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Sitgreaves Leads Seminar on Appellate Practice Basics

August 18th, 2015

Elizabeth Sitgreaves was a featured presenter at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual CLE seminar August 13-15 at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her presentation, “Appellate Practice Basics,” provided lawyers with an overview of the rules of appellate practice as well as practice-pointers on effective brief-writing and oral argument.

Sitgreaves currently serves as chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee.  Her areas of practice include litigation with a focus on handling appeals, providing general business advice to clients, and counseling governmental agencies on a wide variety of matters.

Kane Speaker at Lipscomb Women’s Leadership Conference

July 30th, 2015

Tracy D. Kane served as the opening speaker for THRIVE, a women’s leadership conference  at Lipscomb University on July 30, 2015. The third annual conference was sponsored by the National Association of Women MBAs.

Tracy’s presentation, “Uncomfortable by Design: Finding Success Outside Your Comfort Zone,” discussed her experience representing companies–particularly women-owned firms–from start-up through growth, transitions, and sales.

Tracy’s wide-ranging transactional law practice includes guiding clients through company formation, operation, succession and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance. As a mediator, Tracy facilitates dispute resolution for businesses, their owners and employees.

Firm Team Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis, Finishes 3rd at Charity Trivia Event

July 30th, 2015

The Fifth Annual Law Firm Trivia Challenge benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was held on July 27 at the Crow’s Nest in Green Hills. The team from Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC had its best-ever finish: third place.

Over 20 teams of Nashville-area lawyers participated in the event this year, raising more than $6,000 to benefit the Nashville Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dodson Parker’s team members were attorneys Jason Gichner, Tracy Kane, and Elizabeth Sitgreaves, joined by summer law clerks Tiffany Burba and Janelle Grigaitis, both students at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Kane Tapped as Featured Speaker at Women’s Leadership Conference

July 27th, 2015

Tracy D. Kane will serve as the opening speaker for THRIVE, a women’s leadership conference to be held at Lipscomb University on July 30, 2015. The third annual conference is sponsored by the National Association of Women MBAs.

Tracy’s presentation at the event is “Uncomfortable by Design: Finding Success Outside Your Comfort Zone.” She will talk about her experience representing companies–particularly women-owned firms–from start-up through growth, transitions, and sales.

Tracy’s wide-ranging transactional law practice includes guiding clients through company formation, operation, succession and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance. As a mediator, Tracy facilitates dispute resolution for businesses, their owners and employees.

Federal Practice Seminar Features Capparella as Speaker

July 12th, 2015

The Tennessee Bar Association hosted the “Federal Practice Seminar” for attorneys on July 10, 2015, featuring lawyers and judges from around the state. Donald Capparella led the session “Voir Dire and Jury Selection,” providing an overview of jury selection procedures and guidance to practitioners on techniques for helping choose an unbiased jury.

Chappell Co-Counsel in “Death with Dignity” Case

July 10th, 2015

The Tennessean recently posted coverage of a lawsuit challenging the state’s assisted-suicide law. Cynthia Chappell is co-counsel in the case.

Successful Appeal Preserves Jury Verdict against Railroad Company

June 30th, 2015

The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its opinion allowing Linda J. Russell to recover for the death of her husband, who developed cancer while working as a mechanic for Illinois Central Railroad Company in Memphis.  A jury awarded Mrs. Russell $3.3 million stemming from her husband’s work-related death, and the Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict. Donald Capparella served as co-counsel for Mrs. Russell.

Henry Inducted to Tennessee Bar Association YLD Fellows, Named Star of the Quarter

June 24th, 2015

Candi Henry has been named a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division. Candi was inducted in the Fellows during the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention in Memphis on June 19, where she was also named “Star of the Quarter” for the Young Lawyers Division. Election into membership of the YLD Fellows is a professional honor and generally represents distinction achieved while the fellow was a young lawyer or a significant contribution made by the fellow to the members of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Candi joined the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2006 and served four terms as a member of the YLD Board of Directors. During her time as a member of the Young Lawyers Division, she received the honor of “Star of the Quarter” four times, most recently for her service as Long Range Planning Chair for the Tennessee High School Mock Trial Tournament.