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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.

 

 

Capparella, Yarbro Secure Win in 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

On September 7, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down its opinion in U.S. v. Lanier, vacating the convictions of the defendants due to the trial court’s error in failing to investigate the extent of alleged juror misconduct.  Donald Capparella and Tyler Yarbro were counsel for the defendants.

Six DPBC Attorneys Listed in 2018 Best Lawyers in America Publication

Six Dodson Parker lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.  Harlan Dodson, Margaret L. Behm, Donald Capparella, Tyler Chance Yarbro, Miranda Christy, and Michael B. Bressman were each recognized by the national publication.

The firm’s attorneys were recognized for their work in multiple practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Litigation, Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Non-Profit/Charities, Trademark Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Appellate Practice, Real Estate Law, and Commercial Transactions/UCC Law.

Additionally, Donald Capparella was named the 2018 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice in the Metro Nashville area.  Each year since 2014 he has received a “Lawyer of the Year” designation from the organization.

Capparella Presents CLE to benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

On August 9, Donald Capparella presented another installment of his popular Continuing Legal Education Seminar on ethics to benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. The CLE featured professional actors from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Actors re-enacted scenes from some of Shakespeare’s plays to bring to life some of the most famous ethical dilemmas, which can still arise in today’s legal environment. Area lawyers who attended were challenged to apply the modern Rules of Professional Conduct to the timeless ethical quandaries presented by “the Bard.”

The CLE was presented at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Capparella is pictured with Travenia Holden of Holden Law Offices and Nashville-based actor Brian Russell.

 

Divided Court of Appeals Explores “Duty to Warn” Law in Tennessee

$3 Million Jury Verdict Overturned; No Duty to Warn of Danger

Four DPBC attorneys listed in Summer 2017 Best Lawyers Business Edition

The Summer 2017  Best Lawyers Business Edition has been released nationwide, and four Dodson Parker attorneys were selected for inclusion.

  • Donald Capparella is identified in the field of Appellate Practice.
  • Harlan Dodson is featured in the fields of UCC Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law.
  • Margaret L. Behm and Tyler Chance Yarbro are both listed in Labor and Employment Law practice areas.  Behm is also identified in the practice area of Municipal Law, as well as Non-Profit/Charities Law, for which she was named the 2017 Best Lawyers® Nashville Lawyer of the Year.

 

Capparella, Christy Lead CLE Benefiting Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Donald Capparella and Miranda Christy led a continuing legal education presentation of “A Comedy of Ethics” on May 26 at the HCA Auditorium in Nashville.   Judge Joseph A. Woodruff of the 21st Judicial District joined Capparella, Christy, and performers from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival in exploring William Shakespeare’s most notorious ethical challenges.

The event was sponsored by Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC and HCA.  Proceeds benefited the the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Five Dodson Parker Attorneys Named to 2017 Nashville Best of the Bar

The Nashville Business Journal’s annual Best of the Bar List has been released, and five DPBC attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion on the list.

 

 

Margaret L. Behm  (Labor & Employment)
Donald Capparella (Litigation & Dispute)
Miranda Christy    (Real Estate)
Harlan Dodson (Estate Planning)
Tyler Chance Yarbro (Litigation & Dispute)

Each attorney has previously been named to the Best of the Bar List in prior years.

Capparella Speaks at Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Forum

The 21st annual Labor & Employment Law Forum, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, took place May 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. DPBC attorney Donald Capparella was a featured speaker, leading the ethics portion of the conference.  More information here.

On the Tort Law Blog: Close But No Cigar for Suit Over Defective Sidewalk

No Liability for Fall on Defective Sidewalk