Harlan Dodson News

Dodson, Mastroianni Release 2018 Edition of Estate Planning Text

Harlan Dodson and Jillian Mastroianni have released the 2018 edition of their text
Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee.  
Since its initial publication, the book has served as both textbook for students and an indispensable source of reference for attorneys throughout the state. Each year, Dodson and Mastroianni revise the text to reflect developments in the law, particularly in the area of tax consequences.  This year’s edition has been updated to reflect the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

To order a copy of the text, call 615-254-2291.

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.

Dodson Featured Speaker at Probate & Estate Planning Seminar

On December 7, Harlan Dodson was a featured faculty member at a continuing legal education seminar for Tennessee practitioners.  The event, part of the 9th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Seminar for Tennessee Attorneys, was held at the Nashville School of Law and sponsored by the Tennessee Attorney’s Memo.  Dodson presented “Estate Planning Opportunities & Challenges in 2018 and Beyond.”

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