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Tort law continues to grapple with social media in this post discussing a defamation case based on a Facebook post.

DPBC Appears in Nashville Business Journal 2018 Book of Lists

The Nashville Business Journal has released its annual Book of Lists edition, which features a ranking of the largest law firms in the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties.  Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is listed at number 32, up from 33 in the previous year’s list.

Digital Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine Available; 4 Dodson Parker Attorneys Listed

The digital edition of the 2017 Super Lawyers Mid-South magazine has been released, and four Dodson Parker attorneys have been included in the publication.  Paul Parker, Margaret L. Behm, and Donald Capparella have each been named to the Super Lawyers list, and Candi Henry has been named

Paul S. Parker practices tax law as well as matters relating to trusts and estates.

Margaret L. Behm handles business litigation and wide range of commercial, employment, and municipal law matters.  She has been listed in Super Lawyers each year since 2007.

Donald Capparella leads the firm’s appellate practice team, and he also maintains a diverse civil litigation practice.  He has been listed in Super Lawyers annually since 2009.

Candi Henry focuses her litigation practice on appeals and also advises businesses on  formation and transaction matters. This is her fourth consecutive appearance on the Super Lawyers Mid-South list.

Click here to view the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.

New Edition of Capparella’s “Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault” Published

The 2017 – 2018 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available.  The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John  Wood.

Capparella’s”Much Ado About Ethics” CLE Raises Funds for Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

ShakesOn December 8, Donald Capparella presented another installment of his popular continuing legal education seminars.  The “Much Ado about Ethics” event took place at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library and benefited the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Professional actors from the festival re-enacted scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, bringing to life some of the Bard’s famous legal ethical dilemmas.

 

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.

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.

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.