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Two Upcoming Programs Will Donate Proceeds Benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival

November 25th, 2015

Two upcoming continuing legal education seminars developed by Donald Capparella will serve as benefits for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

On December 15, 2015, the popular “Much Ado About Ethics” series will be presented at the law office of Miller and Martin, PLLC in Chattanooga.  Panelists include Hon. William M. “Mickey” Barker, Chief Justice Tennessee Supreme Court (retired); Hon. Tom Greenholtz, Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge; Hon. Troy McDougal, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Magistrate; as well as Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC attorney Donald Capparella and Chattanooga-area attorney Scott M. Shaw.  Proceeds will benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and the Chattanooga Bar Association.

On December 18, 2015, Capparella and attorney Elizabeth Sitgreaves will join Hon. W. Neal McBrayer, of the Tennessee Court of Appeals to present “Lear-y About Ethics”  at the Nashville Public Library.  The seminar will feature new scenes from the upcoming Nashville Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear, and all proceeds will benefit the Festival.

More information and registration details can be found here (for the Nashville presentation) and here (for Chattanoooga).


Capparella Featured Presenter at Nashville Bar Association Program

November 22nd, 2015

On November 21, the Nashville Bar Association presented its 11th annual “Ethics, Lies & Videotape” continuing legal education course.  The program, which uses movie scenes to explore and analyze ethical issues in the practice of law,  is the organization’s most popular ethics seminar.  Donald Capparella once again served as a faculty member leading the program.  Co-presenters included Hon. Barbara D. Holmes, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and Edward D. Lanquist, Jr.,  of Patterson Intellectual Property Law.

Tennessee Bar Journal Features Book Review by Candi Henry

November 15th, 2015

The November 2015 issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal features a book review authored by Candi Henry.   Ms. Henry reviewed The Billable Hour, by Annie Dike.  The electronic version of the journal can be viewed here.

Yarbro Joins Board of Directors for the Rooftop Foundation

November 3rd, 2015

Tyler Chance Yarbro has joined the Board of Directors of the Rooftop Foundation.  The non-profit organization partners with local congregations to provide emergency rental assistance to residents of Davidson County to prevent homelessness and provide hope.

Since 2006, Rooftop has been providing emergency rental assistance to residents of Davidson County through a partnership with local congregations. Between 2006-2014, Rooftop received more than 22,000 applications, assisted more than 4,400 clients, and provided more than $1.6 million in rental, mortgage and utility assistance.

Firm Honored for Pro Bono Service

October 31st, 2015
Justice Jeff Bivins, Tyler Chance Yarbro, Elizabeth Sitgreaves, Candi Henry, and Justice Connie Clark

Justice Jeff Bivins, Tyler Chance Yarbro, Elizabeth Sitgreaves, Candi Henry, and Justice Connie Clark

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC was recently honored by members of the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Access to Justice Committee for its pro bono service.  The firm was the only one in Middle Tennessee whose pro bono service hours, as an average, met or exceeded 50 hours per attorney.

Additionally, eight of the firm’s attorneys were individually recognized.  Margaret L. Behm, Harlan Dodson, Donald Capparella, Jason M. Gichner, Candi Henry, Tracy Dry Kane, Elizabeth Sitgreaves, and Tyler Chance Yarbro were each named “Attorneys for Justice” for their pro bono work.

More information about the event can be found here.

Capparella, Sitgreaves Lead Appellate Practice CLE

October 15th, 2015

Donald Capparella and Elizabeth Sitgreaves led a Continuing Legal Education seminar for the Chattanooga Bar Association on October 14, 2015.  They discussed effective legal writing and oral argument techniques as well as ethical issues that might arise during the appellate process.


New Edition of Capparella’s “Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault” Published

October 12th, 2015

The 2015 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available.  The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John Walker Wood.


Capparella Leads Seminar Benefiting Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Williamson Co. Bar Association

September 25th, 2015

Donald Capparella presented his popular “Much Ado About Ethics” Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Franklin, Tennessee, on September 25, teaching legal ethics by examining topics in the works of Shakespeare.  Capparella was joined by Circuit Court Judge Joseph A. “Woody” Woodruff and Franklin City Attorney Shauna Billingsley, and proceeds from the seminar benefited the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and the Williamson County Bar Association.