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Capparella Leads Program for TN Department of Human Services

December 7th, 2017

Donald Capparella presented his popular “Much Ado About Ethics” program by request of the Tennessee Department of Health at its Nashville offices on December 6.  The presentation uses the classic works of William Shakespeare to teach modern legal ethics.

Miranda Christy Pens Op-Ed, Urges Focus on At-Risk Youth

December 6th, 2017

Miranda Christy was a featured Op-Ed columnist in the December 5 electronic edition of The Tennessean.  Christy outlined strategies for assisting the city’s at-risk youth population and urged Nashvillians to take an apolitical approach to addressing their needs.

Capparella Presents “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

November 17th, 2017

Donald Capparella, Anne Martin, and Ed Lanquist at Nashville Bar Association presentation “Ethics, Lies, & Videotape”

Donald Capparella, Edward D. Lanquist Jr., and Anne Martin presented popular Continuing Legal Education series “Ethics, Lies, and Videotape” on November 17 for the Nashville Bar Association. They discussed ethical implications of situations raised by movies and by real-life legal cases.

Candi Henry Named to 2017 Mid-South Rising Stars List

November 15th, 2017

Rated by Super Lawyers Attorney Candi Henry has been selected to the 2017 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, a Thomson Reuters business, to receive this honor.  Henry provides counsel to business entities and government agencies, and her litigation practice focuses on handling appeals.

This is the fourth consecutive year she has been named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list.

 

3 DPBC Attorneys Named to 2017 “Super Lawyers” List

November 15th, 2017

Rated by Super LawyersMargaret L. Behm, Donald Capparella, and Paul Parker have each been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers’ Annual List of Top Attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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.

Paul Parker practices in the areas of estate planning and probate and tax law. He regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys on tax, trust, and estate planning issues.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of 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.

7th Edition of Appellate Practice Handbook Now Available

November 11th, 2017

The Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee has published the seventh edition of Appellate Advocacy:  A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.  The Handbook provides novice and experienced litigators with tips and analysis on practicing in the state’s appellate courts and is available online.

Donald Capparella and Candi Henry were among the editors of the Handbook.   Both have previously served as chair of the NBA Appellate Practice Committee.

Dodson Parker Included on Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2018 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area

November 11th, 2017

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. According to the publications, the “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC received rankings in eleven different practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Employment- individuals, Employment – management, Insurance Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law.  View the firm’s complete rankings here.