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Tort Law Blog: no matter where you file it, a time-barred claim is still time-barred

June 27th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, a recent Court of Appeals case discusses general sessions pleadings, nonsuits, and time-barred claims.

Kane Named to Leadership Nashville Class

June 17th, 2016


Tracy Dry Kane

Tracy Dry Kane

Tracy D. Kane has been named to the 2016-2017 Leadership Nashville Class. The program, now in its 41st year, builds channels of communication for community leaders and helps connect those leaders with issues relevant to the Nashville community.

The men and women selected each year in a highly-competitive application process represent a diversity of races, religions, ages and political persuasions, as well as a geographical cross section of neighborhoods. The class includes native Nashvillians and people who have moved here in leadership positions. Participants are educators, doctors, bankers, artists, business people, rabbis, ministers, lawyers, and representatives of labor, public service, international communities and the volunteer sector.

Capparella Joins Lipscomb Panel on “To Kill A Mockingbird”

June 15th, 2016

Lipscomb University Theatre, in conjunction with Lipscomb’s Christian Scholars Conference study on racial justice, recently sponsored a limited engagement of a stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird.  On June 11, Donald Capparella joined a post-show panel including Judge Richard Dinkins, Tennessee Court of Appeals; Randy Spivey, Academic Director of Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice, and Society; and Nashville attorney D. Billye Sanders to discuss the continuing implications of the timeless commentary on race and justice in American society.

Latest Issue of Tennessee Tort Law Letter Available

June 13th, 2016

In the latest edition of the Tennessee Tort Letter, your editors June 2016 TTLLaddress developments in Tennessee law in negligence, collateral estoppel, and misrepresentation.  To learn about subscribing, click here.

DPBC attorneys Donald Capparella, Tyler Chance Yarbro, and Elizabeth Sitgreaves serve as editors of the Tennessee Tort Letter.

Four Dodson Parker Attorneys Recognized as “Best of the Bar”

June 12th, 2016

bob-logo-editedjpg-750xx600-338-0-31On June 2, 2016, the Nashville Business Journal held an event recognizing the honorees of its annual “Best of the Bar” poll. Four DPBC attorneys were recognized in the small firm category.

Margaret L. Behm Government
Donald Capparella Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Harlan Dodson Estate Planning
Tyler Chance Yarbro Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Each attorney has previously been named to the “Best of the Bar” list.


Third Appeal is the Charm in New Tort Law Blog Post

June 10th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law blog, when does pre-judgment interest apply?  And why does it take three appeals to find out?

CLE Seminars Raise Money for Nashville Shakespeare Festival

June 1st, 2016

Two recent Continuing Legal Education Seminars led by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella raised $3500.00 to benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.  The ethics seminars featured actors from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival re-enacting scenes from Shakespeare plays and challenged area lawyers to apply the modern Rules of Professional Conduct to the timeless ethical quandaries presented by “the Bard.”

The May 17 seminar was presented at the office of Bass Berry & Sims, where Capparella was joined by attorneys Greg Grisham and Chris Sabis.  For the May 31 seminar, the Honorable W. Neal McBrayer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and attorney Jason Gichner presented with Capparella at the offices of Waller Law.