Tyler Yarbro Participates in Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum

Yarbro participated in a “round robin” discussion on Leadership and Service for the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum. Other participants in the discussion were Sharon Roberson of the YWCA, Alfred Degrafinreid of Leadership Nashville, and Dannelle Whiteside of Austin Peay State University. The NBFLF is a leadership program for attorneys in Nashville who have been practicing between three and eight years, designed to bring together emerging leaders to participate in monthly workshops over the course of nine months. This month’s workshop focused on Public and Legislative Service.

Tyler Yarbro’s Brief Quoted in Tennessean Article

Tyler Yarbro, Appellate Counsel for Lindsey Lowe, filed the principal brief arguing why the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals should uphold the ruling of Honorable Dee David Gay of Sumner County granting Lindsey Lowe a new trial. Judge Gay found that Ms. Lowe’s right to a fair trial had been violated because the jury that voted to convict Ms. Lowe was biased. Judge Gay granted a new trial and the State appealed. The Tennessean wrote about Ms. Lowe’s case, quoting the brief filed by Tyler Yarbro. You can read the article here.

Parker Presents for Tennessee Probate Seminar

Paul S. Parker was a featured presenter for the National Business Institute’s OnDemand Course on December 15, 2023. The program, entitled Tennessee Probate Process from Start to Finish, seeks to provide attorneys and other professionals a comprehensive overview of the entire probate process in Tennessee. Parker presented on “Tax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters,” discussing tax requirements and considerations that arise in the probate process.

If you missed the live presentation and would like to purchase the recording with a $50 discount, please click here and use code FPDN50A.

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

Six Dodson Parker Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024; 18 Firm Practice Areas Represented

Six lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024. The attorneys are recognized for their work in 18 practice areas.

Margaret Behm has been named 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for her work in  Non-Profit/ Charities Law, and is also 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, named in the publication since 2018, is currently recognized for his work in Art Law, Information Technology Law, Nonprofit/ Charities Law, and Trademark Law.

Donald Capparella has been selected for inclusion in the publication since 2013, and is currently recognized in the areas of Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Harlan Dodson has been named to the Best Lawyers® publication since 2013, and is currently recognized for his work in the following categories:

    • Nonprofit/ charities Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
    • Real Estate Law
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Commercial Transactions/ UCC Law

Paul S. Parker, recognized since 2020, is named in the publication for his work in the areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.

Tyler C. Yarbro, has been selected for inclusion in the publication since 2016, and is currently recognized in the following fields:

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as one of the definitive guides 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.”

DPBC’s Margaret Behm Quoted in Nashville Post’s Sports Article

Margaret Behm, longtime board and executive committee member of the Nashville Sports Council and two-term board member of the Metropolitan Sports Authority, speaks with the Nashville Post about the ongoing efforts to bring a women’s professional sports team to Nashville, the benefits for the city, and what has to happen to make this a reality. To read the full article click here.


DPBC Attorneys named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2023 “Best of the Bar”

Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s lawyers are included among the Nashville Business Journal’s 2023 “Best of the Bar.” Attorneys are selected for this annual list by their peers.

  • 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, and business.
  • Tyler Chance Yarbro was honored in the Litigation and Dispute category. She has extensive experience in courtroom advocacy, and handles a wide range of matters, including employment, probate, commercial, and criminal defense litigation.
  • Donald Capparella was also named in the Litigation and Dispute category.  Focusing his practice on litigation and appeals, 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.

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.

Margaret Behm Honored at Women’s Political Collaborative Celebration

The Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee celebrated “50  Years of Action” with an event hosted at the Woolworth Theater on June 28th. Judge Barbara Haynes, Nashville’s first woman General Sessions Judge and co-founder of the Lawyers Association for Women, will be remembered for years to come with the WPC’s Barbara Haynes Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, Margaret Behm was honored as the first recipient of this award as someone who, like Judge Haynes, lifts up other women and helps them succeed. Margaret is pictured alongside Judge Walter Kurtz and Chancellor Ellen Lyle.

DPB&C Attorneys Recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court

On May 24, 2023, the Tennessee Supreme Court released their ninth annual recognition of attorneys and law firms that have devoted significant time to provide pro bono services to those who cannot afford legal representation and to improve the legal community.  Each attorney at Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC was recognized individually as an “Attorney for Justice” for 2022, signifying that each of those attorneys performed at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services in the past year. The law firm was also honored, now for the ninth year in a row, for its firm-wide pro bono efforts.

We are proud to stand with lawyers and law students across the state who are working to expand access to justice.

Behm and Yarbro Named to Nashville Post’s “In Charge 2023: Legal” List

DPBC’s Margaret Behm and Tyler Chance Yarbro have been named to the Nashville Post’s “In Charge 2023: Legal” List. Since 2010, the Nashville-based business publication has compiled a list of what it terms “Nashville’s most influential people,” recognizing the top business, political, and civic leaders in the Nashville area.

The 2023 publication cites Behm’s efforts to bring a women’s professional sports team to Nashville. Behm and Yarbro are both recognized for their work founding Tennessee Freedom Circle, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for reproductive freedom.



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