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Natalia Kapitonova

Natalia Kapitonova - Attorney at Law - Stewart Lee Karlin Law Group, PC

Professional of the Year Award + Medal of Excellence (Legal Profession)

  • Both awarded by New Jersey Senator Robert Melendez and by Peru To The World Expo

Lawyers of Distinction Award

  • Recognizing excellence in employment and insurance law in the United States



atalia Kapitonova is the Head of New Jersey practice at Stewart Karlin Law Group, PC.  She also works as a New York Special counsel for the firm.  Ms. Kapitonova’s practice at the firm focuses on Employment, Education, Insurance and Commercial law.  She also concentrates in ERISA Pension & Benefits litigation. As an experienced litigator at State, Federal and Appellate Levels, Ms. Kapitonova has successfully argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and State Appellate Divisions on behalf of her clients.

In addition, Ms. Kapitonova has vast experience litigating Employment and Insurance cases. Further, Ms. Kapitonova zealously litigates ERISA Pension & Benefits on behalf of her clients and has successfully helped them recover the benefits they are entitled to.

Part of her practice also focuses on Education Law, where she has aggressively advocated on behalf of professional students and in internal appeals against their schools including, but not limited to, medical schools and law schools. Due to her experience and professionalism, she has been recognized by her peers, who have awarded her the Lawyers of Distinction Award recognizing her excellence in Employment and Insurance Law in the United States.  In addition, Ms. Kapitonova was selected as the winner of the Peru To The World Expo Award, for her excellency in the legal profession in North America by the International Committee of Peru To The World Expo and was given the Professional of the Year Award and Medal of Excellence by New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. 

Admissions and Education

  • Bar Admissions
    • New York (2013)
    • New Jersey (2013)
  • Court Admissions
    • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New york
    • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Education
    • New York Law School, ’12
      • Dean’s Honors List
      • Daniel Finkelstein Graduation Award
      • Public Service Award
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, ’08
      • Dr. Herbert Earlanger Graduation Award
      • BA in Government (Minors: History, Law, Art)
  • Languages Spoken
    • Spanish
    • Russian

National and International Awards

  • Daniel Finkelstein Writing Award (Law School Graduate Award)
    • Awarded by New York Law School & Ferrara and Newman LLP – Class of 2012- Best Paper in Real Estate Law, for the winning article: “Landlord’s Remedies upon Tenant’s default in the REBNY Standard Commercial lease form”

  • Public Service Award (Law School Graduation Award)
    • Awarded by New York Law School – Commitment to Public Service Law

  • Herbert Erlanger Wellness Award (College Graduation Award)
    • Awarded by John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Student Athlete with highest GPA who had demonstrated high degree of sportsmanship, wellness within her lifestyle, outstanding individual sports achievements and a commitment to public service.

  • United Nations Award
    • Awarded by the United Nations. International Political Science competition winner.

  • John Jay College Talent Search Award
    • Awarded by John Jay College Talent Search program for being an outstanding teacher
  • CUNY Swimmer of the Year Award
    • Best swimmer in the City University of New York (all colleges)
  • John Jay College Athlete of the Year Award
    • Best Athlete in John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Peruvian National Federation of Swimming (FPN-FINA)
    • Member of the Peruvian National Swimming Team, Division I. Represented the country of Peru in FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) International Swimming Tournaments

  • Peruvian National Federation of Swimming (FPN-FINA)
    • National Swimming record holder – 100 mts Individual Medley (Absolute). Held until year 1999, recognized by FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation)

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