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.
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: email@example.com
Covington Dismukes: CDismukes@dodsonparker.com
Lisa Woodruff, Paralegal to Harlan Dodson and Covington Dismukes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Behm: email@example.com
Miranda Christy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Falecher Outen, Paralegal to Margaret Behm and Miranda Christy: email@example.com
Donald Capparella: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Macdonald: KMacdonald@dodsonparker.com
Heather Martin, Paralegal to Donald Capparella and Kimberly Macdonald: email@example.com
Tyler Chance Yarbro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul S. Parker: email@example.com
Jessica Williams, Paralegal to Tyler Chance Yarbro and Paul S. Parker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Bressman: email@example.com
Renee’ Minchey, Legal Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
The Nashville Business Journal has released its annual Book of Lists edition, which features a ranking of the largest law firms in the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties. Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC was listed at number 35 in Law Firms.
Four Dodson Parker Attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers® on its 2020 List of Top Attorneys in Tennessee, Alabama, 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 and appellate levels, with an emphasis on tort and insurance litigation, family law, and personal injury matters. He has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2009. Capparella has also been named to Super Lawyers® Top 100 Tennessee list and Top 50 Nashville list.
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 fourth consecutive appearance on the Super Lawyers List.
Tyler Chance Yarbro’s practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation, including employment, probate, personal injury, and criminal law matters. She was selected to the Rising Stars list in 2014, and has now been selected to the Super Lawyers for 2019.
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.
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner