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New Blog Post

February 11th, 2016

On the DPBC Tort Law Blog, a new post about the tricky area of HIPAA-comBlog 2.pngpliant releases in healthcare liability actions.

Henry, Yarbro Named Shareholders

February 8th, 2016

The law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC is pleased to announce that Candi Henry and Tyler Chance Yarbro have been named shareholders in the firm.

Ms. Henry joined the firm in 2008 after having served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. Koch, Jr., both on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court. She provides advice to municipal agencies and serves on the firm’s transactional practice team. Her litigation practice focuses on appeals.

Long recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association for her volunteer work with the Mock Trial Committee, Ms. Henry was also recently named an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court for her dedication in providing pro bono legal assistance. In addition, she draws on her invaluable clerkship and appellate practice experiences as an instructor of Legal Writing and Research at the Nashville School of Law.

Ms. Yarbro began her legal career as a public defender, and she joined the firm in 2010. She focuses her practice on litigation, serving clients in employment, personal injury, criminal, and probate matters.

Also named an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court, Ms. Yarbro dedicates time to the community serving on the YWCA’s Advocacy Committee, Metro-Nashville’s Community Corrections Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for Rooftop Nashville. Drawing on her extensive courtroom experience, she is an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Trial Advocacy at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

“We are a law firm that is committed to public service in the larger community, while offering expert legal counsel to our individual, business, and non-profit clients. Candi and Tyler continue in that tradition and we are pleased they are both joining us as shareholders,” says Margaret Behm.

New Blog Post

February 4th, 2016

Blog 2.pngOn the DPBC Tort Law Blog, a new post about recent amendments to the selection process of judges.

New Edition of Capparella’s “Law of Comparative Fault” Published

February 2nd, 2016

Tenn Comp Fault cover 2015The 2016 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available.  The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series, is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John Walker Wood.

 

Dodson Parker Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers Business Edition

January 19th, 2016

The Best Lawyers Business Edition has released its Winter 2016 edition, 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

Yarbro to Teach Trial Advocacy at Vanderbilt

January 15th, 2016

Tyler Chance Yarbro has been named Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Vanderbilt University Law School.  Drawing upon her ten years’ experience in litigation, she will teach topics including motion practice, trial preparation, and jury selection.

Successful Appeal Preserves $470,000 Jury Verdict

January 7th, 2016

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Corley v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LLP on January 4, 2016.  The Court affirmed the jury verdict in favor of an injured shopper, resulting in an award of more than $470,000 to the injured client.  Donald Capparella and Elizabeth Sitgreaves were counsel on appeal.  The Court’s opinion can be viewed here.

Latest Edition of Tennessee Tort Law Letter Published

January 5th, 2016

In the January 2016 edition of the Tennessee Tort Letter, your editors address developments in Tennessee law on summary judgment, malicious prosecution, and quasi-judicial immunity.   To learn about subscribing, click here.

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