philadelphia Counties.

Mr. Caracappa has served as Solicitor to the Yardley Borough Zoning Hearing Board for over 23 years. He formerly served as Solicitor to the Bristol Township Civil Service Commission. He is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association.

Mr. Caracappa earned his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and his B.A. from Penn State University. He clerked for Ruggero J. Aldisert, Judge (now Sr. Judge) of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and Louis Manderino, Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, before joining the law firm where he continues to practice to this day.

Publications - Terry v. Ohio and the Power of Police to Accost Citizens Absent Probable Cause to Arrest: A Critical Look at the Pennsylvania Experience