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Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella is pleased to have four lawyers included among the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 “Best of the Bar.” The annual list is compiled through nomination, and attorneys are selected by their peers for inclusion.
- 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.
- Tyler Chance Yarbro was selected in the Litigation and Dispute category. She has extensive experience in courtroom advocacy to advise and assist clients with their litigation needs. She is involved in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment, probate, and criminal law.
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.
Kimberly Macdonald represented Cumberland Advisory Group in a dispute over a property boundary line. She argued the case earlier this year, and the Court of Appeals issued its opinion on March 3, 2021 in favor of Cumberland Advisory Group. You can read more about the case on the Dodson Parker Law Blawg.
Due to the inclement weather we are currently experiencing, Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is currently operating remotely with the health and well being of our clients, employees, and communities as our first priority. This will remain in effect through Friday, February 19, 2021.
Business operations will continue and attorneys will be available to assist clients with their needs. In an effort to keep as many people off the roadways as possible, our staff and attorneys will work remotely. We are answering calls during our normal business hours 8:00-5:00 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 are available by email during our regular business hours.
Harlan Dodson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covington Dismukes: CDismukes@dodsonparker.com
Lisa Woodruff, Paralegal to Harlan Dodson and Covington Dismukes: email@example.com
Margaret Behm: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda Christy: email@example.com
Falecher Outen, Paralegal to Margaret Behm and Miranda Christy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Capparella: email@example.com
Kimberly Macdonald: KMacdonald@dodsonparker.com
Heather Martin, Paralegal to Donald Capparella and Kimberly Macdonald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Chance Yarbro: email@example.com
Paul S. Parker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Williams, Paralegal to Tyler Chance Yarbro and Paul S. Parker: email@example.com
Michael Bressman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee’ Minchey, Legal Assistant: email@example.com
Harlan Dodson has been selected as the Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Nonprofit/ Charities Law in the Nashville area.
First published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America uses a rigorous peer nomination and review process to determine the recipient of this selective honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” This designation is awarded to lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback in a practice area and geographic region.
In addition to this recognition as “Lawyer of the Year,” Harlan Dodson was also listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Corporate Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Real Estate Law, and Trusts and Estates.
Harlan Dodson has over 40 years of experience in helping people and businesses solve problems and plan for the future. Dodson provides hands-on guidance for his clients, whether working with them to launch a business, structure a complex real estate deal, or draft a will. He learned this dedication from his attorney father. As he puts it, “My father understood that the profession of law is about helping people.
Seven Dodson Parker Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2021; 19 Firm Practice Areas Represented
Seven lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. The attorneys are recognized for their work in 17 practice areas.
Margaret Behm is currently recognized in the following areas:
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Employment Law – Individuals
- Employment Law – Management
- Litigation – Labor and Employment
- Municipal Law
- Nonprofit / Charities Law
Michael Bressman is recognized for his work in Art Law, Information Technology Law, Nonprofit/ Charities Law, and Trademark Law.
Donald Capparella is recognized in the areas of Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Miranda R. Christy is recognized for her work in Real Estate Law.
Harlan Dodson, has been named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for his work in Nonprofit/ charities Law and is also recognized for his work in the following categories:
- Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
- Corporate Law
- Litigation – Trusts and Estates
- Real Estate Law
- Trusts and Estates
Paul Parker is recognized for his work in the areas of Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates.
Tyler C. Yarbro, is recognized for her work in Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner