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Henry Leads “Contract Law for Family Lawyers” at Statewide Conference

December 5th, 2016

The 11th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners was held December 1-2 at Nashville School of Law, bringing practitioners from across the state together.  Candi Henry was a featured speaker.  Her presentation, “Contract Law for Family Lawyers” discussed the intersection of contract law and family law, particularly where prenuptial agreements and marital dissolution agreements are concerned.

Henry provides contract and general business advice to a wide range of clients, particularly small and family-owned businesses.  Her litigation practice focuses on appeals.


DPBC Tort Law Blog: Is the “Common Knowledge Exception” Obsolete?

November 30th, 2016

Blog-2.png-e1459432203230A new Tennessee Court of Appeals case raises the question, “Can a person who has been injured by a healthcare provider still rely on the ‘common knowledge’ exception to establish proof of injury?”  Read more on the DPBC Tort Law Blog.

Dodson Speaks at 10th Annual Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners

November 19th, 2016

t15lna1_image_2Harlan Dodson presented at the 10th Annual Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners at the Nashville School of Law on November 17.  His presentation,  “Planning Opportunities and Challenges Today and Tomorrow”  discussed how practitioners must address estate planning in light of changes to state and federal law.


Changes to Rules of Appellate Procedure

November 14th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, significant changes to appellate procedure.

Behm, Capparella Named to 2016 “Super Lawyers” List

November 8th, 2016
Rated by Super Lawyers

Margaret L. Behm and Donald Capparella have each been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers’ Annual List of Top Attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Both Behm and Capparella have been included in Super Lawyers multiple years.  Behm has been listed since 2007, and Capparella has been included on the list since 2009.

Margaret L. Behm‘s diverse practice includes business transactions and litigation, employment law, and providing counsel to municipal agencies. She has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2007.

Donald Capparella focuses his practice on litigation, both at the trial level and on appeal, with an emphasis on tort and insurance litigation, family law, and personal injury.  He has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2009.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Henry, Sitgreaves Named to 2016 Mid-South Rising Stars list

November 8th, 2016

Attorneys Candi Henry and Elizabeth Sitgreaves have been selected to the 2016 Mid-South “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Candi Henry provides counsel to business entities and government agencies.  Her litigation practice focuses on handling appeals.

Elizabeth Sitgreaves maintains a practice involving litigation at the trial and appellate levels as well as providing counsel to businesses and municipal agencies.

Henry was also named to the 2014 and 2015 Mid-South Rising Stars lists; Sitgreaves was named to the 2015 list.

Insurance Company Estopped From Statute of Limitations Defense

November 7th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, the Court of Appeals determines that an insurance company cannot rely on a statute of limitations defense when it knowingly allowed its co-defendant (another insurance company) to enter into an agreement delaying service of process.