Behm Talks Nashville’s Path to Inclusion at NBA Diversity Summit

Margaret L. Behm was among the featured panelists at the Nashville Bar Association’s “Diversity & the Law” program on October 3, 2017.  Margaret, who co-founded the city’s first all-woman law firm, spoke about her experiences founding the Lawyers Association for Women in Nashville and her perspective on the law’s path to inclusion.

Tyler Yarbro Speaks at LAW Lunch

The Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter held its monthly CLE luncheon on Tuesday, September 19.  The discussion topic was “Just Enough to Be Dangerous: Practical Legal Tips for Your Family and Friends. “ DPBC’s Tyler Chance Yarbro was a featured panelist, discussing how attorneys who do not practice criminal law can be better positioned to help their friends and family in times of need.

Mastroianni Leads Session on Legislative Updates in Probate Law

Jillian Mastroianni and Ashley Stearns Lead CLE in Rutherford County

On September 12, Jillian Mastroianni was a featured speaker at Hon. Toby Gilley’s annual “Judge the Judge Reception and Open House.” This year’s event was jointly hosted by  Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge Gilley and the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association.  Mastroianni, along with Murfreesboro attorney Ashley Stearns, presented “Legislative Updates on Probate Law and Associated Ethical Considerations.”

 

 

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.

Social Security Makes Changes to “Countable Assets” Policy

SSA Changes Policy; Reasons for Benefit Denial Will Be Made Available to Applicants

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DPBC Members & Family Celebrate Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Dodson Parker team, along with family and friends,  gathered to observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse together, taking advantage of perfect weather conditions to share time with each other and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the universe.

 

Jillian Mastroianni Speaks at Murfeesboro Estate Planning Council

Jillian Mastroianni was the featured speaker at the August 16 meeting of the Murfreesboro Estate Planning Council.  Jillian led a discussion on updates in the law of probate and estate planning and offered tips and best practices. The Council consists of Murfreesboro-area attorneys, trust advisors, and other professionals who focus on estate planning matters.

Mastroianni focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate law, and business entities.

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.