Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC

Providing legal counsel in the areas of law that impact lives and livelihoods.
Call us - 615 254 2291

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC

Providing legal counsel in the areas of law that impact lives and livelihoods.
Call us - 615 254 2291

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.

Capparella and Macdonald Secure Reversal of Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

Donald Capparella and Kimberly Macdonald served as co-counsel alongside attorney Sean Martin in an appeal of the dismissal of a defendant in a wrongful death case. The driver who collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle, killing her, was both the son and the employee of the dismissed defendant. A Rutherford County Judge granted the father/employer defendant summary judgment, dismissing all claims against him. On appeal, counsel argued that the trial court erred when dismissing the claims of vicarious liability against the father/employer defendant. The Court of Appeals of Tennessee agreed with the plaintiff on all counts, reversing the trial court’s dismissal of the father/employer defendant and remanding for further proceedings.

Capparella Argues in Tennessee Supreme Court’s First Internet-Based Oral Argument

The Tennessee Supreme Court held its inaugural virtual oral argument session on May 19, 2020. The oral arguments, held via Zoom and bringing together Justices and counsel from across the state, were live-streamed on YouTube. DPBC’s Donald Capparella was counsel for the first case on the docket, representing a woman seeking recovery on behalf of her husband, who developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos when removing insulation, gaskets, and packing from industrial equipment at his workplace.

Pandemic Response Information Available

The lawyers at Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC have complied a collection of materials to address common concerns related to the current pandemic. Our publications page has several fact sheets that you can download, addressing matters such as insurance, employment law, tax matters, retirement accounts, and contract law.

We also continue to update our blog with pandemic-related articles, and we have launched a series of newsletters to keep clients apprised of developments in the law. If you’d like to be added to our newsletter list, please contact us.

Donald Capparella Named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers of America®

Donald Capparella was selected as the Best Lawyer 2020 “Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs in the Nashville area.

First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America have used a peer nomination and review process to determine which lawyers they would like to recognize in different areas of law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during peer-review assessments.

Best Lawyers® has awarded Donald Capparella “Lawyer of the Year” in the fields of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law in past years.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Donald Capparella was also listed in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Appellate Practice and Insurance Law.

Donald Capparella has over 30 years of experience in handling complex litigation in state and federal courts. In addition to his experience in personal injury litigation, Mr. Capparella has handled over 400 appeals in state and federal courts.

DPBC’s Business Operations Response to COVID-19 Update

Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with the health and well being of our clients, employees, and communities as our first priority.

Business operations will continue and attorneys will be available to assist clients with their needs. In an effort to combat the spread of the virus, we will be following the recommendations of the WHO, CDC, and Governor Bill Lee by limiting business travel and practicing social distancing. Our office will have limited attorneys in the office, while other attorneys will work remotely. One staff member will be in the office to answer the phones and assist clients as needed from 9:00-4:00 each weekday. We are fully equipped and prepared to provide for all our clients’ needs without being in the office. If  you need any assistance, do not hesitate to call the office or email the staff member or attorney you need. All staff and attorneys will be available by email during our regular business hours.

 

Harlan Dodson: dodson@dodsonparker.com

Covington Dismukes: CDismukes@dodsonparker.com

Lisa Woodruff, Paralegal to Harlan Dodson and Covington Dismukes:  woodruff@dodsonparker.com

Margaret Behm: behm@dodsonparker.com

Miranda Christy: mchristy@dodsonparker.com

Falecher Outen, Paralegal to Margaret Behm and Miranda Christy: outen@dodsonparker.com

Donald Capparella: capparella@dodsonparker.com

Kimberly Macdonald: KMacdonald@dodsonparker.com

Heather Martin, Paralegal to Donald Capparella and Kimberly Macdonald: hmartin@dodsonparker.com

Tyler Chance Yarbro: tyarbro@dodsonparker.com

Jessica Williams, Paralegal to Tyler Chance Yarbro: jwilliams@dodsonparker.com

Paul Parker: parker@dodsonparker.com

Phyllis Van Olst, Paralegal to Paul Parker: vanolst@dodsonparker.com

James Walker: jwalker@dodsonparker.com

Michael Bressman: mbressman@dodsonparker.com

Renee’ Minchey, Legal Assistant: rminchey@dodsonparker.com

 

 

 


“We are lawyers who like being lawyers. We are proud of our profession and what we do.”
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
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“We are lawyers who like being lawyers. We are proud of our profession and what we do.” –Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
“My father understood that the profession of law is about helping people. Watching him, I learned that clients need someone who can not only draw up papers but who also can give practical advice on solving problems and preparing for the future.”
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
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“My father understood that the profession of law is about helping people. Watching him, I learned that clients need someone who can not only draw up papers but who also can give practical advice on solving problems and preparing for the future.” –Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
“Our firm traces its roots to some of the city’s most respected law firms and legal leaders, and as we enter our third decade in the Nashville community, I am excited to help continue the firm’s heritage of professionalism and commitment to public service.”
Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner
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“Our firm traces its roots to some of the city’s most respected law firms and legal leaders, and as we enter our third decade in the Nashville community, I am excited to help continue the firm’s heritage of professionalism and commitment to public service.” –Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner
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