Capparella Leads Program for TN Department of Human Services

Donald Capparella presented his popular “Much Ado About Ethics” program by request of the Tennessee Department of Health at its Nashville offices on December 6.  The presentation uses the classic works of William Shakespeare to teach modern legal ethics.

Miranda Christy Pens Op-Ed, Urges Focus on At-Risk Youth

Miranda Christy was a featured Op-Ed columnist in the December 5 electronic edition of The Tennessean.  Christy outlined strategies for assisting the city’s at-risk youth population and urged Nashvillians to take an apolitical approach to addressing their needs.

Capparella Presents “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

Donald Capparella, Anne Martin, and Ed Lanquist at Nashville Bar Association presentation “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

Donald Capparella, Edward D. Lanquist Jr., and Anne Martin presented popular Continuing Legal Education series “Ethics, Lies, and Videotape” on November 17 for the Nashville Bar Association. They discussed ethical implications of situations raised by movies and by real-life legal cases.

Candi Henry Named to 2017 Mid-South Rising Stars List

Rated by Super Lawyers Attorney Candi Henry has been selected to the 2017 Mid-South “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, to receive this honor.  Henry provides counsel to business entities and government agencies, and her litigation practice focuses on handling appeals.

This is the fourth consecutive year she has been named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list.

 

3 DPBC Attorneys Named to 2017 “Super Lawyers” List

Rated by Super LawyersMargaret L. Behm, Donald Capparella, and Paul Parker have each been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers’ Annual List of Top Attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

Margaret L. Behm‘s diverse practice includes business transactions and litigation, employment law, and providing counsel to municipal agencies. She has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2007.

Donald Capparella focuses his practice on litigation, both at the trial level and on appeal, with an emphasis on tort and insurance litigation, family law, and personal injury.  He has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2009.

Paul Parker practices in the areas of estate planning and probate and tax law. He regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys on tax, trust, and estate planning issues.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

7th Edition of Appellate Practice Handbook Now Available

The Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee has published the seventh edition of Appellate Advocacy:  A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.  The Handbook provides novice and experienced litigators with tips and analysis on practicing in the state’s appellate courts and is available online.

Donald Capparella and Candi Henry were among the editors of the Handbook.   Both have previously served as chair of the NBA Appellate Practice Committee.

Dodson Parker Included on Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2018 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. According to the publications, the “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC received rankings in eleven different practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Employment- individuals, Employment – management, Insurance Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law.  View the firm’s complete rankings here.

Mastroianni to Speak at Cane Ridge Community Club

Jillian Mastroianni will speak on the benefits of conservation easements in estate planning at the Cane Ridge Community Club Saturday, November 11, 2017. The event, hosted by Cane Ridge Land Conservation and Historic Preservation and facilitated by the Land Trust of Tennessee, is designed to promote the importance of land conservation and historic preservation.  Mastroianni will discuss how conservation easements can be used to achieve those goals.

Parker Addresses Tax Planning for LLCs for National Business Institute

Paul S. Parker was a featured speaker at the National Business Institute seminar, “LLCs: Beyond the Basics” held in Nashville on November 7. Parker’s session, “Fully Using Tax Advantages,” discussed important aspects of tax law that LLCs need to know.

Henry Leads Presentation for Williamson Co. Bar Association

Candi Henry was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Williamson County Bar Association on Friday, November 3. Her presentation, “The Rules You Don’t Know You Don’t Know,” focused on overlooked (and sometimes unwritten) rules of legal writing.