We work to prevent problems, and we help solve the problems that can’t be prevented.
Our appellate practice team is among Tennessee’s most experienced and most successful.
Lawyers with extensive trial experience in Tennessee’s state and federal courts.
Focused advice for the particular needs of government agencies and non-profits.
We help Tennessee’s families and businesses plan for and navigate the changes that life brings.
If you’ve been hurt—from a car wreck, a fall, a medical procedure, or an accident—we can help.
DBPC Listed in Best Lawyers® – U.S. News 2020 “Best Law Firms” List for Metro Nashville Area; 16 Practice Areas Recognized
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2020 “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 sixteen different practice areas for the Metro Nashville Area, with “Tier 1” rankings in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment- Individuals, Employment – Management, Insurance Law, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs.
On October 28, 2019, Belmont University College of Law hosted the Tennessee Supreme Court’s sixth annual recognition of attorneys and law students in the state who have devoted significant time to provide pro bono services to those who cannot afford the cost of legal representation. Nine of our attorneys were recognized as an “Attorney for Justice” for 2019, signifying that each of those attorneys had performed at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services in the past year. The law firm was also honored, now for the sixth year in a row, for its firm-wide pro bono efforts.
The attorneys honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court for 2019 are:
We are proud to stand with lawyers and law students across the state who are working to expand access to justice.
Harlan Dodson, one of the founders of Oasis Center, was a featured speaker for its 50th anniversary celebration on October 26, 2019. His remarks provided a glimpse into Nashville life fifty years ago and the origins of Oasis Center.
According to Harlan, 1969 Nashville was the “It City.” It was a wonderful place where people came to chase their dreams, but it was also
a place where the homeless population had reached a critical point. Whether they were run away teens looking for an escape, or young people drawn to the streets due to addiction, there was an overwhelming crisis and no one knew what to do about it. The organization, which started in 1969 as the Rap House, began with some individuals saying somebody needed to step up and do something about it, and they did. That group of people started figuring out steps they could take to help.
Oasis Center has carried that vision forward, continuing to see many of the problems in our community, and still stepping up to figure them out as they arise. Oasis now has over 20 programs available to struggling youth and their families, and strives to continue to build on the foundation it laid 50 years ago.
You can believe that the ever-young team at Oasis would identify the issues which, as Sue Fort White eloquently put it, “troubled and troubling teens would be facing – and would take action to address them.” As Harlan Dodson says: “you cannot predict Oasis, you can only believe it.”
To learn more about Oasis Center, click here to visit their website.
Margaret Behm has been identified by the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 Power 100 list as one of Nashville’s most influential dealmakers in the city’s business scene. Click here to read her profile, which details how her legal acumen has earned her a reputation for getting things done.
Margaret Behm Featured in Tennessean Article: “They’re trailblazers in their own right, and they’re dedicated to telling the story of women’s suffrage in Tennessee.”
Margaret Behm was featured in a Tennessean article over the weekend, alongside Jeanie Nelson and Juli Mosley. The article spotlights the efforts these women have undertaken in their careers to break through the glass ceiling and create opportunities for other women to do the same. It also discusses the Votes for Women Project, set to become a permanent exhibit at the Nashville Public Library, envisioned by Behm, Nelson, and Mosely. This article comes the day after Mayor David Briley announced the creation of the Mayor’s Council on the State of Women, to which Behm was named.
Click here to read the Tennessean article.
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner