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.
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.
Three Dodson Parker Attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers® on its Annual List of Top Attorneys in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Margaret L. Behm‘s diverse practice includes business transactions and litigation, employment law, and providing counsel to municipal agencies. She has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2007.
Donald Capparella focuses his practice on litigation, both at the trial level and on appeal, with an emphasis on tort and insurance litigation, family law, and personal injury. He has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2009.
Paul Parker practices in the areas of estate planning and probate and tax law. He regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys on tax, trust, and estate planning issues. This is his second consecutive appearance on the Super Lawyers List
Additionally, attorney Candi Henry, who serves as outside consulting counsel for several of the firm’s clients, has been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Rising Stars List. She has been identified on the Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star list five times.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
On October 8, Belmont University College of Law hosted the Tennessee Supreme Court’s annual recognition of attorneys, law students, and organizations in the state that have received distinction in pro bono service. Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella was honored for the fifth year in a row for its firm-wide pro bono service.
Additionally, four attorneys were individually recognized as “Attorneys for Justice” for 2018:
Margaret L. Behm
Tyler Chance Yarbro
The firm is proud to stand with lawyers and law students across the state who are working to expand access to justice.
Nashville Public Library Approves Permanent Women’s Suffrage Exhibit; Margaret L. Behm among Organizers
The Nashville Public Library Board of Directors has approved a permanent collection dedicated to the city’s role in ratifying the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote. The exhibit, to be housed at the main branch library, will overlook the downtown streets where voting rights activists rallied during the 1920 vote by the Tennessee General Assembly that resulted in the U.S. Constitutional Amendment.
DPBC’s Margaret L. Behm is one of the organizers of the “Votes for Women” exhibit. She is quoted by Nashville Public Radio in its coverage of the story.
Paul S. Parker was one of the featured presenters at the recent seminar, LLCs from Start to Finish, presented by the National Business Institute. The two-day conference, designed for attorneys. accountants, and banking professionals was held at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville on August 6-7, 2018.
Parker presented “LLC or S-Corp Tax Considerations” on August 6. His presentation addressed issues such as pass through taxation, tax basis concerns, and compensation strategies for owners and employees.
Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and probate, small business, and corporation law.
The Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee has published the eighth edition of Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee. The Handbook provides novice and experienced litigators with tips and analysis on practicing in the state’s appellate courts and is available online.
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner