Harlan Dodson News

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

Dodson Featured Speaker at Wilson County Bar Association Meeting

At the April 12 meeting of the Wilson County Bar Association, Harlan Dodson presented “Something for Every Practice:  Thirty Tips for Tennessee Lawyers.”  The speech touched on legal topics ranging from will contests to LLCs to changes to appellate procedure.

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers Business Edition

The Best Lawyers Business Edition has released its Winter 2017 publication, and three Dodson Parker attorneys have been listed in the publication, acknowledged for their practice in several fields.

Commercial Litigation – Margaret L. Behm
Insurance Law – Donald Capparella
Corporate Law – Margaret L. Behm,  Harlan Dodson
Personal Injury – Donald Capparella

Dodson Elected Fellow of Tennessee Bar Foundation

Harlan Dodson has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.  Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 31 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. and the association consists of only 841 total attorneys across the state. The introduction of new Fellows took place in January at the annual Fellows’ Dinner in Nashville.

The Bar Foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $21,000,000 to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

Dodson, Parker, Mastroianni Attend 51st Annual Heckerling Institute

DPBC Attorneys Harlan Dodson, Paul S. Parker, and Jillian Mastroianni recently attended the 51st Annual Heckerling Institute for Estate Planning, the nation’s leading conference for estate planners.

Each year, professionals from across the nation–including attorneys, accountants, insurance professionals, certified financial planners, and Internal Revenue Service workers–gather annually with prominent authorities in the field to discuss and analyses the most important developments in  estate planning and estate, gift, and income taxation.

 

Dodson Speaks at 10th Annual Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners

Harlan Dodson presented at the 10th Annual Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners at the Nashville School of Law on November 17.  His presentation,  “Planning Opportunities and Challenges Today and Tomorrow”  discussed how practitioners must address estate planning in light of changes to state and federal law.