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Sitgreaves Featured Speaker at Belmont’s “Women in Politics” Event

November 20th, 2014

Elizabeth Stigreaves served as a panelist at Belmont University Law School’s Women in Politics Panel on November 18. Sitgreaves discussed her experience heading the Coalition for Fair Courts and her insights into planning for an implementing grassroots campaign strategies.  General Sessions Judge Lynda Jones and Women’s Political Collaborative Director Joyce McDaniel was also panelists.

Capparella to Lead Two Seminars, Proceeds Benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival

November 19th, 2014

Donald Capparella will lead two of his popular Shakespeare-themed seminars for lawyers in December, with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.  Three hours of dual CLE credit is available, with programs on December 18 and December 30.

Joining Capparella will be Nashville attorney Edward D. Lanquist, Jr. and the professional cast at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.  For more information, or to register, click here.

Gichner Named to 2015 “Leadership Law” Class

November 12th, 2014

Jason Gichner has been selected by the Tennessee Bar Association to be a member of its 2015 Leadership Law Class.  Now in its fifteenth year, the program chooses a small group of attorneys to spend six months in a leadership training program addressing issues in the courts, policymaking in state government, and the importance of community service.

Behm and Capparella Selected to 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers List

November 6th, 2014

Margaret L. Behm and Donald Capparella have been selected to the 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Margaret L. Behm‘s diverse practice includes business 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.

Henry, Kane, Yarbro Selected to 2014 Mid-South “Rising Stars” List

November 6th, 2014

Attorneys Candi Henry, Tracy D. Kane, and Tyler Chance Yarbro have been selected to the 2014 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 focuses her practice on appellate litigation and also provides counsel to government agencies and business entities.

Tracy D. Kane practices business law—helping entrepreneurs, companies, and non-profit entities develop, operate, and grow their organizations.

Tyler Chance Yarbro manages a diverse litigation practice, including areas of employment law, criminal defense, and personal injury.

Dodson Parker Included on Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2015 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

November 5th, 2014

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings.   According to the publications, firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, and achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC received rankings in 11 practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1″ rankings in Employment Law (Individuals) and Insurance Law.  View the firm’s complete rankings here.

Successful Appeal Preserves Client’s Right to Pursue Damages under Contract

October 31st, 2014

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has determined that an architect is entitled to pursue his claims against a condominium development that did not pay for his services.  Donald Capparella represented TWB Architects, Inc. in the successful appeal. The Court’s opinion can be read here.

Dodson Presents at 2014 Probate & Estate Planning Conference

October 24th, 2014

Harlan Dodson presented at the 2014 Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys.  His presentation,  “Planning Opportunities and Challenges,”  discussed how practitioners must address estate planning in light of a series of major changes to state and federal law.