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Sitgreaves to Co-Chair Circuit & Chancery Court Committee

February 17th, 2017

Elizabeth Sitgreaves, along with Nashville attorney Bart Pickett,  has been named Co-Chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Circuit and Chancery Committee for the 2017 calendar year.   The group monitors activity of the Chancery and Circuit Courts of Davidson County and makes recommendations regarding improvements in these courts.  The Committee also functions as a liaison between the courts and the local trial bar.

Sitgreaves was appointed to the position by the President of the Nashville Bar Association.  She has previously chaired the NBA’s Appellate Practice Committee.

Is An Employer Liable For Intoxicated Employee’s After-Work Wreck?

February 17th, 2017

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, what happens when a worker sent home for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs at work crashes his car on the way home?

Sitgreaves Leads Lipscomb University Presentation

February 11th, 2017

sitgreaves-381166-2016DPBC attorney Elizabeth Sitgreaves was a featured speaker at the February 10 meeting of Lipscomb University’s “Women in the Law” class.  Sitgreaves, who is currently serving as President of the Lawyers’ Association for Women–Marion Griffin Chapter, spoke about the organization’s history as a force for improvement of the profession and its future in a changing society.

Mastroianni Trains Vanderbilt Law Students to Help Veterans with Legal Needs

February 1st, 2017

Mastroianni-264247--resizedJillian Mastroianni led a training Vanderbilt Law students at the school’s legal clinic serving veterans. The January 31 program provided instruction on estate planning services for veterans.  Through their clinic work, the Vanderbilt Law students provide legal services to low-income patients at Nashville’s VA Hospital.

Mastroianni focuses her practice on estate planning, real estate law, and business entities.  Mastroianni co-authors, along with Harlan Dodson, the Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee textbook, a source of reference for attorneys throughout the state

Sitgreaves Leads Seminar on Legal Writing Techniques

January 31st, 2017

Elizabeth Sitgreaves led a Tennessee Bar Association webinar focusing on persuasive legal writing for practitioners.  The presentation covered effective structure for legal briefs, proper citation forms, and the best ways to incorporate authority to make the most of legal argument.

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers Business Edition

January 27th, 2017

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

Tort Law Blog: Jury Verdict Reversed in Personal Injury Claim

January 25th, 2017

Jury Verdict Reversed; Personal Injury Claim Reinstated