A. A. Moore Capito

Area of Emphasis

Moore Capito is a shareholder in the Corporate and Commercial, Emerging Technologies, and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland. Mr. Capito represents publicly-traded and privately-held clients in corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as business structuring, governance, commercial contracts, and real estate transactions. In addition, he represents energy clients in various transactional matters of natural gas assets, joint developments, leasing, and operations.

Mr. Capito has substantial experience in all phases of complex corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. He routinely counsels clients in entity, joint venture and partnership structuring and formation, and general business matters.

Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Capito served as in-house counsel for one of the largest independent oil and gas production and midstream companies in West Virginia and the Appalachian Basin.


Mr. Capito received his undergraduate degree in 2005 from Duke University. He earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2011. Prior to law school, Mr. Capito spent his career in public service, including as a staff member for the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon and a member of The White House advance team traveling in support of the President. His first assignment in Washington, D.C. was working for the Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Capito is admitted to practice in West Virginia. Mr. Capito was elected in 2016 and reelected in 2018 and 2020 to the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 35th District in Kanawha County. In this capacity, he serves as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and as a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee, the Technology and Infrastructure Committee, and on the Joint Committee on Natural Gas Development. He also serves on the interim committees on Economic Development, Government and Finance, Redistricting, and Special Investigations. Mr. Capito established and serves as Co-Chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan Tech Caucus which focuses on issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Mr. Capito is a member of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia Advisory Council and serves as the Co-Chair of the WV Law Institute Committee.

Mr. Capito is an active member of the Charleston community, including participating with organizations such as the Rotary Club of Charleston.