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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.

Parker Leads Estate Administration Seminar

Paul S. Parker was a featured presenter at the National Business Institute’s November 16 seminar in Nashville. The program, Estate Administration From Start to Finish, was designed for attorneys, accountants, and banking professionals. Parker presented “Handling Estate Administration Tax Issues,” discussing the intersection of tax law and estate administration.

Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and probate, small business, and corporation law.

DPBC Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

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 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.

Firm Receives Pro Bono Honors from Tennessee Supreme Court

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:

Harlan Dodson
Margaret L. Behm
Donald Capparella
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.

Six DPBC Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition

Six lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 list. Together, their work is recognized in seventeen different practice areas. Each attorney has previously been listed in the publication, which uses a peer-review system to determine honorees.

Appellate Practice
Donald Capparella
Art Law
Michael B. Bressman
Commercial Litigation
Margaret L. Behm
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Harlan Dodson
Corporate Law
Margaret L. Behm, Harlan Dodson
Employment Law – Individuals
Margaret L Behm, Tyler Chance Yarbro
Employment LawManagement
Margaret L. Behm, Tyler Chance Yarbro
Information Technology Law
Michael B. Bressman
Insurance Law
Donald Capparella
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Margaret L. Behm, Tyler Chance Yarbro
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Harlan Dodson
Municipal Law
Margaret L. Behm
Nonprofit / Charities Law
Margaret L. Behm, Harlan Dodson
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Donald Capparella
Real Estate Law
Miranda Christy, Harlan Dodson
Trademark Law
Michael B. Bressman
Trusts and Estates
Harlan Dodson

 


“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 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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Nashville,TN 37208

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