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Capparella to speak at Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Forum

April 22nd, 2017

The 21st annual Labor & Employment Law Forum, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, will take place May 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. DPBC attorney Donald Capparella will be a featured speaker, leading the ethics portion of the conference.  More information can be found here.

Behm to be Featured Panelist for First Tennessee’s “Women, Wisdom, and Wit” Event

April 19th, 2017

DPBC Managing Partner Margaret L. Behm has joined First Tennessee Bank’s 2017 “Women Wisdom & Wit” series as a panelist.  Behm will address the topic “Leading through Change:  Leveraging Life Transitions to Get What You Want.”  The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College.

On the Tort Law Blog: Close But No Cigar for Suit Over Defective Sidewalk

April 18th, 2017

No Liability for Fall on Defective Sidewalk


Lawyers’ Association for Women 2017 Annual Banquet: Sitgreaves Assumes Office as President; Behm Introduces Martha Craig Daughtrey Award Recipient

April 17th, 2017
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Liz Sitgreaves addresses the audience upon acceptance of her office as President.

At the Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Lawyers’ Association for Women–Marion Griffin Chapter held at Music City Center on April 13, 2017,  DPBC attorney Elizabeth Sitgreaves assumed office as President. Liz, a long-time Board Member of LAW, received its inaugural “Rising Star” Award in 2015.


Margaret L. Behm introduces the Honorable Cornelia A. Clark of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Also at the meeting, the Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey award was presented to Justice Cornelia A. Clark of the Tennessee Supreme Court. DPBC attorney Margaret L. Behm, herself the 2016 recipient of the award, introduced Justice Clark.


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Outgoing President Yanika C. Smith Bartley passes the gavel to Elizabeth Sitgreaves.


Margaret L. Behm, Justice Cornelia A. Clark, and Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey

On the Tort Law Blog: State Summary Judgment Standard Revisited (Again)

April 5th, 2017

Court of Appeals Provides Guidance on Statutory Summary Judgment Standard


Miranda Christy Joins Firm

March 22nd, 2017

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC is pleased to welcome Miranda Christy.

Miranda’s practice focuses on business transactions and real estate, advising various clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, and leasing.  She also counsels non-profit organizations and has experience in conservation easements and conservation finance.  Miranda brings more than a decade of experience to the firm, having served both as in-house counsel for UBS and, previously, as an attorney at Stites and Harbison, PLLC.

Legal Aid Society Kicks off 2017 Campaign for Equal Justice; Firm Joins 2017 Leadership Cabinet

March 13th, 2017

Representatives of the 2017 Legal Aid Leadership Cabinet

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands kicked off its annual fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Equal Justice, at a luncheon on Thursday, March 9.

The kickoff luncheon also celebrated the efforts of law firms, attorneys and community partners in advancing the work of Legal Aid Society, including the 2016 Leadership Cabinet – a group of 45 Nashville-area law firms and in-house legal departments that have committed to giving $400 per attorney.   Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC is pleased to join the Leadership Cabinet for the eighth consecutive year.