Candi Henry News

Firm’s Pro Bono Service Honored by Tennessee Supreme Court

(l-r) Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Margaret L. Behm, Tyler Chance Yarbro, Candi Henry, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark

The Tennessee Supreme Court held its annual “Attorneys for Justice” Middle Tennessee awards ceremony at Belmont University College of Law on October 18, 2017.  The event recognizes lawyers, law students, and law firms for achievements in pro bono service.

Dodson Parker attorneys Margaret L. Behm, Donald Capparella, Candi Henry, and Tyler Chance Yarbro have each been named 2017 Attorneys for Justice based upon their pro bono service during the calendar year 2016.  The firm as a whole also received recognition for the fourth year in a row, reflecting an average of more than 50 hours of pro bono service per attorney in the firm.



Four Dodson Parker Attorneys Named to TBA Pro Bono Honor Roll

The Tennessee Bar Association released its 2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll on January 1, 2017.  Four Dodson Parker attorneys were recognized for providing volunteer services.  Margaret L. Behm, Michael B. Bressman,  Candi Henry, and Elizabeth Sitgreaves  were each named to the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll.  Being named to the list reflects that an attorney has volunteered for one of several Tennessee pro bono programs.

Henry Leads “Contract Law for Family Lawyers” at Statewide Conference

The 11th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners was held December 1-2 at Nashville School of Law, bringing practitioners from across the state together.  Candi Henry was a featured speaker.  Her presentation, “Contract Law for Family Lawyers” discussed the intersection of contract law and family law, particularly where prenuptial agreements and marital dissolution agreements are concerned.

Henry provides contract and general business advice to a wide range of clients, particularly small and family-owned businesses.  Her litigation practice focuses on appeals.


Henry, Sitgreaves Named to 2016 Mid-South Rising Stars list

Attorneys Candi Henry and Elizabeth Sitgreaves have been selected to the 2016 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 to receive this honor.

Candi Henry provides counsel to business entities and government agencies.  Her litigation practice focuses on handling appeals.

Elizabeth Sitgreaves maintains a practice involving litigation at the trial and appellate levels as well as providing counsel to businesses and municipal agencies.

Henry was also named to the 2014 and 2015 Mid-South Rising Stars lists; Sitgreaves was named to the 2015 list.

Dodson Parker Included on Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2017 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2017 “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 multiple practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law.  View the firm’s complete rankings here.

Tennessee Supreme Court Recognizes Firm for Pro Bono Service

Belmont University College of Law hosted the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Celebrate Pro Bono event on October 25, recognizing attorneys, law students, and organizations in the state for their pro bono service. Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella was honored for the third year in a row for its firm-wide pro bono service.

Eight attorneys were individually recognized as “Attorneys for Justice” for 2016:

Harlan Dodson
Margaret L. Behm
Donald Capparella
Tracy D. Kane
Candi Henry
Tyler Chance Yarbro
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
Michael Bressman

Donald Capparella received additional acknowledgement for his service on the Tennessee Commission of Continuing Legal Education.

Four DPBC Attorneys Named to Legal Aid “Attorney Honor Roll”; Firm Acknowledged as “Leadership Cabinet”

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands recently released its annual report for the year 2015, and four Dodson Parker Attorneys have been named to the organization’s “Attorney Honor Roll.”  The designation recognizes their pro bono service in volunteering for the organization.

Named to the Honor Roll are:

Margaret L. Behm
Candi Henry
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
Tyler C. Yarbro

In addition, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC was proud to be part of the Legal Aid Society’s Leadership Cabinet for 2015, representing the firm’s financial commitment to the 2015 Campaign for Equal Justice, for which Margaret L. Behm served as 2015 Campaign Chair.  The campaign–the most successful in the organization’s history–collected more than $820,000 to help Legal Aid continue to provide free legal services to those in need.


Henry Leads Seminar “Contract Law for Family Lawyers”

On July 27, DPBC’s Candi Henry  led “Contract Law for Tennessee Family Lawyers: Essential Principles for Enforcement of Prenups and MDAs,” a continuing legal education seminar presented by Tennessee Attorneys Memo.

Henry will also present at the 11th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners in December at Nashville School of Law.

Dodson, Henry Estate Planning Article in Nashville Bar Journal

The March 2016 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal features the article “Basic Tips for the ‘Curiouser’ World of Estate Planning,” authored by Harlan Dodson and Candi Henry. The article addresses a series of recent law changes that can have major impact on the best practices in estate planning.

Henry, Yarbro Named Shareholders

The law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC is pleased to announce that Candi Henry and Tyler Chance Yarbro have been named shareholders in the firm.

Ms. Henry joined the firm in 2008 after having served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. Koch, Jr., both on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court. She provides advice to municipal agencies and serves on the firm’s transactional practice team. Her litigation practice focuses on appeals.

Long recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association for her volunteer work with the Mock Trial Committee, Ms. Henry was also recently named an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court for her dedication in providing pro bono legal assistance. In addition, she draws on her invaluable clerkship and appellate practice experiences as an instructor of Legal Writing and Research at the Nashville School of Law.

Ms. Yarbro began her legal career as a public defender, and she joined the firm in 2010. She focuses her practice on litigation, serving clients in employment, personal injury, criminal, and probate matters.

Also named an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court, Ms. Yarbro dedicates time to the community serving on the YWCA’s Advocacy Committee, Metro-Nashville’s Community Corrections Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for Rooftop Nashville. Drawing on her extensive courtroom experience, she is an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Trial Advocacy at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

“We are a law firm that is committed to public service in the larger community, while offering expert legal counsel to our individual, business, and non-profit clients. Candi and Tyler continue in that tradition and we are pleased they are both joining us as shareholders,” says Margaret Behm.