Capparella Elected to Membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Donald Capparella was recently elected to be a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He was formally inducted at the AAL’s 2016 Fall Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on September 30.
The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts. Academy membership is open only to a person who possesses a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible for membership, a nominee’s practice must have focused substantially on appeals during at least the last 15 years. Academy membership is limited to 500 members in the United States.
Membership in the Academy is by invitation only. Candidates for membership must be nominated by a present Academy member, reviewed and approved by a Membership Evaluation Committee, and elected at a regular Academy meeting.
Capparella leads the Dodson Parker appellate practice team which manages civil, domestic, and criminal appeals throughout Tennessee. As a consultant, Mr. Capparella regularly assists trial practitioners, providing services ranging from trial court preparation to handling of the entire appeal.