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Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC

Providing legal counsel in the areas of law that impact lives and livelihoods.
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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.

Wills, Trusts, Estates

                          

We help Tennessee’s families and businesses plan for and navigate the changes that life brings.
Focused advice for the particular needs of government agencies and non-profits.
Lawyers with extensive trial experience in Tennessee’s state and federal courts.
If you’ve been hurt—from a car wreck, a fall, a medical procedure, or an accident—we can help.

Behm Leads Portrait Unveiling Ceremony Honoring Judge Cissy Daughtrey

On May 31, lawyers and judges from across the state gathered at the Tennessee Supreme Court to honor the accomplishments of the Honorable Martha Craig “Cissy” Daughtrey, Senior United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.  In recognition of Judge Daugherty’s many accomplishments, her portrait was unveiled and will hang at the Tennessee Supreme Court Building–making her the first woman to be so honored. Judge Daughtrey also holds the distinction of being the first woman Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, the first tenure-track female faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Law, the first woman to serve as judge for a court of record in the state, and the first woman to be named a Justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

DPBC’s Margaret L. Behm, who helped spearhead the effort to honor Judge Daughtrey, served as host for the ceremony, which included remarks from Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark as well as current Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Jeff Bivins.

Official coverage of the event by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts can be found here.

Three DPBC Attorneys Included in Nashville Business Journal’s “2019 Best of the Bar”

Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella is pleased to have three lawyers included among the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.” The annual list is complied through nomination, and attorneys are selected by their peers for inclusion. Attorneys will be honored at a reception on June 18 at the City Winery.

  • Harlan Dodson was honored in field of Estate Planning. He is the founder and co-author of Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee. He also counsels businesses on matters ranging from startup and formation through business succession planning.   
  • Margaret Behm was selected in the field of Labor and Employment. In addition to her employment work, Behm represents clients in matters related to municipal law, estate planning, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.  
  • Donald Capparella was named in the Litigation and Dispute category.  Focusing his practice exclusively on litigation, Capparella is regularly called upon to handle complex matters including construction defects, business disputes, personal injury, and insurance disputes at the trial and appellate level.

Each attorney above has been named previously to the list, and firm attorneys have been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” List for more than ten consecutive years.

Parker to Speak at National Business Institute Seminar

Paul S. Parker will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s “Estate Planning from A to Z” seminar.  The event, which will be held August 5, 2019, in Nashville, focuses on current issues in estate administration and is designed for attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners, paralegals, and other tax professionals.

Parker will lead a session entitled  “Understanding Tax Procedures to Avoid Problems Later” and will address  important tax issues that must be considered during estate administration.

For more information, or to register to attend, please click here.

Parker, a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute, has been recognized multiple times by Super Lawyers® on its Annual List of Top Attorneys in the Mid-South.  Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning, and probate.

Harlan Dodson Receives Lifetime Impact Award from Oasis Center

Harlan Dodson speaks at “Only in Nashville 2019,” upon receiving the Lifetime Impact Award from Oasis Center, Nashville.

On May 4, DPBC Attorney Harlan Dodson was awarded the Lifetime Impact Award from Oasis Center, the Nashville non-profit that serves more than 3000 youth annually with its programming ranging from crisis intervention to youth leadership and college and career readiness. The award was presented at the center’s annual “Only In Nashville” event, held this year at OZ Nashville. Mr. Dodson’s award reflects his 50 years of service to the institution as a founder and volunteer.

In 1969, Dodson was among a group of Nashville lawyers who established a community center for runaway teens and youth struggling with addiction. The organization grew into the Oasis Center, which today offers more than 20 programs and services focusing on four core areas of serving youth in need:  Safety, Belonging, Empowerment, and Generosity. You can learn more about the Oasis Center here.

Dodson Parker Joins Nashville Bar Association for Annual Law Day Lunch

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC was pleased to be among the local firms sponsoring the Nashville Bar Association’s annual Law Day Luncheon, held May 3 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville. This year’s theme was “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” and featured a keynote address by the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey, Senior United States Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Law Day was established by President Eisenhower in 1958, and Congress established May 1 as Law Day by joint resolution passed in 1961 and later codified in the U.S. Code. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.


“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
“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
“Our firm traces its roots to some of the city’s most respected law firms and legal leaders, and as we embark on our 30th year, 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 embark on our 30th year, 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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