Capella Giving You

the Runaround?


Issues with Finishing

Your Capella Doctoral Degree?

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    About Us

    The law firm of Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise, LLP is a national litigation firm with offices in California, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, and Ohio. The firm has the size, experience, resources, and leverage to aggressively prosecute complex cases against organizations of any size. Although we are a national law firm with offices around the country, we will handle claims related to Capella University from our office in St. Louis, MO.


    Class Action Against Capella

    The law firm of Peiffer Wolf filed a federal class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on April 20, 2018, alleging Capella University and Capella Education Company, commonly known simply as “Capella,” violated doctoral students’ rights by creating a process intended to ensure that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for students to timely complete, or complete at all, their doctoral programs.  The lawsuit alleges that Capella made misleading statements about the time to completion and cost of their mostly student-loan financed doctoral degree.

    Capella essentially operated a “bait and switch” program. The bait was displayed when Capella’s marketing materials and recruiters misled prospective and current students making misleading statements about the time to completion and cost of their doctoral degrees. Instead of completing the promised doctoral degree program requirements and being awarded a doctoral degree in the advertised time, Capella employed the “switch.” Capella created an endless routine of hurdles and benefitted from additional quarterly tuition payments
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    Peiffer Wolf Continues the Fight

    The law firm of Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise often represents individuals harmed by fraud, or other unfair or deceptive practices, and are continuing to represent current and prior Capella University doctoral degree program students in this class action against Capella.


    Our law firm is representing current and prior Capella doctoral degree students on a contingency fee basis; we are advancing the case costs and only recover fees and costs if and when our clients recover.


    Current or former Capella students who were deceived by Capella’s marketing materials and recruiters should Contact Us today. Contact us immediately for a FREE Consultation if you received a recruiter email with “typical learner” language: “Our typical learner will complete their PhD program in 3 years, plus or minus one quarter, by averaging 2 course per quarter. Their weekly time investment to work at this pace is about 18-24 hours per week.”


    You can get in contact with us by filling out a Contact Form or by calling 314-669-3600. You can reach out directly to our lead attorneys in the Capella case, Paul Lesko and Brandon Wise, by emailing plesko@peifferwolf.com or bwise@peifferwolf.com to share your story and explore your legal options.


    Victim of Capella’s Misrepresentations?