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We help Tennessee’s families and businesses plan for and navigate the changes that life brings.
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Lawyers with extensive trial experience in Tennessee’s state and federal courts.
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DBPC Listed in Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2019 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area; 14 Practice Areas Recognized
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings. According to the publications, the rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC received rankings in fourteen different practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Corporate Law, Employment- individuals, Employment – management, Insurance Law, Litigation-Labor & Employment, and Non-Profit/Charities Law.
The firm is pleased to announce the addition of two associates to its roster. Covington G. Dismukes has joined the Dodson Parker Business Services Team, and Kimberly Macdonald has been added to the Trial and Appellate Litigation Section.
Covington G. Dismukes graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she completed a concentration in Business Law that was awarded with honors. She also earned a best performance award in her Business Planning class and was selected to serve on the Dean’s Leadership Council. She was recognized by the Ole Miss Pro Bono Initiative and Clinical Programs for distinction in providing pro bono service during her time in law school.
Dismukes will focus her practice on meeting the needs of business owners, providing counsel in corporate law, business transactions, taxation, securities regulation, and nonprofit law. She also offers estate planning services, with a particular focus on young couples, families, and new business owners.
Kimberly Macdonald received her J.D. from Belmont University College of Law, where she was a submissions and transcripts editor for the Belmont Law Review. During law school, Kim worked as a research assistant for Justice Harold See, a research and teaching assistant for Professor Abbie DeBlasis, and a research assistant for Professor Deborah Farringer. She served as president of the Health Law Student Association and was selected as a member of the Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition Team.
Macdonald will practice civil litigation in state and federal courts, including personal injury matters, contract disputes, and family law at the trial and appellate levels. A member of the Junior League, she will also continue her longstanding volunteer work for End Slavery Tennessee.
Harlan Dodson was once again a featured presenter at M. Lee Smith’s annual Probate and Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys. Dodson’s December 13 session, “Planning Opportunities & Challenges in 2019 and Beyond,” offered lawyers information on how to build flexibility into estate planning and also provided drafting “dos and don’ts” incorporating information about the current legal framework for estate planning at both the state and federal level.
Dodson Parker attorneys Donald Capparella, Tyler Yarbro, and Kimberly Macdonald recently presented “A Comedy of Ethics” to benefit the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and the Nashville Bar Association. The event was held December 13 in Nashville.
The popular continuing legal education seminar featured special guest Judge Frank Clement of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Assisted by professional actors from the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the presentation used the plays of William Shakespeare to illustrate ethical dilemmas faced by modern-day attorneys and suggested approaches to avoid breaches of ethical responsibilities.
Paul S. Parker was a featured presenter at the National Business Institute’s November 16 seminar in Nashville. The program, Estate Administration From Start to Finish, was designed for attorneys, accountants, and banking professionals. Parker presented “Handling Estate Administration Tax Issues,” discussing the intersection of tax law and estate administration.
Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and probate, small business, and corporation law.
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner