Thomas A. Capehart


Fairly apply legal and ethical principles; treat others with dignity and respect.

Having practiced law in the Lehigh Valley for over 30 years, Thomas A. Capehart provides a broad breadth of legal services to both individuals and business clients, with particular emphasis on estate planning and administration, small business formation and planning, municipal law, real estate, and the banking industry.

In his estate practice, Tom employs a hands-on approach, offering knowledgeable, direct, and effective advice regarding wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents to help clients meet their particular estate planning needs and goals, while addressing tax issues and elder law matters including nursing home and Medicaid planning.

Tom has experience in a variety of municipal matters with regard to land use and land development. He currently acts as primary firm counsel for the Borough of Coopersburg and the Coopersburg Municipal Authority.

In the banking sector, Tom represents several local and regional banks in the areas of residential and commercial foreclosure, collections, and creditors’ rights/bankruptcy services, regularly appears in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy matters in the Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District and Middle District of Pennsylvania. He previously served on the Attorney Advisory Board for the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Tom is actively involved in his community, serving as Legal Counsel to the East Penn Chamber of Commerce and Emmaus Main Street Partners. He is on the Board of the Lehigh Conference of Churches and serves as an elder at his own church, St. John’s UCC in Emmaus; a past Board member of the East Penn Chamber. A long-time member of the Emmaus Lions Club, Tom was awarded the Melvin Jones Award for dedicated service. For over 15 years, he has served as a PIAA football official typically working as a Line Judge on Friday night varsity games in the EPC and Colonial leagues.

Born and raised in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Tom is a current resident of Upper Milford Township with his wife, Michelle, and they are the proud parents of two children, Matthew and Laura.

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1986
  • Solicitor, Borough of Coopersburg and Municipal Water Authority
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Donald E. Wieand Barristers Inn
  • Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley
  • East Penn Chamber of Commerce | Emmaus Main Street Partners, Legal Counsel
  • East Penn Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • The Lehigh Conference of Churches, Board Member
  • Muhlenberg College Board of Associates
  • Emmaus Lions Club, Past President, Parliamentarian, and Board Member
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ (Emmaus) Elder, Past Consistory President, and Former Board Member
  • PIAA, Football Official
  • Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellowship Award – Emmaus Lions Club (May 2015)