Robert G. Caprera received his Bachelor of Arts in 1976 from Duke University. A graduate of Nova University Law School, he has been continuously engaged in private practice since his graduation in 1979, working in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. He has also had extensive trial experience in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation claims. Caprera served as a Bar Advocate (Public Defender) in Worcester County, Massachusetts, for several years.

Rob Caprera and his wife, Julie, have three children and two grandchildren and live in Southbridge, Massachusetts.